A TRADITIONAL Broadway Inn, which was once used by Oliver Cromwell and Charles I has been awarded a Michelin star.

The Lygon Arms, situated in the centre of Broadway and is steeped in history, found out it had been awarded the star last Friday.

Head chef Martin Blunos said: "I'm just elated for the whole team, and especially the Fentum family, who bought the Lygon with the aim of putting it back where it belongs - right at the very pinnacle of British hospitality. The Michelin star is a sign that we're on our way to achieving that, and to get it so quickly is a tribute to everyone's passion and commitment." Michelin stars are awarded for the quality of cooking and one star means a very good restaurant and place to stop on a journey.

Michelin's inspectors visit establishments anonymously and settle the bill, making independent judgements.