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Cheltenham Race Week

Cheltenham Race Week 2017

Race week is nearly upon us and for many it’s the pinnacle of the jump racing calendar, with 28 races spread across four days The Cheltenham Festival never fails to deliver plenty of action - and anguish depending how much you have riding on the race!

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The Tea Set

The Tea Set in Broadway

This weekend welcomes the exciting opening of the village's latest eatery - a new kind of tea room in the Cotswolds - the Tea Set in Broadway.

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Broadway Dog Groomer

Interview with Lucie Allen, The Local Dog Groomer

We recently caught up with Lucie Allen to ask her some questions about her grooming business to give more of an insight into what she does and how she can help your dog look and feel fabulous.

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The Lodge at Broadway

Recently Opened Lodge at Broadway is Set to Excite

The Lodge is the latest exciting place to stay on Broadway's iconic high street. A stay in the Lodge at Broadway will convince even the most unwavering urbanites to slow down. Privacy, seclusion and professionalism in a friendly vibe is guaranteed during your trip.

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Broadway History Society

A Look into The Broadway History Society

The Broadway History Society was formed on the 15th June 2015 and today has over 60 members from the village and local surrounding area. People come together to celebrate Broadway's colourful past through meetings, lectures and talks, as well as a variety of other 'history' themed events, including walking tours to local historical buildings and sites.

The aims of the Society are to promote the understanding and study of the history of the village of Broadway. It provides a dedicated forum for the discussion of issues relating to Broadway's history and it functions to share knowledge of the community and local area.

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Top 10 Places to Buy Christmas Gifts in Broadway

Top 10 Places to Buy Christmas Gifts in Broadway

With Broadway's late night Christmas shopping just round the corner, we decided to compile a list of the top 10 places to buy Christmas gifts to help you avoid that last minute scramble that seems to happen every year! There’s something for everyone in Broadway, so get your christmas shopping done early during the late night shopping evenings (November 25th & December 2nd) and check out these great shops for the best festive gift ideas in the Cotswolds.


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Late Night Christmas Shopping

Late Night Christmas Shopping in Broadway

If you’re one that usually leaves your Christmas shopping to the last minute you might want to start earlier this year. The late night shopping in Broadway - when the shops open til late in the evening during the last Friday in November and first Friday in December - is the perfect time to start. With lots of independent retailers in the village enticing you with a wide range of exciting and unique gifts, you’ll have the perfect opportunity to buy presents for all of your loved ones.

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Cotswold Trading

Cotswold Trading Excites After Impressive New Shop Extension

The local-favourite, independent retailer in Broadway specialising in high-end gifts, fashion, accessories and housewares; Cotswold Trading has recently undergone an impressive shop extension and launched a brand new website.

The store has been extended at the back to almost a third of the length of the shop, allowing even more unique homeware and quirky gifts that caters to both traditional and contemporary tastes. In addition there is the shop centrepiece, a large mezzanine floor where you’ll find an arrangement of gorgeous chic furniture and soft furnishings in a beautifully modern country setting.

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Broadway Hotel

The Broadway Hotel wins 'Best Hotel' in Visit Worcestershire Awards

Cotswolds Inns & Hotels are delighted to announce that The Broadway Hotel have beaten stiff competition to win the title of ‘Best Hotel’ in the Visit Worcestershire Awards for Excellence.

The Awards were presented yesterday afternoon (Tuesday 20th September) in the beautiful setting of Eastnor Castle with Duty Manager, James Exton and Head Chef, Eric Worger accepting the award on behalf of the hotel. The Broadway Hotel can be extremely proud of their success, having beaten fellow shortlisted hotels Stanbrook Abbey (Callow End) and The Cotford (Malvern) to first place.

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Top 10 Days Out In and Around Broadway

Top 10 Days Out In and Around Broadway

If you’re in need of inspiration this summer for ideas on great days out, you’ll be pleased to learn there’s plenty going on around Broadway that you might not have even been aware of. Whether planning a trip out with the family, spending the day with your loved one, or meeting up with friends; if you would like to experience an action-packed day of fun and frolics, take a look at our list of top 10 days out in and around Broadway that will be sure to delight everyone.


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Broadway Hotel

Cotswold Inns and Hotels raise £18,085.72 for Acorns Children's Hospice

Over £18,000 raised for Acorns Multi-Sensory Room Refurbishment

Local hotel group, Cotswold Inns and Hotels have raised £18,085.72 for Acorns Children's Hospice, which will pay for a full refurbishment of their much-loved and well-used specialist multi-sensory room.

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Wayside Farm Shop

Inspiring Broadway Shop Raises Incredible Amount For Charity

A local shop in Broadway has been raising money for the Acorns Children's Hospice by hosting a fashion show in the village.

