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The Mayshiel | 42 Staithe Street, Wells-next-the-Sea, England
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
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English first
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
20 helpful votes 20 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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31 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Popped in for coffee and a bite to eat, by the time we got to the counter all the filled rolls had gone and they were not making anymore, shame they had looked nice. So had cake instead. Staff could have been a bit happier looking, smile please.

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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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121 reviews 121 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Popped in for a coffee and had a sandwich. The sandwich was well filled and the coffee nice. But the place lacked atmosphere, this was a shame. This could be a lot better with different décor to help with the lack of atmosphere.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I have been going to Wells-Next-The-Sea for over 20 years now and I can honestly say this is just the best café I have had the pleasure of coming across. You can sit inside or enjoy the lovely sunshine outside with a variety of hot or cold drinks or a cake or two.The café is very clean the staff are... More 

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

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