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Ancient Gatehouse Hotel, Wells

Ancient Gatehouse Hotel, Wells
Southern England. Wells, BA5 2SE.

A family run hotel dating back to the 15th century which offers a warm welcome in the historic town of Wells.

Price per night: from £90 to £130.

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The Ancient Gatehouse is a family-run hotel and restaurant offering a blend of friendly and professional attention in relaxed yet stylish surroundings situated facing the famous west front of Wells Cathedral and the Cathedral Green. Rooms are special and spacious with en-suite facilities, some with four poster beds and many with a view of Wells Cathedral Green and the popular western façade of Wells Cathedral. All rooms are planned and decorated by Laura Ashley and feature electronic flat-screen TVs, tea and coffee making facilities and free mineral water from either Glastonbury or Cheddar Spring.

The Ancient Gatehouse Hotel incorporates the Great West Gate which dates back to at least 1473, part of the original city wall which would once have completely encircled the city, cathedral and palace. Its use as a hotel can be traced back to the 17th century when it was known as The Mitre Hotel. Breakfast is served between 7.30am and 9.30am weekdays and 8.00am and 9.30am weekends. The Rugantino Restaurant has a unique atmosphere created by an historic setting and welcoming ambience, with its friendly staff and warm surroundings it provides the ideal setting for that special meal. The restaurant also prepares traditional English table d'hôte menus which can be enhanced by a choice of wines, spirits and beers available from the bar. Open Monday - Sunday, lunch 12.00pm-2.30pm, dinner 6.00pm-10.00pm. A dinner upgrade is available with all rooms. Brufani's Steak & Gourmet Burger Restaurant in their sister hotel situated across the street is the only chargrilled steakhouse in the area and is ideal for an alternative menu during your stay. Open from 5.30pm until 9.30pm Brufaani's has a separate childrens menu.


  • 15th century buildings
  • Breakfast Included
  • Public parking nearby (free)
  • Public car parking for a charge (nearby)
  • No smoking
  • Child Friendly
  • Historic Property
  • Free broadband access (wired)
  • Outdoor terrace
  • Garden furniture
  • Children's cots
  • Children's games
  • Children's highchairs
  • Television
  • Luggage storage
  • Linen included
  • Towels included
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Hair dryers
  • Telephone
  • Central heating
  • Electric heating
  • Restaurant
  • Cooked breakfast (included)
  • Lunch available (at additional cost)
  • Dinner available (at additional cost)
  • Bar
  • Recommended walks
  • Pub (walking distance)
  • Museums (walking distance)
  • Historic houses
  • Gardens
  • Golf course (a short drive)
  • Tennis courts (walking distance)
  • Recommended restaurants (walking distance)
  • Theatre (walking distance)

Arrival information

Check In: 2.00pm Check Out: 11.00am Directions: On entering Wells, follow signs for Hotels, the hotel is located on your left hand side, in the gatehouse of the old city wall opposite the Cathedral. From M4 – Exit junction 17 signposted Chippenham A350. Follow A350 south past Chippenham in the direction of Trowbridge until you reach the A361 to Frome. Stay on the A361 until you are in Shepton Mallet and then take the A371 towards Wells. From M5 – Exit Junction 23 signposted Bridgwater. Follow A39 through Glastonbury to Wells. From A303 – Follow A303 towards Yeovil. Turn right at Podimore roundabout onto the A37 towards Shepton Mallet. Follow the signs for Wells on the A371. Nearest Train Station: Castle Carey is a short taxi drive away.

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London, United Kingdom. 59 Devons road, E3 3DW. +44 7306809983