Monday, 09 July 2018 / Published in Uncategorised
Neil and Katya Jones of BBC TV’s Strictly Come Dancing are a winning couple in every sense of the word.  We had the pleasure of their company for a few days as they prepared and then performed their new show Somnium – A Dancer’s Dream at the cathedral for the opening night of the Lichfield
Sunday, 29 April 2018 / Published in Entertainment, Uncategorised
Booking has now opened for the 2018 Lichfield Festival which runs throughout the city from the 4th – 14th July.  Highlights in the awesome surroundings of Lichfield Cathedral, include the the BBC National Orchestra of Wales playing the sublime Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 2, A Dancer’s Dream starring Strictly Come Dancing’s Neil and Katya Jones, La
Friday, 23 March 2018 / Published in Uncategorised
We are delighted to welcome two new members to the Swinfen family.  Two little lambs were born on Thursday 22nd March and we hope they represent harbingers of Spring.  As you can see their mum look as though they’ve invested in some pretty heavy Afghan coats but despite the chilly winds these young chaps seem
Tuesday, 12 December 2017 / Published in Uncategorised
The Lichfield Literature Festival runs from the 1st – 4th March and offers a host of talks, workshops and literary-inspired events.  Here at Swinfen on Sunday 4th March, we are hosting a Writers Retreat with William Gallagher and an afternoon tea with Rebecca Mascull, who’s heart-warming novel The Wild Air follows one young woman’s determination
Tuesday, 12 December 2017 / Published in Uncategorised
Following hot in the footsteps of the city of Lichfield in the City of Bloom competition, Swinfen Hall received 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 apprentice
Tuesday, 12 December 2017 / Published in Uncategorised
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
Tuesday, 12 December 2017 / Published in Uncategorised
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 and his
Tuesday, 12 December 2017 / Published in Uncategorised
The AA has named Staffordshire 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 places,
Tuesday, 12 December 2017 / Published in Uncategorised
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 and
Friday, 30 June 2017 / Published in Uncategorised
We are delighted to welcome Natasha Pulley to Swinfen Hall on Sunday 5th March for a highly entertaining talk and afternoon tea as part of the Lichfield Literature Festival. Natasha has won critical acclaim for her debut novel The Watchmaker of Filigree Street which became an instant international bestseller and featured as a Guardian Summer