The Pear Tree at Purton

A ‘lovely’ country welcome awaits at Anne Young’s ‘outstanding’ small hotel. More

Contact details

The Pear Tree at Purton
Church End
Purton
Wiltshire
SN5 4ED
England
01793 772100
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Hotel information

Bedrooms

17. 6 on ground floor.

Open

all year except 25/26 Dec.

Facilities

lounge/bar, library, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), function/conference facilities, civil wedding licence, 7½-acre grounds (vineyard, croquet, pond, jogging route).

Background music

none.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed, not unattended in bedrooms, not in restaurant.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2016] per room B&B £110–£151, D,B&B £165–£220. À la carte £38.

Good Hotel Guide Review

A ‘lovely’ country welcome awaits at Anne Young’s ‘outstanding’ small hotel. Standing in a ‘very special’ garden filled with ‘a treasure trove of wild flowers’, the ‘delightful’ 16th-century vicarage is ‘an exceptional place – like a home away from home, or staying with good friends’. ‘Pleasantly quirky, it barely feels like a hotel.’ Alix Baldwin, the owner’s daughter, manages a team of ‘superbly trained’ staff – ‘they seem hand-picked for smiliness, quality and efficiency’. Choose between characterful vicarage rooms in the older part of the building or more spacious executive rooms; all come stocked with fresh fruit and home-made shortbread. In the ‘peaceful’ conservatory restaurant, Adam Conduit’s ‘imaginative’ modern English menu mixes surprising elements, perhaps hake fillet, barley risotto, Cornish salami, cockle vinaigrette. Try the house wine, Cuvée Alix, from the hotel’s own vineyard. Plenty of walks to be had in the ‘extensive’ grounds; dogs are welcomed with treats, a blanket and a basket. (Brian and Gwen Thomas, Josie Mayers, Charles Medawar, Andrew Warren)

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Special offers

The Pear Tree at Purton's, Friday/Sunday Special Offer

Extend your weekend by making the most of your Friday or Sunday night. Three course dinner and coffee in our Conservatory restaurant, accommodation, full Wiltshire breakfast, free Wi-Fi and VAT is just £175 per couple in a standard room, or treat yourself and stay in an executive room for £195 and enjoy the Spa Bath. Offer valid for any Friday and Sunday night until the end of October. To benefit from this offer, please mention The Good Hotel Guide when booking.

10% discount voucher

This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.

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This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 25% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. Each printed copy of the Guide contains six vouchers worth in total about £150.

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The Pear Tree at Purton
Church End
Purton
Wiltshire
SN5 4ED

Guest comments

'Twelve years ago my wife and I celebrated our 60th birthdays with a weekend at the Pear Tree with 20 of our close family. It was magical because of the warmth of our welcome, the way we were looked after by the staff, and the high quality of the food and accommodation. This year was our 50th wedding anniversary, and we decided to repeat the experience with our expanded family, and took over the whole hotel. We were amazed how Anne Young and her team were able to find the records of which guest had slept in which bedroom so that they could be offered the same room again. The staff were amazingly friendly and helpful. The Pear Tree is maintained to a very high standard. The gardens are beautiful. The epitome of a perfect British family-run country hotel. ' - David Leibling - August 2016
'Every bit as excellent as the current GHG entry implies: warm welcome, efficient staff, delightful rooms (rather than numbered, each is named after a local person: we got a 19th century sprinter who worked for the railways in Swindon; our friends a local vicar, who once lived in the house); well-kept grounds, including a small vineyard; imaginative dinner. And all fairly reasonably priced at £200 for D,B & B per room. ' - Andrew Warren - May 2016
'Room, service and food were again excellent. ' - Gwyn Morgan - November 2014
'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 - August 2013

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