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Welcome Lichfield District is nestled in the beautiful county of Staffordshire, just a short drive from England’s second city - Birmingham. With a bustling cosmopolitan city, and stunning countryside, it’s a fantastic destination for a day out, city break or longer stay. With a history spanning back to Anglo Saxon times, featuring tales of saints, gospels, playwrights, dictionaries and poets, Lichfield is a history lover’s delight.

Contents Ten facts about Lichfield Our hidden treasures .



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Whether you’re after excitement and adventure, or a calm contemplative break, you’ve picked the right destination. From seeing Lichfield Cathedral’s treasures through to the breathtaking National Memorial Arboretum and the thrills and spills of Drayton Manor Theme Park, there’s so much to see and do. Plan your trip at and


The Staffordshire Hoard – a short history

In the summer of 2009, a farmer's field in Hammerwich Parish, just outside Lichfield City, caught the world's attention. An amateur metal detectorist had discovered the world's largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold. As archaeologists excavated piece after precious piece, they realised that the Staffordshire Hoard would transform our understanding of Anglo-Saxon history and culture. Comprising of more than 3,500 objects and fragments, the hoard contains stunning examples of Anglo-Saxon craftsmanship - golden and jewelled decorations from battle weaponry and exquisite religious artefacts.


Now world famous, the Staffordshire Hoard is much more than a collection of Anglo-Saxon war booty. It’s the legacy of craftsmen whose artistry fashioned precious metals and gemstones into incredibly detailed sword hilt fittings, helmet parts and other items. It’s also the story of kings, religious men and their warriors, who carried these pieces into battle, who fell, and were later stripped of their finery.

Visit the Staffordshire Hoard Mercian Trail in 2012 To celebrate the region's proud Anglo Saxon history, permanent displays of the Staffordshire Hoard are planned across the region, as part of the Staffordshire Hoard Mercian Trail from as early as 2012:

Visit Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery: The exhibition charts the history of AngloSaxon Britain, and includes Staffordshire Hoard items and interactive displays. Find out more at

Lichfield Cathedral: The cathedral is the burial place of St Chad, the Anglo-Saxon missionary and is the only medieval cathedral in the country with three spires. In 2010,

Visit the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery: Around 80 artefacts from the Staffordshire Hoard are on permanent display. A new feature display is planned to coincide with the Olympics.

Lichfield Cathedral unveiled a new display in the Chapter House of the St Chad Gospels and the Lichfield Angel. Dating from around 730AD, the St Chad Gospels are older than the famous Book of Kells. The Lichfield Angel is an 8th century sculpted panel of the Archangel Gabriel that was discovered under the nave of the cathedral in 2003. To compliment these exquisite Anglo-Saxon treasures, a small display of Staffordshire Hoard items and replicas is planned for as early as 2012. Keep up to date at or call the cathedral on 01543 306100.

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Our calendar of events With music, drama, dance, lectures, festivals, evensong and exhibitions, we like to think you are never more than a day away from a top event when you visit Lichfield. Spring kicks off with pancake races and a chance to see the stunning Bluebell Woods of Yoxall Lodge. Summer highlights include the nationally acclaimed Lichfield Festival and our spectacular Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park. Autumn goes off with a bang with fireworks at Drayton Manor Theme Park, and the festive season gets started with the city’s Christmas lights switch on.


To keep up to date on all our events, pick up the latest copy of What’s On guide from our Tourist Information Centre. Here’s some events for your diary: The Lichfield Festival takes place for two weeks in July and is an event not to be missed. A statue of the captain of the doomed Titanic stands in Beacon Park. We’ll be holding a series of events to mark the one-hundredth year of the sinking of the Titanic in 2012. The London 2012 Olympic Torch will be passing through Lichfield on Saturday 30 June.


What’s On

What’s On Tuesday 21 February 2012

Shrovetide Fair and Pancake Races Lichfield City Council 53 Wade Street, Lichfield Staffordshire WS13 6HL

t: 01543 309854 f: 01543 258441 e:

Outside Guildhall, Bore Street and Market Square, Lichfield.



t: 01543 250944 e:

FREE for spectators.

Pancake races followed by civic procession and the opening of the Shrovetide Fair.

Saturday 31 March 2012

Cathedral, Lichfield.

For tickets please call 01543 490194

Singers including score £10 Audience £7

Lichfield City Council 53 Wade Street, Lichfield Staffordshire WS13 6HL

Venue: Lichfield Time: 7.30pm Admission:

Cathedral, Lichfield.


£17.50, £15, £12.50, £10, £7.50 Special deals for under 19s

Guildhall, Bore Street, Lichfield.

Ancient manorial court now held in a light-hearted manner.

On site parking for disabled badge holders only.


Monday 23 April 2012

St George’s Court

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For tickets please call 01543 490194

Venue: Lichfield Time: 7.30pm Admission:

On site parking for disabled badge holders only.

Lichfield Cathedral Chorus

Spring Concert Bernstein : Chichester Psalms Janáček : Otčenáš Kodály : Missa Brevis

‘Come and sing the Messiah’ Rehearsal 1.30pm - 4pm From 12 noon


Saturday 21 April 2012

Lichfield Cathedral Chorus

t: 01543 309854 f: 01543 258441 e: Time: 12 noon Admission: FREE,

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Curborough Sprint Course Open Day

Sunday 15 April 2012

Gerry Arthur, 39 Giles Road Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 7JY

t: 01543 264280


Curborough Sprint Course, Fradley, nr Lichfield, Staffordshire.

session includes on track instruction with an experienced competitor.

It is full speed ahead at this free introduction to the motor sport of speed sprinting. An all you need to know

Time: From 10am onwards. Admission: FREE Tickets: Available on the day

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The Bluebell Woods of Yoxall Lodge Yoxall Lodge, Scotch Hills Newchurch, Burton upon Trent Staffordshire DE13 8RL

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What could be more delightful than an English woodlands in Spring?

14 April-13 May 2012 from 10.30am-6pm Adults£4, children(5-16 years) £1, under 5s FREE. Directions: Follow AA signs from A515 at Newchurch, and from A38 at Barton-under-Needwood. Facilities: Homemade cakes and cream teas. Picnic sites, toilets and free parking. No dogs.

Meander through the carpets of native bluebells that flourish in the beautiful old woodlands at Yoxall Lodge, once part of the ancient Needwood Forest. Six stunning walks to suit everyone in some of Staffordshire’s finest unspoilt countryside.


Saturday 14 April - Sunday 13 May 2012




What’s On

What’s On Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 May 2012

Jill Taylor

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Market Square and Lichfield Cathedral



Spectacular FREE community event. 27 plays - 700 actors - 11 hours of entertainment. Including theatre, art, music, poetry and Shepherd’s Crook Puppet Theatre. Something for everyone.

Lichfield Market Square 11.30am - 6pm (approx. end time) Lichfield Cathedral 1pm - 10pm Admission:



King Edward VI Leisure Centre, King Edward School, Bader Hall & Gym

t: Booking Secretary 01543 424292 f: 01543 579562

A weekend of music, song and dance displays throughout the city. Dance and music workshops, display teams come along and join in the fun.

Admission: Season

Shakespeare in the Park Lichfield Greenhill Bower Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

Saturday 2 - Monday 4 June 2012

Mr Michael Mullarkey

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Guildhall, street procession and Beacon Park, Lichfield. Pat Collins Fun Fair throughout the city and street market.

is crowned at 12 noon, outside the Guildhall, by the Mayor of Lichfield. This is then followed by a traditional street carnival which originates from the 12th century, and consists of floats and is led by Green Man’s Morris and Sword Club with guests.


On Saturday 2 June a Fairground Model Show will be held in Lichfield Guildhall in the Guildroom. Approx. 25 exhibits of miniature fairground rides. Free admission. 10am - 4pm contact Jason Wright 01543 301373, email

Lichfield City Council, 53 Wade Street, Lichfield Staffordshire WS13 6HL Venue:

Guildhall, Bore Street, Lichfield.

Humourous assembly of men at arms, traditional start of Bower celebrations.

Lynn Baker

t: 01543 254808 e:

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Venue: Maple Hayes Hall, Abnalls Lane, Lichfield WS13 8BL

Admission: £12 Advance booking:

Via website or Lichfield Garrick office 01543 412121


The Lichfield Festival

Monday 4 June 2012

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The 31st Lichfield Festival centres around Lichfield Cathedral, but will take in venues elsewhere in the city and beyond. It runs from 5 to 15 July. The full festival programme will be

announced in April. To receive a brochure, call 01543 306270 or request one on the website


Lichfield Cathedral Close A vibrant spread of stalls, food and drink with live performances. 10am - 4.30pm, with official opening at 10.30am. Contact 01543 306270.

Lichfield Cathedral Twenty lunchtime, evening and late-night concerts.

Plus visual arts exhibitions, music in country churches and education projects. FREE COMMUNITY EVENT

but seating space is

Thursday 5 to Sunday 15 July 2012

Festival Office, 7 The Close Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 7LD

Lichfield Garrick A rich programme of music, drama, dance and spoken word.

t: 01543 309854 f: 01543 258441 e: Time: 10.30am Admission: FREE,

Wednesday 20 - Saturday 23 June 2012

Time: 20 to 23 June 7.45pm, 23 June 2pm.

Come and join us for a fun packed day in Beacon Park with lots of entertainment, BRMB Roadshow, large fun fair, trade and charity stalls for a truly family day out.

Court of Arraye

tickets and Saturday tickets available in advance. Tickets also available on the door. Prices on application. FREE street events.

Outdoor production of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. Audience seating on straw bales. Proceeds to charity.

Credit - Robert Yardley

On Monday 4 June, after the Court of Arraye, Lichfield Mercury Bower Queen

Friday 15 - Sunday 17 June 2012

Lichfield Folk Festival

Credit - Anthony Motton 2010

Lichfield Mysteries

Later in the year... Lichfield Literature Top authors and general discussions about all things bookish, centres on the Best Western George Hotel, October 2012.

Festival Market Saturday 7 July

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What’s On

What’s On Saturday 11 August 2012

Canwell Show Mrs M Hawkins, Spion Kop Coppice Lane, Middleton, Tamworth, Staffordshire B78 2BT

t: 0121 323 4057 f: 0121 323 4058 e:

Venue: The Showground, London Road, Canwell, Sutton Coldfield.

Times: 8am-6pm Admission: TBA

Agricultural, horticultural and horse show. Excellent value for money for all of the family.

For tickets please contact Mrs M Hawkins on 0121 323 4057 FREE on site parking available. 6

Saturday 25 August - Saturday 1 September 2012

Alrewas Arts Festival Paula Dumolo Alrewas Village Venue:


An eight-day free village arts festival featuring exhibitions, workshops, events and performances including drama, dance, film, poetry, storytelling and music, plus community art activities and an Arts Café. The festival starts with a street craft market and finishes with a

t: 01283 790054 e: twilight lantern parade and open air concert on Walkfield. Time: All day, every day. See website.


Saturday 1 September 2012

Whittington Country & Craft Fair t: 01543 450181 e:

Now in its 9th year - a celebration of the countryside for all the family. There will be falconry, trampoline display, the Quack Pack, dog agility, craft stalls, funfair, classic vehicles, licensed bar,

Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park

food and much more. Why not bring your dog and enter the dog show? Organised by Whittington & Fisherwick Parish Council. Time:


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Saturday 1 September 2012

Lichfield District Council Frog Lane, Lichfield Staffordshire WS13 6YY

t: 01543 308866

Join us for our 14th proms event in the park. Held in Beacon Park and organised by Lichfield District Council, this event is sponsored by local companies and organisations and so it’s FREE to all. An evening of classical and popular

music. Everyone is invited to come and bring picnics, chairs, flags etc to enjoy an evening of music with a grand finale of Land of Hope and Glory ending in a firework display. Refreshments available. Small charge for parking.



Image courtesy of Lichfield Post

Bit End Field, Vicarage Lane, Whittington WS14 9LQ




What’s On

What’s On Lichfield City Council 53 Wade Street, Lichfield Staffordshire WS13 6HL

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Outside Guildhall, Bore Street and boundary of Lichfield City centre.

10.30am Sheriff’s Lead Party outside Guildhall (main ride at South Staffordshire College Campus).

Near Tamworth Staffordshire B78 3TW Venue:


Traditional circuit of the bounds of the city on horseback. Time:

Starts 10am assembly in Guildhall,

Lichfield City Council 53 Wade Street, Lichfield Staffordshire WS13 6HL Venue:

Market Square.

Lichfield Civic ceremony around the Johnson statue in the Market Square, includes live performance by local school musicians and choristers.

Saturday 22 September 2012

t: 01543 309854 f: 01543 258441 e: Time: 12 noon. Admission: FREE

t: 0844 472 1960 e: For more information, see our website or call our 24-hour information line. Save money with advance tickets by booking online or calling the ticket hotline on 0844 472 1950.


Thursday 22 November 2012

Christmas lights switch on

for spectators.

Lichfield City Council 53 Wade Street, Lichfield Staffordshire WS13 6HL

t: 01543 309852 f: 01543 258441 e:

Venue: Market Square, Lichfield City centre.

