This hotel has a guest book signed by Pierce Brosnan and Kylie Minogue but you, your children, and the dog will be welcomed with equal grace. There’s much to do in a huge choice of drawing rooms and good food and drinks are served in several different areas, all lively and bustling.
This isn’t an old-fashioned hushed sort of place: staff wear a uniform but there’s a light-hearted feel and they are über efficient without being in the least fawning. Children can go to Kids Club, you can wind down in the spa and there’s even a warm water tap for hosing down your dog. And across the road there are three acres to explore.
Broadway has two museums, a fantastic deli and lots of independent – rather expensive – shops, but you’re on holiday. Walk to Broadway Tower in half an hour, hop on a steam train or hire bikes. Return for drinks in the atmospheric cocktail bar before dinner.