We stayed for a few days to visit the city of Wells. The hotel was ideally located and we didn't have too many problems parking the car. The hotel being very old, had a lot of character. Our room was comfortable and at the front facing the road, meaning our sleep was disturbed by dustmen at 6am some mornings. We found the shower adequate but with no power and just a slow flow of water. On the plus side the room was clean, the bed was really comfortable and a nice touch was that bottled water was available in the room each day as well as the usual tea and coffee making facility. Our highlight at the hotel was the food. This was fine dining of the highest order and each dish that came out from the kitchen was a joy to eat. We spoke to the chef on occasions and congratulated him on his cooking skills. He told us he had worked at top restaurants in London, but wanted to return to the west country. If in Wells, and not planning to stay, we would definitely recommend having a meal at The Ancient Gate House. The sister hotel is over the road and this is where guests take breakfast which was cooked to a high standard. All in all an enjoyable stay at The Ancient Gate House.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- When you come to the Ancient Gate House in the Cathedral city of Wells in Somerset, you'll feel at home as soon as you arrive.Whether you are staying in one of our recently decorated and beautiful bedrooms, or dining in one of our award winning restaurants your comfort and satisfaction are at the heart of everything we do.The Ancient Gatehouse is a family run hotel and restaurant offering a blend of friendly and professional attention in relaxed yet stylish surroundings situated facing the famous west front of Wells Cathedral and the Cathedral Green. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ancient Gate Hotel
- Ancient Gate House Hotel Wells, Somerset