Free print with Broadway Arts Festival package
Book a Broadway Arts Festival package at the newly-renovated Broadway Hotel and receive a free limited edition, signed print by local resident and official Olympic artist Jeremy Houghton, which normally retails for £160.
The Broadway Hotel’s Festival package includes the following: dinner (to a value of £30 per person), bed and breakfast, as well as a “Rover pass” for the Festival (worth up to £7.50) that allows access to five events including the main art exhibition, a Festival programme and the official catalogue for the main art exhibition.
Every room booked under the BAF package will receive a free limited edition print of the picturesque village of Broadway (normal retail price £160), signed by local resident Jeremy Houghton, who has the perfect credentials for an artist in 2012, having not only been appointed an official Olympic artist, but with a recent commission of the Queen under his belt too.
With prices for The Broadway Hotel’s Festival package starting from just £79 per person, this is too good an opportunity for art lovers to miss!
To book, visit cotswold-inns-hotels.co.uk/broadway.
To see the full programme of events at this year’s Broadway Arts Festival, which takes place from 9 to 17 June, visit broadwayartsfestival.com.
The Broadway Hotel
The Broadway Hotel was closed in the first quarter of 2012, when its public areas underwent a comprehensive refurbishment and extension, creating a stunning contemporary bar and brasserie, with an additional glass-roofed atrium, called Tattersalls. The former bar with its characterful inglenook fireplace is now a cosy and comfortable snug, where afternoon tea and evening drinks are served. The refurbishment of the ground floor follows on from the renovation of the guest rooms, which took place in 2010.
In the 16th century, The Broadway Hotel was a rural retreat for the Abbots of Pershore and the building is infused with history. For example, the half-timber, half-stone exterior houses the bar with its double-height ceilings and minstrels’ gallery, and guests can stay in the original 16th-century Abbot’s bedroom. The hotel’s location, overlooking one of the Cotswolds’ most beautiful village greens, is idyllic.
On a warm summer’s evening, guests can sit on the front terrace and soak up the beauty of Broadway, before enjoying an intimate candlelit dinner in the brasserie. In winter, guests like to linger over afternoon cream tea sat beside one of the open log fires. All of the guest rooms are beautifully furnished and well equipped to create a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere.
The Broadway Hotel is part of Cotswold Inns & Hotels (cotswold-inns-hotels.co.uk), an independent collection of stylish properties established by Michael and Pamela Horton in 1997; all are housed in historic buildings that have been individually refurbished with contemporary touches.
The collection includes: The Manor House Hotel, Moreton-in-Marsh; The Bear of Rodborough, Stroud; The Swan, Bibury; The Bay Tree, Burford; The Broadway Hotel, Broadway; The Lamb Inn, Burford; and The Hare & Hounds Hotel, Tetbury. The Cotswold Inns & Hotels headquarters is in Evesham.
Often described as “The Jewel in the Cotswolds”, there is plenty for visitors to do in Broadway, with its many art galleries, cafés, homes, cloths and gift shops, and its cultural highlights (Snowshill Manor, Broadway Tower and Gordon Russell Museum). In 2012, additional attractions include:
the 500th anniversary of the birth of Catherine Parr being celebrated at nearby Sudeley Castle from April
the 400th anniversary of Robert Dover's Olympicks on 1 June
the Broadway Arts Festival (9 to 17 June)
the Olympic torch coming through on 1 July, and
a branch of the Ashmolean Museum set to open in the autumn.