The Pear Tree at Purton

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

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The Pear Tree at Purton
Church End
01793 772100

Hotel information


17. 6 on ground floor.


all year except 25/26 Dec.


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



all ages welcomed.


allowed, not unattended in bedrooms, not in restaurant.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.


[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

Two Night Special Offer

Stay for two nights in a luxury Executive room with Spa Bath and have dinner both nights in the Conservatory Restaurant for only £375.00 per couple (£355.00 from November-April). This includes full Wiltshire breakfast, free Wi-Fi and VAT. The same offer in a Standard room is only £330.00 per couple (£315.00 from November-April). Spend your days exploring the hotel’s 7.5 acre gardens, wildflower meadow and vineyard, visit the nearby Outlet Village for some retail therapy or just curl up in front of the open log fire in our Library and finish that book you’ve been meaning to read for ages. This offer is valid for any two nights of the week. Fancy making it a longer stay? Offers are available for 3 or 4 night stays, just contact us. Contact The Pear Tree on 01793 772100 for more details or to book your stay. To benefit from this offer, please mention The Good Hotel Guide when booking.

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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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The Pear Tree at Purton
Church End

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, and the quality of food and accommodation. This year was our 50th wedding anniversary: we decided to repeat the experience, 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 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

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