The Pear Tree at Purton

César award: country hotel of the year

'A well-run, well-maintained hotel, with excellent service and good food.' Guide inspectors found much to like this year at the Young family's small hotel in a 'charming' Cotswold stone building. It is run by Anne Young (her husband, Francis, has retired); their daughter Alix is the manager, assisted by her husband, Tim. The 16th-century former vicarage has been 'sympathetically' extended. 'Inside, it is light, with corridors leading off pretty galleries. The rear garden has lovely herbaceous borders, space for alfresco drinks, and a large wild-flower meadow.' Some of the traditionally decorated bedrooms have a balcony or terrace; all have home-made biscuits. 'Our spacious, comfortable room faced the meadow; it was well equipped and not at all designerish.' Enjoyable dishes are served in the 'peaceful' dining room, spread across two conservatories. 'A delectable amuse-bouche, a delicious tart with pimentos and crème fraîche, excellent hake with breadcrumbs.' Wine from the house vineyard is available. Breakfast has 'very good' scrambled eggs, honey from the hotel's bees and 'a good kipper'. (Gwyn Morgan, and others). The Pear Tree at Purton is a member of Pride of Britain hotels.

  • A very well run, well-maintained hotel. A charming building, with excellent service, good food, and no muzak. The conseervatory restaurant is peaceful, thanks to thick carpets, but it got a bit hot at breakfast during the heatwave. Not only do the Youngs run an excellent hotel, they also produce their own honey, and their own wine from vines on the large meadow at the rear of this former vicarage.

    Caroline Ellis, 07/08/2013

  • Like one of your previous contributors, we took over the hotel for our golden wedding celebration. Francis and Anne managed the event impeccably, the staff were attentive and the food excellent. Although they were catering for 30 guests at one sitting, the kitchen served fresh food (from a limited choice menu) with speed and efficiency.

    Michael Baker, 18/08/2011

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Local attractions

Longleat
An English country house, noted for its maze, landscaped parkland and safari park.
Stonehenge
A prehistoric monument at the centre of the most dense complex of Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments in England, including several hundred burial mounds.
Blenheim Palace
Birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill

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Contact Details

The Pear Tree at Purton

Church End, Purton, nr Swindon PURTON Wiltshire England SN5 4ED

Telephone

01793 772100

Discount Vouchers

This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night's stay

Further Information

Bedrooms

17, some on ground floor.

Open

all year except 25 Dec evening and 26 Dec.

Facilities

ramps, lounge/bar, library, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, function/conference facilities, civil wedding licence, 71/2-acre grounds (vineyard, croquet, pond, jogging route).

Background music

none.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

not unattended in bedrooms.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2014] per room B&B £109-£149, D,B&B £175-£210. À la carte £30-£35.

GHG voucher offer

Buy the guide and claim 25% off B&B rates on certain dates