The Broadway Hotel & Carvery, Letchworth

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Thank you so much to all the staff at the Broadway last night, the wedding was perfect! The bar staff was very friendly and chatty! And the organisers/managers were very helpful and well planned. Would 100% recommend this place to anyone for their wedding 💒 Thank you!

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Soak up the welcoming spirit of Letchworth

At the Broadway Hotel & Carvery, we embody all that Letchworth has to offer: a unique blend of British history and modernity, breathtaking natural beauty and, most importantly, heartfelt hospitality from its close-knit community.

All of this, encapsulated in one space, one experience.

Situated in the heart of the world’s first garden city, The Broadway Hotel & Carvery is your home away from home, which is why we continually strive to ensure that each and every person who eats, drinks or stays with us, experiences ‘the Broadway welcome’.

Feed your senses

Food is at the heart of our offering: discover our renowned carvery, mouth-watering grill menu selection and refreshing al fresco drinking & dining space.

And from the comfort of our food to the comfort of our rooms, you can enjoy a relaxing stay in one of our 35 ensuite bedrooms and venture out with friends and family to experience all that the beautiful town of Letchworth has to offer.

Your gateway to the world’s first garden city

The Broadway Hotel & Carvery is ideally located in the centre of Letchworth Garden City, a stone’s throw from the town’s shops and local attractions, and next to the mainline train station, servicing London Kings Cross in just 28 minutes. Stroll along the peaceful, tree-lined streets and you will truly understand why Letchworth has been recognised as a global model for town planning. With its plethora of architectural styles, wide green spaces and a host of amenities including a 13-mile cycling and walking route, an original art deco cinema and an outdoor pool, to name a few, it is no wonder that visitors return time and time again.

Why Letchworth?

Letchworth Garden City became a global model for town planning
The Church of St Mary is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086
Neighbourhoods in Boston, Sao Paulo, Montreal, Melbourne, Adelaide and Cape Town were influenced by the Letchworth town model
The Cloisters was built in 1907 but was never fully completed
Since 1912, Letchworth has been home to one of the UK’s largest colonies of the rare black squirrels
The Cloisters building has been designated as one of the ‘great historic buildings of North Hertfordshire’
The Grade II listed Spirella Building housed a ballroom, library, gymnasium, showers and baths for employees
The Spirella Corset Company became known as ‘Castle Corset’
The tree-lined avenue, The Broadway, is nearly a mile long
The 2013 film The World’s End, starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, was filmed in Letchworth
Letchworth is the world’s first garden city
The 13.6-mile Greenway that encircles Letchworth is the UK’s first ‘Green Belt’
Letchworth’s nationally renowned Cheap Cottage Exhibitions of 1905 and 1907 resulted in the launch of the famous Ideal Home Show
Letchworth Garden City is one of the world’s first planned new towns
Letchworth Garden City was founded in 1905, the first manifestation of the English garden city movement
The Icknield Way Path is often referred to as the oldest road in Britain
Reputedly, the design of The Cloisters building came to devout Quaker, Annie Lawrence, in a dream
The Church of St Mary was constructed on the foundations of a Saxon church
The Cloisters was built using grey Suffolk bricks, Purbeck stone, flintwork and vivid orange Suffolk tiles
The Spirella Factory was constructed between 1912 and 1920
Letchworth’s heated open-air swimming pool was built in 1935
The generous width of The Broadway was to accommodate for a tramway to Hitchin, but this was never built
The Church of St Mary is the oldest building in the area, dating back to the 11th century
Walk the Icknield Way Path, 110 miles across the South of England, from Buckinghamshire to Suffolk
Letchworth has a growing population of muntjac deer
Town planner, Ebenezer Howard, was the visionary behind Letchworth Garden City
Notable people from Letchworth include actor Laurence Olivier, film director Michael Winner, and scientist Magnus Pike
The Icknield Way Path has been walked for thousands of years
The first George Orwell Festival was held in Letchworth and Wallington in 2011
Norton Common has won the Green Flag award five years in a row
The Spirella Corset Company offered employees free eye tests and bicycle repairs
In 1962, The Broadway Hotel became the first public house and licensed premises in the centre of Letchworth
The Broadway Cinema opened in 1936 in a regal Art Deco building
The UK’s first traffic roundabout was built in Letchworth circa 1909