For relaxed but top-notch dining in the heart of Wells, this sociable bistro with wood paneling and creamy white walls hits all the right notes. The modern British and Mediterranean dinner menu varies seasonally, but might include a starter of mackerel terrine with pickled cucumber, apple, and sour cream, followed by a main course of roast guinea fowl, braised endive, Madeira cream sauce, bacon, and thyme. Set-price three-course lunches are £18.50. Arrive early for a
table at the back, where there are views of the cathedral's west front.