Christmas lights at 7pm, followed by the arrival of Santa.

Time: Starts 6.40pm with traditional carol singing and switching on of the




Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 September 2012

Lichfield Heritage Weekend Lichfield City Centre and heritage attractions

t: 01543 412112

The much loved Heritage Weekend is returning with a bang! Events and activities include free entry to all local heritage attractions, crafts, face painting, children’s quizzes and tours. Full programme available August 2012.


Autumn Woods at Yoxall Lodge

Drayton Manor Theme Park.

A weekend of spectacular firework and laser displays will bring Drayton Manor Theme Park’s 2012 season to a close. The displays will be accompanied by music and will set the night sky alight with all the colours of the rainbow. Time: Displays start at 7pm with the last admission into the park at 6pm. Many park rides will be open until 9pm.

Admission: FREE for spectators. All riders must register in advance with Lichfield City Council.

Dr Johnson’s Birthday Celebrations

Saturday 3 & Sunday 4 November 2012

Drayton Manor Fireworks

Robert Yardley

Saturday 8 September 2012

The Sheriff’s Ride

FREE but there may be a small charge for tours.

Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sundays 4 to 28 October 2012

Yoxall Lodge, Scotch Hills Newchurch, Burton upon Trent Staffordshire DE13 8RL

t: 01283 575237 m: 07891 930483

The ancient woodlands at Yoxall Lodge are set ablaze at this time of year by stunning autumn colours. Enjoy the soft autumnal air as you meander along footpaths, fallen leaves crunching underfoot, and witness the final show of glorious autumn hues before the onset of winter.

Open: Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sundays - 4 to 28 October from 10.30am-5pm Adults £4, Child (5-16 years) £1, Under 5s FREE. Directions: Follow signs from A515 at Newchurch. Facilities: Homemade cakes and soup. Picnic sites, toilets and free parking. No dogs.




What’s On Lichfield Winter Beer & Wine Festival Friday 3 & Saturday 4 February February half term - rediscover Conkers Saturday 11 - Sunday 19 February Shrovetide Fair and Pancake Races Tuesday 21 February British Summertime weekend at Conkers Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 March Lichfield Cathedral Chorus Concert Saturday 31 March Curborough Sprint Course Open Day Sunday 15 April Bluebell Woods of Yoxall Lodge Saturday 14 April - Sunday 13 May Lichfield Cathedral Chorus Concert Saturday 21 April St Georges Court Monday 23 April Lichfield Mysteries Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 May 13

Lichfield Greenhill Bower Diamond Jubilee Celebrations Saturday 2 - Monday 4 June Court of Arraye Monday 4 June Diamond Jubilee Celebration at Conkers Saturday 2 - Sunday 10 June Lichfield Real Ale, Jazz and Blues Festival Thursday 7 - Sunday 10 June Lichfield Folk Festival Friday 15 - Sunday 17 June Shakespeare in the Park Wednesday 20 - Saturday 23 June The Vintage Years Festival - The National Brewery Centre Saturday 30 June - Sunday 1 July


Events at a glance Lichfield Festival Thursday 5 to Sunday 15 July

Fuse - Community Arts Festival Friday 6 - Sunday 8 July Canwell Show Saturday 11 August August Bank Holiday weekend at Conkers Saturday 27 & Monday 27 August Alrewas Arts Festival Saturday 25 August - Saturday 1 September Whittington County & Craft Fair Saturday 1 September Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park Saturday 1 September Sheriffs Ride Saturday 8 September Second Annual Beer Festival - The National Brewery Centre Friday 21 - Saturday 22 September Dr Johnson’s Birthday celebrations Saturday 22 September Lichfield Heritage Weekend Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 September Autumn Woods at Yoxall Lodge 4 to 28 October, Thursdays, Fridays & weekends Halloween party at Conkers Wednesday 31 October Drayton Manor Park Fireworks Saturday 3 & Sunday 4 November Lichfield Christmas Lights Switch On Thursday 22 November Victorian Christmas Fair - The National Brewery Centre Saturday 24 June - Sunday 25 November Lichfield Christmas Festival Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 December



Our heritage, culture and tours Bursting at the seams history and culture, Lichfield’s the perfect place to take in a show, visit a site, and to see history in motion with a walking tour. Lichfield boasts an eclectic mix of heritage venues. From Erasmus Darwin House to The Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum, the city has plenty to discover. To see an exhibition of 2,000 years of Lichfield’s rich and varied history, step into Lichfield Heritage Centre in St Mary’s Church. For a walker’s perspective, pick up a copy of our Heritage Trail from our Tourist Information Centre. To see our line-up of guided tours, turn to page 25. No visit is complete without a trip to Lichfield Cathedral. The stunning medieval three-spired cathedral is one of the oldest places of Christian worship in Britain. It is the burial place of the Anglo-Saxon missionary, St Chad and home to the Anglo-Saxon treasures - the St Chad Gospels and the Lichfield Angel, which are on display in the Chapter House.


Water is an important feature of the city, with a series of pools linking our historic parks. Visit Stowe Pool, with its stunning views across to Lichfield Cathedral and St Chad’s Church. Stop off at Minster Pool, where you could hear someone discussing current affairs at Lichfield Speakers’ Corner. Take a moment of quiet contemplation in the Garden of Remembrance and discover Beacon Park, with its formal gardens and historic features. The Lichfield Garrick is the cultural centre of the city. Boasting a main auditorium and a studio theatre, it has a varied programme that is sure to keep you entertained. For a moving experience, visit the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas. Set in 150 acres of wooded parkland, it features the Armed Forces Memorial, which is a nationally significant focus for remembrance. It is not to be missed, along with more than 150 memorials and at least 50,000 trees.


Our heritage, culture and tours Chasewater Railway - The Colliery Line

Our heritage, culture and tours



Lichfield Cathedral

Brownhills West Station Chasewater Country Park Brownhills, Staffordshire WS8 7NL

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The Close, Lichfield Staffordshire WS13 7LD

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The volunteer - run Chasewater Railway operates vintage steam and diesel trains in Chasewater Country Park. Accredited Museum narrow gauge miner’s railway. Model railway, tea room and gift shops. Special events and gala’s throughout the year. The Sidings tea room serve breakfasts, hot meals and Sunday carvery see page 30 for details. Check our website for timetable information.

Open: Sundays & bank holidays from 5 February 2012. Also Saturdays Easter - October and Tuesdays & Thursdays during school holidays. The Sidings is open Tuesday Sunday.

The medieval cathedral with three spires set in the heart of an historic city. When you visit Lichfield Cathedral, you will receive a warm welcome and a free ‘Pilgrim Guide’. Free guides are also available for children - ‘The Rainbow Guide,’ and for young people -’Blood, Bones and Battles: a grisly guide to Lichfield Cathedral’. Lichfield Cathedral is also home to priceless Anglo Saxon artefacts - the St Chad Gospels and the Lichfield Angel. Guided tours are available by request. The worship of God has taken place in Lichfield Cathedral for more than 1300 years. The services of Morning and Evening Prayer take place daily, visitors are warmly invited to attend.

Monday to Friday

Tickets valid all day. Parties, groups, meetings and coaches welcome by appointment see website.

Admission: Adult £3.95, Child £2.95, Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 children) £9.95. Small extra charge for Narrow Gauge Railway (per trip) Adult £1 & child 50p.

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Erasmus Darwin House


Beacon Street, Lichfield Staffordshire WS13 7AD

t: 01543 306260 e:

Georgian home of Erasmus Darwin, grandfather of Charles Darwin and leading doctor, scientist, botanist, inventor and poet of the 18th century. Located in the idyllic surroundings of the cathedral close.

Period furnishings, interactive displays, 18th century herb garden, children’s activities. Please call to confirm opening times. Closed Christmas. Admission: Adult £3, Concessions £2, Child £1, Family £6.

7.30am - Morning Prayer and Eucharist 9.30am - Eucharist 5.30pm - Choral Evensong* *During school holidays there may be a visiting choir singing, otherwise there is Evening Prayer in place of Evensong. Saturday

12 noon - Eucharist 5.30pm - Choral Evensong Sunday

8am - Holy Communion 10.30am - Sung Eucharist 3.30pm - Choral Evensong Open:

Daily 7.30am - 6.15pm Book and gift shop and Chapters Restaurant also open daily. Admission: FREE donations requested Occasionally entrance to the cathedral may be restricted because of services or concerts. We always recommend you call to check before travelling. 1



Lichfield Garrick



Castle Dyke, Lichfield Staffordshire WS13 6HR

Box Office: 01543 412121 f: 01543 412120 e:

The Lichfield Garrick is a thriving theatre in the centre of Lichfield, attracting well over 100,000 people each year. Boasting an auditorium of 523 seats, a 150 seat studio theatre and a wide variety of entertainment to suit all. From comedy to drama, tribute acts to opera and ballet to pantomime. Pick up your free theatre brochure at the Garrick or

visit where you can book your tickets online 24/7, choose where you sit and print your tickets at home. Open: 11am-late (performance days) 11am-6pm (non-performance days) Admission: For ticket details please contact the Box Office.



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The Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum

St Mary’s Centre, Market Square Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 6LG

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Breadmarket Street, Lichfield Staffordshire WS13 6LG

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The Lichfield Story Exhibition details Lichfield’s rich and varied history over 2000 years. FIND US In the Victorian church on the Market Square

•A friendly coffee shop - serving a variety of snacks, meals & beverages. •A gift shop - prices to suit all pockets.

Birthplace of Dr Johnson, the leading literary figure of his day. Follow the story of the young Samuel Johnson from his difficult childhood to national celebrity and Dictionary fame.

1 October to 31 March 2013 11am-3.30pm Last admissions 30 minutes before closing.

SEE •The story is told via colourful and informative story boards, artefacts and two audio visuals. •Admire the superb workmanship of the unique Staffordshire Millennium Embroideries. •Beautiful city, church and regimental silver on display. •View photographs of 19/20th century Lichfield in the Heritage Collection. Photographs can be purchased. PLUS •The Family Trail and for younger children the Mousehole Trail – fun and learning at the same time. •Enjoy magnificent views from the 40m high Spire Viewing Platform - a photographer’s dream. Limited opening, please check before visiting.


Daily Monday to Friday 9.30am-4pm Saturday 9.30am-5pm Sunday 10am-4pm Last admission one hour before closing. The exhibition opens 10am daily. Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. Admission: To the exhibition Adult £2.50, Concessions and Students £2, Child 5-15 yrs £1, Under 5s FREE. Family ticket (2 adults and 2 children) £6. (Prices quoted are correct for 2011 and may be subject to change). Contact: For further information and details of group visits please contact Diane Kenney, Administrator on 01543 256611.

1 April to 30 September 10.30am-4.30pm


Croxall Road, Alrewas Staffordshire DE13 7AR

t: 01283 792333 f: 01283 792034 e:

The National Memorial Arboretum is the UK’s year-round centre of Remembrance; a spiritually uplifting place which honours the fallen, recognises service and sacrifice, and fosters pride in our country. The Arboretum is part of The Royal British Legion family of charities.

The Act of Remembrance, including a Silence, is observed daily in the Millennium Chapel. The Arboretum is home to the striking Armed Forces Memorial.

Closed: 25 and 26 December and 1 January. Admission:


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St John’s Hospital


National Memorial Arboretum

Sited in the heart of the Nation, with 50,000 maturing trees and over 200 memorials, it is a beautiful and lasting tribute to those who serve their country or who have died in conflict.

Daily 2 January 2012 to 31 March 11am-3.30pm


St John Street, Lichfield Staffordshire WS13 6PB

t: 01543 251884 f: 01543 418062 e:

The Hospital, a place of hospitality and now providing sheltered housing for retired people, is one of the finest 15th century brick buildings in the county. The magnificent stained glass window in the ancient chapel, built in 1135, was designed by John Piper, famous for the Baptistry window at Coventry Cathedral. Statue ‘Noah and the Dove’ by Simon Manby (2006).


Holy Eucharist – Sunday 8.30am & 10am Wednesday 9.15am

Chapel open for quiet enjoyment – Sunday 11.30am-5pm Monday to Saturday 9.45am-5pm Admission:



The Staffordshire Regiment Museum

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Open daily (except Christmas Day) 9am-5pm (dusk in winter months). Facilities:

Admission: FREE (donations appreciated).

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The museum tells the story of the soldiers of the Staffordshire Regiment and its predecessors. Exhibits include vehicles, weaponry and memorabilia relating to 300 years of regimental history. Attractions include a full-scale World War l trench system, Anderson shelters and special exhibitions. Archives available for research by appointment.

Open: Monday to Friday 10am-4.30pm all year. Additional opening during the summer (1 April to Remembrance Sunday) at weekends and on Bank Holiday Mondays from 12.30pm-4.30pm. Last entry 30 minutes before closing. Closed: Christmas and New Year period. Admission: Adults £3, Concessions £2, Family (max. 2 adults and 3 children) £6. Special event prices may apply.




