Swinfen Hall News & Views

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This year we have been busy creating a new courtyard garden at the back of the ballroom – formerly the old service area to the kitchens.  Leading to the Victorian walled garden and the front park where our rare-breed sheep roam, this space comprises extensive seating, a bar, an inside/outside room, BBQ area and cloakroom

Blooming Lichfield strikes Gold

For the second year running, Lichfield City has won Gold in the national City in Bloom Competition.  We are absolutely thrilled for the committee who have worked so hard to ensure Lichfield has been looking it’s best throughout this fabulous Summer.  Many congratulations to all those who participated in this splendid achievement including our Head

Let’s Dance

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
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

New Arrivals at Swinfen

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
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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
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

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
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

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