Located on the outskirts of Lichfield, just to the north of the city, Curborough Hall Farm is a family run working farm that is also home to a Countryside Centre, offering shops, antiques, and garden centre as well as popular tearooms.
Developed over the past thirty years, the Centre offers a variety of small shops and independent retailers on-site. The aim is to make sure visitors enjoy their time in a traditional rural setting, discovering something new away from the bluster of modern life.
The Countryside Centre houses a range of local businesses, which can all be found within converted barns and farm buildings across the site. The buildings were all converted for the purpose and helps to give Curborough something of a special feel.
Offering a mixture of the traditional and contemporary; Curborough Hall includes an Antiques Centre & Mabel’s Tearoom, both of which have been there since the centre’s inception and is also home to several talented artists and crafts people.
Mabel’s is a traditional tearoom serving home-made, locally sourced produce. Known throughout the local area for its range of cakes and tray-bakes, the tearoom prides itself on being welcoming and friendly environment. There are two indoor areas for eating, a dog friendly conservatory and a decked area for dining outside.
Home to traditional craftspeople almost from the original opening of the units, visitors can now explore the workshops of traditional furniture restoration and stonemasonry and discover a world of forgotten manufacturing techniques.
It has been described as the “best farm centre in the West Midlands” and a “lovely little place” that is located not far from Lichfield centre, but is far enough away to offer a draw of its own. Independent retailers, quaint setting and sumptuous tea rooms offer something for everyone.
Also, on site at Curborough is the Lichfield Falconry & Hawking Centre, which is home to over 30 species of birds, offering displays, photo opportunities, handling experiences, and educational talks. It was devised as a response to the negative interactions which can take place between humans and birds of prey. A small team of volunteers runs the Centre and rehabilitation unit. Just minutes from Lichfield and found just off the A5192, Curborough Hall Farm has a large free car park, meaning people can wander around at a leisurely speed, enjoy something to eat, and unlock a wealth of new experiences.