New General Manager joins Swinton Park

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New General Manager joins Swinton Park

Date: 23rd June, 2010

Peter Llewellyn is joining Swinton Park, the award winning castle hotel in the Yorkshire Dales, to head up the team of 54 staff as General Manager. Peter has over 20 years of experience in the hotel industry, having trained at Chewton Glen and since worked at several renowned hotels in England and Scotland. His remit is to maintain the hotel’s 4 AA Red Star standards, improve the restaurant’s profile at a national level, and to expand the hotel’s facilities in conjunction with the Swinton Estate which surrounds the hotel and is also owned by the Cunliffe-Lister family.

“Swinton Park offers an excellent challenge in terms of potential expansion, and is also a really excellent hotel which I am proud to be part of “ commented Peter Llewellyn, “I am looking forward to celebrating the hotel’s 10 year anniversary next year, and to all that is planned for Swinton Park’s future.”

Peter is replacing Andrew McPherson, who has been at the hotel for over five years and is moving to the Lake District.


Peter Llewellyn, the new General Manager at Swinton Park


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Notes for the Editor :

  1. Swinton Park is a 30 bedroom luxury hotel with 4 Red Stars and 3 Rosettes for quality of food. It is the ancestral seat of the Earl of Swinton and is owned by the Cunliffe-Lister family, who opened it as a hotel in 2001.
  2. The hotel has a cookery school, with day, evening and residential courses running all year. The residential courses are run by the TV Celebrity chef, Rosemary Shrager.
  3. The gardens, including the four acre walled garden, have been extensively restored in recent years. The walled garden now grows over 60 varieties of seasonal herbs, fruit and produce. The hotel is committed to keeping food miles to an absolute minimum, with the majority of all other produce sourced by the hotel coming from the surrounding 20,000 acre estate and Yorkshire countryside.
  4. The hotel has a carbon neutral woodchip boiler, eco-laundry and many other environmental measures in place – winning awards for its green policies.