A friend of ours was travelling from London down to Dawlish to see her sister, she suggested that we meet for a meal on her way down. Where do you recommend? she asked. I don't know, I'll look on-line. I told her. Looking at the map the closest her route would take her to us was the town of Mere, in Wiltshire just off the A303. I rang her and told her of a nice looking pub called 'The Butt of Sherry' in Mere. Come off the A303 to a T junction turn right into Mere, on your right you will come across a Car Park, and opposite on the left about 40 meters further down was 'The Butt of Sherry'.
What an absolute 'diamond' of a pub. The outside was impressive for a country town pub in side you went into a small bar come dining room, tell you why in a moment, then through into the snug and yet another bar, there is a beautiful outside dining area, B&B was offered at very good rates. Small bar come...... The small bar area was for customers to bring their dogs providing they were kept under control. Hence ...and Toby came too..... Our friend had a little Jack Russell and we had our Yorkshire Terrier cross, both of whom are very friendly and well behaved.
The landlord was a very cheerful person. Helpful? To the point that nothing was too much trouble for you or you're little friends. The food for a small pub was simply 'divine'. Nothing fancy, just good wholesome food, like 'Gran used to make'. or as the locals say 'proper grub'. The food was tasty and plentiful, you didn't leave wanting more. The locals were very friendly and chatty that's if you are in the mood for banter.
I would thoroughly recommend this country establishment. If you are travelling along the A303 in Wiltshire, come off at Mere and see for your self, you'll not be disappointed. Oh!! and remember to take your little friend.
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