Great Lunch Spots around Cannock

One of the many things that makes Cannock such a great place to visit, is the number of dining experiences that are available.

One of the many things that makes Cannock such a great place to visit, is the number of dining experiences that are available. We know that when you’re visiting somewhere that’s a little unknown, you can be slightly apprehensive about where you may head for your lunch or evening meal. The truth is, Cannock is full of amazing eateries, restaurants, and cafes. It really would be hard to go wrong. Of course, choosing somewhere to dine is always easier if you’ve read some recommendations. That being the case, we’d like to share with you some of the very best spots in Cannock where you can sit back, relax, and enjoy a great lunch.

Fallow Forest

Now, our first pick is actually a garden centre, so you may be wondering why we’ve chosen it as a great lunch spot. Well, like many garden centres, Fallow Forest has its own cafe. This cafe is heads and shoulders above any other that you’re likely to find at a garden centre. Fallow Forest is in the heart of Cannock Chase meaning that it’s surrounded by the kind of scenery that you’ll struggle to find anywhere else: it truly is picturesque. The outdoor lounge at Fallow Forest fits in perfectly and is an amazing place to dine. When it comes to the food, all that you’ll come across are homemade dishes. There are also plenty of options for those who are vegetarian or vegan. If you fancy a drink to accompany your lunch, you’ll be able to choose from a great selection of local ales, spirits, and a wide range of soft drinks.

Holy Smoke Bar and Grill

Here, you can dine on a wide range of dishes. You can choose from the likes of an amazing steak, ribs, or even Caribbean dishes if you’re looking for something a little different. The Holy Smoke Bar prides itself on using the very best ingredients, all of which come from sustainable sources. It offers the chance to go on a culinary journey like no other restaurant can offer. While the food has to be great, what’s really striking about this place, as a spot to choose for lunch, is the building. Steeped in history, it is the former Unit Reform church that was built in 1824. You’ll find that since being developed, the original organ is still in place and there is an archive book that recalls everything significant that has happened here.

The Rag at Rawnsley

This lunch spot has the perfect location. Right on the edge of Cannock Chase, you can enjoy your lunch while taking in the breath-taking scenery. The Rag itself is set within three acres of grounds and has its own bowling green and huge garden area. There are even ensuite rooms here, should you decide to stay for a while. The Rag Country Inn, is proud to boast when it comes to the dining experience that it offers. The focus is on being fresh and unforgettable. If you take a look at the many reviews, you’ll see that there is certainly a success in these areas. What tops it all off are the great staff and the warm welcome that every guest receives.

The Olive Grove

Do you like a bit of variation when it comes to your lunch choices? If you do then The Olive Grove is a great option. Not only will you find English dishes that are cooked to perfection, but you’ll also have the choice of French and Mexican cuisine. This makes The Olive Grove the perfect location for those looking for a more exciting lunch. The chef, and owner, of this restaurant, will often put in an appearance and you can be sure of a warm welcome. He’s extremely proud of the fact that he only uses the freshest ingredients that lead to some of the tastiest dishes that you’ll ever experience. With generous portion sizes, you’ll definitely be satisfied by the time that it comes to leave.

The Shoal Hill Tavern

This is another great lunch spot for those who want to take in the scenery. Being so on the edge of Cannock Chase can be assured of stunning countryside views while you’re dining. The Shoal Hill Tavern is a traditional pub that proves popular with walkers, cyclists, and anyone else who is exploring the area. Everyone is assured of the warmest of welcomes.

When it comes to the food on offer here, everything is sourced locally and everything is cooked to perfection. The locals know that this is a great food destination and it’s one that we are keen to share with you. It’s also known as being family-friendly, so there’s no reason why the whole family can’t enjoy a great lunch together.

Strawberry Fields Café, Burntwood

Strawberry Fields is an example of the fact that something amazing can come out of difficult times. This is somewhere that was only just a thought during the first Covid-19 lockdown back in 2020. It was also somewhere that very quickly became a reality. What Strawberry Fields has to offer is somewhere to dine, and enjoy lunch, within beautiful surroundings. Everything is freshly made and all ingredients are produced locally. There’s even Staffordshire roasted coffee to enjoy.

If you’re looking for somewhere that offers great food, but also allows you to relax, then this is it.

Littleton Arms – Penkridge

The Littleton Arms is a favourite with locals and is at the heart of the community in Cannock. What you get here are all of the classics that you’d expect to find at a traditional British pub. There are grills, chicken, and burgers. What goes best with great food is great drink and the Littleton Arms certainly has this. There’s a great range of beers, wines, cocktails, and spirits. There’s also a great selection of non-alcoholic drinks. While you’ll always find the Littleton busy with the locals, you’ll also find that visitors are extremely welcome.