The Swinfen Hall Blog


 

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
The 10th Lichfield Literature Festival takes place in venues across the city from the Wednesday 1st to Sunday 5th July. From cutting edge science to history to fact and fiction there are award-winning authors to inspire and entertain. Hear about the race to crack the genetic code – Matthew Cobb interweaves science, biography and anecdote
Swinfen Hall scooped it’s second major award in as many months, after being named Hotel of the Year at the 2016 Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Awards this week. The event, which took place at Alton Towers, was attended by over 150 representatives of the regional tourist industry and was compered by BBC Radio and Television presenter

Three Rosettes for Ryan

We were thrilled that our Head Chef, Ryan Shilton, was awarded 3 rosettes at the annaul AA Awards Dinner at the Dorchester Hotel on Monday 26th September. Ryan, who was born and bred in Staffordshire, was absolutely delighted with the news but was full of praise for the support of his very enthusiastic and committed

Racing at Goodwood

Regular guest and friend of Swinfen Hall, Mark Aldridge competing in the Lavant Cup at the Goodwood Revivial last Saturday in his 1955 AC Ace-Bristol.  This iconic car, orignally owned and driven by Bruno Ferrari, has been immacutely restored and this was it’s debut on the racing circuit after a lengthy absence. Cheered on by
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