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County - Wiltshire | Map
Tel code: 01747 | code search
Postcode: BA12 | code search
Population: 2700
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The Old Ship Hotel
"Stayed at the Ship while attending a wedding this weekedn and thought the managers are pleasant enough the standards are way below par. Shoddy service; extremely slow brakfast service; ..." More

The Old Ship Hotel
"We recently stayed here on our way to Exeter. I must say the service was friendly and the staff were exceptional in making us welcome. The food we had in the ..." More

Stourbridge House School
"i ent to tis school and i loved was sosososos fun and when i heard it was closing down i cried.i still see many of my friends from school ..." More

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The town of Mere in Wiltshire lies in the southwestern corner of the county, close to the border with Dorset. It is about five miles to the north of the town of Gillingham in Dorset and is bypassed by the A303 trunk road, which gives accessibility to many other parts of the south and southwest. The word Mere is very common as an element in English place names, normally meaning a broad lake or marches. Mere in Wiltshire is at the extreme southwestern tip of Salisbury Plain. The town has an old market square (unfortunately no longer in use for markets), a chiming town clock and a 15th century church, the parish church of St Michael. If you are looking for refreshment or somewhere to stay in Mere, you could try the Walnut Tree Inn. Alternative pubs are The Butt of Sherry, The George and the historic Old Ship Inn. Mere makes a great base for visiting Wiltshire, Somerset and Dorset. It is within easy reach of Longleat House (famous for its Safari Park), Thomas Hardy Country, Stonehenge and the cathedral city of Salisbury. Every year the Mere Literary Festival is held in the town, starting on the second Monday in October.


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The Old Ship Hotel (0.23 miles)

The Old Ship Hotel

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The Old Ship Hotel in Mere is a hotel full of rustic charm and character. Once the private residence of Sir John Coventry MP (untill 1682). It was his banishment ... More

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Chetcombe House B&B (0.33 miles)

Chetcombe House B&B
Chetcombe House is an elegant and cosy country house set in an acre of lovely gardens and located just a few minutes’ walking distance from the centre of the charming Wiltshire town of Mere. It ... More | visit website
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White Lion Inn (2.39 miles)

White Lion Inn

The White Lion Inn at Bourton represents all the very best that a traditional Dorset Inn has to offer. Built in 1726 the beautiful old building offers a warm welcome in a comfortable and relaxing ... More | visit website

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Spread Eagle Inn (2.63 miles)

Spread Eagle Inn
The Spread Eagle is an 18th Century AA 4 Star inn at Stourhead and refurbishment has bought out the best of this handsome building with stone floors, painted beams and big windows which look out ... More | visit website
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The Somerset Arms (4.11 miles)

The Somerset Arms

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The Somerset Arms is set in some of England's most beautiful countryside. Just four miles from Longleat and four miles from Stourhead, this Great British pub-with-rooms has recently been refurbished to a luxurious standard.

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Hunters Lodge Inn (4.73 miles)

Hunters Lodge Inn
With a grand opening on 22 June 2008, this inn has 8 brand new, beautiful en suite rooms furnished to the highest standards, with large LCD TVs and free broadband connections. The Hunters Lodge Inn ... More | visit website
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The Glen B&B (5.58 miles)

The Glen B&B
The Glen is an eighteenth Century farmhouse recently restored to a high standard. Set in the delightful countryside of Hardy's Wessex, this welcoming home has views over surrounding farmland and lake. Less than three miles ... More | visit website
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Cools Farm (5.68 miles)

Cools Farm

Cools Farm is an original 1620s listed farmhouse recently refurbished to a high standard. Three double bedrooms, one of which is a Family Room, provide comfortable and characterful accommodation for our guests and we are ... More | visit website

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The Bath Arms at Longleat (5.75 miles)

The Bath Arms at Longleat

Set in the quiet, quintessential village of Horningsham, The Bath Arms is a stylish & quirky boutique hotel. Sited within Lord Bath’s magnificent Longleat Estate, it's the kind of place where nothing is too much trouble.

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The Lamb Inn (5.85 miles)

The Lamb Inn

The Lamb began trading as a public house probably as early as the twelfth century. By 1870 it was already well established as a posting inn that supplied 300 post horses for coaches. To this day, ... More | visit website

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