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The George Inn
Ranked #2 of 2 Mere B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 6 November 2013

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Room 7. Freezing cold when we first walked in. The layout of the room is all wrong. The TV couldn't have been bigger than 10 inches & too far away from the bed, oddly positioned on a stand right outside the bathroom. The bathroom was up there with the worst i've ever been in! Tiny, worn & extremely dirty all around the carpeted floor & the tiles. The towel rail & tissue holder were broken off.. why on earth they haven't fixed that is beyond me! One of the curtains was also falling off.

Food:

We wanted to order duck but they didn't have enough but what we did have was of high quality for a quiet pub/B&B. There were excellent choices on the menu & other people's food looked really nice as well. However, it did feel like we were eating in a morgue. No ambience or atmosphere, especially for a Saturday night.
The breakfast options in the morning were good, the full English wasn't! The waitress had to balance the plate so that the big pile of grease/oil that had built up, wouldn't spill as she handed it to me. It amazes me how between the chef & the waitress, they thought that was acceptable.

Staff/service:

Nothing special. We definitely weren't made to feel at home. In fact we felt a bit awkward, like outsiders. Nobody asked us any questions like how our stay or food was.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Pat_The_George_Mere, Owner at The George Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2013

We clearly failed meet any of your expectations on this occasion, and for that I apologise. By way of explanation I would like to say that the George Inn, Mere is a historic Grade II listed building, which originally intended as an Inn, has only had its letting rooms converted to en suite in recent years. We have only been tenants here for a relatively short while and we are plan so major refurbishments to bring our accommodation up to standards expected by modern day travellers, however we do feel the modest rates we charge reflect standards that we would normally hop to achieve. We taken note of all of your comments and rest assured, practices have improved as a result of your comments. Thank you for taking the time and effort to draw these issues to my attention.

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Reviewed 13 October 2013

Always good to stay in a place where the floors aren't all even! Friendly staff and great food. Thoroughly recommend the slow roast pork belly - the crackling was crisp but not tooth-cracking. And then, after a good night's sleep there's a huge breakfast. I opted for poached eggs on toast as the full 'Country Breakfast' looked enormous and, sadly, I had to go off to work. For a small place, Mere has a couple of attractions so well worth a stop over if you're heading east or west.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 24 September 2013

The George was recommended by our campsite owner (Eric) as the place to eat well locally and we were very glad he did. Our meal last Saturday evening was both good value and delicious. Proper English food perfectly cooked, a triumph, thankyou!

Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
Thank Paul H
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Reviewed 11 August 2013

I just stayed at the George it was all great bar 1 thing well one person really but I get 2 that in a bit.we only stayed for a few nights the room was clean and tidy.the food was great.and all the staff bar 1 was warm and welcome and kind but 1 person behind the bar was very rude,moody.she just chucked our drinks and change at us.and keep giving us evil looks all night which made me and my girlfriend un easy all night.we would love 2 go back and stay but we won't as long as she there.and we will make every 1 know about her rudest.if any of u do go there beware she is the girl who is big that's all I say.hope this helps u

  • Stayed: May 2013
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Reviewed 10 August 2013

We stayed here for one night while visiting friends and had a great stay. We arrived early but no problem our room was ready. The shower was hot, the bed was comfortable and the building had lots of charm. We decided to have our evening meal in the pub and the food and service was really good and good value. The breakfast the next day was the icing on the cake had the full English and lets just say I did not need lunch. Thank you we will be back.

Room Tip: Good location 2 mins of the A303 great little village (visit the old church)
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Pat_The_George_Mere, Owner at The George Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2013

Thank you very much for your positive comments we hope you will recommend us to your friends.

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Reviewed 15 July 2013

I stopped here recently on the way to Devon and most importantly was grateful that my dog was welcome in the bar area while I met friends for lunch. It was far too hot to have left him in the car outside. (He sat under the table very quietly!) The food was good value for money.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 10 July 2013

We had a beautiful day out at Stourhead Gardens but as it was a Sunday evening we could not get a meal in the pub at Stourhead. A short drive soon found us in The George Inn , Mere and what a pleasant surprise. We only had food and drink but this was excellent quality and value for money with very pleasant staff. Would definitely visit again.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The George Inn

Address: The Square, Mere BA12 6DR, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Wiltshire > Mere
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Mere
Price Range: £65 - £92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The George Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The George Inn offers high quality Bed & Breakfast accommodation in 8 en suite letting rooms. Our meals are based on traditional British cuisine our Main menu offer Everything from sandwiches to Prime Steaks taking in items like Ham, Egg and Chips and Warm Seafood Platters to share, a long the way. We also offer a traditional, platted Sunday Lunch, using joints supplied by our local butchers. Food orders are taken at either side of the bar or by a waitress at your table. . ... more   less 
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