Hilton Park, a home
Hilton Park is also a family home. Whether you are a family group celebrating an anniversary or birthday, a group of friends making up a country house party or visitors from overseas touring Ireland, our aim is the same; to make you all feel welcome here and to show you true Irish hospitality. To this end, a member of the family is invariably on hand to greet guests and to help you get the most from your stay with us.
The 9th and next generation, Fred and Joanna returned four years ago from London to manage Hilton. Fred trained as a chef in London under Rowley Leigh at Kensington Place and cooked at the Carpenters’ Arms in Chiswick. They now have four children, sons Danny and Otis and twin daughters, Juliet and Albertine.
Johnny and Lucy Madden are still on the estate, and now live in the Orchard. They lend their experience and love of hospitality which led them to take guests for more than 25 years. Lucy has been responsible for the reputation we have gained for food; she still grows the vegetables and salads, fruits and flowers, which grace the tables. In her spare time she continues as a food writer.
Johnny will invariably be on hand should you need advice about wines or wish to know some tales of Hilton’s history. His particular interest lies in the farm, the woodlands and the wildlife as well as having a fund of knowledge about the history of house and family.