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City Arms, Wells - pub details

City Arms

Address: 69 High Street, Wells, Somerset, BA5 2AG [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 13989) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

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> Current user rating: 6.0/10 (rated by 45 users)
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Sunday evening in Wells and the City Arms was my second port of call after the Full Moon (not listed on the site). It has a fair amount of historical interest, given it was once the city jail. You can still see bars on some of the windows. The interior was fairly compact, with a small courtyard also part of the complex. Ales were Glastonbury Hedge Monkey, St Austell Tribute, Timothy Taylor Landlord & Dartmoor Jail Ale. Ciders were Weston's Raspberry Roller & Harry's Haymaker. Welcoming pub.
blue_scrumpy - 8 May 2019 21:06
A really nice pub to go for a quiet drink and a good meal.
The staff are very friendly and it's an ideal place to relax.
It's not the place to go if you want a thriving party atmosphere, however I highly recommend it for a place to go for a nice lunch if you're visiting Wells.
somersetgirl - 5 Oct 2014 19:54
In here last Saturday lunch time and quite busy.
Two Ladies serving quite well but defiantly more of a food place than a boozer.
They have 8 hand pumps but 3 were not being used.
2 were for Cider and 3 for Ale. I had a pint of something from the Goffs Brewery for £3.50 which was ok.

bjbrummiejohn - 17 Dec 2013 12:48
Having been to this pub before (being fairly local) we were not sure about returning as the last experience was not good. On this visit, the taking of a food order at the table has ceased and you now order at the bar. There was one, slow, member of staff behind the bar and a non English speaking person attending tables. In pigeon English he asked us to move from our table for four to another, identical, table for four and moved some other diners from a table with higher 'pew' type seats to the table had just vacated rather than to the nearer table we had been ushered to! Food was ordered at the bar and took a while to arrive. I re-attended the bar to order further drinks while we waited for the food to arrive and stood there for fifteen minutes whilst the slow bar person went about serving others. There were only three beers on hand pumps all from Cottage Brewing. I tried two but, although the Gold Rush was palatable, it was not as good as beers available from the more local Cheddar Ales Brewery (all of which are great!) Fearing my food would be cold by the time I was served, I returned to my most recent table empty handed, and my food had just arrived. Both my wife and I had really great meals that were plentiful in quantity and flavour. Having eaten, I returned to the bar for the drinks I had abortively tried to obtain earlier and was served relatively quickly. It would have been good to have had a drink to compliment the food rather than to just wash it down. I would return for a meal again but would not go on a Saturday in "high season" if the two staff can't cope with the volume of customers, I'll probably stick to week days!
jerrypeppin - 27 Jul 2013 21:42
We got a very friendly welcome in this pub, not at all like previous comments. We ended up staying for two nights (the pub also does accommodation). They have four very luxurious rooms, each with their own personal theme. They offered us one of the most beautiful rooms for the price of the smaller room.
Beer choice was limited, but varied during our stay, and was of excellent quality, as was the cider.
The food was outstanding and of a very high quality.
They were indeed sometimes short staffed and sometimes you had to wait at the bar, but we were always served very politely and friendly.
MarkVP - 17 Jul 2013 12:03

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