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Set slightly below street level, Golden Bee marks the second coming of a 19th-century London pub, resurrected piece by piece. In fact, the restaurant décor originally came to The Broadmoor back in 1961 as a collection of panels and fixtures from a 19th-century pub that were shipped from England (and reassembled in Colorado Springs). From the copper ceiling tiles to the elaborately carved mahogany woodwork, it glows amid brass and pewter, black leather cushions and yards of ale glittering in their wooden stands. A piano in the corner comes alive at night with ragtime ditties, but its very presence enhances the cozy, easygoing mood that suffuses the Bee.
The Golden Bee originally came to The Broadmoor in 1961 as a collection of panels and fixtures from a 19th-century pub that were shipped from England and reassembled in Colorado Springs. Dark mahogany paneling, brass accents, mirrors and frosted glass exude a feeling of warmth, and the 100-year-old piano gives a feeling of energy to the pub atmosphere.