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The Pear Tree Inn

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Top Lane | Pear Tree Inn, Whitley, Melksham SN12 8QX, England
+44 1225 704966
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Melksham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Pear Tree has regained its reputation for good food at reasonable prices for something a little more special. The pub has been beautifully refurbished and offers an interesting menu, not the bulk standard "pub grub". Well worth a visit, especially if you have not been since the change of ownership and reopening, approximately 2-3 years ago.

Thank Melanie S
Bath, United Kingdom
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374 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 295 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Saturday lunchtime, very quiet when we got there but very friendly welcome from a young man behind the bar. Apparently the menu changes every day but we decided to go for the fancy bar snacks rather than going into the restaurant. We chose the pearing board - very well presented on a long wooden board. Lots of pea shoots everywhere.... More 

Thank rotterdam0892
Jackie C, Owner at The Pear Tree Inn, responded to this review

Hello Thank you for your very detailed account of one of our most popular starters, I am sure other Tripadvisor followers will find it very useful. I will pass your comments onto the Pantry Team about our homemade bread & skinny chips. I also like the Tamaya Pink Goat and the WTF (Wiltshire Tipsy Farmers) divides opinion especially because of... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us ate here last night to celebrate my mum's birthday. We had a great evening from start to finish, with attentive, friendly service, and delicious food. The restaurant area itself is light and spacious, and the courtyard garden was an unexpected treat. One minor complaint is that there are no prices on the beer menu, and we weren't... More 

Thank Sleepy_whippets
Marlborough, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch on Saturday. Lovely bright garden room. Food was a joy to eat. Beautifully cooked and presented. Staff very friendly and attentive without being intrusive. Prices were reasonable for standard of food. Wine list extensive but a little over priced. Will definitely return, we enjoyed it very much.

Thank mable2
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found The Pear Tree by accident looking for somewhere to eat with friends in the Lacock area. Have to say it's an amazing accidental find!! Lovely dinner, great veggie options, fantastic service and a really nice atmosphere. It was really busy being Friday night and the mains took a while to arrive but we're worth the wait. Highly recommend.... More 

Thank Katherine B
Devizes, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our second visit to the Pear Tree. The first visit was very enjoyable, so we planned to return with a party how 8 and agreed 1945hrs. First problem - you can only book a max of 6 on line - so I phoned two weeks a go and agreed a table for 8. On arrival - table for 6 -... More 

Thank Andy S
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Myself and 7 friends had booked a table for Saturday evening restaurant When we arrived they seemed surprised and said the had no record on line .That's not surprising as one of our party had telephoned them two weeks beforehand to make the reservation . We went to the bar area and had a drink. We were then invited to... More 

1 Thank KevinJamesDevizes
Guildford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed for 2 nights at the Pear Tree Inn over the bank holiday, along with wife and our dog. Everything was spot on! The food was absolutely delicious, from the breakfast to the dinners. Our room was very comfortable with incredible products and we had 2 nights of amazing sleep. The garden and surrounds were perfect allowing our dog to... More 

Thank hilton231972
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159 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had Sunday lunch at The Pear Tree today - fantastic. Great food and brilliant service from the whole team. Beef was rare and tender, mix veg great and rhubarb crumble fantastic.

Thank ians2008
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spontaneous drop in following great reviews from friends who live in Atworth who are only too delighted this lovely hostelry has been taken over from its previous owner!! Lovely atmosphere, good cross section of people, very relaxed and everyone so friendly. The menu looked very inviting, we had only popped in for a drink so we compromised and took advantage... More 

Thank Dins2013

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 33
Bar, European, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Top Lane | Pear Tree Inn, Whitley, Melksham SN12 8QX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Melksham  >  Whitley
  • Phone Number: +44 1225 704966
After being closed for over a year The Pear Tree Inn has been carefully restored as a farmhouse kitchen with bar & rooms. It has a relaxed & rustic appeal to the locally sourced menu & reclaimed quirky decor.

An old stone build farmhouse with rug strewn flagstones & reclaimed timber flooring. It features worn wooden tables with mismatched furniture and linen napkins. The Pear Tree Inn will showcase the best local suppliers with a menu guided by the seasons. It also offers overnight guests eight contemporary individually decorated rooms split between the Inn & a beautifully converted barn

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?