Diglis House Hotel

Feb 10 2022 Business Insights

We asked Barry, Deputy Manager of the Diglis Hotel, to tell us a little bit about his day in this iconic, riverside hotel …..


Hi there! How early is your first cuppa?

This varies as I have three children under the age of seven, but whenever it is, a cup of builder’s tea is always my preferred choice.

(Header Image By Mark Little Photography)

Tell us a bit about the Hotel

The Diglis Hotel is a privately owned and operated Grade II listed hotel. It is close to Worcester Cathedral, right on the banks of the river Severn. It is the only waterside hotel in the city centre and has been an iconic meeting place for tourists and locals for many years. Based in the heart of Worcester, the hotel has 29 rooms and brings together both history and modern in a charming and tasteful way.

It has lovely antique accents throughout its plethora of public areas, offering comfort and individuality alongside the convenience of easy access to all Worcester City has to offer. Our location is ideal as we are within walking distance of Worcester’s famous history, heritage and arts as well as its shops, attractions and bars.


How do you recharge during the morning?

I love just taking a moment to watch the river – you can’t help but recharge. Hearing the swans take off and land is awesome and I am told there’s an otter too, but I haven’t spotted him yet.


What’s your favourite lunchtime snack?

I don’t tend to stop for lunch. However the kitchen brigade is always busy trying new ideas – so I tend to just graze away as they create new dishes.


What’s your average afternoon routine?

The afternoon is a great time, usually the busiest part of the day. I am very sociable so really enjoy being with the team as we work hard to ensure all of our customers are happy and having a great time.


How do you chillax at the end of the day?

I have two ways, depending on the time. If it’s early I have the joy of being with my children watching CoComelon, playing unicorns or being told how great Sir Lewis Hamilton is! If it’s later, then I chill out with a glass of pinot grigio with my wife.


What’s your favourite part of what you do?

I am very lucky to work here – not only due to the beautiful riverside location but also because we have a strong, growing team. I am given a lot of support and am able to work fairly autonomously. So one of my favourite parts of the role is that I am able to just get on and do it – it’s all good!

Image By Phil Harrison