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Rose & Crown, Wells

7 St. Johns Street
Wells
BA5 1SW
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Pub SignMan left this review about Rose & Crown

This is a characterful drinker’s pub in the centre of Wells with a partly opened out interior that manages to retain the feel of a multi-roomed pub. On entering, you pass a carpeted seating area to your left with standard and tub chair seating, a mirrored end wall, fairy lights and many potted plants. The walls in this cosy little space have been decorated with slightly quirky paintings and a champagne display cabinet whilst a TV screen to one side remained off throughout my stay. To the right, is the main bar area – a bare boarded space with standard tables and chairs throughout, half panelled walls with contrasting light and dark painted upper sections, a photo collection of Fiats and Lambrettas, a juke box, another unused TV screen and a stone fireplace to the right with a nice little stove in the hearth and a fancy sun-shaped mirror above. The bar is to the rear and has a traditional timber framed counter front with alternating black and white panel inserts, a very well stocked, mirrored bar back and some interesting light fixtures suspended from above including a rather effective open flame-effect lamp at the end of the bar, hung from one of the ceiling beams. Two arches to the right lead into a side room of sorts, with a carpeted floor and plenty more seating. A fair few customers were entering the pub and heading straight through a door next to the bar, which I initially assumed led to a rear or first floor seating area but may well have been the exit to the garden, which I didn’t get around to exploring. This meant that it was fairly quiet inside the pub, although there were a few locals over in the right-hand room which helped generate a bit of atmosphere.
Just the two ales were available on the bar – Courage Directors and Exmoor Gold. A very friendly barman came over to check I’d filled out the track and trace and took my order of a pint of the Gold. Unfortunately, this turned out to be some way past its best and I didn’t see anyone else order a pint of cask ale during my time there.
I liked the feel of this place – one of the few proper drinker’s pubs in Wells – and just wish they could’ve served up a good pint of ale to top of what was otherwise a pretty enjoyable pub visit. I’d consider giving this place a second chance, as I thought it was a nice place to relax over a pint, but with reliable good ale available in one or two other nearby venues, this one slips down the pecking order a little as a result.

On 24th November 2020 - rating: 6
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E TA left this review about Rose & Crown

A great town pub that does decent ale. On entry there are three areas vaguely separated by the remnants of former walls, presumably converted in the 1960s, leaving the central chimney breast which now contains a woodburner. The centre area fronts the bar and has a laminate floor, while the two areas at the side are carpeted, the larger one, on the right, also used as a dining room. There is also a pleasant paved garden at the back, with covered areas for smokers and al fresco drinkers. There are TV screens showing live sports and a couple of gaming machines for entertainment. The staff were welcoming, the clientele reasonable. Three ales on: Proper Job, Directors and Exmoor Stag, all in good condition. A pretty good place to have a few beers in comfort.

On 3rd September 2020 - rating: 6
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Blackthorn _ left this review about Rose & Crown

Decent enough pub conveniently located just off the High Street. Surprisingly quiet on a Saturday afternoon, and a fairly disinterested bar maid. There was a plasma TV showing sports of some sort, but we opted for the rear garden/patio area. A decent size with several tables to choose from, including several under cover. Also a children's play area and a pool table in an annexe of the patio.

Tribute & Bombadier beers on draft, plus Gaymer's Original, Thatcher's Gold and Olde English ciders.

On 6th April 2010 - rating: 6
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Map location corrected by Blackthorn _
Castle Cary, 11.05 miles, 3 hr 33 min walk (show)
Bruton, 13.07 miles, 4 hr 12 min walk (show)
Highbridge & Burnham-on-Sea, 16.05 miles, 5 hr 9 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Rose & Crown, Wells
24th Nov 2020, 16:05
Review submitted by Pub SignMan
 
3rd Sep 2020, 07:35
Review submitted by E TA

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 31 August 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Bar Billiards : Yes last updated 24 November 2020 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 31 August 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 04 June 2007 by hondo .
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 31 August 2020 by E TA
  • Car Park : No last updated 31 August 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 31 August 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Darts : Yes last updated 31 August 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 31 August 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Function Room : No last updated 31 August 2020 by E TA
  • Hot Food : No last updated 24 November 2020 by Pub SignMan
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 31 August 2020 by E TA
  • Karaoke : No last updated 24 November 2020 by Pub SignMan
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 31 August 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Micropub : No last updated 31 August 2020 by E TA
  • Pinball : No last updated 31 August 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 31 August 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 04 June 2007 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : No last updated 31 August 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 31 August 2020 by E TA
  • WiFi : Yes - The Cloud - last updated 31 August 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
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