Slate Clothing, located on the High Street, is an independent womenswear boutique offering the very best in hand-picked ladies' fashion for every occasion. They are lauded for their individuality and style, whilst providing the ultimate shopping experience, however their passion isn’t just about fashion. Slate are also devoted to raising funds for a children’s charity who they have forged a close association with since they began trading in 2012.

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Wayside Farm Shop

Change of Owner's at Wayside Farm Shop

The future of the Wayside Farm Shop looks set to continue to grow from strength to strength with a recent change of ownership. The Farm Shop and Tearoom in Wickhamford has been passed down a generation from Elspeth Robertson to her nephew Tom Cumberland and his wife Becky.

During Elspeth's reign Wayside was renowned for its home-made ethos and stocking of fresh local produce, a quality that isn't lost on Tom and Becky as they continue to carry on these traditions.

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Broadway Arts Festival

Broadway Arts Festival 2016

This weekend marked the return of the eagerly anticipated and hugely popular fourth Broadway Arts Festival. The Broadway Arts Festival, a biennial tradition which this year runs until June 19th, will be hosting a wealth of exciting events across different venues throughout the village for all to get involved in.

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Tisanes & John Barleycorn's

Local Retailers Reach Cotswold Life Food & Drink Awards Final

Two local retailers have been recognised this year by Cotswold Life for championing some of the best food and drink in the region. John Barleycorn's and Tisanes Tearoom have been rewarded for their continued excellence and hard work by being chosen as finalists in the highly coveted annual Cotswold Life Food & Drink Awards 2016.

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Asparagus Festival

Local asparagus for a good cause & first course

The annual celebration of Asparagus season was this year shared by Acorns Children's Hospice and The Broadway Hotel.

Each year on St. George’s Day, the official launch of Asparagus season is celebrated across the Vale of Evesham. On this day, the 100 first-cut British Asparagus spears are traditionally gifted, with previous notable recipients including Her Majesty the Queen and the House of Lords.

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Paul Davis

From running hotels to running Marathons

Paul Davis, Managing Director of Cotswold Inns & Hotels is running the London Marathon in aid of Acorn’s Children's Hospices.

Cotswold Inns and Hotels own properties around the Cotswolds including The Broadway Hotel. The company was launched in 1997 by Michael and Pamela Horton and Paul Davis became the Managing Director in 2015 after 17 years of service, starting as general manager at The Bay Tree Hotel in Burford in 1999.

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The Lygon Arms

Lygon Arms set for exciting future under ambitious new owners‏

One of the oldest and most celebrated Cotswold inns, the Lygon Arms in Broadway, is set for an exciting new chapter in its long history with the announcement of an acquisition by global powerhouse, London & Regional.

L&R, owned by Ian and Richard Livingstone are property developers and brothers who boast, quite impressively, one of the largest private hotel portfolios in Europe and a worldwide development programme in the region of £9 billion. The Lygon Arms is now the newest addition to L&R's growing collection, which already includes the award-winning luxury five red-star hotels Chewton Glen and Cliveden House.

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Tattersall's Brasserie

Tattersall's Brasserie a safe bet with 2 AA Rosettes

Local restaurant, Tattersall's Brasserie, within the popular Broadway Hotel, was recently awarded a prestigious second AA Rosette.

The AA Rosette scheme is long-established to recognise different levels of cooking nationwide and Rosettes are awarded solely by AA Hotel and Restaurant Inspectors with no influence from other guides. Their assessments are based on at least one visit to a hotel or restaurant and of all the restaurants across the UK, it is estimated that only 10% are of a standard which is worthy of one Rosette and above.

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Tree X Raying

Tree X-raying at Batsford Arboretum Sparks Interest from BBC Countryfile

The conservation work of Batsford Arboretum near Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, recently sparked the interest of BBC Countryfile upon hearing about two particular projects.

The first involves a lesser-known technique to test and monitor trees within the Arboretum that are showing signs of decay. The technique, known as Tomographing, is a form of x-ray which shows the extent of the decay, the results are used to decipher whether or not the tree has to be felled.

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History of Broadway Tower

History of Broadway Tower

Spring Hill Tower - 1752-1809

Formerly known as Beacon Tower at the turn of the 19th Century, the origins of Broadway’s majestic tower has inspired many elaborate legends behind the purpose of it's construction. The story actually begins half a decade earlier with a fellow known as Sir George William - born to William Coventry as the second eldest son. After succeeding his father in the Earldom to become the Sixth Earl of Coventry in 1751, Sir George William ordered extensive work to be carried out on the dwindling Croome Estate he had recently inherited.

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Top Work Christmas Party Venues in Broadway

Top Christmas Party Venues in Broadway

As Broadway glistens under its fairy lights, it's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas. If you're looking for somewhere to host your work's knees up or you just fancy celebrating the holiday season with family and friends over a sumptuous festive menu; then look no further than this useful list of the best venues to make merry in Broadway. After all, 'tis the village to be jolly!

