TASTY breakfasts and attention to detail has proved the recipe for success for one Broadway guesthouse after it was voted the best bed and breakfast in Britain.

The Olive Branch Guest House, on upper High Street won the accolade in Period Living & Traditional Homes magazine's Best of British 2004-2005.

More than 200,000 readers were asked to nominate the aspects of traditional life they loved best in the magazine's 15 categories from best stately home to favourite reclamation yard.

David Talboys, who has run The Olive Branch Guest House with his wife Pam for four-and-a-half years, said he believed attention to detail, such as goodnight chocolates and tasty breakfasts may have helped secure the number one place.

Mr Talboys said: "We were stunned and over the moon when we found out. I think cleanliness is very important. We have fantastic guest comments and they keep coming back."

Emma Cochrane, business manager of Period Living & Traditional Homes, said: "One reader said they arrived at the guesthouse as a stranger and left as friends. Other comments said it was a friendly atmosphere, home from home feeling and a breakfast to die for."

The results are announced in this month's edition of the magazine.