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Restaurant menu
Dog friendly

This 15th-century inn overlooks the Market Place and is a stone’s throw from the magnificent cathedral and easily spotted by pretty hanging baskets; Penn Barr with tall leaded windows, is named after William Penn, a Quaker who preached from The Crown and who later gave his name to Pennsylvania. Very good pub dishes are offered food-wise in this bar – duck confit with chorizo and pancetta cassoulet being just one. Similar food appears on the Anton's Bistrot menu, but alternative choices include a starter of crayfish salad, aïoli and croûtons, and mains like slow-cooked pork belly marinated in cider and fennel seeds; mushroom and onion Stroganoff; or pan-fried sea bass. There are also 15 en suite bedrooms.

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Opening hours

  • Closed: 25 Dec
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Lunch opening: all wk fr noon
  • Dinner opening: Mon-Sat 6-9.30, Sun 6-9

Food and drink

  • Restaurant menu available
  • Real ales: Sharp's Doom Bar, Glastonbury Holy Thorn, Butcombe, St Austell Tribute, Palmers Dorset Gold
  • Real ciders: Ashton Press, Thatchers Old Rascal

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar

Getting here

On entering Wells follow signs for Hotels & Deliveries. Left at lights into Sadler St, left into Market Place. For car park pass Bishop's Palace entrance, post office & town hall

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