Ingo takes the helm at The Swan

Ingo Wiangke, general manager of The Swan in Lavenham with
Ingo Wiangke, general manager of The Swan in Lavenham with
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A PICTURESQUE hotel in the Suffolk countryside is looking to the future after appointing a new manager.

The Swan in Lavenham has installed Ingo Wiangke as its new general manager. Mr Wiangke was formerly the manager of the Michelin-starred Lords of the Manor in Gloucestershire.

He said he was looking forward to the challenge of ‘re-positioning’ The Swan as one of the country’s finest hotels.

“The Swan already has a great pedigree and, based on this, we have started a journey to guide this beautiful, historic property back to its former glory and create an outstanding food and leisure destination, situated in an idyllic rural setting,” he said.

Grahame Tinnion, managing director of Thorpeness & Aldeburgh Hotels, who The Swan, said: “We are delighted to have Ingo on board with us.

“He brings with him an enormous wealth of experience, based on the considerable number of years he has worked in the hotel industry, as well as passion and drive and great enthusiasm.”

The 15th century hotel has also just appointed Justin Kett as the new head chef.