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The King's Head

) #56 of 69 Restaurants in Wells €€ - €€€ , British,
36 High Street, Wells BA5 2SG, England
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
2 weeks ago
“Weekend Visit”
17 Oct 2016
“Good pub grub”
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub
€€ - €€€
36 High Street, Wells BA5 2SG, England
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11 - 20 of 74 reviews

Reviewed 21 February 2015 via mobile

Went to this pub today for a quick lunch, friendly landlord, said he was new and only been there a couple of days. Putting that newness aside I ordered a bacon, Brie and cranberry baguette, this was ordered and at my table within 5 minutes,...More

6  Thank KerryHewer
Reviewed 8 February 2015

We went to this pub for Saturday lunch sloppy slow service, had to ask for knives and forks my husband had fish and chips which were OK I had the chilli which was awful full of salt and oil, needed to use the toilet which...More

Thank Booboobags
Reviewed 4 January 2015

We popped into this Pub for a quick drink, and even that was too long. The place was dirty and had a funny smell. The glasses were not of a standard in which I even wanted to finish my drink! Avoid at all costs.

1  Thank Louise_24Essex
Reviewed 25 November 2014 via mobile

Had a day out to Wells & we popped into the King's Head for a "quick" lunch & a few drinks....never again. It was a Saturday (15th Nov) & around 2pm, we walked in & ordered drinks to be told by the barmaid that "I...More

Thank LauraWales
Reviewed 20 November 2014

Looked like decent pub grub the large portion of lasagne didn't really need chips and garlic bread as we'll but it's the first time I've had lots of gooey melted cheese on top instead of sauce on the calorie front not to be repeated On...More

Thank Norma J
Reviewed 12 November 2014

We dropped in for something to eat while visiting Wells. I feel a little bad giving this an average rating but I really wasn't impressed. The place is lovely and I can't fault the staff, they were very pleasant and friendly but the food really...More

Thank Rachel W
Reviewed 6 November 2014

Great little pub. Staff are welcoming and friendly. Good beer. Good food. We ordered the chicken balti which was very tasty with loads of chicken and the steak pie. Unfortunately they had sold out of pies as they are home made. Offered steak in its...More

1  Thank Simon T
Reviewed 30 October 2014

Very friendly staff & very old place. A lot of the old parts of the building have been preserved & they have some lovely seating. One such is a huge settle with fantastic carvings, this is well worth a visit. we did not eat there...More

Thank RIH1940
Reviewed 30 October 2014

We popped in here for a bite to eat whilst visiting the Cathedral in Wells. The staff were friendly The food was a bit basic which was actually what we wanted. The front part of the pub is much nicer then the rear as it's...More

Thank Colin B
Reviewed 21 October 2014 via mobile

While my wife and I were looking for a place to eat, we found ourselves outside this choice - so thought we'd take a chance. What a remarkably inspired choice, the food was amazing. The kitchen has an open viewing area and from where we...More

Thank Ultron-8
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, 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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