“ Swinfen Nr. Lichfield / Staffordshire / WS14 9QR / Tel: 01543 481807 / „
spotted the feature in express and star newspaper and thought we would give this place a try, amazing, food was excellent and the staff were very helpful and smiley, big change from some of the places we had been to. we had a fresh scottish smoked salmon galette with fresh cream, to die for, really was, im quite a fussy eater too so thats saying alot for me. we had a banana tree for dessert which was a sweet pancake with fresh banana, ice cream, chantilly cream and chocolate sauce, although we couldnt finish it we were stuffed! great night out, lovely place we will definately be going again.
The pear tree creperie is a small French restaurant specialising in you got it crepes. It is located in a small crafts place which is called the heart of the country village. Now me and my sister are obsessed with pancakes anyway so when we heard about this place we decided we had to go and find it. So Saturday off we went in the car and found it. Mouths watering at just the thought of pancakes they had a lot to live up to but they managed it and this creperie is such a little find I think I will go there more often now I know where it is.
The address is as follows;
Heart of the country village
Now in terms of location it is a great place as it is right by Lichfield city centre which is a great place and as it is practically just off a main road it is quite easy to find. I cant really tell you much about the actual craft village as we didnt go around as this was purely a pancake hunting trip only. It did look very sweet though with lots of furniture, garden and even a bridal shop.
The actual creperie is tucked away and has an inside and an outdoor area. Outdoors the wooden tables and trellising around is very pretty. Inside and you get a very French feel about the place. The tables have plastic covers which looks very sweet and the decoration is very nice with antique looking things which is nice. The furniture is all a nice wood and everything just looks nice.
The menu is lovely with lots of sweet and savoury crepes on offer. I went for a sweet maple syrup one because I really fancied it but they do so many different ones such as cheese and ham ones, pear and chocolate sauce and ones with alcohol which they light at the table which looked great.
The prices are not to bad with the cheapest being about £2 and the most expensive being around £6. Drinks were around £1.20 each.
The pancakes did not take long to come out and when they did they were massive and they gave us a lot of maple syrup so they do make sure you get full from them. I noticed people having savoury ones with salads and they looked yummy and definitely filling enough to have for lunch or for tea.
The crepes were cooked to perfection and I have to say I couldnt have done any better. They taste so nice that when you have eaten one you always want another. Even though I felt quite sick when I had eaten it I still would have had another if my sister would have let me but she dragged me out of there which I am glad of.
The craft village is very sweet and the car park is quite big so you will always be ok to park. I think the creperie is lovely and well worth the visit especially if you do take a look around and then maybe go visit Lichfield to finish off your day.
I am going to visit again as it was nice and the food is cooked to a high standard. There are plenty of staff there who are all very friendly and I think that you will have a good time. It might be worth mentioning as well that you can reserve tables there as it does get quite busy and as we left there was only 1 table left.
What a little find in the middle of the country. Wonderful!
Thanks for reading.