One of Birmingham's most well-known hotels has appointed a new general manager.

Barry Sherwin has taken over the reins at Hotel du Vin in Church Street, replacing long-serving manager Tony Elvin who has left to run Touchwood shopping centre in Solihull.

Mr Sherwin has 25 years of management experience in the hospitality industry, including stints running operations for restaurant brand Gusto and as managing director of hospitality management consultancy Thomas Crown Affairs.

He said: "I am looking forward to taking the baton from my good friend Tony Elvin who has done a fantastic job over the last five and a half years.

"I'll bring my experience of fast, quality guest service from Gusto and further enhance the great experience at Hotel du Vin.

"It's always been my favourite bar and restaurant in town, now I'm looking to speed up the service to those who want it."