Our heritage, culture and tours

Fascinating tours and trails 2012 Lichfield’s compact city centre is great to explore by foot, be your own tour guide or take a Green Badge Guided tour and find out about the city’s hidden past. We offer a wide range of tours through the year which gives children (and adults) thrilling insights into Lichfield’s past. Blood Thirsty Lichfield 3 April, 5 June, 31 July & 14 August A thrilling tour designed especially for children

Heritage Trail - 15 August & 18 August Lichfield has a rich and varied past why not find out more about one of the smallest cathedrals in England.

Pubs, Priests and Prostitutes 5 May, 2 June, 14 July & 25 August Find about the Franciscan Friary founded in 1230 and destroyed on the orders of Henry VIII in 1538

Tavern Tales - 22 August Find out more of the tales of yesteryear and the many changes today

Stroll Around the Gardens of Lichfield 23 May, 14 June & 26 June

Boobies and Blockheads - 8 September See Lichfield through Samuel Johnson’s eyes and more about the city he would have known and loved.

Civil War in Lichfield - 13 June & 11 July


Wall - Letocetum Roman Site and Museum Watling Street, Wall, Nr Lichfield Staffordshire WS14 0AW

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Discover what Roman Britain was like at the remains of this important Roman staging post and settlement, including mansio (Roman inn) and bathhouse. National Trust owned and English Heritage guardianship. Open air site is open at all reasonable times. Museum is open on manned days.

Open: Open air site free access daily. Museum of Roman archaeology manned by volunteers (11am - 4pm) on the last Saturday and Sunday of each month (March to October), on Bank Holiday weekends (Saturday, Sunday and Monday) and every Sunday (15 July - 2 September) Admission: FREE

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Alrewas Village - 15 July & 19 August Take in the canal-side-views and visit the church to ‘look for the mole’ Georgian Gems - 25 July & 28 July In the 18th century Lichfield was a leading intellectual and cultural centre, and prospered from its central location on busy coaching routes. For Lovers of Romance - 29 July A tour for literature lovers with a spark of love and romance. Behind Close Doors - 8 August Who lived in The Close and who lives there now? Find out more interesting facts and tales.


Gruesome and Ghostly Tours Winter tours 10, 11, 25 & 31 January, 8 & 15 February, 6 & 27 March Autumn tours 23 & 31 October, 7, 14, 19, 20 & 28 November 11 December A tour to make your blood curdle and your spine tingle!

To book your place on a tour, call the tourist information team on 01543 412112. If you would like to arrange a private tour, call 01543 308210. We can also arrange tours of the city for people with sight problems, call 01543 308210.

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Our shopping and eating out Experience Lichfield’s charm with its mix of historic and modern architecture, and unique shops. The city offers a mix of specialist and independent stores that sit alongside popular high street names in the Three Spires Shopping Centre. For a unique bargain, head to the historic Market Square to browse its weekly general markets. If you are looking for specialist stalls and fresh local produce, come to the Farmers’ Market on the first Thursday of every month. Craft villages that offer delightful eateries and unique craft and retail outlets include Curborough Craft Village and Barton Marina. After all that shopping, relax and re-charge with a coffee or something more substantial. Lichfield has every kind of restaurant you could hope for - from sleek fine dining to independent bistros and hearty pubs.

For its retro style and tempting treats, try The Spark Café Bar. For something a bit more theatrical, visit the Lichfield Garrick’s Green Room Bar and café, and do a bit of star spotting while you eat. Chapters Restaurant and Coffee Shop offers an elegant space and fresh handmade meals. The city also has a good mix of coffee shops - perfect for a pitstop. In the evening dine in style at Chandlers, with its continental and modern English dishes or head to Ego for a meal with a view. Lichfield is also a haven for world food, including spicy Thai, hot Indian restaurants, Italian cuisine, Chinese delicacies and more.

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37 Shirrall Drive, Drayton Bassett Tamworth, Swadlincote Staffordshire B78 3EQ

t: 0121 308 1951 e:

Vineyard of 8000 vines producing red, white, rose and sparkling wines. Our restaurant serves good quality freshly produced food catering for all whether you want a cup of coffee or a three course meal. We have six fishing lakes one of which is our Trout Lake, a shop selling jams, chutneys, vinegars, oils and gifts.


10am - 4pm seven days a week.


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Chandlers Corn Exchange, Conduit Street Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 6JU

t: 01543 416688 e:

Restaurant/bar – modern English

Twice winners Staffordshire Good Food Awards - Brasserie of the Year. Michelin Good Food Guide 2010/11. Chambers of Commerce Winners ‘Best Eating Destination 2008’

Located in a Grade II listed building, this lively restaurant offers continental and modern British dishes. It also boasts fresh fish and seafood board, plus special ‘plat du jour’ menus. The restaurant has an award-winning head chef, various food guide recommendations, including entry in the Which? Good Food Guide for the past six years Visit our website and see more about the restaurant, make a booking enquiry or take a virtual tour of the restaurant.

Monday-Saturday 11am & 6pm (Pre-theatre res 5.30pm) Sunday 12 noon-3pm Open

Average cost Dinner now £14.50 Lunch now £10.95 (two courses) Sunday lunch £14.50 (two courses) children under 10 years eat free! Maximum seating

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Chapters Restaurant & Coffee Shop 19a The Close, Lichfield Staffordshire WS13 7LD

t: 01543 306125 f: 01543 306109 e:

Restaurant and coffee shop

Lunch specials: 12 noon-2pm Sandwiches and paninis until 3pm

An elegant 18th century building within the idyllic surroundings of Lichfield Cathedral. Chapters serve fresh homemade meals to suit all tastes and dietary needs. We also cater for private or corporate functions in the many venues around the close. All menus are tailored to your specific needs at very competitive prices. Children friendly and pleasant garden.


Monday to Saturday (November to March) 9am-4pm Monday to Saturday (April to October) 9am-5pm Sunday 11am-4pm Maximum seating:


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Shopping and eating out Chasewater Railway - The Sidings

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Chasewater Railway Brownhills West Station Staffordshire WS8 7NL

t: 01543 452623 e:

8 Tudor Row, Wade Street, Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 6HH

t: 01543 255661 e:

The Sidings Tea Room is a traditional café located at Brownhills West Station, the new home of our Hospitality Manager Craig Wilkinson, Chef.

parties, groups and meetings. Coaches welcome by prior appointment.

Dress Code offers a warm and relaxing shopping experience, in a contemporary setting with one to one service. Dress Code aim is to offer ladies fashion at affordable prices.


Our new menu will include full english breakfasts, carvery roasts, traditional pies, pasta, currys and casseroles to name but a few. Alternatively, if you fancy something lighter a selection of freshly made baguettes, sandwiches, cakes and snacks will also be available. Our aim, wherever possible, is to use locally sourced produce. Enjoy the comforts of our real coal fire which completes the traditional atmosphere on those colder days.

Directions Just

off the A5, look out for brown steam engine tourist signs. Enter Chasewater Country park and follow the road to the railway. Free parking and level access to the café.

Brands include Lipsy, John Zack, Aqua, Alter, Sentini Paris, Aftershock and many more.



Tuesday to Friday 9.30am-3.30pm Saturday 9.30am-5pm Sunday 9am-5.30pm Monday Closed

G-Scapes Plant Centre

Breakfast is served till 11am daily Hot dishes - Saturday 12 noon-3pm Tuesday - Friday 12 noon-2.30pm Sunday carvery 12 noon-3pm

Curborough Craft Centre, Watery Lane, Off Eastern Avenue, Lichfield Staffordshire WS13 8ES

t: 01543 256401 e: twitter: facebook: G-scapes of lichfield

G-Scapes Plant Centre is a family-run garden centre located on the site of the Curborough Craft Centre. Over 80% of the plants sold are home-grown at our wholesale nursery, just half a mile from the plant centre and we stock many unusual and hard to find varieties.


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Costa Coffee 43 Bakers Lane Three Spires Shopping Centre Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 6NG

t: 01543 263545

Coffee shop - Italian

Closed Christmas Day & New Year’s Day.

Monday-Saturday 8am-6pm Sunday 10am-5pm Easter Sunday, May Bank Holiday Sunday & Monday, August Bank Holiday Sunday & Monday & Boxing Day 10am-5pm

Monday to Saturday 10am-5pm Sunday Closed

We specialise in Perennial plants, hostas, ferns, trees and shrubs, also stock a wide range of composts, gardening sundries and garden related gift items. Seasonal and themed events take place through the year.


Facilities for corporate hospitality. Dogs and smoking allowed on the decking. WiFi available in store.

Follow brown signs for ‘Curborough Craft & Garden Centre’, turn off Eastern Avenue. Follow road for half a mile, turn right into car park.


Monday to Saturday 9am-5.30pm Sunday 10am-5pm Closed Christmas day, Boxing day, New Years Eve and New Years day

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The George Hotel Carvery Restaurant Bird Street, Lichfield Staffordshire WS13 6PR

t: 01543 414822 f: 01543 415817 e:

Hotel/restaurant – English – carvery

Open: For lunch:

The George Hotel’s restaurant, set in the heart of Lichfield, offers traditional carvery roasts, chef’s specials and a fresh salad bar. The cosy lounge bar is open for bar snacks at lunchtime and in the evening, and all day for morning coffee and traditional afternoon tea. In the summer Hot Rocks is also served Sunday to Thursday evenings in the courtyard - your choice from the menu is served on a slab of hot volcanic rock so you can cook it exactly to your liking at your table!

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Shopping and eating out The Green Room Bar and Café at the Garrick



Visit the thriving Markets on Lichfield’s historic Market Square!

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Castle Dyke, Lichfield Staffordshire WS13 6HR

t: 01543 412110 e:

Bar, café & wine bar


The Green Room Bar and Café in the Lichfield Garrick is the perfect place to relax. With hot and cold food served daily and a fully stocked bar , the Green Room welcomes everyone.

10am-late (performance days) 10am-3pm (non- performance days)


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Grill Inn Drayton Manor Park Tamworth, Staffordshire B78 3TW

t: 01827 252499 e:

At Drayton Manor Park’s new 180 seat restaurant, guests can enjoy fantastic food, happy in the knowledge that the ingredients have been sustainably and responsibly chosen. The menu includes outdoor reared pork rack, ham hock terrine and grilled steaks from choice of three cuts of beef.


Drive into Drayton Manor Park to find us outside the park gates so also for non - theme park guests. Open

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Hindleys Bakery

Weekly General Markets

Monthly Farmers’ Market

Tuesday, Friday & Saturday 9am to 4pm (except Shrove Tuesday and Spring Bank Holiday Tuesday)

First Thursday of the month (except January) 9am to 3pm

Flourishing markets with a wide range of quality items and fresh produce at value-for-money prices from established and reputable market traders.

An established and popular Farmers’ Market with a wide selection of fresh tempting produce – locally grown, baked, brewed or pickled! Plus art and craft stalls and seasonal demonstrations.

For further details contact: Rachel Clive – Markets Officer, Lichfield City Council, 53 Wade Street, Lichfield, Staffs.

Tel: 01543 309853 Email:


10 Tamworth Street, Lichfield Staffordshire WS13 6JJ

t: 01543 416454 f: 01543 263031 e:

Bakery and café


A small family run bakery and café. We produce traditional and speciality breads, cakes and pastries. In our café you can watch our bakers at work while you enjoy a coffee and a bite to eat.

Monday 9am-4.30pm Tuesday & Wednesday 8.30am-4.30pm Thursday to Saturday 8.30am-5pm Sunday 11am-4pm Maximum seating



James A. Jordan Antiques 7 The Corn Exchange Conduit Street, Lichfield Staffordshire WS13 6JR

t: 01543 416221

Small, friendly, high quality antique shop. Clocks, barometers, small pieces of furniture, silver, glass, ceramics, Victorian and Edwardian jewellery and clock repairs. Disabled car parking spaces opposite.


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Lee Garden Restaurant 50 Tamworth Street, Lichfield Staffordshire WS13 6JJ

t: 01543 418515 / 254388

Restaurant – Chinese

Average cost

Cantonese, Pekinese and Malaysian dishes are specially prepared at this restaurant by experienced chefs. A separate vegetarian menu is available. Private and business parties are catered for. A function room upstairs seats up to 60 people. Open Monday-Saturday

12 noon-11.30pm Sunday 12 noon-10.30pm Closed Christmas Day & Boxing Day.

£12 (excluding wine)

Fixed price menu, function /party bookings, table service, takeaway food available. Sunday Lunch Buffet - £9.95 Business Lunch (Monday-Friday 12 noon-4pm) 2 courses £8.95, 3 courses £9.95 Maximum seating 150 35

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Lichfield Antiques Centre St Mary’s Old School Minster Pool Walk, Lichfield Staffordshire WS13 6QT

t: 01543 416306 e:

This smart modern antiques centre in a lovely historic building holds a wide range of vintage, antique, collectable and period items from about 60 dealers.


