Swinfen Hall News & Views

Details and Information about Lichfield, Swinfen Hall and the Surrounding Area

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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We were absolutely delighted to be awarded our third rosette in the AA’s “New Year’s Honours List” published on 15th January. Of the 22 new restaurants which won three rosettes or more, 3 were in Scotland, 11 were in London leaving 8 outside the capital.  We are very proud to be the first restaurant to

Re-charge your car at Swinfen

On Tuesday 10th March our electric car charging station was installed giving a green light and free charging to all our environmentally-friendly guests who have joined the electric car revolution. If you are driving north from London or the South West (or vice versa), Swinfen is an ideal stopover for lunch or overnight whilst you
The Lichfield Festival is the most amazing 10-day arts and music extravaganza that runs for ten glorious days each Summer at the cathedral, the Garrick Theatre and numerous venues around the city.  It has been running for over 30 years and since the Arts Council stopped supporting such events a few years back, it is

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