Hours and Location

Carefully restored as a farmhouse kitchen with bar & rooms

The Pear Tree Inn

Modern, imaginative cooking, a great local drink & stunning rustic rooms

Our ethos

Wherever possible we buy our ingredients from local farmers and growers. We don’t buy out of season and our menus change regularly to make the most of the fresh crop, local specialities. Our meat is all free range and comes from local farms & butchers. Pork comes from David at Downland farm produce where he rears animals in a natural environment. The pigs live happily in natural surroundings all year round. The farm is based on the Wiltshire College Lackham campus, with the butchery being in Melksham. Our other butcher is Walter Rose.

All our meat is traceable to individual animals.

Our fish comes from British waters supplied by Samways, a family business based in Swanage, who are committed to a 24-hour port to plate policy.

Free-range eggs come from happy chickens in Norton St. Philip. Dry goods from Ashton Farms, Semington. Our cheeses come from the surrounding area.

All our bread, cakes and biscuits are baked daily on the premises; gluten free alternatives are available on request. Jams, chutneys, and sauces are made freshly in our kitchens; we churn our own ice cream using Blackmore Vale milk & cream.

A rich history

The retro Ushers Sign was rescued by a local resident from the bonfire prior to being stored in a residential garage for over 12 years. This classic hand painted sign now stands proud at it's original home, where it belongs.

Meet your hosts

The Perfect Team

Jackie

Hi I'm Jackie & I head up the Front of house team. I'm the loud one with an infectious laugh! I've been privileged to run some of the best bars and restaurants in the South West during my 25 years in the industry.

Adrian

Hello, I’m Adrian & I’m in charge of the Pantry Team. I’ve been in the hospitality & catering industry for over 25 years. I bring passion and humour to the kitchen & love experimenting with and eating my food.

Marcus
Deputy Manager
Katie
River Cottage Apprentice
Jack
Brilliant Bar Tender
Giuseppe
Pantry Team Chef
Oli
Pantry Team Assistant
Miriam
Conscientious Cleaner
Elaine
Lady Gardener
Laura
Wonderful Waitress
Rich
Pantry Team Assistant
Niall
Restaurant Assistant

Local Attractions

Wiltshire has been a special place for a very long time and our World Heritage Site stands testament to the ages. Stonehenge and Avebury have a magnetism that has drawn people to them for centuries. But history in Wiltshire is not just ancient. Roman, Normans and Saxons have all left their mark on our countryside and towns. Come today and you can walk through time. Here in Wiltshire you can touch and feel the past.

On the ‘must see’ list alongside the World Heritage Site is the medieval city of Salisbury with its magnificent cathedral, Longleat and the National Trust’s gardens at Stourhead.

Wiltshire is an enchanted place where you feel close to the earth and the ever-changing big skies. Renowned for our iconic white horses carved into the rolling downs, almost half of Wiltshire is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and there are numerous ways to enjoy our quintessentially English countryside, from walking, cycling and horse-riding to fishing, golf, canal boat trips and more.

Relax with friends and family while sampling our traditional Wiltshire specialties at tea shops, pubs and restaurants around the county. Enjoy a little retail therapy a the designer outlets in Swindon and Wilton or browse the many independent retailers to be found in our charming market towns.

Wiltshire today is calming, comforting and refreshing. A weekend here will help put back in what the rest of the week has taken out. So when you visit you can press pause and let time stand still. What’s more, Wiltshire is only an hour and a half, or less, from London.

Wiltshire is timeless wonders, timeless nature, timeless places and timeless pleasures. Now it’s your time to come and see us. It’s time to write your chapter in Wiltshire’s never ending story.

Just a few things to do

County house with monastic roots, once home to William Henry Fox Talbot. Located in the picturesque village of Lacock, home to many scenes from Harry Potter and Pride & Prejudice.

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Historic House/Palace 01225 782239
Restored manor-house, c1480, next to contemporary small parish church. Great hall, screen and contemporary mural portrait of the builder. Alfred Parsons designed the gardens.

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Visit Caen (Cane) Hill Locks, a flight of 29 locks between Rowde and Devizes on the Kennet & Avon canal spread over 2 miles.

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Bath Spa offers a combination of spa sessions and treatments plus the option of a meal in the Springs Restaurant. The packages feature such spa delights as Watsu, Aromatherapy massage or Hot Stones therapy.

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The picturesque Royal Victoria Park is home to a wide range of attractions: Gather your friends for a fun game of tennis or master the 18 hole mini golf course, which is trickier than it looks! For something a little more relaxing, don’t miss the botanical gardens located at the North end of Victoria Park. Wander the tranquil and sweet-smelling grounds as you while away a peaceful afternoon.

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Towpath Trail is the original Bike and Canoe Hire on the Kennet and Avon Canal. Operating from their Bike Shop TT cycles in Bradford on Avon. The towpath offers traffic free and easy cycling for all the family. Stretching from the port of Bristol to the town of Reading over, through and along hills and valleys, the cities and towns along the way offer an interesting back drop to the wonderful country path.

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For more information on what there is to do around the local area, view our page on Visit Wiltshire

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Our Partners

Walter Rose & Son, Devizes

A multiple award-winning retail and catering butcher, supplying the Pear Tree with only the best fresh, free-range meat. Free range mature poultry is raised in small groups – free to forage during daylight hours – to ensure firm flesh and just a touch more fat to the norm for superb tenderness and supreme flavour. Working closely with local farmers, selecting most of their beef from herds of outstanding Aberdeen Angus and Hereford crosses. Each piece is hung to reach its optimum level of maturity, treated individually, and checked daily. Our beef has enough fat between the muscles, and is marbled within, to give both great succulence and flavour.

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Lovejoys, Melksham

Specialists in local produce, the majority of their vegetables are grown exclusively in the nearby village of Bromham and the surrounding area. With LoveJoys expertise and knowledge of the area, they are able to source the freshest seasonal produce from the best local growers and producers; all delivered to us daily.

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Bath Ales, Bristol

Bath Ales is quintessentially English.

Situated between Bristol and Bath, Bath Ales is a small, regional brewery whose success is due to the founders’ long and varied experience of the local area and traditional brewing techniques.

"From their flagship brew Gem, a premium amber ale, via Wild Hare, a golden pale ale, to Dark Side, a superbly smooth stout - we're sure you'll find their distinctive range of carefully crafted ales very much to your taste."

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Other Partners

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Grid Reference: ST881664

Top Lane
Whitley
Wiltshire
SN12 8QX

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Bar

Monday – Thursday

10:00 – 23:00

Friday

10:00 – 23:30

Saturday

10:00 – 23:00

Sunday

10:00 – 22:30

Food

Breakfast

07:30 – 11:30
Sunday 08:30 - 11:00

Lunch

12:00 – 14:30

Sunday Roast

12:00 – 16:30

Snug Snacks

Monday-Saturday 12:00-14:30

Dinner

Monday - Thursday 18:00 – 21:30
Friday & Saturday 18:00 – 22:00
Sunday Supper 18:00 – 20:30

Takeaway

Monday-Saturday 17:30-21:30