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Being a Fairtrade City means Fairtrade products are available in a wide range of local shops, cafés and restaurants. By choosing Fairtrade products, you are ensuring that producers and their communities benefit from a fair and stable price for their products, as well as good working conditions. 37



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Packington Moor Farm Shop and Café


Lichfield Heritage Centre, Coffee & Gift Shop

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Market Square, Lichfield Staffordshire WS13 6LG

t: 01543 256611 f: 01543 414749 e:

Coffee shop and gift shop

7 days a week (excluding Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day). Monday to Friday 9.30am-4pm Saturday 9.30am-5pm Sunday 10am-4pm Bank Holidays 10am-4pm Last orders drinks only 15 minutes before closing. Price range £2.55-£5.30 Maximum seating 102

Easily accessible, both shops are located on the ground floor of the Heritage Centre. The licensed coffee shop offers a varied menu including breakfasts, snacks, daily lunchtime specials, afternoon teas and a children’s menu. Visitors are welcome to browse in the spacious gift shop, which offers quality and exclusive gifts with price ranges to suit all pockets.

t: 01543 309853 e:

Weekly General Markets

Monthly Farmers’ Market

Tuesday, Friday and Saturday (except Shrove Tuesday and Spring Bank Holiday Tuesday) Flourishing markets with a wide range of quality items and fresh produce at value-for-money prices from established and reputable market traders.

First Thursday of the month (except January). An established and popular Farmers’ Market with a wide selection of fresh tempting produce – locally grown, baked, brewed or pickled! Plus art and craft stalls and seasonal demonstrations.

No on-site parking available.

30 Bird Street, Lichfield Staffordshire WS13 6PR

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t: 01543 255000 e:

A modern, fresh, innovative restaurant with traditional and fusion dishes. Voted Best Restaurant in Lichfield by Trip Advisor! and Best of Lichfield. Allergies catered for, with specialities Sea Bass, Salmon and Red Snapper. 5 star rating from

Average cost

£5.95 - £15.95

Monday to Sunday 6pm-11.30pm every day, last serving 11.15pm Maximum seating 75 Open



Ristorante Sorrento 28 Bird Street, Lichfield t: 01543 300789 Staffordshire WS13 6PR f: 01543 300789 Restaurant - Italian




Restaurant - Indian fusion

Market Square, Lichfield

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Enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the farm shop café for breakfast, lunch or simply tea and cakes, with a special menu for young children. During the summer months they also offer a traditional ‘Pick your own’ (P.Y.O). making Packington the perfect place for a family day out. Directions Look out for brown signs off the A51 Lichfield to Tamworth Road (near Whittington) and off the A5 at Weeford. Open Tuesday-Friday 9am-5.30pm Saturday 9am-5pm Sunday 10am-4pm

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9am-4pm Market Square, Lichfield

At Packington Moor Farm shop and café they specialise in producing food at its very best: fresh and in season. The fully stocked butchery includes high quality meat from their own and neighbouring livestock farms. The delicatessen and bakery offer a huge selection of interesting cheeses, cold meats, pies, pastries, patés, terrines and delicious homemade cakes; all of which are freshly prepared in the Packington kitchens. Fresh fruit and vegetables are home grown and sourced locally, where possible, and store cupboard essentials are carefully selected for their flavour and provenance.


Lichfield Markets


t: 01543 481223 f: 01543 481259 e:




Jerrys Lane, Lichfield Staffordshire WS14 9QB

Ristorante Sorrento, now established in Lichfield for five years, is the only authentic Italian family restaurant in Lichfield. Umberto & Vicenzo welcome you to sample a wide selection of authentic Italian dishes which include pasta, fresh fish and meat dishes, all freshly prepared to order. Daily specials and blackboard are always available to tempt you. Special set lunch menu available. Special evening menus available Monday - Thursday. Monday

to Saturday a la carte menu available. Wednesday to Saturday lunch £11.95 for 2 courses and glass house wine. Monday to Thursday evening £16.95 Open Lunchtimes Wednesday to Saturday 12 noon-2.15pm last orders Sunday 12 noon-4pm last orders Evenings Monday to Saturday 6pm-10.30pm last orders Open from 5.50pm for pre-theatre menu, call for details. Open for bookings on Mothers Day. Maximum seating 70



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Room to Inspire Sandford Street Lichfield Staffordshire WS13 6QA

t: 01543 264390 e: Twitter: @roomtoinspire

At Room to Inspire we are dedicated to finding unique gifts, accessories and design-led traditional and contemporary interior products.

The shop is located on the corner of Sandford Street and Swan Road with public parking opposite. Ten minutes walk from Lichfield city station.

We stock stunning coach lanterns and hurricane lamps, occasional furniture, unusual lighting, exquisite tableware and a remarkable collection of handpicked gifts, fashion accessories, seasonal decorations and cards.


Monday to Saturday 9.45am-5pm Sunday closed Bank holidays: Open Easter Saturday, May Day, May Bank Holiday Saturday and August Bank Holiday Saturday. All other Bank Holidays closed.

Wish lists, wedding lists and gift vouchers are all available.


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The Plant Plot Western Bypass (A51) Lichfield Staffordshire WS13 8JA

t: 01543 262805 e:

The Plant Plot is a traditional plant nursery and coffee shop, situated on the outskirts of Lichfield on the A51 (towards Longdon). It is a relaxing and inspirational place for people who love their gardens, and boasts a large range of healthy, colourful indoor and outdoor plants and garden accessories. Its award-winning coffee shop, ‘The Pantry’, has delicious, home-made food using locally sourced products and a range of daily specials. The Model Allotment at the Plant Plot shows how easy it is to ‘grow your own’ and is well worth a visit. It is also home to chickens who lay eggs that are sold

in the shop. There is a small orchard, raised beds and a fruit cage, greenhouses and sheds, all showing lots of work in progress to inspire anyone wishing to grow fruit and vegetables at home. Savannah Landscapes are also based here. The Plant Plot is a highly seasonal place with products and events that change regularly. See our website for all our news. Open

9.30am-5pm, 7 days a week Visit our website for full details and seasonal changes.


The Kitchen Shop 5 Market Street, Lichfield Staffordshire WS13 6JX As cookware and tableware specialists, The Kitchen Shop offers a vast selection of cookware, tableware and gifts over two floors, in a comfortable, air-conditioned environment. Friendly staff are available to give expert advice in a all areas.

19 Tamworth Street, Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 6JP t: 01543 898252


Monday to Saturday 9am - 5.30pm Closed Bank Holidays

The Tudor of Lichfield

The Spark is Lichfield’s warmest venue. In the style of the continental café bar, you can have what you fancy when you fancy. Come in for food - our kitchen is open everyday until 9pm. Alcoholic beverages served from 11am and the expresso machine is on till we shut.


Monday to Wednesday 10am-10pm Thursday to Saturday 10am-11pm Sunday 11am-10pm Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.



Three Spires Shopping Centre

(Built in 1510)

Management Office t: 01543 417413 12 Gresley Row, Lichfield f: 01543 417406 Staffordshire WS13 6JF e:

Lichfield House, Bore Street Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 6LL

Tel: 01543 263951

The Home of Tudor Chocolates A wide variety of hand finished chocolates, figures and novelties

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For a key to all symbols see page 79

e: Twitter: @thesparkcafebar Facebook: thesparkcafebar


(Licensed Restaurant) Visit our historic Tea and Coffee shop

Situated in the black and white timber framed Lichfield House this restaurant offers morning coffees, lunches, afternoon teas, together with a range of home-made chocolates, speciality ice creams. Staffordshire Good Food Awards Tea Shop of the Year – Highly Commended for two years running.

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t: 01543 268602 Facebook: thekitchenshoplichfield



Located in the heart of Lichfield City centre, Three Spires Shopping Centre has over 40 top name stores, plus ample parking spaces nearby, making it a great place to shop, meet friends and relax. The shopping on offer includes: Two Seasons, M&S Simply Food, Costa Coffee, Argos, WH Smith, Body Shop, Olivers Jewellers, Evans and JD Sports.

So make Three Spires your number one choice. We look forward to seeing you here soon! Plus art and craft stalls and seasonal demonstrations. Open

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Explore A fun day out for all the family

Whether you are looking for excitement or a more leisurely time, we have plenty of attractions to fill your days. From the thrill of Drayton Manor Theme Park, to a ramble around Chasewater Country Park, there is so much to discover and explore. Great for all the family, Drayton Manor Theme Park offers a full day of excitement. Little ones will love exploring the country’s only Thomas Land TM, complete with 12 themed rides, including Crazy Bertie Bus, Harold’s Heli-Tour and Cranky’s Drop Tower. For the thrill-seekers, there are more than 20 rides, including five big rollercoasters, and Europe’s only Ben 10 rollercoaster. Along with a 4D cinema, a 15 acre zoo, outside play area and much more, it’s a day out not to be missed.


For children to burn off some excess energy, discover Beacon Park in the heart of Lichfield. Along with formal gardens, it features a large play area, complete with a galleon play ship and wooden train. You could also visit Chasewater Country Park and walk through stunning heathland. While you are there, take a trip on a heritage train at Chasewater Railway. Outdoor adventures include a trip to Conkers, set in 120 acres of National Forest, a llama trek through beautiful countryside, or off-road karting, clay pigeon shooting and other country pursuits at Team Action. If you are looking for a more relaxing break, there’s plenty to enjoy. From formal parks and walkways, to acres of rolling countryside, you are only minutes away from country lanes, cycle paths, and a labyrinth of canals that link our rural villages.


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Beacon Park Beacon Park, Lichfield Staffordshire WS13 6QZ

t: 01543 308866 e:

This beautiful park now restored to a former glory, within easy reach of the city centre, offers leisurely walks, a round of golf, or a family picnic. A children’s play area, crazy golf, tennis, basketball and a baby changing facility, makes this an ideal place to bring the children. Refreshments and ice creams available. New café and refreshment kiosk to open in 2012.

Summer activities include mini-cars, boats, donkey rides and a bouncy castle. Please contact us for more details. Open: Daily. For availability of golf course and tennis please call 01543 308867. Admission: FREE 9


Chasewater Country Park Pool Road, Burntwood Staffordshire WS8 7NL

t/f: 01543 370607

Chasewater is home to beautiful wildlife such as deer, newts and many bird species. There is also a fully working railway with vintage steam and diesel trains to enjoy (see page 10).

During school holidays, visitors can enjoy a game of crazy golf and pedal go-karts.

There are regular exhibitions in the Chasewater Innovation Centre and events throughout the year.

Open: Daily, except Christmas Day Easter to October - 8am-8pm November to March - 8am-5pm Admission: FREE



Crackpotz Ceramic Café 48

57 Main Street , Alrewas Staffordshire DE13 7AE

t: 01283 792666 f: 01283 792506 facebook: Crackpotz Ceramics Cafe

We’re a contemporary pottery painting studio with a wide range of ceramics, great coffee, and pleasant surroundings to relax in. With our help you will soon be painting, enjoying your session and able to collect your finished items a few days later.

On-site light refreshments available. Cash point. Open: Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 6pm Prices: £3.50 per painter, Booking advisable. 49


Curborough Sprint Course Fradley, Nr Lichfield Staffordshire

t: 01543 264280 (enquiries)

See drivers ‘race against the clock’ at Britain’s premier speed venue. All types of cars, from saloons to single seaters, compete here at regular events. For Open Day please see page 46.


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Drayton Manor Theme Park Near Tamworth Staffordshire B78 3TW

t: 0844 472 1960 e:

The award-winning Drayton Manor Theme Park is one of the UK’s most popular day-out attractions for families.

Helicopter. Thomas Land also has indoor and outdoor play areas, a café and a shop. The park’s new 150-bedroom hotel is due to open in summer 2011 and will feature some Thomas & Friends themed rooms. There will also be new rides for 2011.

The park has something for everyone, such as amazing white-knuckle rides, like G-Force, Maelstrom and Apocalypse, as well as a wonderful 15 acre zoo and a 4D cinema. Meanwhile, Thomas LandTM is a favourite with the young and young at heart. Its 12 rides and attractions are based on the ever popular Thomas & FriendsTM characters, including Thomas the Tank Engine and Harold the

The park is open from Saturday 17 March to Sunday 4 November 2012. See our website or call the call centre for full details about opening times, prices and events. 12

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Midland Karting Ltd Wood End Lane Fradley Park, Lichfield Staffordshire WS13 8NF

t: 01543 418419 e: Twitter: Midland Karting Facebook: Midland Karting

Midland Karting offers the opportunity to experience outdoor karting at its best on our National and International circuits in professional karts that can reach 45mph. Anyone is welcome to come along and give karting a try. ‘Arrive and Drive’ sessions start at just £10. Style karting centre is also a great venue for corporate days, stag or hen

nights. Themed events throughout the year. Open:

Seven days a week Directions:

Located just off the A38 signposted Fradley Park. 50

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National Forest Adventure Farm Postern House Farm Postern Road, Tatenhill Burton upon Trent Staffordshire DE13 9SJ A day of adventure awaits at the National Forest Adventure Farm whatever the weather. Animal encounters, tractor trailer ride, pig racing, indoor play zones and café. Summer Maize Maze and let off steam in our indoor playbarn.

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t: 01283 533933 e: Directions:

From the A38 take the Burton South (Branston) exit. Leave the island at the turning signposted Tatenhill. Follow the road into Tatenhill and at the crossroads turn right. Continue for a mile and the Adventure Farm is on the right.


open daily 10am - 6pm. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.





