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Pear Tree Inn

Scotland End
Hook Norton
Postal town: Banbury
OX15 5NU
Phone: 01608737482
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Aqualung . left this review about Pear Tree Inn

This is set on the Western edge of Hook Norton village and is the closest pub to the brewery. I've been here a couple of times before but not for over 30 years. It consists of a small wide single room which looks like it was once two bars as there is a flagged stone floor on the left and a wooden floor on the right. The room has a low ceiling, beams and hanging hops. There is a substantial proper garden at the rear. It's fairly food orientated but not overwhelmingly so. On my Saturday afternoon visit it was dominated by a blue rinse brigade contingent who were dining and talking about politics (at least it wasn't football). A party of bores from the British Guild of Beer Writers would have been the nightmare scenario.
The bar here has six hand pumps which had just Hook Norton beers from the nearby brewery. I tried the Hooky Mild (£3.50), Harvest Hop (£3.60) and Hooky Gold (£3.80). All three were in excellent condition.
The high prices here are only alleviated slightly by the 10p CAMRA discount. These are low ABV beers, 2.8%, 3.5% and 4.1% respectively. The price of the mild is completely out of order as the brewery get a substantial duty discount on a beer that weak.
Since my last visit to Hook Norton their core beers have been overtaken by many of the better new microbreweries so a Hook Norton tied house doesn't have the same appeal as then. That and the high prices meant I found this to be no more than a decent village pub.

On 5th September 2016 - rating: 8
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Ian Mapp left this review about Pear Tree Inn

A must visit. There's a reason its in Camra's 101 Beer Days out!

The original brewhouse for the Hook Norton Range - before it moved to the purpose built brewery just up the lane. Both should be checked out.

6 of the Hook Norton range on - and a cocktail menu suggesting how they can be combined for more options.

Perfect country inn.

Some photos at my walking blog - http://bit.ly/1OHAKJw

On 6th December 2015 - rating: 10
[User has posted 204 recommendations about 204 pubs]


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Peter Jillings left this review about Pear Tree Inn

This pub is a gem, considered by many to be the brewery tap for the Hook Norton Brewery which is just down the lane. Supplying the full range of Hook Norton cask ales, including seasonal ales which are currently available at the time.

On 23rd February 2014 - rating: 9
[User has posted 47 recommendations about 44 pubs]

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5th Sep 2016, 20:18
Review submitted by Aqualung .
 
17th Apr 2016, 22:44
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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 03 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 04 September 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 04 September 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 03 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10p per pint, 5p per half - last updated 03 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 03 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes - Until 9 p.m. - last updated 03 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : Yes last updated 03 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 03 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 03 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : No last updated 04 September 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 04 September 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Live Music : No last updated 04 September 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Live TV Sports : Yes - Only major events - last updated 03 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 04 September 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Pinball : No last updated 04 September 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Pool Table : No last updated 04 September 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Sunday - last updated 04 September 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 03 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 03 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 03 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 03 July 2014 by ROB Camra
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Last inspected: December 9th 2015
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