Success at the Yorkshire Life Food & Drink Awards 2011
19th September, 2011
Swinton Park success at the Yorkshire Life Food & Drink Awards 2011
Swinton Park is celebrating its success at the recent Yorkshire Life Food & Drink Awards 2011 with a “brace” of accolades. The luxury castle hotel won Hotel of the Year and their Executive Chef, Simon Crannage, also won Chef of the Year.
The hotel was commended for its quality of service, superb setting and outstanding reviews, and Simon Crannage was singled out for the quality of his food and for being one of the most highly regarded chefs in Yorkshire.
Swinton Park opened as a hotel in 2001 and has been celebrating its 10th birthday this year. With 30 bedrooms, a cookery school (with resident celebrity chef Rosemary Shrager), spa with treatment rooms and Bird of Prey Centre, the hotel is now one of the leading hotels in the region.
“We can’t think of a better way to celebrate the hotel’s 10th birthday than winning these two awards” commented proprietor Felicity Cunliffe-Lister “We are very honoured to have been recognised as the best hotel in Yorkshire and I know that for Simon to win the Chef of the Year is something he is very proud of. Our General Manager, Peter Llewellyn, and his team at the hotel have worked exceptionally hard to achieve these standards, and they deserve every credit for them.”
Notes for the Editor :
- Recent awards include Good Hotel Guide Family Hotel of the Year 2011; TripAdvisor Award of Excellence 2011; Hotel of the Year 2009, White Rose Awards ; Sustainable Tourism Award 2009, Highly Commended, White Rose Awards; The Green Tourism Business Scheme award 2009; Green Business Award 2009 Yorkshire Rural Awards.
- The hotel is the ancestral seat of the Earl of Swinton and is owned by the Cunliffe-Lister family.
- The hotel is surrounded by 200 acres of landscaped parkland and the 20,000 acre Swinton Estate, which offers guests unrivalled access to the great outdoors and Yorkshire landscape
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Thank goodness the sun has now come out and we seem to have finally put winter behind us! The Parkland has burst into bloom with clouds of blossom and a colourful carpet of daffodils and bluebells around the trees.
The Walled Garden is also getting going, with bright tulips swaying in the breeze and home grown asparagus bursting forth. Asparagus is at its most delicious when eaten closest to home, so dishes featuring home-grown asparagus are now on all our menus, including the bar and lounge. The garden furniture is out and soon it will be time for afternoon teas on the lawn and evening drinks on the terrace at sunset. English summertime at it’s best.
Please click here if you are making plans for 2013 and want to see our Events and Activities Calendar to book a cookery course, themed lunch or family event. Our inspirational Themed Lunch and Dining Experiences page includes Wine Appreciation Lunches, with talks and tastings led by our new sommelier David Borwick, together with our Gardening Lunches, which include a talk and tour with garden designer Susan Cunliffe-Lister.