The Back Garden

“Tip top kitchen skills and a stunning Cotswold setting” - AA Inspector



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Dormy House is a stone built former farmhouse dating back to the 17th-century. Outside there are 400 acres of grounds for you to explore, and inside there’s a luxury spa and two dining options. The Back Garden is one of them, calmingly contemporary and very stylish, with large windows looking out over the walled garden from which it takes both its name, and a lot of the kitchen produce. Modern British menus focus on seasonal dishes, maybe a very light comté cheese soufflé with Sauternes poached apricots and thyme cream, followed by steamed venison pudding with celeriac, hazelnuts and red wine sauce.

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The Back Garden
Dormy House Hotel, Willersey Hill, BROADWAY, WR12 7LF


  • Seats: 90
  • Private dining available
  • On-site parking available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening times
  • Open all year
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 65
  • Wines over £30: 125
  • Wines by the glass: 30
  • Cuisine style: Modern
  • Vegetarian menu

About the area

Discover Worcestershire

Worcestershire is a county of rolling hills, save for the flat Vale of Evesham in the east and the prominent spine of the Malverns in the west. Nearly all of the land is worked in some way; arable farming predominates – oilseed rape, cereals and potatoes – but there are concentrated areas of specific land uses, such as market gardening and plum growing.

Worcester is the county town, and home to Worcestershire County Cricket Club, which has what some regard as the most attractive grounds in the country, in a delightful setting with views of Worcester Cathedral. The Malverns, Great and Little, set on the slopes of the Malvern Hills, are renowned for their refinement. Great Malvern, terraced on its hillside site, came to prominence as a genteel spa for well-to-do Victorians, rivalling the likes of Bath, Buxton and Cheltenham with its glorious surroundings.

Sir Edward Elgar was a Worcester man, and his statue stands on the High Street, facing the cathedral. The cottage where he was born is now a museum and he is commemorated on the £20 note. Other notable Worcestershire figures include poet A E Housman, chocolate magnate George Cadbury; and Lea and Perrins, inventors of Worcestershire sauce.

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