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Crown and Trumpet Inn, Broadway

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The amplified-acoustic duo on Friday were musical and entertaining. From Birmingham perhaps, one singer asked an Australian couple what they thought of "Brick seat, because woy are ebsoloteloy seek of eet". The reply was skilful. "Perheps yeew should change your Proime Munuster, loike we dud wuth ours?"

There's other music on too - jazz on Thursdays it seemed, but the pub is about the most intimate in the village. It had maybe six ales on and mine was fine.

Will someone please serve that dog, standing on its hind legs at the bar?
Hulots_hat - 24 Sep 2018 19:07
We looked in briefly to say hello to some friends, but didn't stay for a drink, owing to the crowds watching the football.

The customers were certainly cheerful and friendly, though we clearly can't comment on the beer or on the staff on this occasion.
eddybeer - 3 Jul 2016 20:25
Beer ok, just seen the owner being unpleasant about letting a couple of friendly Americans try a taste of bitter ordering the barmaid to "describe" the taste instead... no need - especially at £2 half £3.95 a pint.. I walked out...
beerandpaperman - 12 May 2016 13:42
Artists Ale was on good form. Pity more pubs have not retained the atmosphere of the Crown & Trumpet.
Rocky53 - 14 Feb 2016 10:11
There was a very good range of ale when we called this afternoon, after a very wet and windy stroll up to Broadway Tower and down again.

I had a bright, crisp, fresh, hoppy, pint of Artist Ale.

The open fire was a treat, and the friendly management charming. This pub is far more relaxed than some in the locality.

I second most of the positive reviews here.

eddybeer - 6 Feb 2016 21:28
One of the best pubs i've been to in ages. Popped in for lunch whilst on a weekend trip around the cotswolds.

Landlord and bar staff were really friendly, beer tasted great, was well kept and the right temperature(!) and the local Duck Sausages were to die for. My girlfriend had Scampi and Chips which were much better than the typical pub offering.

Will definately be back, and would definately reccommend!
pubscouter - 4 Feb 2013 21:47
Yes its still a GREAT PUB
f6c - 14 Oct 2012 18:44
We went because a blues night was advertised for last Thursday. Warm welcome from very knowledgeable and friendly barman. A lovely couple of pints of Morris-a-Leaping, a good meal and an enjoyable blues session. Uproarious chat with a larger-than-life local who tried to teach us some local dialect - but failed hopelessly. He tried to tell us how we were taking a big risk by staying in nearby Blockley - where the natives are weird! He was winding us up in hilarious fashion. Great fun!

We left the pub laughing and happy. An excellent evening. We hope to return soon.
boozyoldgit - 13 May 2012 20:25
This pub is a real GEM
f6c - 23 Apr 2012 17:40
As my mother in law lives nearby I've been an irregular regular at the Crown and Trumpet since the mid eighties, when we first visited it and found that it sold two different types of snuff!

The snuff is long gone but the C&T is still a first class ale house. Great range of beers and a good food range, but still with that "olde worlde" feel you get from uneven floors and genuine low beams. Owner Andy Scott has done an excellent job over the years and long may he continue.

Because I'm not there every week there is always something different whenever I visit. Good this time was a new beer to me - Codrington's Codger - which slipped down a treat. My vegetables at lunch were a little al dente for my liking though, and the lady dishing out the meals had a voice loud enough to suggest that she had had a previous career in hog calling. Minor quibbles though.

Here's hoping that the Crown and Trumpet continues for many a year to come.
ramblethenlunch - 17 May 2011 10:31
The Crown and Trumpet is a good locals pub with friendly staff in a pleasant central location, and reasonable if unadventurous food served with good breakfast. However I would DEFINATELY NOT recommend it for it's accommodation.We cut a visit short because we had such an awful night there and couldn't face a second. Room was depressing, and old fashioned and in need of redecorating. Bathroom was clean enough, but very small, and there was a bit of mould on the walls Our particular complaint was the excessive noise at all hours of the day and night. Noise from the bar itself was not too bad, but after closing time patrons stood outside making considerable noise. Then there was a lot of disruption from the kitchen below till the early hours of the morning, then the staff (who lived on site) disturbed us in the hallway outside the room in the early hours of the morning, and deliveries to the kitchen and bar started up very early. We could also hear the guests in the next room far more than we would have liked. All in all, a horrible, sleepless night that ruined our short break. We will definately not be making a return visit.
gardeningangel - 25 Sep 2010 13:08

