Country house hotel wins second AA Rosette

Wiltshire country hotel The Pear Tree has just been awarded its second AA Rosette for its restaurant by the prestigious independent national guide.

The Pear Tree of Purton has once again been commended by the respected directory for its ‘global flavours on the menu’. The anonymous reviewer was impressed by his three- course meal complimenting the restaurant on the modern British cuisine, which he describes as a ‘refinement to the kitchen’s output.’ Praise was also given to the wine on offer from the owner’s vineyard.

Alix Young, hotel manager, said: “We are thrilled to receive our second double AA rosette. To receive one is a boost for any restaurant, to receive two rosettes for culinary excellence is exactly what we are aiming for.

“We’re incredibly proud of our kitchen team for their creativity and productivity in offering seasonal, well cooked meals. The award recognizes the front of house team alongside their presentation and attention to detail too.

“It is important to us our restaurant is noted for our culinary offerings because our menu is what attracts our regular clientele. When local people choose to come to us to celebrate christenings, weddings and birthdays they can do so safe in the knowledge that our reputation continues to thrive.”

The AA recognises approximately 4000 hotels across Britain and Ireland. The rosettes allow prospective guests to compare quality both nationally and locally between restaurants sharing the same rating.

The Pear Tree is one of Wiltshire’s most respected family run hotels and restaurants. Its managing director is original owner Anne Young. Today it’s managed by Anne alongside her daughter Alix and her husband Tim. The culinary team, led by chef Adam Conduit, always aim to source high quality produce locally to offer fine dining to their restaurant and hotel guests.

The restaurant is based in the hotel’s conservatory and offers a menu of modern English cooking, daily specials and an à la carte menu. Lunch is served every Tuesday to Sunday (not Monday) from 12:00 noon to 1:45 pm.Dinner is served every Tuesday to Saturday (not Sunday or Monday) from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Weekend reservations are advisable.

Pictured above: Alix Young, hotel manager and her husband Tim Baldwin, reception manager.

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