Cathedral Café and Catering
Our Cathedral café is a relaxing, self-service eatery boasting views to the magnificent West Front of Wells Cathedral and over the tranquil moat of the Bishop’s Palace. Our food is freshly prepared and baked by our team in the Cathedral kitchen each day – including our homemade bread! – using local Somerset and Fairtrade produce wherever possible. Fresh water is available free of charge each day.
Join us for morning coffee or afternoon tea with a great selection of freshly-baked scones, pastries and cakes or perhaps at lunchtime for a warming bowl of homemade soup. Other light lunch options include toasties, quiches and salads.
All profits from the café go to supporting the work of the Cathedral.
New Weekly Specials
New in the Cathedral Café are a series of healthy, homemade, hearty soups. These fantastic lunch meals are only £5.75 and are available Monday to Saturday each week.
The current seasonal offers are:
- Beef Goulash Soup served with a homemade bread roll – using beef from our local butcher here in Wells, with smoked paprika, sweet potato and peppers, slow cooked, tasty and tender.
- Spring Green and Gammon Soup – local gammon, gently cooked with bay leaves and onions with potato, spring greens and cannellini beans served with a homemade bread roll.
- Seafood Chowder with a homemade bread roll – cod, smoked haddock and bacon with leek, onion, peas and cream. “Simply delicious”.
- Roast Chicken Soup with a homemade cheesy scone – a local roasted chicken, fresh herbs and a dressing of Greek yoghurt.
Don’t forget we also offer a Vegetarian Soup each day which is also gluten free.
Afternoon teas are on offer in our atmospheric cloisters as part of a new ‘pop up café’ experience. They’ve been so popular visitors now have a choice of sandwich packs for two, cream teas for two or full afternoon teas!
The pop up café will be available Wednesday – Sundays from 1.30-4.30pm from Wednesday 2 May to Sunday 2 September. No need to book and you can view the delicious menu of dining options here. Please note that on some occasions Afternoon Tea will not be served in the cloisters due to other large events or services taking place.
Opening Times and Dogs
The café is open from 10am – 4pm and 11am-4pm on Sundays. We welcome visitors all year but winter opening times may vary. Well behaved dogs are also welcome! Homemade peanut butter and carrot dog biscuits are available for our canine friends; one free for each dog or purchase a bag! Water bowls can be found in the Cathedral.
Note that the Café will close at 3pm on Sunday 8th July.
Free hot drinks with our loyalty card!
When you next visit the Cathedral café, pick up one of our cards and each time you buy a hot drink, hand your card over to receive your stamp. Collect 9 stamps and you’ll get one hot drink free including ethically-traded tea or coffee and delicious hot chocolate. To take advantage of this tasty offer remember to bring your card with you each time you visit us.
If you would like to contact us please email via firstname.lastname@example.org or phone us on 01749 676543.