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Rated from 1 to 5, a higher number of stars indicates a better quality, range of services and facilities with an emphasis on 6 key areas – cleanliness, service, food, bedrooms, bathrooms and hospitality.

The merit score for this hotel is 82%. This helps you to compare quality between hotels of the same star rating.

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Customer rating 9 / 10
Based on 105 reviews

Traditional hotel with a host of thoughtful extras

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At a glance

2 Rosette restaurant
Family rooms
Wheelchair accessible
Dogs welcome
Civil weddings

The Pear Tree is a charming 15th-century, former vicarage set amidst extensive landscaped gardens in a peaceful location in the Vale of the White Horse, near the Saxon village of Purton. The resident proprietors and staff provide efficient, dedicated service and friendly hospitality. The spacious bedrooms are individually decorated and have a good range of thoughtful extras such as fresh fruit, sherry and shortbread. Fresh ingredients feature on the award-winning menus.

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  • En-suite rooms: 17
  • Family rooms: 2
  • Ground-floor rooms: 6
  • Dogs allowed on premises
  • Dogs allowed in bedrooms
  • Broadband available
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Freeview TV in rooms

Room rates

  • Leisure breaks available

Opening times

  • Closed: 26 Dec


  • Outdoor parking spaces: 60


  • Accessible bedrooms: 6
  • Walk-in showers


  • Children welcome


  • Croquet
  • Other leisure facilities: Outdoor giant chess & jenga Vineyard
  • New Year entertainment programme


  • Theatre-style holds (maximum): 60
  • Classroom-style holds (maximum): 30
  • Boardroom-style holds (maximum): 30


  • Holds a civil ceremony licence
  • Maximum number of guests: 50

Getting here

M4 junct 16 follow signs to Purton, at Hartford House Stores turn right. Hotel 0.25m on left

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M4 junct 16
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