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The King's Head

36 High Street, Wells BA5 2SG, England
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
7 Aug 2017
“Weekend Visit”
3 weeks ago
“Average food--pub grub”
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Bar, British, Pub
36 High Street, Wells BA5 2SG, England
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21 - 30 of 76 reviews

Reviewed 30 October 2014

We popped in here for a bite to eat whilst visiting the Cathedral in Wells. The staff were friendly The food was a bit basic which was actually what we wanted. The front part of the pub is much nicer then the rear as it's...More

Thank Colin B
Reviewed 21 October 2014 via mobile

While my wife and I were looking for a place to eat, we found ourselves outside this choice - so thought we'd take a chance. What a remarkably inspired choice, the food was amazing. The kitchen has an open viewing area and from where we...More

Thank Ultron-8
Reviewed 27 September 2014

We visit family in Somerset two or three times a year and we last visited the Kings Head last Easter. At that time we were made to feel welcome the food was home made and service was with a smile. Fast forward to September, no...More

1  Thank Bryn A
Reviewed 24 September 2014 via mobile

Visited here in late September with my wife. Lovely old pub but could do with a lick of paint inside. The location is perfect and it's a shame the landlord is not making the most if the passing trade but having a nice fire on...More

Thank Neil P
Reviewed 20 September 2014 via mobile

Quite possibly the worst pub I've ever eaten at! Rude staff who instead of apologising decided to belittle us. When you wait 25mins for a chicken pate & prawn salad you would expect that something special was on its way...sadly not! Average pate with warm...More

Thank Lizard2177
Reviewed 11 September 2014

Right on the High Street, just down from the Cathedral, a nice cosy pub up front (nice barman) and in the back is a more traditional restaurant. Lots of room and humorous inscriptions on the walls. Mind your head going up to the loos. Local...More

Thank AsTheCrowesFly
Reviewed 1 August 2014

This pub sells beer and cider straight from the barrel, a real treat, at reasonable prices. During the day it was nice and cool during the recent hot weather. The music was on in the back rooms but off in the front room so everybody...More

1  Thank Pippinpoll
Reviewed 6 May 2014

We came here for food early Saturday evening but they were not doing food at night. The pub was mostly empty except for a couple of men in the bar we were the only ones here, how do these pubs keep going, I really hope...More

Thank Rainbirds
Reviewed 3 April 2014

The King's Head is a deceptively large (in depth) pub in a central location in the City of Wells. It offers a good choice of locally-brewed real ales straight from the cask, as well as a very reasonably-priced menu. A good bolt hole for those...More

Thank JulianFrench
Reviewed 15 March 2014

Popped in here for lunch as we had been told it was a dog friendly pub. Both us and the dog were made to feel welcome by the staff. As I have given up meat for March I had the veggie Lasagne which was very...More

Thank poppydog15
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Full Bar
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 High Street, Wells BA5 2SG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Wells
We're one of Wells' oldest and most central pubs, occupying an early-14th century building right in the middle of the High St. Whether you're looking for a light lunch, a hearty dinner, a quiet drink with friends, some of the best cask ales in the city or a lively weekend night out, we have it all!Give us a try on your visit to Wells, you won't be disappointed!Please note: TripAdvisor hasn't yet got a 'pub' category, so we're listed as a 'restaurant'. Whilst we serve fantastic, locally sourced and freshly prepared food, we are still a real, local pub at heart and our menu is therefore real pub grub done well, along with al of the other great things you'd expect from a fantastic local...
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