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Coaching inn showcasing regional produce

At a glance

Bar menu
Restaurant menu
Open all year
Sports TV
Wheelchair access
Dog friendly

This 15th-century inn overlooks the Market Place and is a stone’s throw from the magnificent Cathedral, Bishop’s Palace and Vicar’s Close. The Penn Bar 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 – beef carpaccio with pickled garden vegetables being just one. Similar food appears on the Anton's Bistrot menu, but alternative choices include a starter of smoked salmon and dill filo tart, and mains like pan fried scallops and squid, goats cheese Wellington. All dishes are freshly prepared using the finest local produce wherever possible. There are also 15 en suite bedrooms.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Lunch: all week noon to close
  • Dinner: Monday to Saturday 6–9.30, Sunday 6–9

Food and drink

  • Restaurant menu available
  • Real ales available: 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
  • Sports TV
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required
  • Wedding receptions


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • High chairs
  • Baby change


  • Ramp access available


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

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

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