The Swinfen Hall Blog


Following hot in the footsteps of the city of Lichfield in the City of Bloom competition, Swinfen Hall was awarded a Gold award from Britain in Bloom for the gardens and grounds at a recent ceremony in Coventry.  Pictured above are Scott Gardner, our Head Groundsman, who joined us some 15 years ago as an

The Pickle Pot at Branston

We are delighted that ex-employees Ruth and Lester Birchall Wright have opened a cafe in Branston near Burton-onTrent.  Ruth joined us in 2004 as Senior Duty Manager and shortly afterwards married Lester the Restaurant Manager.  Ruth worked with us in a variety of roles over the following 12 years taking a maternity break here and

City in Bloom Gold Award for Lichfield

We are absolutely delighted that Lichfield won Gold in the City in Bloom awards this year and very proud of our fantastic grounds staff pictured above with the Lady Mayor Janice Greaves.  The judges listed in their Areas of Achievement “The gardens and grounds of Swinfen Hall Hotel, a special mention to Head Gardener, Scott
Head Chef Ryan cooking 100-day aged Longhorn beef with shitake mushrooms, soy and lettuce at the sixth Lichfield Food Festival which took place over the bank holiday weekend amid blue skies and soaring temperatures.  Over 100 stands lined the city centre promoting good food, local produce and home brews.  Record numbers turned out to enjoy
The AA has named Staffordshire as the second-best county in England when it comes to hospitality and we were delighted that the Daily Mail chose  Swinfen Hall to illustrate their online report.  The AA ranked the country’s 47 regions across a wide range of criteria and although the South-East took two of the top three
Singing legend and TV personality, Tony Hadley, made his first visit to the Lichfield Festival this month after becoming a patron earlier in the year. The Spandau Ballet singer and I’m A Celebrity star was a guest at Swinfen Hall where he enjoyed an evening of music, wine and anecdotes in the company of wine critic
Booking has now opened for the 36th annual Lichfield Festival which runs from Friday 7th July through to Saturday 15th July. The Festival opens with the Halle Orchestra in the cathedral playing Beethoven, Strauss and Rachmaninov and American comedian Rich Hall in the Garrick Theatre musing over the current state of play in the US.
Michael Kenyon (right), our Banqueting Manager and erstwhile charity czar, handed over a cheque for £,2174 to Jon Thicket the Head Teacher at Saxons Hill Academy in Lichfield – the results of our annual carol concert and a raffle organised by the hotel staff. Swinfen has had an on-going relationship with Saxons Hill over a