Places to go out & eat & drink in Wells
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Local Restaurants, Cafes, Pubs, Bars, etc in Wells

Places to eat & drink in Wells.

England’s smallest city is also one of its most picturesque and evocative. It is dominated by a magnificently ornate and detailed Gothic cathedral and associated ecclesiastical buildings. The cathedral’s west front, for example, has no less than 386 niches containing a phalanx of medieval sculptures featuring saints and kings. Within are a remarkable ‘scissors vault’ and a 14th century clock on which knightly figures regularly do battle. Nearby Bishop’s Palace has been home to the Bishops of Bath and Wells since the 13th century and is encircled by a picturesque moat fed by underground springs.

We cannot give a full list of all available food outlets but below is a small selection of those available in Wells or surrounding areas.

Wells Restaurants, Cafes, Bars, Food Outlets, etc

Antons Bistrot at The Crown at Wells

Market Place, Wells, Somerset, BA5 2RP
Tel: 01749 673457    Fax: 01749 679792

Our special Les Routiers lunch menu changes fortnightly and is available from 12.00 noon Monday to Sunday. Two courses from 6.50, three courses from 8.50. Our la carte menu is served in the evening from 6.00pm. We are vegetarian and child-friendly and happy to accept bookings for private parties/business functions. Our award-winning chef, Andre has worked in a variety of exotic locations around the world including Bermuda and the Cayman Islands.
Type: Pub/Inn

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The Fountain Inn

1 St Thomas Street, Wells, Somerset, BA5 2UU
Tel: 01749 672317    Fax: 01749 670825

Over the years the pub has won many accolades including an AA Rosette, Les Routiers Casserole Award and highly commended regional winner of the Spanish Wine Lists Competition for 1997 and 1998. In 1998 The Fountain Inn also received a special award of excellence having won the Ushers Best Pub Food and Best Pub Food Competition for three years running. Chef Julie Pearce uses the finest local produce to create a tremendous selection of delicious home-cooked food available to diners in both the bar and restaurant. The Fountain Inn & Boxer's Restaurant offer a choice of vegetarian dishes and children's menu is available. Vegan dishes can be prepared on request. Deliciously tempting desserts and a fine selection of West Country cheeses round- off what is sure to be a splendid, good value meal.
Type: Pub/Inn

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Ritchers Restaurant

5 Sadler Street, Wells, Somerset
Tel: 01749 679085    Fax: 01749 673866

The seating is on two levels, with a large spiral staircase. Bistro style dining downstairs and more "restauranty" upstairs, although the menu, price and service are the same (classical French with a modern approach). Lunchtime, more so in the winter, classical British dishes are modernised i.e. steamed lamb pudding with a prune and Armagnac jus, minced lamb and leek strudel with onion gravy and mashed potatoes. In the summer, a warm bacon, new potato and wood mushroom salad with a stilton vinaigrette or fillet of fresh ling in herb, breadcrumbs pan-fried with sauce tartare. The dinner menu changes every 8 to 12 weeks, with winter dishes being more robust. In summer lighter dishes and more fish is available. Ritcher's is a small but busy restaurant, trying to keep abreast of the trends in food, sometimes copying, improving or changing ideas from other bigger and more high profile establishments, offering our regular customers and tourists good food at very reasonable prices.
Type: Restaurant, Cafe, Pub/Inn  

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Le Cafe Bleu

9 Heretage Courtyard, Sadler Street, Wells, Somerset
Tel: 01749 677772

We pride ourselves on our great atmosphere, friendly staff and excellent food and drink.
We are ideally situated in the middle of Wells which is a busy market town and home to a spectacular Cathedral. We have plenty of seating in and outside, where you can sit back and enjoy the experience. We are licensed and are open 7 days a week. We have live music every other Friday night, when you can listen to local bands. We also have occasional poetry evenings and board game evenings - check with us for dates.
Type: Pub/Inn  

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