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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

Trip Advisor says Bravo to Swinfen !

Delighted to report more good news for Swinfen Hall Hotel for 2015.   First there was a third AA rosette for Paul Proffitt and his team at the Four Seasons Restaurant making us the only three rosette restaurant in Staffordshire, then an encouraging Tweet from Michelin following a visit a week or so back and
The Daily Telegraph on Thursday reported on an American shooting party who stay at Swinfen Hall Hotel each year but have now been banned from flying their unloaded shotguns through Birmingham airport. Instead, they’ve been told to use Manchester or Heathrow!   Here at Swinfen Hall Hotel, we welcome shooting parties from across the UK and beyond
On Saturday 14th March, over £2,000 was raised for the Lichfield Festival from a concert entitled the Age of Jazz by Darin Qualls (violin) and Tatianna Zhakarova (piano).   First performed at the National Concert Hall in Dublin last October, the programme featured music by Fritz Kreisler, Gershwin and Ravel.    The concert was a
In late December a small flock or rare-breed Manx sheep arrived at Swinfen together with a handsome ram named Devil.  Scott, our head grounds man, assures us that Devil displays no demon tendencies and has gone about his work in a very meek and orderly fashion.  The flock seem very content with their new surroundings
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