We sat on the terrace across the street from the hotel which looks over the Cathedral Green with a lovely view of the Cathedral. That alone is worth coming here for. The lunch menu was decent. The ploughmans was fine, some ingredients obviously better quality than others (Branston pickle and what tasted like shop bought bread) and there wasn't much variety (pickled onions, dill pickle AND Branston pickle was a bit too much vinegar on one plate for me). The lamb burger was good with average quality chips. We had chocolate and pear torte with a whiskey truffle cream, which felt like a poorly chosen accompaniment as it didn't contrast at all with the torte and was just more rich gooey stuff on the plate.
The staff were all very friendly and helpful especially the two young women behind the bar.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located directly opposite Wells Cathedral, parts of this historic building date back to at least 1422. Today, the hotel offers guests modern amenities in a beautiful and relaxed setting. There are 49 bedrooms, a luxurious suite and 5 self-contained apartments to choose from. For a real treat, stay in the award-winning Cathedral Suite (complete with free standing brass bath). Swan Mews provides a peaceful retreat, ideal for small families or individuals on business. These self-contained apartments are situated in the middle of Wells, amongst a host of shops and restaurants. During the summer, al fresco dining is available on Swan Terrace (with a magnificent view of the West Front of Wells Cathedral) or in our peaceful Walled Garden Cafe. The hotel's award-winning kitchen (2 AA Rosettes) uses only the finest seasonal ingredients, locally sourced wherever possible. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Wells
- Wells Best Western
- Best Western Plus Swan Hotel Wells, Somerset