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Mermaids purse

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The Mayshiel | 42 Staithe Street, Wells-next-the-Sea, England
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Lunch

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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 stars
Perfect cafe

Lovely cafe with great prices with amount of food! Nice seating area outside specially in the summer! Nice little shop to have a mooch around with quirky gifts!

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Amy B
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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Lovely cafe with great prices with amount of food! Nice seating area outside specially in the summer! Nice little shop to have a mooch around with quirky gifts!

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London
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107 reviews 107 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Service and coffee fine, large attractive outdoor seating area but no toilets. You have to walk to the nearest public loo (which isn't that close!) and this means that I really can't give a rating above average.

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north yorkshire
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13 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Walked along Staithe Street looking for coffee and cake. This cafe attracted our attention so we went in. Pleasant inside, spacious and attractive. We ordered coffee each, my husband went for a toasted cheese sandwich and I chose a chocolate brownie. The coffee was good, and my husband enjoyed his toastie. The chocolate brownie resisted any attempt by a fork... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

I popped in recently and would struggle to buy anything here, I was scouting for Christmas presents. Really the stock, which is mainly seaside themed, is dull and repetitive and slightly naff. It is a large shop with plenty of retail space and it is missing an opportunity, I don't quite know how it survives. It really could focus on... More 

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North West England
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123 reviews 123 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Had coffee and cakes in here while we erected our kite, very friendly clean great cakes - will go again

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We have been visiting Wells for many years and the Mermaids Purse business has been there since I could remember. It was once a clothing shop on one side, cafe in the middle and another larger shop on the end. The clothing shop has gone to make way for the expanding cafe and it looks smart. There is loads of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

nice place to sit outside with the dogs, drink coffee and tuck into cream cakes. Dogs made very welcome.

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Farnborough
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

After a morning exploring Wells we need a coffee and a place to sit for a short while. The Mermaids Purse is located at the top of the main street and on a sunny day it was good to sit outside. Sadly, the filter coffee was a bit bland, made only worse by the creamer and when asked by the... More 

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Peterborough
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

Popped in here on a day out with my family for a drink and a bite to eat, and must say well Definitely go again the staff are very friendly. The filled rolls are very fresh with plenty of filling, my dad wanted a cheese and onion roll and even though it wasn't on the menu one of the young... More 

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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19 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Having scoured Welles for a café/restaurant where we could have coffee and gluten free cake we came upon this charming little establishment with a gift shop attached. Never having tried the ginger and lemon polenta cake the lady behind the counter said we could "try before we buy2 and proceeded to open the packet and cut up the cake into... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Mayshiel | 42 Staithe Street, Wells-next-the-Sea, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Wells-next-the-Sea

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Coffee Shop
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?