After Dinner Speeches

with Neil Hanson

The Storyteller Supreme

Neil Hanson’s talk Inn & Out at the Top” is a laugh-a-minute tour of the quirks and foibles, highs and lows of his time running Britains highest inn back in the 1970s and 1980s. Neil’s account of grappling with tight-fisted farmers, eccentric characters, bizarre local customs, naturist weekends, lates and lock-ins”, police raids, rats in the attic, close encounters with magistrates and planners, and the shooting of a famous double-glazing commercial, is suitable for all audiences.

Neil’s other regular talk  “The Ghostwriter” gives a privileged glimpse into the ups and downs of the hidden world of ghostwriting and the lives of some of his many clients. It is revelatory, insightful and very, very funny.

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Based: Yorkshire but willing to travel anywhere, home or abroad.


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Praise for Neil Hanson’s Speeches

‘We’ve had such positive feedback. My husband laughed so much he was nearly crying!‘
- Sandy Rysiok, Society of Municipal Treasurers

‘A brilliant talk, the best we’ve ever had.’
- Leeds U3A

‘The best - and the best-received - of all the 100 events we’ve put on here.’
- Ed Tracy, Executive Director, The Pritzker Library, Chicago

‘I’ve had nothing but positive responses, you really hit the right note.’
- Commander Andrew Coles, HMS Drake, Plymouth

‘Best Speaker’ (vote by audiences)
- Brisbane Festival

‘Very amusing and entertaining. I’ve had some wonderful feedback.’
- Potters Bar U3A

‘Superb, amusing and insightful.’
- Yorkshire Countrywomen’s Association

‘Wonderfully entertaining - will be live at the Apollo next!’
- Audience member, Knaresborough

‘Fantastic, a tremendous evening.’
- Amanda Lydon, New York City

    • ‘Excellent, really enjoyable and entertaining.’
      - Lucy Moody, Head of Advertising, Everest Ltd

      'Great talk, we enjoyed it very much.'
      - British Association of Construction Heads

      ‘Thank you so much - your talk was brilliant.’
      - Curator, Museum of London

      ‘A wonderful speaker. Your humour, wit and entertaining ability kept a very diverse audience entranced.’
      - Janet Munro, Soroptimist International

      'Very eloquent and very amusing talk. Everyone has said how much they enjoyed it.'
      - Bramhope WI

      ‘We’ve had some excellent speakers over the years, but you were the very best we’ve ever had.’
      - Maurice Taylor, Rossett and Wakeman Lectures

      ‘Such confidence and humour and such a variety of experiences has given you great entertainment skills.’
      - Kirkburton Probus Club

      ‘The feedback has been tremendous.’
      - Off The Shelf, Sheffield

      ‘A wonderful speech.’
      - Audience member, New Orleans

      ‘Such an entertaining talk. It was polished, professional and greatly appreciated by the audience who were totally involved and thoroughly enjoyed themselves.’
      - Swanland U3A

      ‘A wonderful event. It went down fantastically well.’
      - Rachel Feldberg, Director, Ilkley Festival

      ‘An outstanding speaker – warm, funny, humane.’
      - Stephen Brown, Chairman, Yorkshire Post Literary Luncheons

      ‘The audience loved it, as did we.’
      - Wendy Kent, Director, Knaresborough Festival

How To Book

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Neil Hanson