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. There is an antiques centre next to Minster Pool, in what was an old schoolhouse. Lichfield supermarkets include Waitrose, Tesco, Morrisons and Aldi.   The traditional weekly markets are usually buzzing. The Tourist Information Centre is in the newly situated splendid Public Library at St Mary's in Market Square. There is a venue upstairs for performances and events. 

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 - a unique bar/ cafe selling variety of real ales, Belgian beers, cocktails, coffee and tea. They don't serve food but you can take your own in to dine in relaxed surroundings. They have plates and cutlery etc at the bar. 
  • The Hedgehog, Stafford Road
  • 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