HISTORIC: Walworth Castle Hotel general manager Michael Robinson in medieval garb – the hotel is to host a period banquet
HISTORIC: Walworth Castle Hotel general manager Michael Robinson in medieval garb – the hotel is to host a period banquet

A MEDIEVAL banquet complete with minstrels and period costumes is to be launched at a hotel in a nod to its ancient past.

Walworth Castle Hotel dates back to 1189 and its staff have organised a four-course feast with entertainment from acting troupe “Trouvere”.

Rachel and Chris Swain have owned the grade-I listed castle on the fringes of Teesdale since 2000.

If the banquet on April 20 is a success, the pair want to make it a regular event in the calendar.

Mrs Swain said: “We want the evening to be as authentic as possible and there will also be the opportunity to explore the dungeon while enjoying a glass of ale or mead.”

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The evening will see Trouvere pair Paul Leigh and Gill Page, from Richmond, set the tone with medieval music.

Storytelling, dancing and games will also cap off the evening.

The event starts at 7pm and a free glass of mead is on offer from those attending in fancy dress.

Tickets cost £35 – for more information go to www.

bw-walworthcastle.co.uk.