Guild Anderson take enormous inspiration for their bespoke kitchen designs in Broadway from the traditional buildings that line the picture postcard high street.
Although technically in Worcestershire, Broadway is the quintessential Cotswold village. Often referred to as the ‘Jewel of the Cotswolds’, and the ‘Show Village of England’ because of its sheer beauty and magnificence Broadway is a large village with a population of 2,540.
It lies beneath Fish Hill on the western Cotswold escarpment, in the far southeast of the county of Worcestershire and close to the border of Gloucestershire, midway between Evesham and Moreton-in-Marsh. Just 2 hours from central London and within easy reach of Stratford, Warwick, Cheltenham, Oxford & Bath.
The pretty high street is lined with horse chestnut trees and includes a mixture of period houses & picturesque honey coloured Cotswold stone cottages which have lured visitors for centuries. A memorable place to stay and a perfect base from which to tour the local area and enjoy stunning walks. The village lies on The Cotswold Way national walking trail which runs 102 miles from Chipping Campden to Bath.
Broadway was originally centred around the old church, St Eadburgha’s (mentioned in the Domesday book) but the village gradually expanded northwards to its present location. The coaching route opened up over Fish Hill in the 1500s and Broadway became a busy stagecoach stop on the route from Worcester to Oxford & London. A number of Inns were built to accommodate travellers.
The village also has an interesting artistic heritage which includes some well known artists, writers, and performing artists such as William Morris, John Singer Sargent, Francis D Millet, J.M. Barrie and Mary Anderson.
Furniture designer Gordon Russell grew up in Broadway and had a workshop here, the Gordon Russell Design Museum celebrates the design and his furniture company. Broadway’s GWSR heritage railway station re-opened in 2018 and runs to Cheltenham Racecourse. Broadway Tower watches over the village from beacon hill & on clear days offers views spanning 16 counties!