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“Character, location and great food!”
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The Crown at Wells
Ranked #11 of 37 Wells B&B and Inns
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75 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Character, location and great food!”
Reviewed 4 April 2014

Stayed here two nights and would come back. Great location right in the heart of this lovely little city, even has private parking for residents! We ate in Anton's Bistrot both nights - having had such a great meal the first night and finding nothing else that really appealed nearby we went back there for the second night.
This hotel is gorgeous, full of character and we were made very welcome.

Room Tip: Apparently if you stay the night before market days (wed and sat I think) there can be noise early i...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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CrownAtWells, Public Relations Manager at The Crown at Wells, responded to this review, 7 April 2014
Thank you for your super review. We're always chuffed to hear of folk enjoying their stay with us. Great to hear you'll be back.
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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 1 April 2014

This place has history written through it and I love it. I have stayed here many times. Creaky floor boards, uneven floors, the lot. So much better than those sterile chains.The customer care is very friendly and helpful. The food is excellent both at breakfast and in the Restaurant (also in the bar) and the beer superb. Of course Hot Fuzz was also filmed here but I was here before then and since; it has not changed the place at all. Wells is on your doorstep; including the Very early starting market which can clatter a bit one morning a week. Pubs etc galore, within a few feet (if you can be bothered to move from the place once you have landed)

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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CrownAtWells, Public Relations Manager at The Crown at Wells, responded to this review, 7 April 2014
Goodness, gracious, five out of five, thank you. We are happy that you were happy and wanted to share with everyone, thank you. Hope you'll be back?
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Neston, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2014

Recently had a long weekend in the great little city of Wells, Somerset.
We visited the Crown and Antons Bistrot twice, one lunch time and one evening and each time had a great relaxing time with great service and food. Friday is even better because the weekly market sits outside the hotel which adds even more atmosphere, a must visit

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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CrownAtWells, Public Relations Manager at The Crown at Wells, responded to this review, 7 April 2014
Another five out of five, wow, thank you. Love your review, couldn't have put it better ourselves.
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Cornwall
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2014

You know what? I really couldn't give a rat's rear end that this place featured in the film Hot Fuzz. Not a sausage. Good as the comedy was, this place has more going for it as a marketing vehicle than a brit flick.

It was the second time we've stayed, and just as delightful as the first. Personally, I get as much pleasure gazing through some of the most remarkable bedroom windows on the planet (front rooms, by the way) as I do going catatonic in the room's spa bath or eating the splendid nosh. Actually, scratch that, being a history weirdo I get MORE pleasure from the architectural wotnottery.

Indeed, it always acts as a comfort to know that when the planners, politicians, and contemporary society has finished buggering up the country, the utterly delightful city of Wells, its peaceful cathedral, and the Crown itself will still be around to go to and say: "this is how good it all used to be before we had progress".

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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CrownAtWells, Public Relations Manager at The Crown at Wells, responded to this review, 7 April 2014
Five out of five, gosh, you make us blush! We loved your last review and now you've been back and left another fabulous review, thank you. We're hoping you'll come back again. You will, won't you?
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Norfolk, Virginia
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

I enjoyed my stay at The Crown yesterday - friendly staff, a comfortable room, and a delicious dinner and breakfast both. Could not ask for more. It was a quiet Monday night and I see how it could get noisy or busy on a weekend or in summer - ask for a quiet room if noise bothers you. It is a lovely old coaching inn - so no soundproofing! The location is perfect, right in the heart of Wells and a short stroll to the Cathedral. Thanks for the good visit!

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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Thank Sally K
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CrownAtWells, Public Relations Manager at The Crown at Wells, responded to this review, 7 April 2014
What a lovely review, thank you. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at The Crown. Thank you for coming.
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Castle Cary, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2014 via mobile

Went to The Crown on a Sunday evening in January, the staff were very welcoming, the menu quite good although one of the fish dishes was not available. The meals we had were good and the staff attentive but I felt the bar area lacked atmosphere. However, I would return to eat there if in the area.

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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CrownAtWells, Public Relations Manager at The Crown at Wells, responded to this review, 7 April 2014
Thank you for your review on Trip Advisor. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your meal with us and had good service, as you should.
Atmosphere a bit lacking, sorry. Sunday evenings in January can be a bit tricky. Come again another time, it'll be much better. Promise!
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London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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Reviewed 4 March 2014

Ok so we were a bit overexcited to be in the pub from Hot Fuzz but the food was excellent too, we came for dinner on a Sunday night with few other local options as they all close for food after Sunday lunch. Food was great but service was very slow!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Kimberly L
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CrownAtWells, Public Relations Manager at The Crown at Wells, responded to this review, 7 April 2014
We're still a bit over-excited about our connection with Hot Fuzz too! We're pleased you found us - as you say, we are one of few to serve food all day throughout the week. We're sorry service was a bit slow on this occasion, it's not the norm.
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Property: The Crown at Wells
Address: Market Place, Wells BA5 2RP, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Wells
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 37 B&Bs / Inns in Wells
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Crown at Wells 4*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Crown is a 15th century coaching inn overlooking the Market Place in the heart of Wells. The Crown offers affordable accommodation, great food and friendly service. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
The Crown At Wells And Anton`s Bistrot
The Crown At Wells & Anton`s Bistrot Hotel Wells
The Crown Hotel Wells
The Crown At Wells Somerset

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