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The Bishop's Table


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The Bishop's Table is a cafe in the historic City of Wells with a view like no other!Nestled in the grounds of the medieval Bishop's Palace you can enjoy lunch, brunch and some of the best coffee and cake you will ever experience. All with a view of a medieval palace building, croquet lawn (complete with croquet players in summer), ruins of a Great Hall and, for those sitting outside on the sunny terrace, an additional view of our neighbour, Wells Cathedral. The Bishop's Table brings you seasonal menus made from fresh, local produce - we even use fruit and vegetables grown on-site in our thriving Community Garden. Fully licensed you can also enjoy a glass of wine or cider with your food. Open
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Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Brunch
Cafe, British
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 1 week ago

All we wanted was a cheese toastie, is that too much to ask for. I personally would not think so. I was advised they make the lunches up in the morning and could not make just a cheese they only have cheese and ham. They...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Seaview1999
Bishops_Palace, Manager at The Bishop's Table, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Many thanks for taking time to write a review. We are sorry to hear the difficulties you encountered with your lunch order. Our toasties are made freshly each morning ready for lunch service. During busy periods we are unable to make changes to our toastie...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Husband on a weeks holiday so decided to pop over to Wells for the day, so much quieter than on a weekend and also midweek market. Have eaten here before in many occasions. Today we both had soup of the day, but when it arrived...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Westononthemove
Bishops_Palace, Manager at The Bishop's Table, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Many thanks for your review and we are pleased to hear your enjoyed the soup of the day and service from our wonderful staff.

Reviewed 3 January 2019 via mobile

Given the location and the simplicity of the menu on show outside assumed this would be a lovely stop for lunch. How more mistaken could I have been. Ordered ham (supposedly local Somerset) eggs and chips. Ham was thin and tasted processed and the whole...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank vikki0
Bishops_Palace, Manager at The Bishop's Table, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Many thanks for your review. Our Somerset ham is provided from a local butcher a few miles away in Street. The preferred thickness of ham is a personal preference, however the plate should not have an excess of grease and our kitchen staff have been...More

Reviewed 9 December 2018

A group of us arrived and joined the queue at around 1125 and we each ordered at the counter individually. All except one wanted tea/coffee and a slice of cake; the other wanted a bacon sandwich instead of cake as they do not like sweet...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 23 November 2018

A lovely spot to stop for coffee and cakes with a very nice gift shop sharing the building. Very busy when we visited but the staff were efficient and cheerful ad provided waitress service.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Sandie A
Bishops_Palace, Manager at The Bishop's Table, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Many thanks for your lovely review, we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

Coming from the Highlands of Scotland, vegetarian breakfasts make up something of a luxury. Needless to say, this one did not disappoint, and was set at a fantastically reasonable price. Filled me up just as much as a traditional breakfast would, and just as tasty...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank roberttZ3362KR
Bishops_Palace, Manager at The Bishop's Table, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We are really pleased to hear your fabulous review and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

excellent vegan and vegetarian breakfast options and guessing carnivore version good too. Fresh food, beautifully cooked, friendly table service, excellent value, perfect coffee, amazing location, just brilliant

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Patrick T
Reviewed 12 October 2018

A lovely setting and worth the visit alone. The team and young and friendly, they have a decent chef, the food is generous, cakes are splendid. When very busy it can be a bit slow but overlooking the croquet lawn and the palace who is...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank davidU4833EJ
Bishops_Palace, Manager at The Bishop's Table, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Many thanks for your excellent review and we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your time with us. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Great food, well prepared & reasonably priced!! Lovely atmosphere & the staff were very polite. Everything was prepared fresh & served quickly.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Set inside the palace grounds you can go in and just eat without the entrance charge. Extensive outdoor seating and a nice food. we were meeting someone with some dietary intolerances and this place is well known for being a helpful place catering for this...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Martin H
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