It was originally built in 1797 when it was known as Lyncroft House and, included among its first inhabitants, was the composer and music publisher Muzio Clementi, a friend of Mozart, who died in 1832.
When it became a country pub isn't exactly known, but in recent years the house has been beautifully restored at a cost of £1 million while still retaining its rural charm and rustic character.
The impressive frontage of the original Lyncroft House
The Georgian character of the old house includes the imposing portico which continues to provide an impressive entrance to the building while, inside, the rustic beams and open fireplaces all add to the comfortable and relaxing atmosphere.
The Hedgehog, which is part of the Vintage Inns chain, enjoys commanding views across the neighbouring Staffordshire countryside, with a large garden and patio seating area to the front.
Whatever the time of year, the country pub and restaurant has an impressive menu of hearty seasonal British food plus cask real ales or fine wines to enjoy in one of a variety of comfy seating areas.
On our lunchtime visit, I chose the Spicy Southern Fried Chicken served with a smoky tomato mayonnaise and chips, costing £6.50, while my wife opted for the Warm Chicken and Bacon Sandwich with lettuce and mayonnaise, served in a brown cob with chips or salad (£5.50).
My delicious lunch of Spicy Southern Fried Chicken
Both were clearly freshly cooked and delicious, while we chose to wash our food down with a half pint of Blindside Flanker (a Rugby World Cup special?) and UBU respectively, bringing the total cost to just £16.
Visitors will be pleased to know that the pub, which is within sight of Lichfield's historic cathedral, has ample off-road parking.