The Swinfen Hall Blog


 

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
Swinfen Hall’s rare-breed Manx Loaghtan lamb features on the Four Season’s Restaurant menu for the first time this September. The meat is highly-prized both for its distinctive flavour and for the fact that it is substantially lower in fat and cholesterol than commercial breeds and as we use no pesticides or chemicals on the land,

From Swinfen to New Zealand

We are delighted that Rachael Lickorish, who has been working as our weekday breakfast waitress in her gap year, has been selected for the Under 21 England netball squad competing in the Indoor Netball World Series in New Zealand this August.    Rachael has just returned from a tour of Kenya where she had a brilliant time coaching local
The Lichfield Festival, now in it’s 35th year runs from 1st – 10th July 2016 and is once again fielding a host of international performers and artists across the city and beyond.  There are classical, jazz and popular music concerts in the cathedral including the Manchester Camerata, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales (broadcasting live
Birmingham has a vibrant and flourishing jazz scene and has long been a melting pot for both established and up-and-coming jazz musicians.   Two young jazz musicians fresh out of the Birmingham Conservatoire with a growing reputation and plenty of talent are Gareth Fowler (guitar) and Elliot Sansom (piano).   Heading out of the city
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