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National Forest Llama Treks Ms Anna Otton, 260 Lichfield Rd Barton-under-Needwood Burton On Trent, Staffordshire DE13 8ED

t: 01283 711702 m: 07970 601373 e:

Guided nature walk in beautiful countryside with a wonderful hiking companion. With a luxury three course picnic provided. Excellent for children’s parties, school visits and care farm days. You feel calmer when you walk a llama.

Barton-under-Needwood exit, approx 100 yards past Oakamore transport café. Easy access to public transport. Guided tours for groups or individuals. Sorry no dogs (except guide dogs). Prices: Start from £5 Booking essential.

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NPF Bassetts Pole Paintball & Laser Games Attraction Trickley Coppice, London Road Bassetts Pole, Nr Sutton Coldfield Birmingham B75 5SA NPF Bassetts Pole has built a reputation across the globe for as not only Europe’s leading paintball venue, but one of the greatest combat game attractions in the world. The attention to detail and emphasis on fun has kept us ahead of the game for over 25 years. From the moment you enter the heavily fortified NPF HQ you will be immersed in our world. Daily from 9am - 4.30pm throughout year. Closed between 19 December and 2 January. Open:

t: 0121 323 1000 e: Twitter: NPF paintball Directions:

Just off Bassetts Pole Island on A38. Prices:

Includes player kit, equipment, BBQ lunch, tea/coffee & 50 paintballs. Adults 17+ & children 11+yrs from £12.50. Laser games 8yrs+ £22.50. Extra paintballs £7.50 per 100 balls, £35 for 500, £65 for 1000. Book 15 or more players and get 1 free entry + 300 free paintballs + 1 free gun upgrade NPF Bassetts Pole is the UK’s No. 1 Combat & Laser games attraction. Established 25 years.

For the ultimate in off-road karting, quad biking, clay pigeon shooting and other country and team building pursuits. Ideal for special occasions, hen/stag parties, corporate events. Over 16 years only. On-site light refreshments available. Pre-booking required.



Team Action Ltd Hamstall Ridware Staffordshire WS15 3RT

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t: 01889 504000 m: 07870 271625 e: Open:

Monday to Saturday 9am-6pm Directions:

Situated between Lichfield and Rugeley in the village Hamstall Ridware, easy to get to by car. Prices:

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A fun day out for all the family Lichfield District leisure centres Visit one of our three great leisure centres during your visit. They are a perfect way to fill a spare hour or two in Lichfield District.

All activities are available on a pay as you go basis. Please contact our reception teams for information and to book your activity (see below).


Burntwood Leisure Centre High Street, Chasetown Staffordshire WS7 3XH Burntwood Leisure Centre offers a wide range of indoor and outdoor facilities, including two swimming pools, a third generation synthetic pitch, squash courts, a four court indoor sports hall and an impressive health and fitness suite - Inspire Fitness. The centre also offers a cafĂŠ.

t: 01543 308810 e: Centre opening times:

Monday to Friday 7am-9.30pm Saturday 7.30am-6pm Sunday 7.30am-9.30pm Inspire Fitness opening times:

Monday to Friday 7am-10pm Saturday Fitness area 7.30pm-8pm Saturday Health suite 7.30pm-6pm Sunday 7.30am-9pm 55


Friary Grange Leisure Centre Eastern Avenue, Lichfield Staffordshire WS13 7EW Friary Grange Leisure Centre offers a range of facilities including a swimming pool, aerobics studio, sports hall, dancemats, Evolve Fitness, squash courts, multi-purpose rooms, synthetic pitch and much more.

t: 01543 308842 e: Centre opening times:

Monday to Friday 9am-9.30pm Saturday 8.45am-9.30pm Sunday 7.45am-9.30pm Evolve Fitness opening times:

Monday, Wednesday & Friday 9am-9.30pm Tuesday & Thursday 6.30pm-9.30pm Saturday & Sunday 9am-5pm


King Edward VI Leisure Centre Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hill Road (off Upper St John Street), Lichfield Staffordshire WS14 9DE King Edward VI Leisure Centre offers a host of activities and facilities, including a synthetic pitch, squash courts, sports hall and fitness classes. The centre also boasts a bar and meeting rooms, making it an excellent venue for functions and meetings.



t: 01543 308782 e: Centre opening times:

Monday to Friday 9.30am-9.30pm Saturday 9am-7pm Sunday 9am-9.30pm Licensed bar opening times:

Thursday & Friday 6pm-10.30pm Saturday 9am-5pm Sunday 12 noon-5pm




Our places to stay Lichfield offers all visitors a warm welcome and a comfortable stay, whether in a boutique hotel, guest house or bed and breakfast. There is plenty of accommodation to choose from. For city slickers, rest in style in the heart of the city, or escape the hustle and bustle with a rustic retreat. All the accommodation listed in this guide has been quality assessed by the AA and/or Visit Britain, so we are confident they offer a high standard of comfort and service. The more stars given, the higher the quality and the greater the range of facilities and services provided.

Prices for bed and breakfast accommodation are per room, per night, and are based on two people sharing a twin or double room. Prices for self catering are for the week, unless otherwise stated. All prices include VAT and service charges, where applicable.

Here to help >>> We can book accommodation on your behalf, simply call Lichfield Tourist Information on 01543 412112.

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The Newton Park Hotel

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Swinfen Hall Hotel Swinfen, Nr Lichfield Staffordshire WS14 9RE

t: 01543 481494 f: 01543 480341 e:

Swinfen Hall is a Grade II* listed 18th century manor house lying two miles south of Lichfield on the A38. Set in 100 acres of rolling countryside, it has

beautiful gardens, a deer park and tennis courts. There are 17 luxurious bedrooms and suites, an award-winning restaurant and is the only AA four red star hotel in the county.

Accommodation Single ensuite Double ensuite Large double ensuite Gallery Rooms King Suite

Tariff from £145 from £170 from £200 from £230 from £285

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A delightful country house hotel set in parkland only15 minutes from Lichfield. Enjoy our comfortable and well equipped bedrooms, two restaurants

and extensive leisure facilities, including indoor pool, spa bath, sauna, gym and spa treatment rooms. Free WiFi internet access in all bedrooms and public areas. Special weekend rates available*.

Accommodation Tariff Single ensuite 13 £55-£180 Twin ensuite 11 £88-£180 Double ensuite 58 £88-£180 Single occupancy of twin/double £88-£180 Family ensuite by arrangement (sleeps 3-4) £108-£180 Four Poster Rooms £180

A charming 18th century coaching inn set in the heart of Lichfield, just a short walk from the cathedral and the Lichfield Garrick theatre. Enjoy the well equipped bedrooms (most are air

conditioned), carvery restaurant and cosy lounge bar for snacks and afternoon teas. Free WiFi internet access. Regular Murder Mystery evenings. Special weekend rates available*.

Tariff £50-£110 £68-£110 £68-£110 £68-£110 £88-£110 £150

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It is well worth a short drive to Fairlawns where a warm welcome awaits.

A superior adult fitness club, including 18m pool and air conditioned gymnasium, complements this hotel, award-winning restaurant and spa, set in nine acres of landscaped grounds between Lichfield and Walsall. Overnight and day relaxation experiences available.



62 Beacon Street, Lichfield Staffordshire WS13 7AR

t: 01543 414500 f: 01543 415734 e:

In the heart of Lichfield, just a short walk from the city centre and 300 yards from the magnificent Cathedral, this charming hotel offers comfortable ensuite double and twin rooms with power shower over bath, flat screen plasma TV’s with Digital channels

and freeview, free wireless internet in all rooms and the bar area, free onsite guest car parking. There are excellent function and conference facilities, licenced bar and a superb restaurant, friendly staff will ensure your stay is relaxing and comfortable. Dinner, Bed & Breakfast rates from £45 per person, based on 2 people sharing.

Accommodation Tariff Double rooms 18 £50-£100 Family rooms 2 £69-£99 Premier rooms 3 £65-£100 Twin rooms 12 £50-£100 Single occupancy (subject to availability) from £50 Discounts available for group bookings (coach parties Arboretum)

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Little Aston Road, Aldridge West Midlands WS9 0NU

Accommodation Tariff Single ensuite 4 £89.50 Twin ensuite 14 £107.50-£130 Double ensuite 33 £107.50-£160 Single occupancy of twin/double £109 5 family ensuite (sleeps 4) £139.50-£150 3 Bridal Suite various packages from £140

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Accommodation Single ensuite 12 Twin ensuite 8 Double ensuite 25 Single occupancy of twin/double Family ensuite by arrangement (sleeps 3-4) Four Poster Rooms

*subject to availability

Fairlawns Hotel & Spa

Tariff £70-£125

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Located only 20 minutes from The National Memorial Arboretum and the picturesque city of Lichfield.



Moor Hall Drive, Four Oaks, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands B75 6LN

The Newton Park Hotel is an elegant grade II listed award-winning four star country house hotel located on the edge of Burton upon Trent. Set in eight acres of beautiful landscaped gardens, we offer four star hospitality at three star prices.

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Aspect Hotel Junction 11, M42 Appleby Magna Leicestershire DE12 7AP

t: 01530 279500 f: 01530 279501 e:

This modern three star property is ideally situated in the Heart of England, located just off Junction 11 of the M42, which makes it an ideal base for the

leisure traveller to explore the many locations. Fully licensed bar and restaurant, offering a wide selection of menu choices at affordable prices. Children’s Tariff Accommodation Single occupancy £39 - £75 menu and room service available. Double/twin occupancy £45 - £85 Our spacious rooms have TV, pay per Family Room (2 adults, child under 12) £79 - £99 view movies, tea & coffee making Interconnecting rooms (2 adults & 3 children U12 years, double + twin)£99 - £119 facilities, laptop sized safe, sofa and Superior room £10 supplement working space. Check-in after 2pm / check-out by midday.

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Premier Inn Fine Lane, A38, Fradley, Lichfield Staffordshire WS13 8RD

t: 01283 791750 f: 01283 792102

At Premier Inn Lichfield you will find ‘everything you need for a good night’s sleep’. All rooms are ensuite with a power shower and bath. Our rooms can accommodate double, twins or families to suit those away on business or leisure. WiFi access is available throughout the hotel.

Located off the A38 between Lichfield and Burton upon Trent, just outside Fradley village, next to the Fradley Arms pub and restaurant and Wacky Warehouse children’s play area. Prices do not include breakfast.

Accommodation Twin ensuite 4 Double ensuite 22 Family ensuite (sleeps 4) 4

Tariff from £53 from £53 from £53

Close to The National Memorial Arboretum, Curborough racetrack, Lichfield and Drayton Manor Theme Park.

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Wall Island, Birmingham Rd, t: 01543 482700 Shenstone Lichfield, f: 01543 483106 Staffordshire WS14 0QP e: Holiday Inn Express, Lichfield is situated by major road networks (M6 Toll, A5 & A38), for easy access to the hotel. The


Accommodation Twin ensuite 36 Double ensuite 66 Single occupancy of twin/double Family ensuite (2 adults, 2 children) Weekend rates available

Tariff from £59 from £59 from £59 from £59 from £39

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Drayton Court Hotel 65 Coleshill Street, Fazeley Tamworth, Staffordshire B78 3RG

t: 01827 285805 f: 01827 284842 e:

Delightful Georgian house hotel, all accommodation recently refurbished and individually designed. Oak panelled bar and restaurant. Large private car park. Ideally located for

Tamworth SnowDome, Drayton Manor Theme Park - home of Thomas Land, Belfry Golf Resort, Birmingham NEC, Lichfield and The National Memorial Arboretum.

Accommodation Room only Additional prices on request

Tariff from £69.50


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Holiday Inn Express, Burton upon Trent 2nd Avenue, Centrum 100 Burton upon Trent Staffordshire DE14 2WF

t: 01283 504300 f: 01283 504301 e:

The Holiday Inn Express offers great value for money, with all rooms at the one rate. Even kids stay free when sharing parents’ room. All rooms offer tea and coffee making facilities, TV and direct dial telephone. Included in the rate is a complimentary continental buffet breakfast. Rooms specifically adapted for guests with disabilities, and pets welcome by prior arrangement. Sky sports channels available in the

lounge area. Ground floor and nonsmoking bedrooms available. Children welcome from any age. Directions From Birmingham and Lichfield south: Take the A38 north towards Burton upon Trent, take the exit for Branston junction, turning right for Burton on A5121. Turn left at the mini roundabout and follow A5121 Burton. The hotel is situated behind The Corner House on the left hand side.

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Drayton Manor Theme Park near Tamworth, Staffordshire B78 3TW

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Drayton Manor Hotel is set in a unique location amongst acres of park land moments away from Drayton Manor Park, home of Thomas Land. Drayton Manor Hotel offers a range of family friendly rooms, the superb conference

and meeting facilities, Parklands restaurant & Brasserie and Carousel bar in addition, we are delighted to introduce Thomas and FriendsTM themed rooms to excite all fans of the cheeky blue engine. With free parking and plenty of outdoor space to enjoy, the hotel offers a relaxing environment for all.

Pipe Hill House is a Grade II Listed building with plenty of free parking. Our individually designed rooms work well for business people and visitors taking short breaks.

toiletries, dressing gowns and king sized beds. Guest lounge and great breakfast for meat eaters, vegetarians and special diets.

