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“Tea room” 4 of 5 stars
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Jacob's Well
Trinity Ln. | Off Micklegate, York YO1 6EL, England
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Ranked #74 of 116 Attractions in York
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: Trinity Lane is the home to a medieval timber building called Jacob's Well, which was used as parish rooms of nearby Holy Trinity Church.
London, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
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“Tea room”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

What a quaint little tea room on a Wednesday. 10-1200. Want to go somewhere quaint and querky this is the place. Set in the medieval meeting room it's peaceful,relaxing

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York, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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“Best Wednesday morning treat.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Always welcoming but on Wednesday mornings only.

Volunteers open this interesting medieval building from 10 am until noon. Where else can you have real coffee or a pot of tea or hot chocolate for a pound - with a complimentary plate of biscuits to choose from ? Yes, only one pound and here you are also offered a free refill too!

There's a chance to meet a few regulars and always several new visitors who have been fortunate enough to spot this amazing building in Trinity Lane, off Micklegate on the correct day. Remember - it's a must if you are in York on any Wednesday morning.

Visited October 2013
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“Magnificent building and history.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

If you don't cast your eye down side streets of York you will miss little treasures like Jacobs well, with its ornate canopy round the door that holds a lot of history.

Visited February 2013
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Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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“Hidden hideaway”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

We have visited York many times, over a considerable period of time and never realised that this site existed. It was a medieval house that had been lived in by chantry priests and is still used by the same church. We only came across it because of taking one of the York Walks (which we highly recommend!). It was an unexpected little treasure and also served the cheapest cofee in York!! A visitor is unlikely to spend very long here but it is definitely worth a visit.

Visited August 2012
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York, United Kingdom
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“Cute little church hall”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2011

Friendly and welcoming church ladies running a little morning tea.

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