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The Pear Tree Inn

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French, British, English, Gastropub
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Top Lane | Marco Pierre White's Pear Tree Inn, Whitley, Melksham SN12 8QX, England
01225 709131
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 61
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  • 58
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  • 57
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  • 78
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  • 61
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
hotel unavailable due to faulty boiler - excellent communication and service

We were due to stay last weekend however the bolier packed in. We were called at 3pm and offered alternative accommodation or another date. As we were 30 mins away after a 3 hour journey we asked for alternative accommodation. We were called back within 30 mins and offered a stay at the Carnavon... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2014
StephandBen_12
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
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315 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Melksham, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

had a groupon night there with friends fro afar [sums up a joint needing to use groupon], smelt of Jeys fluid, the fire brigade were putting out a lintel fire, so the opne fire was 'off.', room was cold, eating aea was cold/chilly.Shame it used to be so good in there with Martin and Debbie..

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Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We went there last year for a daughter's birthday lunch and were bitterly disappointed. Loud muzak which I asked to be lowered and was treated to dumb insolence by an indifferent woman and there was nothing on the menu as forecast just really what amounted to an expensive snack, I remember the Pear Tree as a "spit and sawdust" reall... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

If you want an awful experience, hate food, like to be treated badly, enjoy waiting for service and like poor quality fatty food this is the place for you! Have been twice and can honestly say both times a disaster!!! Beware poor service, inability to serve main courses at the same time and fatty chewy lamb and beef. Don't expect... More 

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Whitley, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Over three years Marco Pierre White completely ruined a renowned village pub and restaurant by trying to make it into something it could never be! The food was mediocre, the service was diabolical and there was no choice of beer. Such a shame. The pub is currently closed and awaiting the arrival of new owners.

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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49 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Due to staff difficulties the Pear tree has closed. See the National Press for details.The future plans are not known at the moment but the local hope it will return to a pub as it was before MPW took over.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

It is to be hoped that the new owners will recognise that the potential of this pub/ restaurant depends on actually providing a service that customers enjoy- not just a part of an investment portfolio.

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London, United Kingdom
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Strange location. Desperately in need of a gardener. Nobody around to welcome us and very dark!!!!! Room dull and small. Very ordinary menu and wine hugely overpriced. Could not wait to escape the dreariness of the whole place. Sorry - won't be returning, EVER

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

Gorgeous flavours. They know how to make a steak and not shy with the chips at all. The sorbet was soooooo good too. Pleasant restaurant with interesting menu and friendly staff.

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London, United Kingdom
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We were due to stay last weekend however the bolier packed in. We were called at 3pm and offered alternative accommodation or another date. As we were 30 mins away after a 3 hour journey we asked for alternative accommodation. We were called back within 30 mins and offered a stay at the Carnavon Arms and sent full details. Polite... More 

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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

A party of six ladies visited. First impression was odd - we couldn't find front door, very overgrown? After finishing our main course which was ok, our plates were removed and that was that! NOBODY returned to ask if we wanted dessert or coffee! After 3/4 of an hour chatting etc we gave up, and one of our party went... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Top Lane | Marco Pierre White's Pear Tree Inn, Whitley, Melksham SN12 8QX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Melksham  >  Whitley
  • Phone Number: 01225 709131

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 19 - 35
  • Cuisine: French, British, English, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Entertaining clients

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?