The Pear At Parley

The Pear At Parley

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Hours
Sun
11:30 - 21:30
Mon
11:00 - 23:00
Tue
11:00 - 23:00
Wed
11:00 - 23:00
Thu
11:00 - 23:00
Fri
11:00 - 23:00
Sat
11:00 - 23:00
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Travellers' Choice 2023

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About
The Pear At Parley Dining Pub An environment of reclining refreshment, diversion, fun and repose. Set back away from the busy main road in West Parley and easily accessible from both Poole and Bournemouth. The dining pub nestles amongst 5 acres of open woodlands within a picturesque riverside setting and has exceptional views across the West Parley area. There is also access to the River Stour. The Pear at Parley offers seasonally changing menus, mouth-watering and perfectly prepared, with much of its food being sourced from local suppliers. You will be spoilt for choice with a wide range of sharing platters or light bites, as well as must-try main courses and devilish desserts that you will not be able to decline.
CUISINES
Bar, International, British
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Playgrounds, Gift Cards Available
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles495 reviews
Excellent
313
Very good
82
Average
51
Poor
27
Terrible
22
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Sandra L
18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 family
The staff were amazing could not do enough for you. The food was delicious. Well presented and cooked to perfection. The choice was good. The restaurant itself beautiful views.
Written 22 June 2024
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Emily5fv
Wimborne Minster5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 family
Came here for a birthday meal today... food and service was impeccable and our waitress Claire was so attentive and funny.. she made the meal and experience all so much better, what a credit to The Pear. We will be back and a HUGE thank you x
Written 8 June 2024
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Theatreman
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 family
Just a quick thank you to you and your team for hosting us last night in the woodland hut. We had a fabulous evening, the food was lovely and the staff exceptional. It’s so lovely to see staff with a smile on their faces and a personality. We will be back.
Written 30 May 2024
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Adrian F
Caddington61 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 family
Whilst the restaurant is very pleasant and smart there were a number of things that were disappointing in this visit. Firstly we had booked a table for 8pm but when we arrived at 7.55, we were told the table was not ready and we had to wait until 8.15, not sure of delay seeing restaurant was not full. Secondly two of us ordered the pie which was supposed to come with a ‘Green Veg Panache’ however we got a large portion of frozen peas which were hardly cooked and hard. A Green Veg Panache is a mixture of different Green Veg namely Cabbage,Greens, Leeks and the likes (as described in the dictionary) and this certainly was not. It was lucky we ordered a portion of Vegetables as a side dish at extra cost, which helped. With the side we asked for it to be delivered with the mains, however they were not there with the arrival of the mains, obviously forgotten, finally arrived after more than 5 minutes after we pointed out that we had ordered these items. On reflection we think the restaurant had run out of the Green Veg Panache and thought they could just stick some frozen peas on the plate and we would not notice, certainly a mistake on the chef’s part, he/she should have just supplied the vegetable side instead and told us that this had happened. To the credit of the embarrassed waitress she passed a message to the chef and deducted the two sides from the bill. I will say the staff were friendly and helpful, the waitress certainly did listen to our complaint and did do something about it, on this occasion the Chef and his/her Staff let them down. For a restaurant claiming to have high standards this certainly fell far short of that expected especially by the Chef , in fact a meal at the nearby Curlew , a standard Vintage Inn, the previous evening was better.
Written 27 May 2024
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Abby
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 family
Thank you so much to Cris and her team! We had our wedding meal at The Pear this Saturday and everything was perfect, we could not have chosen a better place nor more wonderful people and amazing food! We just wanted to thank Chris and team for making our wedding such a perfect day! We honestly cant thank them enough for all of there help leading up to the wedding and for the exceptional service on the day. The Pear is such an amazing venue and will be a special place for us forever. We can’t wait to come back very soon!
Written 26 May 2024
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SarahDorset6785
Ringwood24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 friends
My first visit to The Pear. A group of six of us visited for an evening meal. Some of our party have been before. Nice atmosphere in the restaurant. Buzzing but not too loud. The staff were all lovely and attentive. All our needs and requests well catered for. I ate the duck and it was sublime. Others in our party had the sea bass, pie, Caesar salad and steak. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meals. The presentation of the food was excellent. All dishes were delicious and cooked to perfection. The desserts were very good too A great evening was had by all. We would all recommend this place and we shall certainly return.
Written 26 May 2024
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Richard A
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 family
Usually very good but on this occasion very poor. The pork dish was very badly cooked and was served up with over half undercooked fat - inedible! My wife's sea bas was overcooked and very dry. Expensive and disappointing. We will not return.
Written 16 May 2024
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Jacqueline
United Kingdom4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 family
Oh my god.....this is the second time I have been here and the food and service is out of this world. I had the lamb and mum had the duck and I honestly could not fault it. It was cooked to perfection and every mouthful was a delight. I don't know who the chef was but he is amazing. The deserts and coffee were delicious. My party all said what an amazing place and would throughly recommend. Thank you
Written 10 May 2024
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Sarah P
Wimborne Minster28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 couples
We had a lovely meal at the Pear this evening. Our waitress Tara is amazing such a happy person and always has a positive attitude and lots of jokes thrown in. An absolute asset to the business. The food was lovely too. We have been coming here for 5 years now and Tara is just great the best waitress at The Pear. 😊
Written 6 May 2024
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David E
37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 friends
Just to say it was a lovely experience great food great staff very friendly and informative would recommend the pear to anyone hope to visit again , very good value
Written 16 April 2024
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Klarissayoung
Highcliffe75 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 family
I’m fairly local and absolutely love it here. The grounds, bar and restaurant are stunning . The food is amazing and we have never had a bad experience . We always bring our Labrador with us, and he’s always welcomed. This is something I always look for when eating out. And out of choice will not eat anywhere that doesn’t allow us to bring our best friend with us. I have to say it doesn’t annoy me when I read reviews that dogs are allowed to sit in the restaurant. If children are allowed to sit in highchairs in the restaurant, making an absolute mess and noise, then why shouldn’t quiet, polite, well-behaved dog be allowed to sit on the floor beside our table ? I’ve had four children and none of them behaved as well as any of my dogs!
Written 8 April 2024
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Mark C
20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 friends
Recently purchased a lodge at Oakdene forest park in st.leonards and trying to get to know the area. Visited with friends on the 1st April. Very Very nice. Can't wait for the summer to use the garden.
Written 1 April 2024
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Samantha W
Beer140 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 couples
Lovely afternoon, staff were a real credit to this establishment. Food was well cooked pub food and they were really accommodating, will now be a firm regular. Prices were brilliant too.
Written 26 March 2024
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Allison G
62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 friends
This restaurant has a lovely atmosphere - lots of light, buzzy but relaxed. Food is top quality and the service is friendly and attentive without being over the top. Also, excellent value for money.
Written 13 March 2024
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Wilberforce3
Oxford2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 family
Having a mother's day lunch with my mother and nan. Food was delicious for all of our table. 10/10 to kitchen team. Our server "Sarina" was amazing, courteous and attentive and looked after us throughout our visit, I'm sure this gem can go places in the hospitality sector. 💯 A true superstar 🌟 1st time visiting The Pearl and I was amazed by how beautiful the restaurant is and the garden... One word "breathtaking" , a truly wonderful venue for a family meal. Dog Friendly too if anyone is reading my review with 4 legged friends. Will visit again.
Written 10 March 2024
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