Press about Diccon Wright, The Globe & Swan Collective Restaurants
Reopening of the Carvery in Spain: Press Release, Aug 2016
London Loves Business – Aug 2014
How to safeguard London’s future as a global hospitality and leisure destination – “Swan Collection director Diccon Wright said that while rents and rates were far from ideal, they’d had success in purchasing premises. “We found that buying property in emerging areas has been much more successful than driving bottom line profits. But this is a five or even 10-year game-plan.””
EP Magazine – April 2010
Jennifer Miller met with new recruit Mark and Diccon Wright, co founder and owner of the Swan at West Malling and the Swan at the Globe, to find out more about the business and their plans for the future.
In a move to bring its customers one step closer to the preparation and cooking of the seasonal and regional menu at the Michelin-listed brasserie The Swan, in West Malling, owners Peter Cornwell and Diccon Wright have created a giant theatre window at the restaurant.
No Fools at The Swan – March 2008
Michelin-listed West Malling brasserie The Swan celebrates its eighth birthday on April Fools Day on the back of a sustained period of growth for the converted 15th century coaching inn.
Sandwich & Snack news on sandwich.org.uk – September 2007
“When I get inside this magnificent open air theatre I fill up with guilt. Built fifteen years ago half a mile from the original theatre, this impressive building houses not only the theatre, the Globe exhibition, its own outdoor piazza, a café, a bar and a restaurant and event facilities but also ‘Under the Globe’, a subterranean conference facility with its very own Narnia-style giant tree. The catering has now been taken on by the successful team of Diccon Wright and Peter Cornwall, owners of The Swan Brasserie at West Malling.”
The Caterer: Best Bib and tucker – February 2002
Not only is the pub, owned by Diccon Wright and Peter Cornwall’s company, Fishbone, busy at both lunch and dinner, but it has just been recognised with a Bib Gourmand by Michelin in its 2002 Great Britain & Ireland Red Guide. “We are really chuffed,” says Marsaud, who has been at the Swan since Wright and Cornwall took over and refurbished the pub in April 2000. “It’s been a great boost to staff.”
Evening Standard: Drinking – Country Pubs – November 2000
This grand, imposing building was built in the 16th century as a coaching inn. It fell on hard times back in the Nineties; Bass didn’t know what to do with it, so they sold it to a partnership team of Diccon Wright and Peter Cornwell. They have transformed the pub, and its fortunes, into a very sleek operation over two floors which includes bars and a restaurant area.