Swinfen Hall News & Views

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We are delighted to welcome Ryan Shilton back on board as Head Chef.  Ryan worked for us previously as Sous Chef leaving in January 2015, after we were awarded our third AA rosette, to widen his horizons and gain new culinary experience.  When Paul Proffitt moved to Denmark in March this year, Ryan was swiftly
On Wednesday 9th December, the Lichfield Cathedral School Choir came to sing at our annual carol concert.  It was a wonderfully joyous evening with the choir spreading festive good cheer as well as helping raise £2,179 for Saxon Hill Community School in Lichfield.  This was the last fundraising event for 2015 and pushes our charity

Luxury Travel Guide Awards 2016

  We are delighted to report that we have been shortlisted for the Luxury Travel Guide 2016 Awards.   The judging panel sits in the latter half of December and we can only hope the final inspections take place in January and not in the manic run-up to Christmas!   We do not know which of
With opportune timing, our new restaurant website was launched on Monday 16th November, happily coinciding with the start of National Dining Out Week.   The website, dedicated solely to The Four Seasons and all things gastronomic, can be viewed at www.fourseasons-staffordshire.co.uk   Here you can read about the team, view current menus and make reservations online. To
We are delighted to announce that Mikey Blades, the youngest member of our kitchen brigade, was made Staffordshire Young Chef of the Year on Monday 6th July at the Moat House at Acton Trussell.  The final took place at Stafford College with each of the eight finalists required to cook a three-course meal for the

9 days and 1,000 miles later…

We are delighted to report that Head Chef, Paul Proffitt, who set out from Lands End on Saturday 6th June arrived safely at John O’Groats this Sunday 14th June.   Along with three other member of the Proffitt family, Paul embarked on this heroic cycle ride to raise funds for the Diabetes Unit at the
Our small flock of rare-breed Manx Loaghtan sheep have produced nine sprightly, jet-black lambs during the last ten days.  One set of twins had to be bottle-fed for the first 24 hours but were feeding well with their mother by the second day.  You would not believe how many of the staff volunteered to help
Sunday 10th May marked the 70th anniversary of VE Day and bunting festooned the ballroom as we celebrated a nostalgic afternoon of vintage music whilst enjoying a quintessential English afternoon tea. Finger sandwiches, buttermilk scones and a fabulous selection of home-baked pastries and cakes were served with lashings of tea and freshly-ground coffee.   Vintage vocalist,

On Your Bike….

Chefs Cycle to fight Diabetes Paul Proffitt, Head Chef at Swinfen Hall Hotel,  and his younger brother Harry (another member of the kitchen brigade) are forsaking the Swinfen kitchens in early June to cycle the length of Great Britain in a valiant attempt to raise £10,000 for the Diabetes Unit at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in

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