Without a doubt the best pub restaurant in Mere is the newly rebuilt Free House, The Walnut Tree Inn (in Shaftesbury Road).Telephone 01747 861242. Website:  www.walnut-tree-inn.co.uk.

The George Inn, on the square in Mere has, according to their website, recently redone their dining room, and they also have a non-smoking lounge. 01747 860427.