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US$21 - US$34
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All reviews lamb pudding fish and chips crab bread poached eggs potatoes stayed here perfect evening vegetarian options the pub sunday lunch lovely atmosphere full english booked a table garden jackie
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We booked a table for early evening on a Saturday and were told we could only sit outside. This was fine by us as the garden area is very pretty but we were puzzled by the stipulation as there were loads of tables free inside....It would have been nice to have been offered a table indoors when it got colder but I guess it might have been to do with social distancing between tables. The food throughout was superb - from the home made breads we had for a starter through to the desserts, everything was excellent. The attention to detail is also impressive with the pear tree theme being thoughtfully used throughout the menu - for example the lovely pear and date pudding and pear drops included with the bill. There is lots of choice on the drinks menu and again the attention to detail is evident with the garden themed cocktails. On the whole the service was efficient but there was quite a wait before our drinks and food orders were taken when we arrived. I was also disappointed to overhear comments being made about a customer when I was looking for the loos - this didn't create the best of impressions.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 4 days ago

Barely having gone out since covid began, we looked forward to sitting in a nice garden & enjoying a meal before winter sets in. Instructions on arrival stated to find table & scan table number to order. There was nothing to scan. We waited a...while but no one turned up so had to go in to order. Good that masks were worn although later the waitress had dropped hers onto her chin. Service generally poor. Seemed disorganised. A couple of staff were more friendly & helpful. We ordered the PT Beef burger which sounded lush. The menu stated it was a beef patty, beef brisket, Dorset red, lettuce, bacon jam, burger sauce, bun, coleslaw & fries. Having seen photos the coleslaw & burger sauce came in side pots. The food arrived, one burger, a few chips, sparse to say the least. I asked after the coleslaw & was told it wasn't included. I queried that by stating it was on the menu & was told it was a one off! Still showing on the menu though. I couldn't find any evidence of burger sauce either or bacon jam, which I assumed was inside. Nope! There was an odd taste of vinegar. The burger was chewy, dry & gristly & the chips were just cooked but anaemic looking. I ate some as I was hungry but hubby cleared the rest. Such a shame, a beautiful setting & previous experience has been fine but very let down today.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful time at the Pear Tree ! Spent three nights in the Taylor’s Gold room in the dinner bed and breakfast offer - a lovely room abs well thought out for everything you could wand and need . Beautiful gardens where you...could relax and take in the sun and have drinks and indeed eat with plenty of sheltered areas under cover in the event of rain . Great food which is locally sourced and vegetables and herbs from their own garden . Good wine list again with the English wines locally sourced and available for sale in the local garden centre . So handy for trios to Bath, Corsham , Lacock Frome and Longleat but very secluded and quiet once in the hotel and grounds . But what really made it stand out was the staff - so friendly helpful and took a genuine interest in their customers . Every interaction with them was positive and enthusiastic- clearly a great team who enjoy their jobs . So thanks to Marcus for running such an efficient and friendly team and providing us with tips about local places to visit , Emily for great service (hope your daughter likes the sparkly bag strap ), Nicole for great service at breakfasts, Ellie for being so friendly and telling us about the garden centre where we could buy the English rose , Katie , Liv F and Essia who were all just so efficient friendly and helpful they couldn’t do enough for us . Thank you all for making our mini break so relaxed and enjoyable . We will definitely see you again .More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate in The Pear Tree as we were staying close by and it had been recommended by our hotel. On arriving we were shown outside to a courtyard with tables and chairs, under a marquee which all looked really lovely. We were the only...ones seated there, other diners were either inside or in the pretty garden close by. My husband was hungry so straight away ordered the chicken wings which came quickly, they were cooked well, but didn’t have a lot of flavour. Our two starters were very good the salmon and the targa dhal. As the inside and garden started filling up we saw a deterioration in the service and we wondered why we were the only ones in the courtyard part. We did have our dog with us, but there were tables available in the garden, where we could have sat. My husband’s and my main arrived, but not our sons. We waited and waited, in the end my husband had to go and find someone to find out where it was. They had forgotten it, I would have thought Rule 101 in child friendly restaurants was children’s meal comes first. Our 9 year old was starving, our food was now cold where we waited so much, I was then feeding him off my plate. His meal finally arrived after we had finished ours. All of our mains were disappointing, I had the twice cooked chicken, don’t get excited it’s not a new cooking technique I asked what it meant, basically it’s cooked in the oven then finished in the pan, it was ok. My husband had the pork belly which was fine, but my sons “roast” was not great, a plate of beige, beige chicken, potatoes and veg, even the carrots were beige, no greens or colour. After eating some of my meal he no longer really wanted his and that my husband and I had finished ours. After high expectations we all felt a little deflated and once again after waiting for someone to come out, we had to go and find someone for the bill and once we got it, my husband had to go back inside to find someone to pay it. My sons late, forgotten beige roast had been included, which when asked was removed. The Pear Tree has a lot of potential but sadly was lacking for us. Tip: do not sit in the courtyard as you get ignored.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a fantastic pub nestled in the Cotswolds. It has a lovely outdoor seating area and a cozy indoor area. Inside, the furnishings are done in a west country cotswolds style and felt very homely. The staff were attentive and welcoming; and the food...was delicious and nicely presented. I took my dad for a surprise lunch and we were both very impressed. We both particularly liked the desserts with the pear sorbet, which is from their own garden. I highly recommended dining here if you are looking for a nice, relaxing place to eat.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 11 August 2021

