The Pear Tree Inn dates back to at least the early 1800’s.

The Pear Tree was downsized and remodelled into the Pear Tree Micro Pub.

The Pear Tree retains a ‘West Country Ales’ ceramic plaque and a rare ‘West Country’ pub sign bracket.

Unfortunately the Pear Tree Micro Pub closed for business early in 2022 and it thought this may be permanent.

Credit: Peter Corfield

Stroud Brewery Courier, December 1951

Sam and Bet Cook – Longstanding hosts at the Pear Tree

The Gazette, Friday 12th May 2000 – Wine & Dine – Tradition with a touch of theatre: When Shakespeare fan Ann Marie Marsh took over The Pear Tree Inn at Charfield she turned her interest into a pub attraction. Now the Pear Tree has a thriving theatre group and the pub is decked in theatre memorabilia. Last year the group went to Berkeley Castle to see an outdoor production and the stars of the show returned to The Pear Tree for a ‘meet the cast’ evening. This just one example of how landlady Mrs Marsh and her husband, Les, believe a pub should be part of the community.

The pub attracts outside visitors but it has a strong locals core. The Pear Tree Inn is the venue for pub sports’ teams such as darts and cribbage. The pub holds theme nights, including an evening to celebrate television sitcom ‘Allo, Allo”. A roaring ’20’s night is planned and the pub hosts quiz nights and a curry club evening. Mrs Marsh said: “We all sit down together and have a late-night curry supper.”

The freehouse serves mainly real ales and is a supporter of Gloucestershire beers with Wickwar BOB and Berkeley beers on draught. It serves traditional pub food Tuesday to Sunday at lunchtime and in the evening. The pub fare includes steaks, homemade pies, baguettes and jacket potatoes. The pub likes to stick to its traditional roots. Mrs Marsh said: “The bar must be one of the most old-fashioned looking bars in the area.”

The couple are delving into the history of The Pear Tree Inn. Mrs Marsh said: “From our research we know it dates back to the early 1800s but we think it must go back further than that.” The building was originally cottages and the couple would like to know when it was turned into an inn. Mr and Mrs Marsh took over The Pear Tree Inn 20 months ago. They are familiar with the area having lived in Wotton-under-Edge and Wickwar.

Christmas Menu 2006

October 2007

The Pear Tree has a rare ‘West Country Breweries’ ‘castle’ pub sign.

Pear Tree Micropub Castle Pub Sign - Charfield
Repainted sign after the new micropub status.

Mr & Mrs Buster Cox paid a visit in July 2015

Inside the pub doorway

Licensing Details:

Owner in 1891: George Playne, Forwood Brewery, Minchinhampton

Rateable Value in 1891: £12.15s.0d.

Type of licence in 1891: Beerhouse

Owner in 1903: Stroud Brewery

Rateable Value in 1903: £12.15s.0d.

Type of licence in 1903: Beerhouse

Closing time in 1903: 10pm

Landlords at the Pear Tree Inn include:

1891,1903  Thomas Wheeler

1939 Charles Edgar Encott

Sam and Bet Cook – Whitbread tenants (See photo above)

2000 Les and Anne Marie Marsh – Owned by Mr Spratling

2005 John Gordon Spratling

2006, 2007 Debbie Gammage and Colin Finch

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