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Best Western Lichfield City Centre The George Hotel.

The Best Western The George Hotel in Lichfield is just a 5 minute stroll from many of the city's best attractions. These include the famous 12th century Lichfield Cathedral, the Garrick Theatre, Beacon Park and many more architecturally spectacular historic houses. In fact, Lichfield is well known for being a city filled with historic relevance, predominantly because it is the birthplace of Samuel Johnson, writer of the first English Language Dictionary (you can even visit the museum dedicated to him). Stowe Pool is also less than 10 minutes walk away from the hotel, and is an idyllic spot for a peaceful stroll or some afternoon fishing.

In addition to being a convenient hotel near to Lichfield city centre, this charming 18th Century coaching Inn has bags of character inside. So, when you've unpacked your own bags, sit back, relax and enjoy the homely atmosphere. If you're here on business (or simply taking a break from it) our cosy lounge bar, open fires and stylish evening restaurant will make you feel at ease, with all the fine food and drinks you could wish for. Free parking and free Wi-Fi are also available to all guests.

The Best Western is well located for the Midlands motorway network so you will find yourself within easy reach of major cities such as Birmingham, where you can enjoy a more vibrant pace of life, if only for the day. Wherever you end up, you can be sure a warm welcome awaits back at the hotel.

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12-14 Bird Street
WS13 6PR
For enquiries or to make a reservation please call 0844 387 6205*


Bars, Free WIFI, Golf Nearby, Gym, Restaurants, Twenty Four Hour Service, Lift to all floors
Free internet available throughout the hotel
There is free parking available onsite.
There is parking available nearby.
Pets: No Pets accepted Guide and hearing dogs only
Check-in & Check-out
15:00 | 11:00


Dining and Bars

Head Chef Greg Collins leads a team of talented sous-chefs to produce the highest quality food for the lunchtime carvery, lounge bar and Darwin's restaurant. Greg is passionate about using seasonal produce and considers himself lucky, as Staffordshire boasts a wealth of high quality local food producers offering the very best ingredients.

Chef Greg Collins


Carvery restaurant

The lunchtime carvery menu changes every day but always features the finest local produce from specially chosen suppliers. Choose the homemade soup or a selection from the salad bar to start, enjoy a roast with traditional trimmings or a Chef's special for the main course, and then a seasonal dessert and coffee to finish.

Opening hours

Breakfast: 07:00 - 09:00
Lunch: 12:00 - 14:00
Weekend times may vary


Open each evening, Darwin's restaurant has a contemporary feel and offers the very best of modern British food. Dishes are created with passion and style, with some of our personal favourites being the fillet of pork with sweet potatoes and a kale and perry sauce and the indulgent milk chocolate and pistachio brulee with raspberry shortbread. There's a full A La carte menu plus a great value fixed price menu, available Sunday to Thursday evenings at any time, and from 6pm to 7pm on Fridays and Saturdays.

Opening hours

Dinner: 18:00 - 22:00
Weekend times may vary

Lounge Bar

Our large, welcoming bar is furnished with comfy chairs and sofas making it ideal for catching up with friends or mingling with fellow guests. We're open all day for snacks and afternoon tea, whilst you're more than welcome to try a local ale from the nearby Burton On Trent brewery in the evenings. There is also a gin menu featuring a great choice of premium gins.

Opening hours

Weekend times may vary


Lichfield Golf & Country Club

Lichfield Golf & Country Club has an impressive array of golf facilities to help you gain or improve your handicap. Its tranquil setting in the heart of Staffordshire means you will enjoy magnificent views, surrounded by farmland and trees.

Course information

Course Type: Parkland
Location: Off Site
Holes: 18
Par: 72
Distance: 6305 Yards
No handicap required


3.00 miles away in Lichfield


Driving range


9 holes £9.00
18 holes £40.00
Buggy hire Yes
Tuition Yes
Driving Range Yes

Beau Desert Golf Course

Hidden in the Staffordshire Cannock forest - just 20 minutes from the Best Western - is the serine Beau Desert Golf Club. It's 18-hole course boasts rolling fairways, testing greens and incredible views (and even played host to the 2012 England Golf County Championship). Excellent practice facilities can be found on site, including a driving range, putting green and warm up nets, so if you haven't played in a while, you'll soon get back into the swing of things.

Course information

Course Type: Parkland
Location: Off Site
Holes: 18
Par: 70
Distance: 6458 Yards
No handicap required


9 miles away in Cannock


Driving range


9 holes £12.00
18 holes £35.00
Driving Range Yes

Spa & Leisure

Leisure Facilities

  • Mini gym

Gym Facilities

Our mini-gym offers a maxi-workout! With a rowing machine, exercise bike, cross - trainer and dumbbells, we'll help to keep you in shape during your break.



To help you plan and prepare in the weeks, months (or even years) leading up to your big day, our dedicated Wedding Coordinator will look after all the finer details. Then, when everything's in place, they'll hand-over to our experienced Duty Management team, who'll take care of everything on the big day itself.


Wedding service and reception venue

We offer a variety of rooms for your wedding, to suit small intimate parties or larger celebrations of up to 110 guests. Whatever the size of your party, you will receive the same friendly and professional advice, and the day will be individually tailored to your requirements by our experienced coordinators.


Food is one of the most important aspects of any wedding reception and our team of talented chefs will ensure that your chosen menu is prepared with care and flair, creating a truly memorable wedding breakfast for you and your guests. We offer a variety of dishes to suit every taste and our menu selector enables you to create your own unique wedding breakfast, drinks package and evening buffet.

