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The King's Head

36 High Street, Wells BA5 2SG, England
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
7 Aug 2017
“Weekend Visit”
22 Nov 2017
“Ghastly !”
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Bar, British, Pub
36 High Street, Wells BA5 2SG, England
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Reviewed 22 November 2017

Wells Cathedral is breathtakingly beautiful and this nearby pub is breathtakingly awful ! Rude staff and poor quality over-priced food. Dreary atmosphere. The sort of tourist rip-off dump which makes one embarrassed to see foreign visitors going in.

Thank Sandy K
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Stopped in for a Pint after visiting the cathedral and market. Nice pub, wait for food on the day was about 45 minutes, but it was a saturday lunchtime so probably about average waiting time - didn't eat but the food coming out to the...More

Thank Carole W
Reviewed 17 October 2016

First pub we came to in Wells on leaving our B+B for the evening. Friendly staff, an excellent wide menu and good helpings of very good food. the beer and ciders were also very nice. Shame we only had 1 night to try them out!

1  Thank Peter G
Reviewed 13 May 2016

Stopped for lunch while visiting Wells. Staff very efficient and friendly food well presented and tasty.

Thank Rosie W
Reviewed 26 July 2015

Most pubs stop serving food at 2-3pm but this one is 4pm. Great pub lunches and a reasonable price. Don't be put off by the small bar at the entrance as the pub is very long with a small courtyard at the back.

Thank helen831
Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

Really enjoyed my lunch in the pub. Friendly staff, nothing was too much for them 5 star service. Great family ambience and couples too. Such a beautiful building. I would recommended and would like to go there again.

Thank Sandra P
Reviewed 26 June 2015

This pub rates well with me and my family. Not only did we enjoy good food with a difference, it was accompanied with good coffee and a warm welcome. Worth dropping by!

Thank Dawdragon
Reviewed 26 May 2015

Had a great time . a lovely meal then had lots of Jaeger bombs with a cider chased . . Recommended for all ages ..excellent music and banter

Thank tom c
Reviewed 29 March 2015

Dropped in for a light lunch bite. My wife had an excellent baked potato with cheese and beans and I had a bacon baguette with bacon and Brie. Only 2 real ales in barrels behind the bar, the one I tried was very passable. However,...More

Thank Northdowns
Reviewed 27 March 2015

The food and coffee really not great currently I'm sure with such a geat building things will improve

Thank coolmint
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 High Street, Wells BA5 2SG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Wells
We're one of Wells' oldest and most central pubs, occupying an early-14th century building right in the middle of the High St. Whether you're looking for a light lunch, a hearty dinner, a quiet drink with friends, some of the best cask ales in the city or a lively weekend night out, we have it all!Give us a try on your visit to Wells, you won't be disappointed!Please note: TripAdvisor hasn't yet got a 'pub' category, so we're listed as a 'restaurant'. Whilst we serve fantastic, locally sourced and freshly prepared food, we are still a real, local pub at heart and our menu is therefore real pub grub done well, along with al of the other great things you'd expect from a fantastic local...
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