Local businessman, Peter Boizot, is responsible for the
transformation of former almshouses in Cumbergate, to a wine bar and
City draper, James Pears, endowed the
almshouses in the name of his daughter, hence the name. Most of the
present listed buildings date from 1835, but there have been
almshouses on the site since the 17th century.
Miss Pears wine bar offers morning
coffee and afternoon tea along with its extensive list of around 100
wines and 32 champagnes. The tranquil surroundings offer an ideal
respite for tired shoppers, being located just off Cathedral Square.
Their motto is "Good wine needs
no bush", taken from the Epilogue of Shakespeare's 'As You Like
It.' Meaning that a good wine will sell itself and needs no other
Recently, Miss Pears opened up their
Salon area on the first floor to local business people for a wine
tasting, which was organised in partnership with Edward Sheldon, Fine
Wine Merchants. Guests were able to sample, three white wines, three
red wines and a champagne, all available from the wine bar's list.
The salon area is ideal for private
gatherings, for business or pleasure. There is no room hire charge,
only a per head charge for refreshments. For more information, visit
Miss Pears or contact the manager, details below.