Make a Day of It

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.

Our two shops stock a vast range of products including books, cards, CDs, gifts, pictures, chocolates, Somerset Lavender, tapestries and jewellery. Our first shop is situated in the Cathedral’s new Entry Cloister; our second is located in the heart of the city in Wells Market Place.

All profits from the café and our shops go to supporting the work of the Cathedral.

Things to Do

Wells is blessed with a year-round itinerary of events and activities for all the family. The Wells Somerset website can help you with planning your visit.

Take advantage of the amenities of the beautiful and historic city of Wells with its lovely setting at the foot of the Mendip Hills and attractive shopping centre full of independent retailers and high street names.

Wells is full of hidden gems including The Bishop’s Palace, a stunning medieval palace situated quite literally on the doorstep of the Cathedral!

Book a ‘Walking Tour of Wells’ or, if you are visiting on Wednesdays and Saturdays, the Somerset Farmers Market is a real treat right in the heart of the city. More information about this charming city is available on the Wells Somerset website.

Market View of Cathedral

Close by you can explore the beauty of the Mendip Hills and Somerset LevelsWeston super Mare, Cheddar Gorge, Kilver Court Gardens and Glastonbury Abbey and Tor.

Just down the road from the Cathedral is Wookey Hole Caves: a great Somerset day out, or stay longer at The Wookey Hole Hotel.

Somerset in general is a county full of unique places to visit and events for all the family. A great place to start when planning your visit is the Visit Somerset website.