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Neil B. Helyard exhibition at Trinity House

Neil B. Helyard exhibition at Trinity House

Trinity House Paintings is an international art dealers and advisers, specialising in 19th century, Modern British, Impressionist and Post-impressionist works. It also offers consultative support and expertise for those buying, selling or maintaining a fine art collection. With galleries opened in London and New York, the art firm has grown from strength to strength since opening its flagship fine art gallery in the quintessential village of Broadway.

In light of the recent partnership with British artist, Neil B. Helyard - who is now sold exclusively through Trinity House, the gallery is currently running an exhibition of his work, titled 'In the Eye of the Beholder'. The exhibition showcases Helyard's breath-taking vision across a variety of mediums and distinctive styles, and takes place at the Broadway gallery from 18th September until 25th October.

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The Little Soap Company

The Success of The Little Soap Company

Emma Heathcote-James, founder and face of The Little Soap Company, is one of the Cotswold's most celebrated entrepreneurs.

Despite a high-flying career in media, working in television and as a distinguished author; Emma decided to trade it all in in pursuit of something closer to her heart, soap - the production of naturally organic soap to be more precise. As Emma explains.. "when you start using proper vegetable oil soap, your skin loves it, you don't need moisturiser." Indeed organic, natural soap is very beneficial for your skin over its commercial and cheaper counterpart. The naturally occurring Glycerin compound in her soap acts as a moisturiser, but it is this component that is actually removed from industry soaps and replaced with a synthetic componant and rather than using Essential Oils, cheaper synthetic aromas chemicals, which compounds Emma's claim.

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Tim Thornley - Professional at Broadway Golf Club

Tim Thornley - Professional at Broadway Golf Club

Following the sad loss of Martyn Freeman, Tim Thornley has recently accepted the position of Club Professional at Broadway Golf Club.

Tim's career in the golf industry began in 1998 when he joined Evesham Golf Club to work with Charles Haynes as his assistant. He soon built up an excellent relationship with Charles and many of the local members.

He moved to Olton Golf Club with Charles for a short period and soon began to realise that he thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of the golfing world and this was how he wanted his career to develop.

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Biking Broadway Event

Biking Broadway

On the evening of June 18th, Broadway closed off it's historic High Street and welcomed bikers of all abilities to compete in a series of fun cycling events in celebration of National Bike week. Biking Broadway, organised by Riley & Thomas, gave everyone the chance to take part in competitions, races and attractions; offering fun at its finest for the whole family.

The event began once the High Street was closed to traffic, and opened with the Children's 'best dressed' bike competition which many entered. With so many brilliant bikes on display it was always going to be a tough decision but the honour was given to James Lee for his fantastic entry, Tyre Snake. James was the worthy winner of £50, the prize being kindly donated by Hampton International.

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Opening of The Fish Hotel

Opening of The Fish Hotel

On the 1st of June Broadway opened its arms and welcomed the most exciting and newest luxury boutique hotel to land in the Cotswolds.

Idyllically situated just a stone's throw down from Broadway Tower, nestled deep within the private 400-acres of rolling-hill countryside of the Farncombe Estate and overlooking the panoramic Vale of Evesham, lies The Fish Hotel; a fantastic new country hideaway where it has to be said, their welcome is rather warm indeed.

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Broadway Tower Charity Run

Broadway Tower Charity Run

On Wednesday 27th May at 7.15pm, runners from all over took part in a fun event in Broadway to raise money for a very worthy cause.

The Broadway Tower Hill Run is a multi-terrain race approximately 5 miles in distance set in the beautiful countryside of Broadway with the challenging course featuring stretches of muddy footpaths, winding side roads, meadows and farm tracks, not to mention a lot of treacherous hills!

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Broadway United Under 10s Tour Devon

Broadway United Under 10's Tour Devon

The Tour began in high spirits with the players taking part in a football quiz on the Friday night, with those on the losing team made to wear a pink tutu at football the following morning, much to the amusement of everyone! The boys took part in a cycle of mini matches on the Saturday morning against teams Devon Express and Bovey Tracey and competed well.

On the Sunday morning, the boys entered The Plymouth Argyle Trust 6 a-side tournament under two separate teams, split to be of equal standard and balance; The Broadway Lions and The Broadway Dragons. Both Broadway teams put in a terrific display on the day as The Lions impressively made it to the quarter finals, where they only just fell short, whilst the Dragons were on the cusp of making the final before they were cruelly denied on penalties in the semis. The tournament was an overwhelming success with over 2,000 people in attendance, made up of the players, coaches and parents. All the lads can be proud of performing well in Devon's biggest youth football cup tournament.

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