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Ancient Gatehouse


20 Sadler Street, Wells, BA5 2SE

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About the hotel

The Ancient Gate House Hotel is one of the oldest and most interesting hotels in England. Its situation is unique - set on Wells Cathedral Green facing its beautiful West Front. The hotel offers 9 en-suite bedrooms for bed and breakfast accommodation and a ground floor restaurant serving authentic Italian cuisine.

Located on Wells Cathedral green in Wells city centre just yards away from the ancient market place and Bishops palace the Ancient Gatehouse hotel is the ideal gateway for exploring history and the surrounding areas of beauty and interest in Somerset. Bristol Bath Glastonbury Clarks Village Cheddar Wookey Hole and Longleat are all close by. Our acclaimed bedrooms are all individually decorated whilst still featuring some of the more interesting historical features of the building. The historic city of Wells is accessible from either the M4 or M5 motorways and is reached by the A39 Bath road or the A371 which joins the A38 Bristol road. When approaching Wells follow the signs for Hotels and Deliveries. The Ancient Gatehouse is the first hotel on the left-hand side as you enter Sadler Street.

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Showing Tuesday 25 October 2016 to Wednesday 26 October 2016

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Disabled Facilities, Safety Deposit Box, Tea/Coffee making facilities in each room, Hairdryer in each room, Telephone In Each Room, Limited Hours Room Service, Wake Up Call Available, Currency Exchange
Restaurant, Bar

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14:00 23:00
Max Child Age
Up to 8 years old
Important information
The price shown is based on the occupancy and dates you have searched for. Prices and availability are subject to change based on the arrival date, number of nights and occupancy searched for. All prices are inclusive of all local taxes.
Pets are not allowed

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80% would recommend it to a friend


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  • Nigel M

  • August 2016

Ancient Gatehouse

Parking is always going to be a problem due to location.

Feel the staff could have been more helpful with more useful local information, not just a map pointing to areas which were not suitable for overnight parking. At the front of the hotel the rooms have lots of noise from other local bars.

  • L Britton

  • July 2016

Couldn't be bettered

This hotel was perfect for our 2 night stay.

A beautiful medieval building where we climbed a steep and narrow staircase to our lovely room. There was fresh drinking water each day plus the usual tea, coffee and biscuits, a good shower and comfortable bed. When our left-over pizza from the excellent Italian restaurant downstairs went missing with the cleaner the next day, another one was instantly cooked fresh for our lunch, which we enjoyed outside in the sun, with a beer, looking at the wonderful cathedral. Every one of the staff could not have been more helpful, morning, noon and night. Thank you for a great stay. (Anyone with a car should note that there is no room for hotel parking, so unload and go and park elsewhere.)

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