New management at the Lowestoft Hog family hotel

4:50 p.m. 15 November 2021

A family-run boutique hotel has welcomed new management determined to take the business to the next level.

John and Agata Swidowska and their young family moved from Dorset to run the Hog Hotel in Pakefield.

They come from the hospitality industry, having a number of Red Carnation properties including luxury hotels in the Channel Islands and some time at Claridge’s.

Terry with his other staff who will be working in the kitchen at the Hog Hotel.
– Credit: The Hog Hotel

They are joined by local boy and executive chef Terry Balme, who has been at the Hog Hotel since October, after four years at Honingham Buck in Norfolk.

Hotel supervisor Josh Flegg also joins the hotel, having previously worked at the Fritton Lake Private Club.

For the owners, Mr. and Mrs. Swidowska, they are excited about what Christmas and beyond in 2022 has in store for them.

They said: “We are delighted to join the great team at The Hog Hotel.

“After many years of hospitality experience in four and five star hotels across the country, our goal is to ensure we continue to be the premier hotel in Lowestoft and the surrounding area while strengthening our offering to the local community.

“Our intention is to provide excellent hospitality and a home from home to our guests, so that they have the best experience while staying, dining or visiting the Hog Hotel.

“We are delighted to have moved to the beautiful Suffolk coast, it is an incredible part of the country and we look forward to exploring it.

“The support and welcome from regular hotel guests has been truly overwhelming and with Terry we have big plans for next year including a regular and fabulous afternoon tea starting in February and a summer barbecue program, as well as improved lunch and bar offerings. . “

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The Hog Hotel in Pakefield.
– Credit: The Hog Hotel

After a busy summer, the hotel is now focused on preparing the squad for a busy 2022 season.

They aim for various accreditations including 4 star AA status; 2 AA Rosette for food and service, and recognition of quality and tourism, to sit alongside the Best of the Best rating on Trip Advisor, which would be a first for Lowestoft.

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