Michael and Jean Webb bought The George Hotel in Bird Street, Lichfield and set about refurbishing every bedroom and bathroom. Moor Hall was awarded Investors in People status.

8 new rooms were opened to take the total to 82.

August 2001
The Webb family celebrated 40 years of ownership with a 60s disco party in the Charter Suite - tickets were £2.20 (or 2 guineas in old money!)

March 2002
Moor Hall was awarded 4 AA stars.

Moor Hall became the first UK hotel to achieve Premier status in the Best Western marketing consortium.

April 2003
The new Leisure Centre, as it is now, was completed. The work involved building over the flat roof of the pool and gym to accommodate the new first floor gymnasium, spa, beauty rooms and aerobics area. The Leisure Centre was officially opened on 11th July by Graham Taylor, ex England and Aston Villa football manager, who also presided over the official opening ceremony of the original pool in 1991.

Moor Hall won the Variety Club award for the Small Business of the Year. Keith Hurley, Maintenance Manager, retired due to ill health after 38 years to Moor Hall - he started work at the hotel in 1966!

2005 saw the unveiling of Sutton Coldfield’s 7th Blue Plaque commemorating Bishop Vesey who was born on the Moor Hall estate in 1452?, and died 1555? Bishop Vesey rebuilt Moor Hall in 1527, and the building was substantially rebuilt in the 18th century, and demolished and rebuilt at the beginning of the 20th century. Vesey secured the Charter from Henry VIII in 1528, which turned Sutton Coldfield to a royal town.

October 2006
The loyalty of staff to Moor Hall was demonstrated when Sheila White, aged 80, retired after first joining Moor Hall in 1964 as a silver service waitress.

Michael and Jean Webb bought The Gables Hotel in Falfield, near Bristol.

As part of Moor Hall’s environmental policy and commitment to “green business” we started to list food miles on our Oak Room menu and emphasise the importance of using locally produced food. Moor Hall was awarded silver from the Green Tourism Business Scheme.

March 2007
Gladys Dean, an old friend of the Webb family, celebrated her 100th birthday at Moor Hall.

Click on these thumbnails to take a closer look at some photos and articles from the 2000s.


During the 1960s Moor Hall rocked to the sounds of the swinging sixties every night of the week in the original Charter room.

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The 70s saw the stables converted to an extra 31 bedrooms and the popular Cellar Bar opened.

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Jake's Winer Diner (now the Country Kitchen) and the Tony Ford Fitness Centre opened and 24 Executive rooms were added.

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The Fitness Club moved to the ground floor and was opened by Graham Taylor, the then Manager of the England football team.

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In 2011 we celebrated 50 years of ownership by the Webb family and in 2015 the Oak Room restaurant was awarded 2 prestigious AA Rosettes for fine dining.

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