The Crown at Wells
“Coaching inn showcasing regional produce” - AA Inspector
The Crown is a 15-century inn overlooking the Market Place in Wells and a stone’s throw from the city’s magnificent cathedral, Bishop’s Palace and Vicar’s Close – well-known for its starring role in the film Hot Fuzz. All dishes are freshly prepared and champion West Country produce, from the Brixham fish pie and mussels to the local pork belly and Somerset ploughman’s. The pub also has its own wine shop.
Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Parking available
- Coach parties accepted
- Sports TV
- Open all year
- Wide selection of Ales
- Wide selection of ciders
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About the area
Somerset means ‘summer pastures’ – appropriate given that so much of this county remains rural and unspoiled. Ever popular areas to visit are the limestone and red sandstone Mendip Hills rising to over 1,000 feet, and by complete contrast, to the south and southwest, the flat landscape of the Somerset Levels. Descend to the Somerset Levels, an evocative lowland landscape that was the setting for the Battle of Sedgemoor in 1685. In the depths of winter this is a desolate place and famously prone to extensive flooding. There is also a palpable sense of the distant past among these fields and scattered communities. It is claimed that Alfred the Great retreated here after his defeat by the Danes.
Away from the flat country are the Quantocks, once the haunt of poets Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth. The Quantocks are noted for their gentle slopes, heather-covered moorland expanses and red deer. From the summit, the Bristol Channel is visible where it meets the Severn Estuary. So much of this hilly landscape has a timeless quality about it and large areas have hardly changed since Coleridge and Wordsworth’s day.
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