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About Us

The Spiced Pear Hepworth

We are very proud to have been awarded an
AA Rosette in Culinary Excellence for 2016-2017 and a 5 ***** Food Hygiene Standard.

The Spiced Pear is a unique environment with a Vintage Tea Room, Dining Room and Cocktail Bar complete with grand piano.
The owners of the property David and Maxine Walker took over the running of the business in July of this year and with Maxine’s sister Lorraine joining them as Front of House Manager, they have developed a reputation of being a ‘Sister Act’. Maxine is and continues to be a Director of Curriculum for the School of Service Professions at Leeds City College and has had Hospitality as one of her many curriculum areas of responsibility along with a commercial restaurant, deli
and several cafes as part of her large role in the college for several years, so has a wealth of experience to bring from a different angle.
Lorraine Hewitt was a Deputy Head for the Department of Service Professions at Keighley College and has now decided to leave her role to take on this
exciting chapter in her live.

You will always be greeted with a warm and friendly welcome as our aim is
to make everyone feel special, irrespective of the occasion for your visit
to the Spiced Pear. Customers can relax in front of the lovely open fire in
the unique 1940s tearoom, with its retro bric-a-brac and recipe wallpaper,
with vintage china crockery, tea cup candles and quirky fabric napkins.
On warm sunny days you can take tea on our balcony terrace, where the stunning
views are free! The unique tearoom serves delicious brunches and lunches,
from homemade soup and ‘full Yorkshires’ to eggs any way you like and very
special Afternoon Teas that come with homemade scones, sandwiches, cakes and
all the trimmings, alongside a good choice of warming teas and coffees (or a
glass of champagne if you’re in a celebratory mood!). The gentlemen even get
their own version with bread and dripping, Yorkshire pudding, pork pie,
Scotch egg and balsamic onions!!

Meet Our New Head Chef

Alessandro Vergine

As we start a New Year we are pleased to introduce our Head Chef Alessandro Vergine, who was born in Porto Cesareo, Puglia, Italy and moved to England with his family when he was eight years old. He has always had a passion for cooking from an early age and was taught by both his grandmas and his mother who all have a talent in culinary arts. His father Roberto has spent all his life in the Hotel and Restaurant industry, which has definitely had a great influence in Alessandro’s passion for the world of food and customer service.
His natural flair for patisserie, his countries gastronomy and traditions and a strong network of friends/pastry chefs in French and Italian patisseries, all come together to create an interesting and unique blend of classic and modern cuisine and fine patisserie, that adds something special to our already award winning Afternoon Tea’s and food excellence.

Currently open 5 days per week Wednesday – Sunday from 11am -5.00pm offering a Tea Room Menu which extends on a Saturday evenings for drinks and Restaurant Dining along with live entertainment. Sunday afternoon sees our resident pianist playing from 1.00-4.00pm to really give you a special weekend feeling.
The Spiced Pear and Chef Alessandro would love to welcome you and give you a culinary experience that is nothing but ‘Pear-fect’