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Reviewed 21 February 2013

Stopped here for dinner at 7.00pm with our two 5 year olds on the way back home after a lovely day at Longleat - a 2 hour drive still to go! Ordered our food 5 minutes later, and then after 15 minutes the Barmaid returned to tell us 1 of the items was not available so my husband had to...

1Thank Rosie J
Devizes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 February 2013

Met my girlfriend here for a drink on Valentines day as we have been before and thought it was a lovely place. We decided to eat and could not have been more impressed! The service was great, the couple working there were so, so sweet and could not have been more helpful. As for the food... we decided to eat...

1Thank JACK C
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 January 2013

travelled from scotland....stayed at the ship inn mere fantastic value for money ..staff very helpful nothing was a problem ..food first class ...breakfast great variety ..evening meal. Scrunptious ......will be back in the summer ...under new management just over a yeat ago .....and making changes for the better x

4Thank karenyoung309
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 January 2013

well our family came down from scotland ..and for us the place to stay was the ship inn ......it has re opened just over a year , under new management and friendly staff ...the rooms were very clean and tidy .. the management was friendly and very helpful nothing was a problem ....the meals are out of this world.they have...

2Thank karen y
Hemel Hempstead
Reviewed 14 January 2013

It is great to see the very positive reviews (almost gushing) from those who stayed It is such a cental building that success is important for the village. Whilst passing through I have now tried twice to have lunch with friends. First time, although the board outside said "Food all day" the lad at the bar said "No food". Fortuneately...

1Thank Cerberus68
joolesbenfleet, Manager at The Old Ship Hotel, responded to this review

The staff , chef and management of the Old ship Inn are absolutely and totally horrified to receive such a negative and personal review on this forum. Especially as we have striven to obtain high standards of food and service alike. It also saddens us that this review has actually been written by a person who lives in Mere and...

Torquay, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 December 2012

Slightly unfair title as a) I'm only reviewing the food; b) it gives the impression that the whole thing's a bit Fawlty Towers when it's not, and c) about the only thing wrong with the food when we ate last August was that the kids' mash was swimming in butter. Apart for that all was excellent with our dinner and...

1Thank robertbagnall
Reviewed 17 November 2012

Had a good lunch here. Owners are rightly proud of the locally sourced produce, try the ham, very tasty. Staff friendly and nice relaxed atmosphere. Definitely worth a detour off the A303 for a decent meal.

Thank travelling_slow
Stone, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 November 2012

Lovely Inn in new hand I think. Fresh paintwork and fantastic breakfast, nothing was too much trouble. If your visiting Longleat then this is a great place to stay, it's close, family friendly and the food is great. Lovely building and more personal than the usual Premier Inn with very large family rooms. We'll stop here again.

Thank RoughClose
Reviewed 29 October 2012

Booked this for my partner's birthday trip to Stourhead, somewhere we both had always wanted to visit. Looked interesting from the internet and VERY close to Stourhead, but what a treat when we got there! Not only is Mere a lovely place to visit with the loveliest of people, but The Old Ship Inn surpassed all expectations. What a gem...

Thank Bonzuales
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 August 2012

We passed through Mere on the way to Devon and stopped on the off-chance just out of season. This is under relatively new management and I wish the family well. They were very friendly and have worked hard to refurbish this lovely old hotel. Our room was very reasonably priced and perfectly comfortable with a bathroom to die for. We...

Thank Sue B

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  • Free Parking
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)

Additional Information about The Old Ship Hotel

Address: Castle Street, Mere BA12 6JE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Wiltshire > Mere
Price Range: $122 - $165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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“Don't ,choose any room stay elsewhere”
 of 5 bubbles 50sammy2, 2 Sep 2013 | Read review
“ask them to confirm the hot water works in their room on arrival”
 of 5 bubbles thupr, 24 Jun 2013 | Read review
“We were given two rooms next to eachother as the family room had gone and we have three children. This worked well and they gave it to us for the price of the family room rather than charge us for two. Very kind, accomodating people.”
 of 5 bubbles 925caroliner, 1 Mar 2013 | Read review
“some rooms have showers some have bath /shower so ask when u book.”
 of 5 bubbles kareny772, 17 Jan 2013 | Read review
“Room 8 has a low double bed and two singles, the bathroom is large with a bath & a hand held shower however we all took the time to bathe and wrap up in the large fluffy towels so it was no hardship! It's right at the top of the building with lovely original beams..easy paced stairs”
 of 5 bubbles RoughClose, 5 Nov 2012 | Read review
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