The Bishop’s Table

Located in the heart of the visitor area lies The Bishop's Table café restaurant with a view like no other in Wells. With free access to everyone, all you need to do is cross the drawbridge and you'll see the award-winning building nestled under the trees overlooking the croquet lawn and Palace buildings.

Serving delicious locally-sourced homemade food and some of the best coffee and cake you will find in Wells, it is the perfect place to meet friends for brunch, lunch or afternoon tea. Come and say hello to our friendly in-house team.

To see a sample of our new Summer Menu for 2015, click on the link at the bottom of this page!

Opening hours

March 2016 - Open daily, 10am - 4pm. Last orders 3:30pm.

Summer 2016 (April - October) - OPEN daily 10am - 6pm (last orders 5:30pm)

Winter 2016 (November - December) - OPEN daily: 10am - 3:30pm (last orders). 

You can also time your visit to the café with a visit to the Palace and Gardens, click here for their opening hours.


Venue Hire

The Bishop's Table and Undercroft in the Palace building are available to hire for events, wedding receptions and parties. If you are interested in hiring this cosy café or beautiful vaulted Undercroft, or any other part of the Palace and gardens then please contact Kelly Emery on 01749 988111 ext 209.


Booking a table

Tables are on a first come, first served basis so there is no need to book.


Contact us

The Bishop's Table directly on 01749 988111 ext 206.

Tell us about your favourite dish at The Bishop's Table, the cake you like to eat with your coffee or just feedback about your experience in the café by emailing