Originally a 14th-century coaching inn, The Lygon Arms in Broadway has 86 unique guestrooms and suites and is located in the heart of the Cotswolds. Over the years it has played host to many famous guests: King Charles I met here with his supporters, giving his name to the impressive ‘Charles I Suite’ complete with four-poster bed and many original features. Further proving the hotel’s universal appeal, Oliver Cromwell also occupied a room here immediately before his victory at the Battle of Worcester in 1651. Relax next to a roaring fire in one of the cosy lounges or book a table in the outstanding Grill or the relaxed Tavern, both venues overseen by the exceptionally talented chef James Martin (of Saturday Kitchen fame). A delectable afternoon tea can be enjoyed in the Russell Room, or you can unwind in The Lygon Spa which has a Victorian galleried swimming pool and a range of rejuvenating and blissful beauty treatments on offer. There are four EV charging points too, so eco-minded guests are well catered for.
Doubles from £245
+44 (0)1386 852255; lygonarmshotel.co.uk