We came here as part of the Spring offer (2 nights plus 1 dinner and breakfast). We had already eaten at MPW other two restaurants near Kingsclere and Midhurst and enjoyed the food there so looking forward to this break. We were not disappointed.
The local area is beautiful for the bath stone properties. The property is an old cottage converted with the rooms tastefully added on the back. We received a warm welcome and shown to Room 8 (which we were told was the best room). Lovely large glass doors both to front and rear of bedroom to let the light in and own rear patio plus an upstairs ideal if needing family room. Great modern bathroom. (My only criticism would be that some basic tlc such as painting over some plaster work around the socket, getting marks off the beige curtains and maybe put furniture out on the patio would just make it even better).
Lacock village is a short distance away and worth a visit if you like period properties like us and nice surroundings for afternoon tea.
The restaurant has just had a makeover so is bright and clean. We were pleased the spacious tables and general ambience. The food tastes great and brilliant value (steak about £16). I'm all for the return of a restaurant that is affordable to all yet still feels special. We ate there both nights and would happily return again.
What really made the experience was the staff. Yes they are a very young team but they shine with enthusiasm and keenness to learn all they can from MPW, whom they all speak highly of. Katie runs a tight ship but also very relaxed and professional. Spot on. It is encouraging to see them take pride in their work and feel their ambition to make the restaurant/hotel be successful.
A highlight was to see the man himself dining there on a Saturday night.
We would highly recommend anyone to stay here or even to just eat at the restaurant. Keep up the good work.
- Also Known As:
- The Pear Tree Hotel Whitley
- Marco Pierre White's Pear Tree Inn Whitley, Wiltshire - Melksham