Welcome to the George Inn, a charming and traditional coaching inn oozing with character and history. Situated in the idyllic market town centre of Mere, located 2 minutes drive off the A303, the George Inn is well known for its warm hospitality, quality bed and breakfast accommodation and excellent food offer.                                 

Our delightful pub is the oldest in Mere and dates back to the 16th Century, boasting a remarkable history. According to local records, in 1651 King Charles II stayed here on his way from Trent to Heale house whilst fleeing after his defeat at the Battle of Worcester. Today, The George Inn retains its rustic charm with cosy seating, a relaxed dining area and an impressive log fire for guests to enjoy.

So the next time you’re in the area, why not pop in and let Lee and the team treat you to some good old-fashioned traditional hospitality.

Now Under New Management!

Céad míle fáilte - One hundred thousand welcomes! 

Lee & Sarah have recently taken over the George Inn and are looking forward to welcoming everyone soon.

A true Irish story, Lee went to New York with 19 dollars in his pocket, and managed to get a job in just 3 hours. He stayed in New York for 13 years, working back of house, front of house and realising a passion for cooking. 

Community, communication and comfort are the values that Lee & Sarah live by, and those are the things you will find at The George Inn, Mere. 

Lee & Sarah want to change hospitality for the better; Lee having worked as a chef in New York, London and Barcelona and you'll feel part of the family with them at The George.

They like to serve traditional, quality, simple foods, for a fair price, sourced as fresh as possible.

From County Down to the Wiltshire Downs - Lee & Sarah look forward to welcoming you soon!

Locally Sourced Fabulous Food

We pride ourselves on serving locally sourced food, prepared fresh to order where possible. That’s why we’ve developed a range of menus to suit all tastes. From our extensive main menu, including pub classics and sharing platters, to vegetarian and vegan dishes through to our daily-changing specials board. We’ve got everything covered from lunch to dinner and of course on Sundays, a selection of mouth-watering roasts specials.


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Comfortable Bed and Breakfast Accommodation

Rest up in one of our 8 well-appointed, traditional en-suite bedrooms. With a range of King Size, Family Suite, and Double bedrooms, the George Inn provides a pleasant, comfortable place to stay. Here, our guests can be sure of a warm heart and full belly with our traditional English breakfast included in the tariff — the perfect start to a day of local exploration.

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Stunning Local Surroundings

During your visit to the George Inn, explore the multitude of beautiful, local attractions and walks that Mere and the surrounding county of Wiltshire has to offer, including Longleat Safari Park, Stourhead National Trust, White Sheet Hill and White Sheet Downs to name a few.

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