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The King's Head

Bar, British, Pub
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36 High Street, Wells BA5 2SG, England
12:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 00:00
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Leek, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

First pub we came to in Wells on leaving our B+B for the evening. Friendly staff, an excellent wide menu and good helpings of very good food. the beer and ciders were also very nice. Shame we only had 1 night to try them out!

Thank Peter G
Camberley, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2016

Stopped for lunch while visiting Wells. Staff very efficient and friendly food well presented and tasty.

Thank Rosie W
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2015

Most pubs stop serving food at 2-3pm but this one is 4pm. Great pub lunches and a reasonable price. Don't be put off by the small bar at the entrance as the pub is very long with a small courtyard at the back.

Thank helen831
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

Really enjoyed my lunch in the pub. Friendly staff, nothing was too much for them 5 star service. Great family ambience and couples too. Such a beautiful building. I would recommended and would like to go there again.

Thank Sandra P
Brisbane, Australia
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165 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2015

This pub rates well with me and my family. Not only did we enjoy good food with a difference, it was accompanied with good coffee and a warm welcome. Worth dropping by!

Thank Dawdragon
Miami Beach, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 26 May 2015 via mobile

Had a great time . a lovely meal then had lots of Jaeger bombs with a cider chased . . Recommended for all ages ..excellent music and banter

Thank tom c
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107 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2015

Dropped in for a light lunch bite. My wife had an excellent baked potato with cheese and beans and I had a bacon baguette with bacon and Brie. Only 2 real ales in barrels behind the bar, the one I tried was very passable. However, as you would expect the cider was excellent.

Thank Northdowns
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72 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2015

The food and coffee really not great currently I'm sure with such a geat building things will improve

Thank coolmint
Wells, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2015

I Thought I would post a review as the new manager of the kings head. I have read all the old reviews and all i can say is it has changed, my wife and i and our son are doing our best to bring the kings head back to a 5* rating. please give us a chance to show how... More 

6 Thank roberte552015
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2015 via mobile

Went to this pub today for a quick lunch, friendly landlord, said he was new and only been there a couple of days. Putting that newness aside I ordered a bacon, Brie and cranberry baguette, this was ordered and at my table within 5 minutes, delivered by the new chef which seemed he knew what he was chatting about and... More 

6 Thank KerryHewer

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 High Street, Wells BA5 2SG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Wells
We're one of Wells' oldest and most central pubs, occupying an early-14th century building right in the middle of the High St. Whether you're looking for a light lunch, a hearty dinner, a quiet drink with friends, some of the best cask ales in the city or a lively weekend night out, we have it all!Give us a try on your visit to Wells, you won't be disappointed!Please note: TripAdvisor hasn't yet got a 'pub' category, so we're listed as a 'restaurant'. Whilst we serve fantastic, locally sourced and freshly prepared food, we are still a real, local pub at heart and our menu is therefore real pub grub done well, along with al of the other great things you'd expect from a fantastic local...

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