Your wedding breakfast will normally start with a welcome drinks reception and for that extra special touch, why not treat your guests to a selection of our homemade canaps?

Honeymoon Suite

We offer the happy couple a complimentary double room, but you can upgrade to our honeymoon suite which has a four poster bed, seating area and original feature beams. We couldn't think of a more ideal way to end your perfect day.


Registry office:
Lichfield Register Office
The Old Library Building, Bird Street, Lichfield
01543 510770

The Best Western George offers wedding all inclusive packages on selected dates, from £3,800 in 2015 and 2016!. Based on 50 day guests and an additional 30 evening guests, the package includes: a red carpet welcome, day and evening room hire, a glass of Buck's Fizz on arrival, a 3 course meal with coffee, a glass of house wine, a glass of sparkling wine for the toast, an evening buffet, a double room for the happy couple, an elegant silk floral decorations.

Rebecca is our experienced wedding organiser - she loves advising and guiding our bride and grooms.

For any enquiries please call Rebecca Parisi on 01543 414822

Location and Attractions

Getting there.

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Nearest motorway: M6Toll, JT5, 5.00 miles
Nearest train station: Lichfield City, 0.25 miles
Nearest airport: Birmingham, 25.00 miles
Free parking on site (40 spaces)
On site disabled parking (2 spaces)

12-14 Bird Street
WS13 6PR

What's nearby?


  • Aston Villa Football Club (17 miles)

  • Derby County Football Club (20 miles)

  • Uttoxeter Racecourse (22 miles)

Cities & Attractions

  • National Memorial Arboretum (7 miles)

  • Drayton Manor Park (9 miles)

  • Lichfield Cathedral (0.5 miles)

  • Alton Towers (35 miles)

  • Lichfield Heritage Centre (1 miles)


  • Lichfield (0.5 miles)

  • Heart of the Country Village (4 miles)

  • Curborough Antiques & Craft Centre (3 miles)

Meetings, Conferences and Events


For business events, conferences and private dining, you'll be hard pushed to find a better venue. Our location puts us (and you) in the enviable position of having the facilities of a busy city centre hotel, without the busy part.

For large meetings, the magnificent Regency Garrick suite is an impressive setting, with its large picture windows, high domed ceilings, chandeliers and adjoining bar. The room is air conditioned and can be set to your preferred style, i.e. boardroom, theatre style, classroom or cabaret.

The naturally lit and air conditioned Charter room is suitable for small meetings of up to 40 and offers free Wi-Fi access.

Available room set ups

U shape

Garrick Suite

For large meetings the magnificent Regency Garrick Suite is an impressive setting, with its large picture windows, high domed ceilings, chandeliers and adjoining bar. The room is air conditioned and can be set to your preferred style, ie: boardroom, theatre style, classroom or cabaret.


The naturally lit and air conditioned Charter Room is suitable for small meetings of up to 40 and offers free wi-fi access.

Room Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Banquet
Garrick Suite 110 60 30 40 100
Johnson 16 0 0 10 0
Charter 30 0 0 20 25
Minster 12 0 0 10 10
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0845 620 0506


TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 1080 traveller reviews
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Good deal let down by quality of room

17/03/2018 banskoman, Marlow, United Kingdom

We got a good deal including breakfast for 1 night’s stay. Unfortunately the receptionist chose to deal with a parcel delivery rather than us when we went to check in. The twin room was clean but qu... more


Leisurely lunch

14/03/2018 kas2312, Lichfield, United Kingdom

I regularly visit the George for a light lunch, sometimes wine and lots of tea with three friends and we have a lovely leisurely lunch. The service and food are good and excellent value. That's why we... more



10/03/2018 theoldmarriedcouple4, Walsall, United Kingdom

Booked to have afternoon tea for my special birthday, with my family. The george was always the place to go in lichfield but i must say how disappointed i was this time. Arrived for our 2oclock bookin... more

Owner Response
Mark S, General Manager at Best Western Lichfield City Centre The George Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your recent afternoon tea experience. At The George we pride ourselves on offering high standards of quality and service but unfortunately on this occasion it appears we did not deliver the high standard I expect. I therefore offer my most sincere apologies for the annoyance and frustration this would have caused. Please be assured we take all guest feedback very seriously and your comments will be discussed with my management team.

Good and bad

06/03/2018 mcfi5dhc, Chester, United Kingdom

Ultimately, you stay in a hotel to get a decent nights sleep. I didn’t get that, for the reasons below: The mattress on the bed (room 38) was ancient, and lopsided. It leaned down to the right be sev... more

Owner Response
Mark S, General Manager at Best Western Lichfield City Centre The George Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent stay with us. I am extremely sorry that the noise from the bin collections affected your experience and caused you to rate your stay low. Please be assured I will investigate this issue, along with the music you heard thought-out the night. I have also passed your comments regarding the mattress in room 38 to our housekeeping manager and can assure you the appropriate actions have been put into place to resolve this. Thank you for your kind comments about our friendly staff I do hope you choose to stay with us again in the future

Snow and ice not cleared

05/03/2018 LichTraveller, Bristol

Very surprised that the hotel made no attempt to clear ice and snow for Literature Festival visitors. Pleading 'the law' in case they get sued. More likely to be their insurance company. So, very surp... more