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Heart of the Country Shopping Village

Swinfen, Lichfield WS14 9QR, England
+44 1543 481612
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Family Morning brunch out

Very friendly and helpful service, Great atmosphere, and the food was amazing, crepes, galettes... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
65HappyCamper
What a beautiful little hide-away

A gorgeously presented barn conversion type group of shops and eateries. Don't forget to look out... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2018
Russ H
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Heart of the Country Village - a collection of converted 19th century farm buildings - now home to individual shops and boutiques as well as two restaurants. The Village, having started as a single country store in 1985, now gives life to a collection of eclectic and stylish local businesses. Attractive courtyards, both restaurants offering al fresco dining in fine weather and a large free car park. And to the delight of our young visitors, a magical Green Fairy Trail through woodlands alongside the car park. Not to be missed are two resident Kunekune pigs. A lovely place to spend a few enjoyable hours either browsing, shopping or just enjoying a leisurely friendly atmosphere.
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good45%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“the barn” (17 reviews)
“pear tree” (8 reviews)
“crepes” (7 reviews)
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Swinfen, Lichfield WS14 9QR, England
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+44 1543 481612
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"food outlets"
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"pleasant place"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very friendly and helpful service, Great atmosphere, and the food was amazing, crepes, galettes both savoury and sweet.. My daughter had one of the fruit specials and she loved it... WE would all certainly visit again to enjoy the great food...we all felt full afterwards...always...More

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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

A gorgeously presented barn conversion type group of shops and eateries. Don't forget to look out for the fairies.

Thank Russ H
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Reviewed 22 June 2018

Friends of ours had recently visited this venue and spoke glowingly about the Pear Tree Creperie. Living on the other side of Birmingham from Lichfield as we do, meant a long and awkward trip for us. The Heat of the Country would therefore have to...More

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Reviewed 8 June 2018

Lovely small shopping village just outside Lichfield. There are 3 cafes to choose from and we went to the french cafe and had coffee and petit pains which was enjoyable and the staff were friendly. Also nearby is a wooded fairy walk, which gave our...More

Thank Mandy V
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Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

A must place to visit when in Lichfield. Boutique style shops and an excellent shop selling different types of gins, rums and whisky.

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Reviewed 9 May 2018

Interesting and small collection of shops selling unique items as well as more well known brands. Restaurant facilities were reasonably priced with good range of fare. Ample free parking adjacent to woodland trails.

Thank PatHurdman
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Nina_Stubbs-Mason, Manager at Heart of the Country Shopping Village, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2018

Thanks for thanking the time to leave a review, we appreciate your feedback.

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Reviewed 7 May 2018

We have been to this shopping village many times and enjoyed walking around all the shops there, lots of lovely gifts to buy and clothes. We had a very enjoyable lunch at the Pear Tree Creperie, lots of choice on the menu both savoury and...More

Thank Angela B
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

I have visited The Heart of the Country for the last 7 years and have enjoyed every visit thoroughly. Initially I used to visit as a young care free girl going to have my hair done for the night ahead but as time has flown...More

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We visted this week and We fell in love with this village. We had two toddlers with us and the large flat carpark was ideal for a pushchair. The whole village is really pretty, converted barns with pretty gardens areas, plenty of seating around and...More

Thank Fayecoley
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

I tried to post a review about the tea rooms being inaccessible but unfortunately Trip Advisor have said that as we were unable to visit the tea rooms we can not leave a review - the whole point of the review was to make sure...More

1  Thank UnhappyClientUK
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cmrjdaniels
19 November 2017|
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Mrs L W
15 November 2015|
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Response from Lesley S | Property representative |
Hello, Heart of the Country's rural location is accessible via the A38, just south of Lichfield. Walking is not recommended as the road can be busy and there is currently no footpath that leads directly to the Village.
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