The Pear Tree Crêperie is a small café/restaurant within the Heart of the Country shopping village near Lichfield. I’ve been many a time over the years whilst having a mooch around the shops there which includes some lovely little cook shops and foodie shops as well as some clothing, furniture and homewares.
The space is set up to be like a typical French Crêperie, complete with red checked table cloths and it has a lovely relaxed and informal atmosphere. It can get very busy, and its best to book at the weekends to be sure of a table.
The menu has a long list of savoury galettes and sweet crêpes, along with some mixed salad items and my favourite, French Onion Soup. The galettes are made with buckwheat flour sea salt and water, hence the brown appearance whilst the crêpes are made from wheat flour, milk, eggs, sugar and fat. Both are made in the traditional Breton way from Brittany.
On this occasion I went for a bowl of the aforementioned soup and a Goats Cheese, Tomato Coulis and Walnut Crêpe. Lee also had a bowl of the soup and had the Mushroom Stroganoff Crêpe. The crêpes are always packed with filling and not overcomplicated. They make for a really taste lunch or mid afternoon sweet or savoury treat.
On this occasion we didn’t have room for a sweet one too, but I’ve previously had both the simple lemon and sugar, as well as the more indulgent Profiterole Crêpe. Both are delicious.
If you’re ever in the area its well worth a look for lunch.
Heart of the Country Village,
Swinfen, Nr. Lichfield,
Disclosure: We paid for our own meal, and all opinions expressed are honest and our own