Punch Taverns has sold the lease of The Pear Tree Inn in Whitley, Wiltshire to Maypole Group, the AIM-listed hotels and restaurants group, for £305,000. The property, which is set in four acres of grounds, comprises a bar with a capacity for 30 people, an 80-cover restaurant, an outdoor area and eight letting rooms. Neil Griffiths, group property and development director of Punch Taverns, said: “The agreement demonstrates our continued commitment to building the pre-eminent pub estate in the UK. The Pear Tree already has a strong reputation for delivering outstanding food in superb surroundings.”