fivedaysfiveshirts - 5 Jul 2010 16:41
Staying in Broadway on holiday, we enjoyed a very warm and friendly welcome on the weekday evening of our visit. The food was excellent too tasty steak and kidney pie and yummy lasagne with garlic bread. The place has a rather old fashioned feel about it and could do with a bit of refurbishment, especially the carpet and toilets, but despite that it's well worth seeking this pub out (just off the high street). No sign of the Tim Taylors though, try the Doom instead.
micbinks - 15 Jul 2009 16:18
Crikey oh riley! I thought I'd died and gone to beer heaven. Five real ales - 2 from the Stroud brewery which I have never come across before and both were gorgeous. They also had one brewed for them from Stanway brewery which also scored a 10/10. The staff were simply first class - informative and couldn't do enough for you. This is a pub that takes it's real ale seriously that also happens to sell excellent food - the haddock and chips was fresh and delicious. The landlord seems a top bloke who knows his beer. If only more pubs were like this. A faultless 10 out of 10.
Dandillus - 2 Jul 2009 14:58
there are 5 pub/hotels in broadway this one has the best kept beer ,friendliest and great food and accomodation
lovejoy56 - 25 Aug 2008 23:45
Get rid of the fruit machine and TV and this is a wonderful pub.
effervescent - 1 Aug 2008 21:24
Exceptionall unspoiled, lovely old feel, but catering very well for the Japanese and other tourists. Hooky was very good, bit too busy to eat.
mtaylor40 - 23 Jul 2008 20:41
Beautiful village location for an unspoilt typically English Pub run bt a quintisentially English landlord for whom nothing was too much trouble. This man is passionate and knowlegable about his range of beers which ranged from TT Landlord via 2x Hook Norton seasonal brews through to a range of beers from the local Stanway brewery. We found the food to be a bit on the expensive side for what you got but to be honest the whole area seemed quite expensive in comparison to other areas of the country we have visited.
johnandcarol - 4 Jun 2008 22:58
We were in Broadway for a week and spent 3 evenings in this warm and friendly local. The food on Sunday luchtime was superb, the beers and real ales were served to perfection and the staff were friendly and always very attentive. I really liked the atmosphere and even the locals were friendly and chatty.

Lovely beer garden for when it's a bit warmer and there was even a heater in the outside smoking area. I would highly recommend this pub and will definately return when next in the area, might even try and book the accommodation there too.
FuzzyKipper - 2 Feb 2008 23:21
Loveley local country inn, very friendly staff, rooms clean, warm and comfortably.Great atmosphere in bar .lovely cooked breakfast.My wife and I would recommend this local country Inn ,perfect to explore the Cotswolds.By the way the way the Ales are GOOD!
craven - 28 Dec 2007 12:30
Visited this pub a few times for both the real ale and the food last weekend when the shops were opening late. Had no problem with either, and enjoyed the Stroud, Stanway, RCH, and Taylor beers. The Saturday night entertainment was first class.
gillhalfpint - 6 Dec 2007 21:03
I have been supplying beer to the Crown and Trumpet over the past year and I am really pleased with the way they keep my beer and the level oof interest they take in our products. As a brewer this is exactly the kind of relationship we would love to see with all the pubbs we supply.


stroudbrewery - 19 Nov 2007 09:43
We popped into the pub for lunch on our trip through Broadway, the pub was warm and welcome as was the wide selection of local and well known beers and ales. The food was excellent and the service smart and quick. Well recommended.
anonymous - 14 Nov 2007 15:46
Very nice pub and the beers were of very good quality and range, well worth a visit. We had the food two years ago and it was only average, did not eat this time but others told us not to bother. The landlord seems a nice chap and is very keen on his beer dont forget to try the mild.
beer_hunter - 8 May 2007 10:08
Very nice local in Broadway Worcestershire in fact the only one now. All the rest are food places really. Has well kept beers including TT Landlord and some local ones. If you are visiting this is the best place for a drink, and the bar foods pretty good
daveandjeanetteforpubs - 29 Mar 2007 22:19
Rather nice pub.
No surprise but rammed on the weekends. Stanway seasonals (Wizards Brew when I was there and hobgoblin amongst others. I had a nice enought steak pie here.
jorrocks - 2 Mar 2007 02:55
This pub is about 15-20 mins walk from the Caravan Club Site in Broadway so popped in on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon. On both occasions it was busy with locals and tourists but we had a very pleasant time. We didn't eat there but the beer was in excellent condition. There were four beers on with a Christmas theme from Bear Town, RCH, Phoenix and Stanway breweries. Will certainly be visiting again.
Caraman - 17 Dec 2006 18:27
Good place to stay and to eat in. Beer range excellent - the Taylor's Landlord is exquisite and travels really well from Keighley. Well kept beers in general compared to other Broadway pubs. Natives very friendly, chefs cooky.
WeirdAl - 1 Nov 2006 15:53
what a lovely pub serves a decent pint. food not over the top in price and a great bunch of people love coming here do's get very busy but when they are serving food but then again that just shows how good a pub it really is
simon2806 - 25 Oct 2006 11:54
Had a lovely weekend there last year and have rebooked for this week. Andrew and staff make you feel really welcome, rooms upstairs are well furnished and they make a real effort to make you feel at home. Definately recommend it as a base for the Cotswolds. (also near a good cider farmshop, selling cheap cider, shop manager usually has sampled quite a bit by mid afternoon though!)
emma - 10 Aug 2004 17:50
Much more of a locals pub albeit with plenty of tourists finding the best pub in town. Well deserved entry in Good Beer Guide serving Old Hookey, Tim Taylors Landlord, Old Speckled Hen and local Cotswold Gold. Pub has several rooms with tables packed in and a good atmosphere. On the saturday night the locals were enjoying a guitarist/vocalist playing oldies and some got up onto the dance floor (find a 6ft square between tables). Also had a late (3pm) lunch here on the Sunday (missed the roast beef) but second choices pretty good
lout_from_the_lane - 4 Jun 2004 09:42

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