Remember it's name says "Ancient"
Posted Jun 15, 2013 on Hotels
We wanted an authentic hotel while in Wells to see the cathedral; and, that is exactly what we got. It actually abuts the tollgate and opens DIRECTLY on to the cathedral green. Originally, we were told, this inn was housing for visiting church officials and guests who had business in Wells. It dates from the 14-15th Century. Every room is different. Ours was on the top left as you face the inn. To get to it you walk up a floor, go thru a door, then a few more steps, then you enter a spiral staircase which is quite steep, uneven, and narrow. Getting our luggage up there was a challenge. Just BE CAREFUL! The room is tiny with a sink separate from the tiny shower and toilet. Also, there were little fruit flies darting around -- harmless -- but noticeable. The windows could be opened to let in a really nice breeze. The location was PERFECT, a view of the cathedral, a patio on the church lawn, restaurants and pubs all around. The breakfast was SUPER!