The Pear Tree Inn

Troston, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
+44 (0)1359 269820
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£145 - £285
per night

Brilliant hosts and a traditional country pub feel with warming fires, delicious food and fabulous bedrooms at this standout village inn


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

£145 - £285 per night

The Experience

The Bull has been the community hub of the village since the late 1800s and is now beautifully renovated. You’ll still find a cracking beamed bar and a cosy rear dining room filled with locals but it’s now a destination for food and has introduced fresh and delightful rooms in the Pear Tree Inn, a 1760s Suffolk farmer’s cottage just up the road. Contemporary rural getaways are the order of the day and you just nip to the pub for breakfast, lunch and supper.

Start your day with a belting Bloody Mary, homemade jams and pastries, home-baked bread and a full English in the dining room. Set off into gently rolling countryside or visit Bury St Edmunds for shops and culture. Return to much comfort in your bedroom with Somnus mattresses, Bang & Olufsen speakers, smart TVs, homemade macaroons and a mini bar with local drinks.

Down at the bar you can decide what to eat and drink – nearly all from local suppliers and with ever-changing daily menus.

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We think you'll love

  • The genuine passion the owners have for this place, the food and looking after you during your stay – it's infectious
  • Lounging in the garden on a summer evening – a grand setting for August parties with craft ales, live music and burgers
  • Being stuck indoors if it's raining – lots of home comforts, books, magazines, roaring fires and excellent food and drink
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You should know

  • Rooms are a short stroll from the pub and brollies are waiting for you if it is wet
  • Three of the rooms are dog-friendly, £25 per dog per stay
  • You'll need to book early for Sunday lunch – it's hugely popular


  • EV charger
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming



Nightly price
from £145
1 Double
From £145
2 Suites for 2
From £225


Booking information

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No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Best friends Ben and Sam bought the boarded-up Bull in 2020 and with passion and dedication have transformed the place into a vibrant community hub and cosy country bolthole. Tuck into delicious seasonal pub food in the beamed bar, then retreat to fabulous bedrooms in a beautifully restored cottage just yards from the pub – they are the icing on the cake, oozing style and attention to detail.

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The neighbourhood

Bury St Edmunds is 13 minutes by car for good independent shops and much culture. Visit St Edmundsbury Cathedral, the Abbey Ruins and Gardens, and Ickworth for precious artefacts and a superb Italianate garden. Drop in to Meg's Farm Shop and Rougham Hall Nurseries, have lunch at Wyken Vineyard, sip a glass of their Wyken Bacchus while you study the menu. A worthy discovery is the Elveden Estate.

Local points of interest from Ben

  • Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds is a vibrant theatre. It was first built in 1819 and then restored. It's the only theatre in the National Trust portfolio.
  • Bury St Edmunds Abbey was once the most powerful and richest Benedictine monasteries in England.
  • Ickworth Estate is a great gateway for those who love nature and long walks, or a bike ride.
  • Nowton Park is just on the outskirts of Bury St Edmunds. It consists in 200 acres of countryside landscaped over 100 years ago.
  • Moyses Hall Museum is situated in a beautiful medieval building with eclectic collections and exhibitions.



Ben and Sam, Suffolk born and bred, are friends and have worked together at various places across the county before they decided to set up business together and bought this pub which had previously been boarded up for five years. They live in-house and work long hours front of house. They and their team are passionate and dedicated and have brought the place back to life brilliantly. Good job.