The Pear Tree Inn

Whitley, Wiltshire

A 17th-century pub complete with vintage Usher sign, this is no ordinary village inn, but its restaurant and rooms are 'perfect for a secluded weekend getaway', offering all the values that this Guide champions. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

This 17th-century pub complete with vintage Usher sign is no ordinary village inn, but its restaurant and rooms are ‘perfect for a secluded weekend getaway’, offering all the values that this Guide champions. It is owned by hostess Jackie Cosens and chef Adrian Jenkins, with both real ales and humour on tap. Bedrooms, each named after a pear variety (what, no Conference room?), are comfy and quirky. Accessible Seckel, in a converted barn, has a wet room with waterfall shower; Taylor’s Gold has a king-size bed, twin beds on a mezzanine, a private patio. Each has home-baked biscuits, fresh milk on request. In the dining rooms or lovely garden, seasonal menus of ethically raised, local and home-grown ingredients include dishes such as twice-cooked chicken with wild mushroom and sage sauce; or grilled cauliflower on white bean mash with Bromham greens and kale pesto. ‘If a quiet pint is preferred the farmhouse has a small but perfectly formed traditional bar.’ Breakfast brings surprises – dukka and garden shoots with the smashed avocado on sourdough toast; a full vegan with dhal and sautéed potatoes. (NG)

Hotel details

Address

Top Lane
Whitley
Melksham
Wiltshire
SN12 8QX
England

Telephone

01225 704966

Bedrooms

8. 4 in converted barn, 1 suitable for disabled.

Open

all year.

Facilities

bar/snug, 2 dining rooms, garden (alfresco dining), in-room TV (terrestrial), parking, EV charging, restaurant wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.

Background music

in restaurants and bar.

Children

all ages welcomed, cot free, extra bed for under-12s £15, £25 for 12s and over), high chairs, children's menu.

Dogs

allowed in barn annexe bedrooms (£12.50 per night), bar and Garden Room restaurant (not Sun Room).

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

B&B doubles from £125. À la carte £35. 1-night bookings refused Fri and Sat.