We called in here briefly for afternoon tea on a trip to Wells. We didn't visit the hotel but the Walled Garden Cafe that is associated with the hotel. I couldn't find a separate listing on TripAdvisor for it.
Anyway in the end we all had cocktails in a lovely open air seated area with a nice fountain. It was a lovely place to relax after traipsing around the numerous good quality shops.
I also had a scone which came with jam and cream, the staff were very polite and friendly. Access was up a side street and some steps.
We thought it was reasonably priced but there really isn't much more I can comment on because we only stopped in for one drink and a bit of a relax.
All in all if you need a break from visiting the shops, cathedral or sights then this is a little gem of a cafe hidden at the back of a large average looking hotel. Although part of the hotel it feels like it's separate and is a lovely space to unwind.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located directly opposite Wells Cathedral, parts of this historic building date back to at least 1422. Today, the hotel offers guests modern amenities in a beautiful and relaxed setting. There are 49 bedrooms, a luxurious suite and 5 self-contained apartments to choose from. For a real treat, stay in the award-winning Cathedral Suite (complete with free standing brass bath). Swan Mews provides a peaceful retreat, ideal for small families or individuals on business. These self-contained apartments are situated in the middle of Wells, amongst a host of shops and restaurants. During the summer, al fresco dining is available on Swan Terrace (with a magnificent view of the West Front of Wells Cathedral) or in our peaceful Walled Garden Cafe. The hotel's award-winning kitchen (2 AA Rosettes) uses only the finest seasonal ingredients, locally sourced wherever possible. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Wells
- Wells Best Western
- Best Western Plus Swan Hotel Wells, Somerset