The Bishop’s Table

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The Bishop’s Table was named after Bishop’s Ken’s tradition of inviting twelve poor men and women of Wells to share a meal at his table when in residence at the Palace. Bishop Ken was Bishop here from 1685-1691.

The Bishop’s Palace and its café, The Bishop’s Table are delighted to be welcoming a new team of highly experienced chefs to the site.

Head Chef Nick Hampson and Sous Chef Daniel Friend have both come to the Palace from their previous equivalent roles at the highly regarded Bocabar in Glastonbury, which was awarded a Gold and Silver Taste the West Award under Nick’s kitchen management.

Nick has previously been Head Chef at The Sheppey Inn in Godney and The Crown in Wells and also worked at Yeo Valley HQ in Blagdon. Daniel was formerly Head Chef at The Wookey Hole Inn and the Horts Inn, Bristol, and Sous Chef at The Sheppey Inn.


Food & Drink Accolade

This week, VisitEngland announced the winners of its 2017 ‘attractions accolades’ in recognition of the quality visitor experiences on offer and The Bishop’s Palace is delighted to share that it has been awarded a VisitEngland Quality Food & Drink Accolade. This accolade is testament to the high standards achieved at the Bishop’s Table Café, which the assessor felt were truly deserving of recognition.

The Bishop’s Palace has previously received the prestigious Gold Accolade and is delighted to have been acknowledged this year for the huge improvements that have been made in the Food & Drink offering on site.

Located in the heart of the visitor area lies The Bishop’s Table café, 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.

Opening hours

 OPEN dailyLast Orders
Summer   (April - October)10am - 6pm5:30pm
Winter   (Jan - March & Nov - Dec)10am - 4pm3:30pm

The Bishop’s Table and Undercroft in the Palace 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.

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

Contact 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 your experience in the café by emailing [email protected].