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The Pear Tree, Barons Court, W6

Pub added by Ivana B
14 Margravine Road
W6 8HJ
Phone: 02073811787

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Tris C left this review about The Pear Tree

I very much doubt this pub dates back to 1826, certainly this building isn’t Georgian, in fact evidence seems to suggest that it harks back no further than 1871, though maybe this could be a late Victorian rebuild; either way, it’s certainly eye-catching, listed in CAMRA’s inventory of pubs with historic interiors, this being of Some Regional Importance.
It would seem unchanged since the previous reviews, the interior being very attractive with some alterations dating from the 1930s. It’s rather eclectic and jumbled in a slightly charming way, with a floor that’s both boarded, pattern carpeted, grey ‘office’-style carpet and kilims. There are two attractive fireplaces, with kindling, giving the appearance of use, though not on my visit due to it being an unseasonably warm evening. There are wall mounted eclectic plates and mirrors, with lighting coming from a rather naff crystal chandelier, probably best appreciated by Mildred Roper. Beyond, there’s a further room, which may double as the pub’s tearoom during the day. Sadly, the white Anaglypta ceiling is starting to sag, but otherwise there’s plenty of full height lacquered wainscoting; a dartboard can be seen at left, ugly Six Nations bunting also in evidence.
A very friendly barmaid served up a good half of Portobello Star at an unjustifiable £3.50, Butty Bach also available but sadly three unused pumps.
This is really a rather charming pub. A bit of cash spent on the carpet and ceiling (lose the chandelier while you’re at it), get more ales on and this would become a minor destination pub.

On 10th February 2022 - rating: 7
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Pear Tree

This pub turned out to be much nicer than I thought it would be when I looked at its website. It's nicely carpeted, furnished with large scrubbed dining room tables, plus some normal chairs, settles and more than enough cushions on them. Some of the chairs had blankets draped over them, presumably for use by those customers who feel the cold and for some reason choose to sit outside in the small seating area at the front. A separate room at the back on the right seems to have been incorporated into the pub at some stage.

The bar manager said that the pub dated from 1826, which makes it Georgian. My guess is that some of the internal features might be the result of a Victorian refit - such as the ancient horseshoe shaped bar counter and the glazed screening behind the servery. Both of the entrances are surmounted by grillwork proclaiming the name of the pub.

They had three Wye Valley beers on, as a result of the landlady hailing from that part of the world. They were HPA (£2.20 a half), Same Again, and Butty Bach. The reversed Doom Bar clip represented no great loss. Main courses were £14 upwards, and I didn't notice any pub grub. The Sunday roast for a tenner is probably the best bet.There were jars of nuts, plus a large brass bowl containing packets of crisps, on the bar counter, and a vase of lillies on the stillion.

I quite liked this pub despite its gastro credentials. That might be because the landlady was engaging, and I was in at early doors when it was very quite, and I'm not sure that it would be quite so comfortable when it gets busy. A couple of the tables were very large - 8 or 10 seaters - and might well attract large and noisy groups. But that's pubs for you!

On 10th April 2017 - rating: 7
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Pear Tree

Curiously-shaped building, with large windows which have been painted (not very well, in my opinion) with stylistic pear trees. Inside, a large horseshoe-shaped bar dominates the main room, leaving less room for seating than one might expect. However, there is also a smaller room to the rear and a reasonable-looking courtyard out back. Three handpumps, dispensing Pride (£3.30, and in good condition), Old Speckled Hen and Doom Bar. The chalkboards outside make it clear that food is a priority here, but not too bad a place for a pint either.

On 8th May 2010 - rating: 6
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