Accommodation Tariff Standard double/twin/accessible twin£56 - £130 Executive double £77 - £150 Deluxe room £82 - £160 Presidential room £91 - £170 Standard family room (sleeps 4) £70 - £150

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M6 Junction 10, Wolverhampton Road West Walsall, West Midlands WS2 0BS

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The Holiday Inn Walsall M6 junction 10 opened in January 2012. The hotel boasts 156 contemporary bedrooms including 30 executive rooms. A stylish restaurant and lounge area for guests to relax and enjoy. Guests can also take full advantage of our complementary leisure facilities, which includes an indoor swimming pool.

Directions From all routes follow signs to the M6 motorway. At M6 jct 10 turn off and follow A454 Walsall. The hotel is situated just off the roundabout on Wolverhampton Road West.

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Mr Johann Popp St John Street, Lichfield Staffordshire WS13 6PB

t: 01543 252080 e:

This Grade ll* Regency converted stables is no more than 200 metres from all of Lichfield’s amenities. Luxury handmade Vi-spring beds, flat screen TV plus free broadband. Ground floor rooms have private garden or patio. Secure parking, local produce, English

breakfast served in the dining room of the historic St John’s House. All rooms are ensuite and have tea and filter coffee. Golf available nearby. Fluent German spoken. No children under 12.

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Located less than two miles from the city centre with good access to the main A461, M6Toll, A38 to Birmingham. This property is ideally located for both business visits and leisure attractions in this area.


Free WiFi, DAB radio with iPhone docking station, flat screen TV, hospitality tray, luxury ensuites, environmentally friendly organic Accommodation 1 Double ensuite with bath & shower 1 Double ensuite with shower

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The Bogey Hole Mrs Pauline Duval The Bogey Hole, 21-23 Dam Street Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 6AE

t: 01543 264303 m: 07973 472785 e:

Large Grade II listed house situated between the Market Square and the cathedral on the pedestrianised

walkway. Motor car access is allowed. We have a beautiful walled garden which overlooks the cathedral.

Accommodation Single ensuite 2 Twin ensuite 1 Double ensuite 1 Single occupancy of twin/double

Washing/ironing/drying facilities and own lounge and kitchen area for guests. Continental breakfasts are served. Free parking.

Tariff £40 £60 £60 £40


Netherstowe House Mr B Heathcote Netherstowe Lane, Lichfield Staffordshire WS13 6AY

t: 01543 254270 f: 01543 419998 e:

Netherstowe House is the only establishment in Staffordshire to be listed by The Good Hotel Guide 2012. It has received awards in both ‘Restaurant of the Year’ and ‘Outstanding Service’ categories at Taste of Staffordshire’s Good Food Awards. Surrounded by tranquil formal grounds, the stunning Grade II Listed proportions of this elegant country house are enjoyed by both leisure and business guests alike. Guests can enjoy the many

stylishly decorated public rooms, conference facilities, gardens, Fine Dining restaurant, Steakhouse Brasserie and bar. All bedrooms are ensuite, with free WiFi, flat screen TVs with Freeview, luxury toiletries, memory foam pillows, a superb selection of refreshments including homemade biscuits and afternoon tea.

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The Hawthorns Mrs Anne Rushton, The Hawthorns 30 Norwich Close, Lichfield Staffordshire WS13 7SJ

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Mrs J Vincent 38 Balmoral Close, Lichfield Staffordshire WS14 9SP

Two ground floor ensuite rooms, with modern facilities, both with own entrance. Off - road parking. Twenty minutes walk to city centre. French and German spoken. All breakfast requirements catered for. Freeview TV. Warm welcome. Local shops 1/4 mile away, leisure centre one mile away.

Very convenient for the National Memorial Arboretum. From Lichfield: Take the Trent Valley Road, following the signs for A38 Burton upon Trent, to the large roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Eastern Avenue, past the petrol station on your right – next left is Norwich Close.

Comfortable and welcoming accommodation in quiet location with off--street parking, within 15 minutes walk of city centre, bus and rail stations.

Accommodation Double ensuite Single occupancy


Tariff £50 £38

Accommodation Tariff £50 Double Twin £50 Single occupancy of double/twin from£30

Full English breakfast served, continental and special diets catered for on request. Conveniently situated for Lichfield City centre, The National Memorial Arboretum, Whittington Barracks, Fradley Business Park and Heart of England Way.

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Spacious modern detached house within easy walking distance of city centre, bus and city rail stations and all amenities Lichfield has to offer.

Welcoming and relaxed atmosphere. Conveniently located for access to Tamworth, Drayton Manor, National Memorial Arboretum, The Belfry, NEC and the Heart of England Way for walkers and cyclists. This accommodation is working in partnership with Altair House.

Tariff £55 £55 £80 £35


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Altair House Mrs Mary Roper-Hall, Altair House 21 Shakespeare Avenue, Lichfield Staffordshire WS14 9BE

t: 01543 252900 m: 07968 265 843

Friendly welcome! Homely house in quiet cul-de-sac south side of Lichfield within easy walking distance of the city centre, bus and city rail stations and all amenities Lichfield has to offer.

Conveniently located for access to Whittington Barracks, Tamworth, Drayton Manor, National Memorial Arboretum, The Belfry, NEC and the Heart of England Way for walkers and cyclists. Please telephone to book.

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Ron & Gay Lawrence Colton House, Bellamour Way Colton, Rugeley Staffs WS15 3LL

t/f: 01889 578580 e:

Very highly rated guest house by Visit Britain and the AA, Colton House has all the facilities you would expect of a boutique country house hotel.

There is plenty to do nearby, including walks on Cannock Chase/Staffordshire Way, Go Ape, Shugborough Hall, Alton Towers and the National Memorial Arboretum.

The house is a beautifully restored Grade II listed Georgian Country House, set in the picturesque village of Colton on the edge of Cannock Chase. There is a mixture of bedrooms available, all with their own bathrooms and distinctive style.


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Tarra Roper-Hall, Spires View, 4 Friary Road, Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 6QL

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Enjoy our award winning breakfasts with eggs laid by village hens and walks in the large garden, which produces fruit and vegetables for the evening meals. Accommodation Double ensuite 7 Single occupancy Double ensuite (4 poster) 1 Single occupancy Twin room 1

We can accommodate wedding breakfasts or conferences for up to 20 people. A51 north to Rugeley, on the Rugeley bypass (A51) take the B5013 to Colton, continue for two miles, turn right into Bellamour Way, Colton House 500 yards past the church on the right hand side. From Lichfield:


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Toby and Bonnie Williams Alrewas Hayes, Nr Lichfield Staffordshire DE13 7DL

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Common Farm Bed and Breakfast Bromley Hayes, Lichfield Staffordshire WS13 8JE

The luxurious accommodation is situated in the newly converted Coach House and Main House overlooking the courtyard garden at Alrewas Hayes. Enjoy a full English breakfast or continental breakfast using fresh local produce.

All rooms are fully equipped with television, tea/coffee making facilities, power showers and complimentary L’Occitane toiletries. Directions Exit A38 at Alrewas, head along A513 towards Kings Bromley, at Orgreave turn left towards Fradley Junction, after about 0.75 mile turn right into Alrewas Hayes.

This gracious farmhouse offers a quiet, comfortable retreat near the Trent and Mersey Canal. All rooms are spacious and appointed to a very high standard overlooking beautiful gardens. Delicious breakfasts are served using local produce. Five minutes from Lichfield.

Accommodation Honeymoon Suite Bently Suite Cranberry, Pinfold Suites Bromley & Dawes Suites Single occupancy

Tariff £170 £140 £120 £120 from £85




Lisa Rowland Oak Tree Farm, Hints Road Hopwas Nr Tamworth Staffordshire B78 3AA

t/f: 01827 56807 m: 07957 354914 e:

Award-winning country farmhouse with river frontage, maintained to luxurious standards and featuring an indoor heated pool and steam room. Water bed on request. Warm, large, welcoming bedrooms including sofas. Set in pretty village with canal-side walks. Convenient for Lichfield,

Tamworth, The Belfry and NEC. Named a Hotel of the Year in the Which? Hotel Guide for 2003. Sunday Observer 3rd in Hot 30 list of the Country.

Accommodation Tariff Twin ensuite 3 £75-£120 Double ensuite 3 £75-£120 Single occupancy of twin/double £57-£90

From Lichfield: Take A51 towards Tamworth for approximately five miles. Downhill at Hopwas, over humpback bridge. At Tame Otter pub turn right into Hints Road. At fork in the road, bear left and house is the first gate.

Sandra Ryder The Old Rectory Mavesyn Ridware Staffordshire WS15 3QE

t: 01543 490792 m: 07816 296975 e:

This secluded Grade II Listed former rectory is situated in a medieval hamlet and is steeped in history. The Old Rectory meets the exacting ‘Quality in Tourism’ Gold award standards, and now serves as a comfortable relaxing retreat for the discerning visitor. Four poster bedroom available for that special occasion.

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Accommodation Tariff Twin 1 £60 Double ensuite 1 £64 Double ensuite (4 poster bed) 1 £65 Single occupancy of twin/double standard £40 Single occupancy of twin/double ensuite£40 or £45


Take A51 towards Stafford. At roundabout turn right A515 towards Ashbourne. Continue passing Bromley Hayes Garden centre on left. Take next left to Rugeley, follow this road to a T-junction & turn right signposted Abbots Bromley. Continue past Mavesyn nurseries on your right until Hill Ridware. Take left turn signposted Mavesyn Ridware and church. Follow the lane until you come to a large timber-framed barn. The Old Rectory is directly behind the barn.

Accommodation Tariff Twin ensuite 1 £60 Single occupancy of twin £40 Twin with bathroom for guest use only 1 £60 Single occupancy of twin with bathroom £35

Walkers and cyclists welcome. Take the A51 north towards Rugeley. At the roundabout take the A515 towards Ashbourne. Common Farm is 2.7 miles from roundabout on the right. Five minutes drive to Curborough Sprint Course, Lichfield Golf and Country Club. On foot, five minutes walk to Trent and Mersey Canal and Kings Bromley Marina.


Mrs Catherine Shaw, Manor Farm Coton in the Elms, Swadlincote Derbyshire DE12 8EP

t: 01283 760340 e:

Manor Farm is situated in an attractive village in the National Forest. It is a Grade ll listed farmhouse traditionally furnished. We aim to make your stay relaxing, comfortable and enjoyable. Local pubs for food and drinks. M4 three miles, A38 - three miles, Tamworth

and Lichfield - eight miles. Arboretum four miles, Catton Hall - three miles.

Accommodation Twin ensuite 1 Double ensuite 1 Family ensuite (sleeps 4) Single occupancy twin or double



Coton in the Elms

Tariff £65-£75 £65-£75 £75-£90 £40-£48

Take A38 north to Burton upon Trent. Exit at sign marked Barton under Needwood. Take the right hand turn to Walton upon Trent and follow signs to Coton. Manor Farm is in the middle of Coton village overlooking the village green SILVER opposite the telephone box. AWARD From Lichfield:


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Harlaston Mrs Joyce Rowe, Harlaston Post Office B&B, Main Road, Harlaston Tamworth, Staffordshire B79 9JU

t: 01827 383324 f: 01827 383746 m: 07786 242349 e:

Situated within the Mease Valley, winner of the Best Kept Small Village in Staffordshire. Accommodation features a conservatory overlooking the garden. Three miles to The National Memorial Arboretum and Lichfield Cathedral, Tamworth Castle, NEC and SnowDome

are within easy reach. Stair lift and WiFi internet access also available.

Accommodation Single ensuite Twin ensuite Double ensuite GOLD AWARD

t/f: 01543 472228 e:

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Tariff £40 £65 £65

From Lichfield: Take A51 (Tamworth) and bear left after the Horse and Jockey pub, through Whittington, Fisherwick, over double bridge and turn right then left. At next T-junction turn left into Main Street. The post office is opposite the church.




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Handsacre The Olde Peculiar The Green, Handsacre Staffordshire WS15 4DP

t: 01543 491891 e:

A traditional village pub serving real ales and home made food. Situated five miles from Lichfield City centre and four miles from Rugeley on the A513.

Three minutes walk from bridge 58 on the Trent and Mersey Canal.

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Muckley Corner Mr Malcolm Lumb MIH, MCFA, M.C.CG, FRSPH Coppers End Guest House Walsall Road, Muckley Corner Lichfield, Staffordshire WS14 OBG

t: 01543 372910 f: 01543 360423 e:

Detached house of character and charm which was originally a 1930s police station. Conservatory dining room and large walled garden. Situated three miles from Lichfield City centre on A461 Walsall Road and

within 100 yards of the A5. Motorcycle friendly. Smoking not allowed. Now with WiFi internet connection for laptops. Price inclusive of full English breakfast. Cot available. Garden for guests use. Mini safe and luggage racks in every room. Digital TV in all rooms. Garage space available on request. All new mattresses.

Accommodation Twin/Double 2 Single occupancy Twin/Double ensuite 3 Single occupancy Superior Double (corner bath & sep shower) 1 Single occupancy

Tariff £54 £35 £58 £40


t: 01283 791120 m: 07808 175625 e:

Holly Tree Cottage is in the pretty village of Alrewas on the edge of the National Forest and near to The National Memorial Arboretum. Ample off road parking. English and continental breakfast served, special diets catered for on request.

