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Rated from 1 to 5, a higher number of stars indicates better quality, range of services and facilities with an emphasis on 5 key areas – cleanliness, hospitality, bedrooms, bathrooms and breakfast.

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Customer rating 8 / 10
Based on 835 reviews

An historic inn with lots of character and screen charisma

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At a glance

Dinner Award
Family rooms

Retaining its original features and 15th-century period charm, this historic inn is situated in the heart of the city. The building has featured in films and TV productions including Hot Fuzz and Poldark. Bedrooms are in-keeping with the property’s character, varying in size and style. Egyptian cotton sheets and full-size bath towels are standard. The Crown has a popular eatery, Anton's Bistrot, which is a light, airy environment and has a relaxed atmosphere; lunch, dinner and afternoon teas are served daily. The Penn Bar serves food all day from midday ‘til late and offers a variety of real ales and cider. A warm welcome and friendly service are guaranteed.

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  • Rooms: 15
  • Family rooms: 2

Room rates

  • Child discounts available
  • Short breaks available
  • Credit cards accepted

Opening times

  • Open all year


  • Afternoon tea served
  • Dinner served
  • Last orders for evening meals: 9.30pm


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Freeview TV in rooms
  • Other facilities: Speciality toiletries, filtered water – complimentary
  • Dogs allowed on premises
  • Dogs allowed in bedrooms
  • Coach parties welcome


  • Children welcome
  • Cots provided
  • High chairs
  • Children's portions or menu


  • Golf course nearby
  • Secure cycle storage

Getting here

On entering Wells follow signs for Hotels and Deliveries, in Market Place, car park at rear.

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Nearest train station

Castle Cary

Nearest motorway junction

M5 junction 22
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