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“Prepare for your jaw to drop to your knees!”
Review of Broadway

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Cork, Ireland
Level 6 Contributor
372 reviews
596 helpful votes
“Prepare for your jaw to drop to your knees!”
Reviewed 9 August 2008

Broadway, Worcestershire, UK, is a stunning village in the Cotswolds. It is a village crammed with typical cottages and houses constructed with the famous creamy Cotswold Stone. It has to be seen to be appreciated.
We saw historical paintings of the village from 150 years ago in a local art gallery and it looks like not a lot has changed, apart of course from the arrival of Budgens supermarket which is tastefully camoflaged and hidden from view. You'd hardly know it was there.

My travelling partner said the village was twee and yes it is, but if this is what Twee is, then I like Twee (A lot!) In my youth I remember jigsaws depicting villages such as Broadway and remember thinking that places like this could not exist. Not true, they do exist and Broadway is only one of many in the Cotswolds.

There's not a lot to do in Broadway village itself. Yes, it has shops, restaurants, a hotel and a number of excellent looking B&B's and pubs. We ate and drank in the Horse and Hound pub and it was really very good and worth a visit. Nice friendly staff her too. However, just a pleasant walk around the village followed by a pint, a meal or just a cream tea !!

I did not spy even the tiniest piece of litter in this lovely place.
If you are planning to drive or walk the Cotswolds, I highly recommend that you book at least one night in this very special place.
Have a look at this very informative site for more information
www.cotswolds.info/places/broadway.shtml not to mention some of the photos I have posted.

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Level 6 Contributor
99 reviews
63 helpful votes
“Great Deli Shop”
Reviewed 1 October 2006

a truly beautiful Cotswold village with a wide main street that has a large selection of shops, including plenty of antique and art galleries.
The best is a beautiful food shop hidden down the end of an arcade of shops, it sells fabulous cheeses and cooked meats along with some lovely bread and wine to enjoy with them.

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“Cotswolds great, but Broadway a Letdown”
Reviewed 3 August 2003

We were a bit let down. This was our second visit to the Cotswolds. We were enthralled our first time around. The countryside is gorgeous and the villages are charming. We had much the same reaction this time -- except for Broadway. It struck us as a little pretentious, a characteristic that's hard to come by in the Cotwolds. It wasn't "real." Instead, and despite the fact it's a village with a long history, it has been turned into a place for upscale tourists. There are shops but they're not the kind of shops locals would patronize.
And, there's not one grocery store there. Too bad.Our accomodations were disappointingly so-so. We stayed at a place called Small Talk Inn.
It was o.k. but only o.k. Rooms were average, breakfast was satisfying but routine and our hosts didn't seem to have their heart in providing top-notch service.There are only a few places to eat in town and they were jammed at the dinner hour. Waiting times of an hour or more were not unusual. We had good, moderately priced food at the Swan which here was part of the Out and About chain.The area around the village was beautiful. But, when we go back to the Cotswolds we won't return to Broadway.

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