LICHFIELD

 

Lichfield, Staffordshire is an attractive expanding small gem of a city. Easy proximity to many places and well worth a visit. Lichfield was a Mediaeval city. Amongst its many charms are Minster Pool and Stowe Pool, and Beacon Park. The city has a good range of independent shops, along with Debenhams, Boots, Marks & Spencer Food Hall. Lichfield supermarkets include Waitrose, Tesco, Morrisons and Aldi.   The traditional weekly markets are usually buzzing. 

Where to Eat & Drink in Lichfield:

There are many excellent places to eat in Lichfield. Weather permitting one can eat outside at many cafes and bistros.  

Cafes/ Bistro:

  • Ask Italian,  Bird Street
  • The Lounge, corner of Bird Street with Market Street
  • Caffe Nero, The Cloisters Bird Street
  • Tudor Tea Rooms, Bore Street (Historic tea and coffee shop built in 1510)
  •  Damn Fine Cafe, Bird Street
  •  Devo-Tea
  •  Numerous good cafes in Dam Street
  • Cafes in Beacon Park

Pubs/ Restaurants

  • Brewhouse & Kitchen, Bird Street
  • Faro, Market Street
  •  The Whippet Inn, Tamworth Street
  • Ego, mediterranean restaurant overlooking Minster Pool
  • Poms Kitchen and Deli
  • Beerbohm
  • The Hedgehog, Stafford Road
  • The Malt Bar, Wade Street
  • The Barn, Walsall Road
  • The Horse and Jockey, Sandford Street (Winner of Staffordshire's best pub 2017)
  • Le Reve, Bird Street
  • Eastern Eye, Bird Street
  • Ruby (Chinese restaurant)
  • Margheri (pizzas) Tamworth Street
  • Netherstowe House (excellent afternoon teas)
  • Qmin (Asian fusion restaurant) Bird Street 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Places to Visit in or near Lichfield:

  • Darwin House, home of Erasmus Darwin (grandfather of Charles Darwin)
  • Lichfield Cathedral
  • Lichfield Heritage Centre
  • Samuel Johnson House, Market Square - Birthplace museum. Good second hand bookshop.
  • Lichfield Farmer's Market on the historic Market Square. First Thursday of every month. 9am to 3pm. Local fresh produce and crafts, seasonal specialities and attractions.
  • General Market on Market Square Tuesday, Friday & Saturdays 9am to 4pm
  • Barton Marina  
  • Chasewater
  • Chasewater vintage Steam Railway  
  • Cannock Chase
  • Middleton Lakes RSPB

 

Suggestions of what to do/ Special Events:

  • Garrick Theatre - see website for programmes
  • The Lichfield Festival - usually held in June/ July for 1 week
  • Lichfield Arts - folk, root, jazz & blues events
  • In July there is often a special themed weekend all around the Cathedral area - sometimes a Mediaeval Fayre 
  • Fuse Festival in Beacon Park - live music free event
  • Proms in the Park - free event in Beacon Park usually held early September
  • Regular talks and presentations RSPB & Staffordshire Wildlife Trust, The Scientific & Engineering Society
  • Lichfield Literature Festival
  • Annual Erasmus Darwin Memorial Lecture