Alrewas has very good facilities including three pubs, fish & chip shop, Chinese takeaway, post office, newsagent and Co-op store. Directions From the A38 exit at Alrewas taking the A513 Kings Bromley Road, take 1st right into Fox Lane, then 1st left into Daisy Lane, go to the end of the road and right into the last but one drive. This is a gravel drive and Holly Tree Cottage is the white, end cottage.


bedroom and large family bathroom. Large beamed living room with French doors to garden with furniture. The Creamery itself is extremely spacious and luxuriously appointed. Awarded five star status and a Gold Award by Visit Britain Quality Tourism. Sleeps four. Gas and electricity included. No smoking establishment. Linen and towels provided.

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The Creamery is situated within large grounds of Manor Farm (Grade II listed building within conservation area). Visitors may enjoy the large gardens and adjacent paddock. Pleasant walks locally but convenient for other places of interest. All ground floor accommodation - master bedroom (double) with ensuite shower room. Twin Accommodation 1 unit sleeps 4

Three miles from city centre on A461 Walsall Road. Located 100 yards from the A5.

Holly Tree Cottage, 11 Daisy Lane Alrewas, Burton upon Trent Staffordshire DE13 7EW

Accommodation Double ensuite 1 Single occupancy Double ensuite Double room 1 Single occupancy of double

t/f: 01543 493223 m: 07740 875195 e:

From Lichfield:

£64 £42


Kate Derry, The Creamery at Manor Farm Church Lane, Mavesyn Ridware Staffordshire WS15 3QE

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Hipsley Farm Cottages Ann Prosser Waste Farm, Hurley, Atherstone Warwickshire CV9 2LR

t: 01827 872437 f: 01827 875433 e:

Work or play, business or holiday. Seven 4 star cottages in the heart of beautiful North Warwickshire. Relax. Listen to the birds. Walk round the farm. Try the nine hole putting green. Only 30 minutes drive to Birmingham, N.E.C., Coventry or Lichfield. Ample private parking. Fully equipped laundry also has tourist information, freezer full of meals, games

and books. Free WiFi. Open all year; flexible arrival/departure dates. Most credit cards accepted.

Rates Tariff Brooke and Eliot sleeps 4 £515-£590 Wainwright sleeps 2 £320-£360 Dugdale & Drayton sleeps 2 £320-£360 Bramley sleeps 6/7 £630-£740 Milne sleeps 5 £580-£695 87


The following are available: Brooke and Eliot – ground and first floor apartments. Wainwright – Stone Cottage all one level. Dugdale & Drayton – Two cottages with spiral staircases and original beams. Bramley – Large farmhouse, living room, dining room, all bedrooms are ensuite. Milne – Three bedrooms, conservatory, enclosed garden.

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Curborough The Old Haybarn Apartments Mr and Mrs N J Lees The Farm House Watery Lane, Curborough Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 8ER

t/f: 01543 418378 m: 07778 615167 e:

Beautifully renovated luxury holiday accommodation in relaxing rural location, all with central heating, colour TV, DVDs & microwave oven. Large secluded paved patio area perfect for relaxing and barbecues. Ample parking available. Laundry facilities.

Lovely walks, craft centres, shops/café less than three minutes walk. Check in 4pm, check out 10am, Saturday change over. Building of historic interest, working farm, garden, gay friendly, fishing, golf available, pony trekking/ horse riding, some French Accommodation Tariff Three units (2-4 people) from £250 to £550 spoken, microwave cooker, ironing and drying facilities, Includes heating, electricity, bed linen. Pets by arrangement £15 week video/DVD CD player, radio and WiFi.

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Mrs Susan Clift, Stable Cottage, Manor Farm Cottage, Mavesyn Ridware Staffordshire WS15 3QE

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Former stable converted into luxury self -catering accommodation, situated in picturesque medieval hamlet. Easy access to many tourist attractions in the

Midlands. Accommodation consists of ground floor double bedroom, upstairs twin bedroom, separate shower room and spacious living area. Linen and towels provided.

Accommodation One cottage (4 people) low season high season

Tariff £200 £340


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This stunning detached holiday home with a shaded, enclosed pet holding area, is situated in the grounds of the owner’s home, completely and privately enclosed. Views of the countryside from most rooms; pleasant off road walks for pet owners from the doorstep, including the Heart of England Way and the beautiful Bourne Valley. Ground floor living room with Calor Gas wood effect burner, flat screen TV, BBQ, King sized bed and a ground floor bedroom with twin (zip link bed can be double).

Welcome pack. Short breaks available.

Accommodation Tariff One unit (sleeps 4 people) low season £420 high season £580

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Mr B Heathcote Netherstowe Lane, Lichfield Staffordshire WS13 6AY

t: 01543 254270 f: 01543 419998 e:

Our contemporary serviced apartments offer the luxury of a hotel and the freedom of home. All apartments are open plan with bedroom, lounge, kitchen and ensuite bathrooms equipped with the latest amenities. They have a modern appliances, black granite worktops, flat screen television with Freeview, DVD player, movie library, complimentary WiFi and utility room.

Apartments are available from as little as one night, making them ideal for the business traveller or tourist. Guests can also enjoy many stylishly decorated public rooms, conference facilities, gardens, award winning Fine Dining restaurant, Steakhouse Brasserie and bar throughout their stay.

Accommodation 8 serviced apartments 1 to 6 days 1 week to 1 month 4 weeks+

Tariff £110 per night £100 per night £90 per night



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Netherstowe House Serviced Apartments

Mrs Sharon Wardle Stables Court The Green, Handsacre Staffordshire WS15 4AD

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Our two bedroom apartments are furnished to a high standard, providing comfortable, spacious and contemporary living at competitive

rates. We also offer free wireless broadband internet access.

Accommodation 3 two bedroom ensuite apartments 1 to 6 days

Tariff £65

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From A5/M6 Toll Junction T4 (Weeford Island). Take the exit signposted Hints

and Weeford, after 3/4 mile turn left into Flats Lane signposted Whittington, do not follow the Weeford sign at this point,. Turn into Knox’s Grave Lane in just over 1/2 mile on the right, go 50 yards down the bridle path to a set of double gates on the right which gives access to private parking at Tay Lodge. (Some sat. navs. will direct you down the new A5 bypass to Tamworth; follow road sign for Hints and Weeford only from Weeford Island).

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Mrs Emma Sadley Farm Court Cottage No 1 Farm Court, Burton Old Road Streethay, Lichfield Staffordshire WS13 8LJ

t: 01543 250980 m: 07772 216331 e:

A one bedroom barn conversion fully equipped with kitchen, dining room and lounge on the ground floor. A large double bedroom, bathroom and toilet on the first floor. Also includes a sofa bed in the lounge that can sleep an additional two. Central heating.

Children’s play area and also a public house in the village. Walkers will enjoy the public footpath through the farm land leading to the canal. 4.4 miles from The National Memorial Arboretum and 1.5 miles from Lichfield City.

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Alrewas Kingfisher Holiday Park Fradley Junction, Alrewas Staffordshire DE13 7DN

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Luxury caravan holiday homes for hire with double glazing, central heating and french windows, on award winning canalside park (see the video on our website). Picturesque location where two major canals meet, lots of boating activity. Fishing, games room, outdoor play area. All weather tennis court and Crown Green bowling. Private woodland, nature reserve and lakeside

walk. Cafés, pub and shops. WiFi internet access available. From A38 dual carriageway, take A513 towards Kings Bromley. After 1.8 miles turn left at brown tourist sign. Immediately before canal bridge turn right along road following canal bank, park is located just beyond Swan Inn. Open: March to October. Advance booking available. Gas and electricity Rates Tariff included. Short breaks available Static caravan prices per unit per week Platinum 6 units min £295 - max £495 anytime. Short breaks available anytime from £145

Beautiful family-owned park on Cannock Chase, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Private static caravans for sale, also modern hire fleet for short breaks or weekly holidays. Private woodland, indoor swimming pool, tennis court, laundry. Ideal spot for couples or those seeking a quiet natural location for walking, cycling or just relaxing.

Mrs Gill Jones Amber House, 18 Burton Road Alrewas, Lichfield Staffordshire DE13 7BB

t: 01283 792154 m: 07812 202415 e:

Amber House is within walking distance of three village pubs, two restaurants and lovely canal walks. It is within half a mile of the National Memorial Arboretum, within close proximity to Fradley Park and Lichfield with easy

access to the A38 and all major road networks.

Accommodation 3 ensuites doubles or twins

Tariff £38 - £65

Home made bread and preserves, free range eggs from our own chickens, special diets catered for, ensuite facilities, TV and hospitality trays in every room, Sky and WiFi available. A ground floor ensuite bedroom. 97


Rugeley Mr Trevor Barber, Silver Trees Holiday Park, Stafford Brook Road, Penkridge Bank, Rugeley, Staffordshire WS15 2TX



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Rates Tariff Static caravan price per week min. £264 Short breaks prices from £119




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Near Tamworth, Staffordshire B78 3TW

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Drayton Manor Park is an amazing venue to celebrate the happiest day of your life. We never forget how important your wedding day is for you which is why we’ll ensure an occasion individually tailored for your needs. Our three air-conditioned suites can cater for

up to 300 guests, and we are licenced for civil ceremonies meaning you can enjoy all of your special day with us. Guests can take advantage of special accommodation rates at Drayton Manor Hotel, and we even include a room for the happy couple! 12


Erasmus Darwin House

BIG DAY From a grand stately home and a Georgian city town house, to a barn conversion set in the rolling countryside, whatever your style or budget, you’re sure to find a location to suit your needs in our district.

Located right in the heart of the country, with easy motorway access to the M5, M6, M6 Toll and M42, we’re a great central destination for your day. We’re also only a short drive from Birmingham and East Midlands airports. wQL%-

Alrewas Hayes Events Ltd Alrewas Hayes, Burton upon Trent Staffordshire DE13 7DL

t: 01283 791625 m: 07789 546021 e:

Alrewas Hayes is an elegant Grade II listed Queen Anne residence in the heart of rural Staffordshire. The venue has been appointed with a fusion of contemporary and period furnishings to provide a most outstanding backdrop for weddings, civil partnerships, parties

and corporate events. The venue is suited to most occasions and groups of between 60 and 650 can be accommodated. Five event rooms and six bedrooms available.

Beacon Street, Lichfield Staffordshire WS13 7AD

t: 01543 306260 e:

Erasmus Darwin House is a licensed civil wedding venue that can provide an intimate and exclusive venue for the smaller wedding. The house has two elegant rooms, licensed for civil marriages, and can accommodate both the wedding and reception. With the

picturesque herb garden and views of the cathedral, Erasmus Darwin House is an ideal venue. To receive our Wedding Information Booklet or for any enquiries, please call Erasmus Darwin House on 01543 306260.


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Lichfield Guildhall Guildhall, Bore Street Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 6LX

t: 01543 309850 f: 01543 285441 e:

A beautiful historic building in the centre of Lichfield providing a magnificent setting for civil ceremonies, receptions and other celebrations. Two rooms are licensed for civil ceremonies. The main hall has oak panelling with a high pitched roof with hammer beams, giving

a fine medieval appearance, and can accommodate up to 160 guests. The Guildroom, on the ground floor, has panelled walls and timber ceiling and can seat up to 70 guests. 4


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BEST WESTERN The George Hotel Bird Street, Lichfield Staffordshire WS13 6PR

t: 01543 414822 f: 01543 415817 e:

Set in the heart of Lichfield, this 18th century former coaching inn with a magnificent Regency ballroom offers an elegant and relaxed setting for wedding receptions and civil ceremonies of up to 110 guests. Weddings are tailored to your individual requirements by our friendly

and professional staff who will advise on every aspect of your very special day. Preferential accommodation rates are offered to wedding guests.


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Packington Moor Farm, Jerrys Lane Lichfield, Staffordshire WS14 9QB

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When your celebration demands something a little different… the 18th century Oat Barn, Malt Barn and Standings provide delightful venues for weddings and special celebrations. A civil wedding ceremony can be held here where we can seat up to 120 guests. Our bespoke ‘in-house' catering service completes these occasions. The Malt Barn accommodates up to 160 guests for dining and dancing.

We can also offer accommodation for up to eight overnight guests plus the ‘Bridal’ cottage which sleeps two. This includes a delicious farmhouse breakfast served in the farmshop the morning after the wedding. Off the A51 Lichfield to Tamworth Road (nr Whittington) or off the A5 at Weeford.




