Review on The Lygon Arms
If the Cotswolds is an idealised chocolate-box vision of Olde England, then the splendid sixteenth-century Lygon Arms is one of its choice selections. Inside it's full of inglenook fireplaces, snugs, oak panels – even a minstrels' gallery. Of course, it also lives in the twenty-first century with all the comforts you would expect from a top-class hotel.
On the food front, pride of place goes to The Great Hall – a stunning barrel-vaulted dining room with heraldic friezes, suits of armour and fine chandeliers lending a splash of historical colour. It makes a refined – and very British – setting for the food. The kitchen deals in modern ideas including sautéed foie gras with sweet shallot mash, brandy and raisin jus or roast saddle of venison with celeriac purée, port and redcurrant jus. Fish fans might opt for nage of red mullet with Savoy cabbage and caviar, vegetarians have their own menu, and desserts have included coconut parfait with mango chutney.
For something more casual, visit Luke's Broadway situated a few steps across the hotel courtyard.
Restaurant Opening Times
Breakfast: 7.00 - 10.00am Mon-Fri (8.00 - 10.30am Sat & Sun)
Lunch: 12.30 – 2.00pm Sun-Fri
Dinner: 7.00 – 9.30pm
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express