Stayed at The Pear Tree on Friday 10th Feb for 1 night. When we arrived we were shown to Room 4, which had to be a family room as there was an additional bedroom with 2 extra beds. For just the 2 of us this seemed like heaven to have such a large bedroom and an awesome Bang & Olufsen TV. We went down for a drink to find only a handful of people in the bar which was understandable at that time of the day 4:15pm so no complaints. Coming from the Windsor area it was a treat to find somewhere that doesnt serve lager, just local ales, decent wines and spirits. Stayed in the bar for about an hour, so by looking around I can understand why some locals are unhappy at the decor, having seen previous pictures of the Pear Tree's decor. This interior is somewhere like in London or even my area of Windsor which didn't faze us.
Dinner was served at 8pm where I had Potted Kipper Pate (lovely) and my girlfriend had the Beetroot and Goats Cheese Starter (had to be seen to be believed), the presentation was top notch. Mains were Smoked Haddock and then the Steak & Ale pie. The size of the pie dish nearly made me think it was for a child but having tucked into this plus the side dishes of the red cabbage & peas there were definately no complaints. Basically to cut a long story short we will be visitng again in the summer so we can see the gardens etc in a better light as there was still loads of snow covering the grounds.
Unfortunately I did not get the young chap's name who checked us in and who was also our waiter but have to heavily compliment him and the staff who were very polite and even more professional with all of our requests.
This was an early Valentines night away which to be honest we are so happy about, we cant wait to book again. Definately value for money. Thanks everyone at The Pear Tree
- Also Known As:
- The Pear Tree Hotel Whitley
- Marco Pierre White's Pear Tree Inn Whitley, Wiltshire - Melksham