Celebrate British Sandwich Week at The Mere

British Sandwich Week is here…and it’s our chance to celebrate of one the best British inventions – the Sandwich! With over 11.5 billion sandwiches in the UK being consumed a year, we thought we’d take a quick look back at its creation and also to reveal how we will be getting involved…

History of the Sandwich

The Sandwich was invented by John Montague, the 4th Earl of Sandwich, who came up with the idea while he was gambling. As he was so into his game, he didn’t want to stop for anything to eat and instead asked for some meat between two slices of bread – as this meal wouldn’t require any utensils and could be eaten with one hand – allowing him to continue with his game. Others began saying that they’d have the same as Sandwich, and that’s where the idea and name came from!

British Sandwiches at The Mere

To celebrate British Sandwich Week, which is taking place from Sunday 14 May until Saturday 20 May, we will be dishing up a unique selection of British inspired sandwiches which will be served with hand-cut chips for £7.95. These include…

Sunday 14 May

Succulent roast lamb complimented with Garlic and Mint, a delicious twist on a traditional Sunday Lunch…

Monday 15 May

Minute steak sandwich covered with Shropshire blue cheese and onion chutney

Tuesday 16 May

Honey and Mustard Ham, made with cheddar cheese and tomato chutney

Wednesday 17 May

Chicken, bacon and brie served with ciabatta

Thursday 18 May

A tasty meatball sub complete with mozzarella cheese

Friday 19 May

A classic Fish finger sandwich served with Manchester caviar and tartar sauce

Saturday 20 May

Roast pork presented with apple sauce

** Vegetarian sandwich on crusty roll available all week- Chargrilled Mediterranean Vegetable Club and goats cheese ciabatta