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With so many great venues, from the historic Erasmus Darwin House to the modern delights of the Lichfield Garrick, we’re sure you can find the right meeting venue. Lichfield is located right in the heart of the country with motorway access via the M5, M6, M6 Toll and M42, so we’re a fantastic central destination. o V z w Q  L - + _ PC n

Beacon Street, Lichfield Staffordshire WS13 7AD

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Erasmus Darwin House offers an elegant venue for meetings, presentations and receptions, ranging from a single room to whole house hire, all within a convenient yet attractive location. Theatre, classroom and boardroom style seating. Equipment available –

OHP and screen, digital projector and flip chart. Free WiFi included. Three meeting rooms available. Day and half day delegate rates available or tailored to your requirements. Please call for details. Availability: 7 days a week, all year, except bank holidays, Christmas and

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Fairlawns Hotel and Spa

Four meeting rooms, all with natural light, cater for meetings of 2-110 delegates. The George offers comfortable air conditioned bedrooms, a carvery restaurant, a cosy lounge bar with free WiFi internet access and free guest parking. These facilities are backed by friendly and efficient service

from professional staff who will ensure the success of your event.

Little Aston Road, Aldridge West Midlands WS9 0NU

t: 01922 455122 f: 01922 743148 e:

If you are in need of a meeting room or a conference room in a central location, you may find meeting rooms at the Fairlawns Hotel and Spa just perfect.

swimming pool make this a superb choice. Free high speed broadband/ internet access. Free temporary membership of the Fairlawns Health Club for residents. Training suite. Five AA ground floor rooms.


BEST WESTERN PREMIER Moor Hall Hotel and Spa Moor Hall Drive, Four Oaks, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands B75 6LN The Hotel offers eight well equipped meeting rooms, all with natural light and free WiFi access, which cater for meetings of up to 250 delegates. Delegates will enjoy the comfortable bedrooms, two restaurants and extensive leisure facilities including indoor pool and spa, plus the unique country house atmosphere of this four star hotel.

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Lichfield Garrick

Equipment available: screen, flipchart, LCD projector, carousel slide projector and large TV monitor can be hired.

Castle Dyke, Lichfield Staffordshire WS13 6HR

t: 01543 412110 f: 01543 412120 e:

Lichfield Garrick has a unique layout offering you a choice of rooms and individual venues, from large theatre formats to more intimate areas for smaller meetings. All these facilities are supported by experienced, professional staff who will work with

you to ensure that your event or meeting runs smoothly from start to finish. Availability:

Monday to Friday 10am-6pm


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Drayton Manor Theme Park Near Tamworth, Staffordshire B78 3TW

t: 01827 285551 e:

Drayton Manor Theme Park provides bespoke packages to meet the needs of corporate clientele, making it the ideal venue for conferences, exhibitions, product launches and company fun days. It is conveniently located close to junction 9 of the M42, T2 of the M6 Toll and just over 10 miles from Birmingham International Airport.

Drayton Manor’s air-conditioned suites can cater for events attended by up to 400 guests. Each suite has free and plentiful parking. In addition, our newly opened Drayton Manor Hotel now offers 150 on site bedrooms


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t: 01543 309850 f: 01543 285441 e:

The historic Grade II listed Guildhall in Bore Street has excellent facilities for business. From small meetings to large conferences, our five rooms can cater for a range of delegate numbers from 15 to 195. The Ashmole Room (pictured) can accommodate 30. All rooms and floors

are fully accessible and facilities available include: wireless internet connection in all rooms, screen and digital projector and beverage facilities in meeting rooms. All rooms can be hired individually, or if required, the whole building can be made available for corporate functions.



Getting here and getting about

Lichfield is in the heart of the country, just twenty minutes north of Birmingham. It’s easy to reach, whether you come by car, train, coach, bus or even air.

Road The A38 and A5 link at Lichfield and provide direct access to the Midlands’ motorway network: M42, M50, M40, M5/M6 and M6 Toll. Rail Lichfield has two train stations. Lichfield City station, on Birmingham Road, is right in the city centre, opposite the bus station. It offers frequent services to Birmingham New Street. Lichfield Trent Valley station is five minutes drive, or 20 minutes walk, from the city centre and offers direct services to London Euston and the north. For all train enquiries call 08457 484950 Coach National coaches arrive and depart regularly from Birmingham Road bus station, serving London, the north, and the south-west. The Tourist Information Centre in the Lichfield Garrick is a ticket agent for National Express. Call 01543 412112 for more details. Bus Lichfield, Burntwood and the district’s main villages are served by several bus companies. The Tourist Information Centre has a range of local bus timetables, or call the regional travel line on 0870 6082608. Air Birmingham International Airport is a 30 minute drive away. Enquiries 0870 733 5511. Nottingham East Midlands Airport at Castle Donington is a 45 minute drive away. Enquiries 01332 852852. Parking There are ample car parks in the city centre, and all are just a short walk from the city’s main attractions. All car parks are marked on the map (page 40/41) and are signposted from the major roads coming into the city. Lichfield car parks are free if you hold a valid disabled badge..



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Rising Brook Motorhome Hire Walsall Road, Bridgtown t: 01543 406083 Cannock, Staffordshire f: 01543 469055 WS11 0JB e: Brand new, luxury 4 berth Motorhome hire. Mid-week and weekend 3 day packages now available. Free parking at our central location or transport to

Welcome all symbol Where you see this symbol, at least 50% of staff have been trained in customer care for those with special needs. Help getting about Lichfield operates a shopmobility service and hires out scooters and manual wheelchairs. Call 01543 308999 weekdays, or 07779 333807 on Saturdays.

and from local railway stations and Birmingham airport. Well behaved pets are welcome. Open

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Accessible attractions Not all of our attractions are fully accessible, due to the historic nature of the buildings. All attractions are working to improve their facilities. We recommend you contact the venue before you visit. A list of accessible places to eat and drink is available from the Tourist Information Centre, as well as a list of places with facilities for babies.

Customer Survey 2012

Bureaux de change, Lichfield Co-op Travel – 34 Bakers Lane. Thomas Cook – 43 Bore Street. Thomson – 53 Bore Street. Post Office in WHSmith – 25-27 Bakers Lane. Banks & Building Societies Banks all with cashpoints Barclays Bank - Breadmarket Street, 0845 755 5555 HSBC Bank - Market Street, 0845 740 4404 Natwest Bank - Market Street, 0845 600 2803 Britannia - Market Street, 01543 253541 Lloyds TSB Bank - Market Street, 0845 300 0000 Halifax - Conduit Street, 01543 517502 Cheltenham & Gloucester - Conduit Street, 01543 411600


Useful information Minor injuries Samuel Johnson Community Hospital, Trent Valley Road, Lichfield 01543 412900. Major injuries Burton Hospital 01283 566333. In an emergency call 999. Police Station in Frog Lane, Lichfield In an emergency, call 999. Non-emergency call 101 or 0300 123 4455.

There is a taxi rank at Lichfield City station, on Birmingham Road. Please call the Tourist Information Centre on 01543 412112 for local taxi numbers

Disabled parking Lichfield’s car parks are free if you hold a valid disabled badge. On-street parking is also available to disabled badge holders in Tamworth Street, Market Square and Bore Street. Toilets Accessible public toilets, with facilities for disabled people, are available and marked on the map (page 40). Some need a RADAR key, which can be bought, or borrowed, from the Tourist Information Centre in the Lichfield Garrick.

Large print guides, maps and information are available at the Tourist Information Centre in the Lichfield Garrick. Call 01543 412112

1. When do you plan to visit Lichfield/when did you visit Lichfield? month year 2. Did you/are you staying overnight? Yes No 3. If yes, where did you/will you stay? Hotel Self catering B&B Friends/relatives 4. What do you think of this guide? Excellent V. Good Good Poor V. Poor 5. Did this guide help you make a decision to visit? Yes No 6. How did you obtain this guide? From Lichfield Tourist Info centre another Tourist Info centre from from another website from Enjoy Staffordshire guide other 7. To which age group do you belong? under 21 22-34 35-49 50-64 65-74 75+

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A great group destination

Visiting with a coach party or a group? With so many things to see and do in Lichfield District and the surrounding area, our travel trade officer is happy to help you plan your visit and put a package together - all for free. Getting here There are five coach parking bays in the Birmingham Road Bus Station (a small parking charge applies), two unloading and parking bays on The Friary and another two loading and unloading bays on Beacon Street. All coach parking facilities are marked on our map on page 40/41. Making the most of your day Our Green Badge guides can be booked for coach operators or group organisers. All tours can be tailored to your needs, and can be from a full day, to half a day or just an hour. Some tours are also available in foreign languages. Most tours are suitable for groups with special needs.

We can arrange walking tours for people with sight problems. We can also arrange themed tours that include nearby attractions and historic buildings, including The National Memorial Arboretum, Shugborough and the Katyn Memorial at Cannock Chase. Need help? We offer a free bespoke planning service for all group organisers. We also host a number of familiarisation visits during the year.

For more information on visiting Lichfield District with a group, or to book a private or group tour, call 01543 308216.

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You can locate a property on the city centre map (p40/41) or district map (fold out back cover) using the list on page 80 or using the number in the red circle on each listing.


Listings locations The numbers refer to the order the listings appear in this guide and will help you locate them on the city centre map on page 40/41 or the district map opposite. See the small number in the coloured circle on each listing.

What’s On

34 Tudor Row 35 Lee Garden Restaurant 36 Lichfield Antiques Centre 1 Lichfield Cathedral 37 The Curborough Collection 2 Curborough Sprint Course 38 Ego 3 The Woods of Yoxall Lodge 18 Lichfield Heritage Centre 4 Lichfield Guildhall 39 Packington Moor Farm shop & café 5 Maple Hayes Hall 40 Qmin Indian Fusion Restaurant 6 Canwell Show, Middleton 41 Ristorante Sorrento 7 Alrewas Arts Festival 42 Room to Inspire 8 Whittington Country & Craft Fair 43 The Kitchen Shop 9 Beacon Park 44 The Tudor of Lichfield 10 Conkers 45 The Plant Plot 11 Market Square 46 The Spark Café Bar and Events 12 Drayton Manor Theme Park 47 Three Spires Shopping 13 National Brewery Centre A fun day out for all the family Heritage, culture and tours 9 Beacon Park 14 Chasewater Railway 48 Chasewater Country Park 15 Erasmus Darwin House 49 Crackpotz Ceramic Café 16 Shugborough 10 Conkers 17 Lichfield Garrick 2 Curborough Sprint Course 18 Lichfield Heritage Centre 12 Drayton Manor Park 19 National Memorial Arboretum 50 Midland Karting 20 Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum 51 National Forest Adventure Farm 21 St John’s Hospital 52 National Forest Llama Treks 22 Staffordshire Regiment Museum 53 National Paintball Fields 13 National Brewery Centre 54 Team Action 23 Wall - Letocetum Roman Site & 55 Burntwood Leisure Centre Museum 56 Friary Grange Leisure Centre Shopping and eating out 57 King Edward VI Leisure Centre 24 Barton Marina Our places to stay 25 Buzzard Valley Vineyard 58 Swinfen Hall Hotel 26 Chandlers 59 Best Western Moor Hall Hotel 27 Chapters Restaurant & Coffee shop 60 Fairlawns Hotel and Spa 14 Chasewater Railway - The Sidings 61 The Newton Park Hotel 28 Costa Coffee 31 Best Western The George Hotel 29 Dress Code 62 The Cathedral Lodge Hotel 30 G-Scapes Plant Centre 63 Aspect Hotel, Tamworth 31 Best Western The George Hotel 64 Three Queens Hotel 11 Lichfield Markets 65 Drayton Court Hotel 17 The Green Room Bar and Café at 66 Premier Inn the Garrick 67 Holiday Inn Express, Lichfield 12 Grill Inn at Drayton Manor Park 68 Holiday Inn Express, Burton on Trent 32 Hindleys Bakery 12 Drayton Manor Hotel 33 James Jordan antiques 69 Holiday Inn, Walsall 80 A number of our events are in multiple venues please contact the event organisers if you need further details.

70 The Stables at St John’s House, Lichfield 71 Pipe Hill House 72 The Bogey Hole, Lichfield 73 Netherstowe House 74 The Hawthorns, Lichfield 75 Spires View 76 Altair House, Lichfield 77 The Maples, Lichfield 78 Colton House, Rugeley 79 Alrewas Hayes 80 Oak Tree Farm, Hopwas 81 The Old Rectory, Mavesyn Ridware 82 Common Farm, Bromley Hayes 83 Manor Farm, Coton in the Elms 84 Harlaston Post Office B&B 85 The Olde Peculiar, Handsacre 86 Coppers End Guest House, Muckley Corner 87 Holly Tree Cottage, Alrewas 88 The Creamery at Manor Farm, Mavesyn Ridware 89 Hipsley Farm Cottages, Hurley 90 Old Haybarn Apartments, Lichfield 91 Stable Cottage, Manor Farm, Mavesyn Ridware 92 Tay Lodge, Weeford 73 Netherstowe House Serviced Apartments, Lichfield 93 Stables Court, Handsacre 94 Farm Court Cottage, Streethay 95 Kingfisher Holiday Park, Alrewas 96 Silver Trees Caravan Park, Rugeley 97 Amber House, Alrewas Weddings & Conferences 79 Alrewas Hayes Events Ltd 31 Best Western The George Hotel 12 Drayton Manor Park 15 Erasmus Darwin House 4 Lichfield Guildhall 39 Packington Moor Farm 59 Best Western Moor Hall Hotel 60 Fairlawns Hotel & Spa 5 Lichfield Garrick

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