A ‘quintessentially English country destination’, Broadway Tower and Park is a great place to visit during your Cotswolds stay. There’s a range of things to do at Broadway Tower, including a guided tour of the nuclear bunker, exploring the Tower Museum or engaging in some retail therapy at Tower Barn.
Many of our Cotswold restaurants are near to Broadway Tower & Park, so why not stop by and enjoy a delicious meal created from the freshest seasonal and locally sourced ingredients? We also have plenty of award-winning Butcombe beer behind the bar for you to quench your thirst.
Places To Eat Near Broadway Tower
Constructed in the 18th century, Broadway Tower is steeped in history and is a “must-visit” when exploring the Cotswolds. After your day at Broadway Tower, stop by one of our welcoming Cotswold restaurants and enjoy a delicious meal, prepared with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients.
The Bear Inn
Right on the edge of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, you’ll find The Bear Inn. Enjoy modern twists on pub classics in a historic pub with traditional features, rustic furnishings, a pleasant beer garden and a roaring open fire. After working up an appetite at Broadway Tower, try our Baked Camembert, Butcombe Original beer-battered fish and chips or, if you are visiting on a Sunday, Cirencester’s finest roast.
The Beckford Inn
If you’re a fan of beer-battered fish and chips, love a classic Sunday roast (with all the trimmings, of course), or you consider yourself a beer connoisseur, stop by The Beckford Inn for a delicious meal at the on-site restaurant and a friendly atmosphere. Ideal for a break after visiting Broadway Tower, exploring the Gloucestershire countryside, or after a spot of shopping in Cheltenham – go on, you deserve it!
Cosy booths, a friendly atmosphere, delicious food, and award-winning beers await you at The Beehive in Carterton, close to the beautiful city of Oxford, and the spectacular Broadway Tower. Stop by for your favourite classic pub meal – whether you’re a fan of fish and chips, peckish for a light bite, or in the mood for a proper British roast dinner – and indulge with a perfectly-paired pint of Butcombe beer.
The Prince Of Burford
The Prince Of Burford gastropub is situated right on the edge of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and just 25 minutes away from the fantastic Broadway Tower. Treat yourself to their famous Butcombe Original beer-battered fish and chips, Cotswold burger, or decadent vegetarian pumpkin and ricotta tortelloni. Pair any of these delicious meals with a selection of award-winning Butcombe beer behind the bar.
Overlooking the River Avon, there’s not many views as spectacular as at The Fleet Inn. Enjoy a delicious alfresco classic pub meal in ambience, with the babbling sounds of the river mere metres away, and a pint of award-winning Butcombe beer in your hand – the perfect way to spend an evening after a wonderful day at Broadway Tower.
The Royal Oak
The Royal Oak gastropub in Prestbury is nestled between the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Cheltenham Racecourse, while also being in close proximity to Broadway Tower. It boasts log fires, a dog-friendly snug bar and dining room with high quality pub food and excellent real ale. Choose from a selection of locally-sourced pub classics with modern twists, with options for kids, vegans, vegetarians, and other dietary requirements.
The Victoria Arms
The Victoria Arms restaurant in Old Marston is a traditional pub on the banks of the River Cherwell, serving locally-sourced food and award-winning Butcombe beer. With tranquil riverside garden views, it’s the perfect place for a hearty meal, a few pints, or cosy pitstop while exploring the local countryside or the nearby Broadway Tower.
Broadway Tower & Park
History, adventure and excitement – Broadway Tower & Park has it all! Spend the day exploring this wonderful landmark before finishing up at one of our Cotswold restaurants.
The History Of Broadway Tower
Broadway Tower dates back to the late 18th century when landscape architects Capability Brown and James Wyatt set about designing this magnificent folly.
While Cleeve Hill is the highest point in the Cotswold Hills, Beacon Hill (where Broadway Tower stands), is the second-highest point, making for stunning views across the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
With the tower itself standing at 65ft high, it dominates the skyline as far as the eye can see.
Tower Barn At Broadway Tower
Tower Barn is the visitor centre at Broadway Tower.
There is a cosy espresso bar/restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea, which can be enjoyed while taking in the stunning views of the Cotswold Hills.
In the boutique shop you will find unique items of clothing or a personal gift for that someone special or, at certain times of the year, you can attend one of the courses or workshops and learn a new skill. Previous events have included candle making, wool sculpture and Christmas wreath creation.
The Nuclear Bunker Experience
Lying fifteen feet below the ground, the former monitoring bunker on the Broadway Tower Estate was built to study and report the effects of nuclear fallout and was one of many positioned all over the United Kingdom.
Once manned by members of the Royal Observer Corp, the bunker was closed in 1991 and has since been fully restored.
Now serving as a tourist attraction, visitors are invited to spend 45 minutes below ground on the guided tour and experience what life would have been like if the Cold War had ever escalated into a greater conflict.
Broadway Tower Circular Walk
Broadway Tower is also a pleasant walking route in the Cotswolds, with a circular walk of just under a mile, taking around 20 minutes.
During the Broadway Tower Circular Walk you’ll see the wild deer in the Deer Park, stop by the Tower Barn for some retail therapy, visit the Tower itself, and walk past the Nuclear Bunker and War Memorial.
Well-behaved dogs are welcome on leads, so you can bring your four-legged friend as well.
The Cafe At Broadway Tower
Named after William Morris and Capability Brown, the Morris & Brown Cafe is at the heart of the Broadway Tower Estate and is the first thing to greet you on arrival.
Serving delicious breakfasts, lunches or afternoon snacks, the Morris & Brown Cafe also test your resistance with their range of delicious homemade cakes.
In the summer months, you might like to enjoy a chilled glass of white wine on the terrace, while the temptation of a hazelnut hot chocolate and roaring log fire will lure you inside during the colder months.
Bike Rental At Broadway Tower
Available at the Tower Barn, visitors are invited to hire e-bikes from Broadway Tower’s e-biking partner, Moustache.
Bikes can be hired by the hour, so you can go for as long or as short a ride as you like.
With bikes available from 10am-4pm every day, you can plan a trip that suits you.