The outside of this pub is glorious - set in beautiful gardens. Unfortunately things change when entering: the building itself is excellent, but is furnished with uncomfortable chairs and tables, set off by old worn out cutlery of the kind you last saw when you...cleared out your late granny's house. Add to this the cheap multi-coloured water glasses (which were probably liberated from the local nursery school) and the picture is complete. The food, despite its pretensions, was mediocre: fish (£16) which must have come straight from a Young's packet in the freezer, with flabby tasteless chips from the same source. One of the two £24 steaks we ordered was virtually inedible (although, to be fair, it was eventually removed from the bill). The service was slow and inattentive: on arrival we were not asked if we would like drinks while studying the menu - both drinks and food had to be ordered together, after a lengthy delay. Getting a second round of drinks was a Herculean task.The beer selection was pretty uninspiring, although the (expensive) gin and tonic menu found approval from some of our group. Altogether a very disappointing experience: most of us had travelled a fair distance to meet up for a family lunch, and felt that our efforts were somewhat wasted and that, within the mileage we had travelled, it would not have been difficult to find somewhere better (and much cheaper).More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 10 August 2021

We love the Pear Tree and have supported it for many years it has a wonderful relaxed atmosphere and tasteful setting with good facilities. Staff are always helpful, knowledgable and polite. If you are staying at the Pear for a night, the menu would be...okay but for return customers it lacks variety. We have been to the pub at least 5 times since it reopened in May 2021 and there has been little expansion or change to the menu during this time and we have become bored with it, friends have said the same. it would help if there were at least daily specials. The only chicken main course dish on the menu was a Caesar salad which, was disappointing, the chicken was bland would have been more flavourful if chargrilled and warm. The cheeseboard felt mean with 3 very small slivers of cheese, crackers were good. We feel you now need to up your game.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 28 July 2021 via mobile

Friendly welcome to this beautiful pub. Candle lit warm lighting and wooden beams and furniture lent to a traditional pub atmosphere. Really interesting menu; lightly battered haddock came with home made chips and peas, pretty standard pub food but expertly executed; rolled pork belly with...orzo was interesting and delicious. For desert, delicious Bakewell tart with strawberry sorbet and excellent marmalade croissant and butter pudding. The service was absolutely faultless; so friendly and attentive, never looked rushed, always attentive. Pubs don’t get better than this.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 22 July 2021 via mobile

We only stayed one night, travelling back to the Midlands after a two week holiday in Devon but what a final treat this was. Gorgeous Inn & gardens - very warm welcome for us & our two dogs (real ale for us & doggy biscuits...for them!) . Our room was really comfortable with an outside terrace being a real bonus. Great selection of gins for our pre-dinner drinks - presented beautifully. Fantastic meal - very ample portions so will definitely have to return to comment on the sweets. Breakfast had a wonderful selection of local produce but we opted for the pancakes & fruit which were scrumptious. Great service & then the staff went the extra mile when I discovered I’d left my waterproof behind & they sent it to our home free of charge. Thank you so much & we do hope to come again.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 16 July 2021

BLOWN AWAY! The service, staff, and most of all the undescribable food was to die for we only stayed the one night but already want to return for longer! The atmosphere was lovely and everyone so friendly. The rooms are so clean and the best...nights sleep in a very long time. Driving in to the huge carpark and seeing such a beautiful inn beautiful flowers everywhere and also there own homegrown vegetables. Very recommended and definitely one to go to again Thank you to everyoneMore

Date of visit: July 2021
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19 February 2020|
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Response from DesB950 | Reviewed this property |
I'm a customer, the entrance to the bar would be a bit trickey and from the bar to the restaurant has a few steps, however, the residential acces to the right of the bar entrance should accept a wheelchair direct into the... More
8 February 2020|
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Response from rotterdam0892 | Reviewed this property |
If you go to their website and tap on "eat and drink" and scroll down, you will find a list of what's on tap. google pear tree whitley to find it as I can't add the link to the response
Lisa C
30 January 2017|
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Response from PearTreewhitley1 | Property representative |
Hi Lisa yes we allow well behaved dogs in the bar & for dinner options also the Garden room. Thanks Jackie
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