© Steve Dawson and Jill Fieldhouse
Having run independent audio-visual and event production houses in
Covent Garden for too many years, in 1998 we decided it was time to
leave the big city and make the most of our love of cooking and
We had stayed in lovely hotels all over the world and thought we could
bring the best of what we had experienced to a bespoke B&B somewhere!
The aim was to create exactly the sort of place that we would like to
stay in, offering great dinners in an interesting setting.
So, Pear Tree Farm was eventually discovered, renovated and here we are.
Judging by the number of times people come back, we have got it right.
Lots of lessons have been learned along the way – the main one being
that it’s tough to live off the proceeds of a B&B and it’s extremely
hard work – a caution to all of you who think it’s a doddle, just sitting sipping wine when the guests have gone.
So the financial rewards are not great but the personal ones are. We
were lucky enough to move close to Ludlow just as it was becoming the
UK’s foodie heaven; we live in a fab house in a bustling community and
have a medieval castle up the road; we’ve met fantastic people, many of
whom are now friends.
Jill Fieldhouse / Steve Dawson
Event Producer / Scriptwriter
But we still do our day jobs - thanks to the World Wide Web; since
setting up Pear Tree Farm Jill has produced two theatrical events in
Hong Kong (see photo above), a pop concert in North Africa, numerous
corporate conferences across Europe and many government department
events in the UK.
Steve has written video scripts, role play dramas, the chairman’s speech
and, (probably like everyone else), is in the middle of writing a TV
sitcom which just might get taken up one of these days.
So – we are for hire if you want to take advantage of our vast
experience and contacts in the world of event production and stage
management – or perhaps you just need a script or PowerPoint
presentation made a little more exciting. You could even stay here while
we work on it with you! Now there’s a thought.