Eating out in Wells

Eating out in Wells couldn’t offer you more choice, with a fantastic mix of places to enjoy a drink or a bite to eat. Our range of eateries rivals that of many larger towns and cities, with a mix of branded restaurants and cafes that include Ask Italian, Costa Coffee and Café Nero, and excellent independent restaurants, inns, bistros and cafes.

With Wells being an international visitor destination, places to eat in offer a variety of local and international cuisines, including Italian, Indian, Chinese, Thai and a seafood restaurant, to suit all tastes and budgets.

With the ever-popular café culture, our cobbled streets offer the perfect way to enjoy a fine cup of coffee and some home made cake outside one of the many cafes in Wells, whilst taking in the ambience of the city. Wells is fortunate enough to be able to offer many al fresco dining experiences, allowing you to sample the continental atmosphere on offer in the Market Square… there is nothing better than sitting outside with a sticky treat or a heart-warming meal amidst the bustling streets with the backdrop of the Cathedral. One could be forgiven in thinking you are anywhere in Europe, and that is why Wells has such a local and international appeal.

Blessed to be based in the heart of Somerset, we are surrounded by some of the finest food producers in the country, and Wells Market Square is home to a local market every Saturday and Wednesday throughout the year. This means that in most of the places you choose to dine in Wells, you will find that the ingredients and food served will have been locally sourced, ensuring quality and freshness.

Our two main attractions, Wells Cathedral and The Bishop’s Palace, both have cafs serving hot and cold snacks and drinks too.

Each October, Wells holds a Food Festival, known across the region for showcasing the best of local food and drink, promoting sustainability and quality. It has been featured in publications such as Food Lover Magazine and was listed in Olive Magazine in 2016 as one of the best food festivals.

You can see a video of the 2014 Wells Food Festival by clicking here.

Come and see for yourself the fantastic gastronomic delights that eating out in Wells has to offer. Whether it is lunch out with the family, a quick catch up over coffee with friends, or a very special celebration, Wells has everything!