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Review of Butt of Sherry

Butt of Sherry
Ranked #7 of 8 Restaurants in Mere
Description: We were in transit and it was mid-afternoon. On the off-chance we went to this pub-restaurant for a cup of tea and a sandwich. We were greeted warmly, and our request was met immediately with politeness and courtesy. How refreshing that is!
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Description: We were in transit and it was mid-afternoon. On the off-chance we went to this pub-restaurant for a cup of tea and a sandwich. We were greeted warmly, and our request was met immediately with politeness and courtesy. How refreshing that is!
Reviewed 16 August 2014

Called in here for a tea and a coffee whilst passing through. Pubs very often make it clear that they are reluctantly providing hot drinks for you, much preferring that you'd buy their beer. I would say that the Butt of Sherry couldn't have made that point much clearer!
£2 for a mug of the most tasteless coffee possible was simply insulting. I would imagine it was from the cheapest jar of instant coffee available.
Don't worry 'Butt of Sherry', I've taken the hint and won't be back.

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7  Thank jimlad007
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Reviewed 10 August 2014

We have just returned to the Isle of Wight from a 3 night stay in this pub to escape Cowes Week and want to say we had an excellent time. My partner Nigel booked a room for three nights after finding the details on LateRooms and we arrived Thursday early evening. The landlord, John, is a very helpful guy and his bar and waiting staff were all really friendly. Nigel got his guitar out on our first evening and serenaded some of the regulars-and by the end of our break there, we have made good friends with some of the locals. In fact, we ended up going to an Elvis tribute bop in the local village hall on one evening and having a lovely Indian meal with them the next night.

The room we had (double) was basic but clean and very quiet-you wouldn't know you were in a pub! The breakfasts were huge and well cooked and presented. We didn't manage to have an evening meal there as they don't serve food in the evenings but the locals recommended The George just down the road which is very good for food. Dogs are very welcome which I liked as I had to leave my unruly Springer Spaniel at home so it was nice to see well behaved dogs!

All in all-an excellent stay. Even though the Islanders are said to be friendly, we were taken aback and thrilled by the friendliness of everyone in the pub-and in Mere itself!

We will definately come back to the Butt of Sherry as we have new friends there now!

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1  Thank caromo59
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Reviewed 4 August 2014

Friendliness abounds from both staff and locals at this lovely little pub.
We stopped here for lunch on a long journey, and were certainly not disappointed.
With the emergence of gastopubs all over the place, its close to impossible to find a pub that serves traditional English pub food, and this one does!!! I was overjoyed, and when our food arrived at the table, we were not disappointed. Proper pub grub, cooked beautifully, and arriving at the table quickly. Who could ask for any more??

If you're travelling through this area, stop off at this pub, you will be happy that you did.

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1  Thank LesleyB
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

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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1  Thank richard0804
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

Had the pleasure of stopping at this lovely olde pub for breakfast which was superb. Jules was very welcoming and nothing was too much trouble

1  Thank Steve G
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