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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
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
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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,
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
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
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.

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