The Bishop’s Table

The Bishop’s Table is open daily from 9:30am – 6pm (last orders 5:30pm). 

Located in the heart of the visitor area at The Bishop’s Palace lies the award-winning Bishop’s Table, a cafe in Wells, Somerset with a view like no other. 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!

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.

 All of our takeaway packaging is made of Vegware and is compostable, biodegradable and eco-friendly.

Opening Hours

Breakfast is served between 9:30am and 11.30am daily.

Lunch is served between 12pm and 3pm daily throughout the year.

Please click below to read our current menus – these are subject to change:

Breakfast Menu

Lunch Menu

Vegan & Gluten Free Menu

Takeaway Menu

Open Daily Last Orders
Summer (April - October) 9.30am - 6pm 5:30pm
Winter (Jan - March & End October - Dec) 9.30am - 4pm 3:30pm

The Undercroft in the Palace is available to hire for events, wedding receptions and parties. If you are interested in hiring this beautiful vaulted Undercroft, or any other part of the Palace and gardens then please contact Chloe Kennedy on 01749 988111 ext 209.

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

Well-behaved dogs are welcome inside.

Contact The Bishop’s Table directly on 01749 988111 ext 206.

To let us know about your 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].