You're eligible for a Genius discount at The Ancient Gatehouse! To save at this property, all you have to do is sign in.

Set in a stunning location on Wells Cathedral Green, facing the West Front, the Ancient Gatehouse is well positioned for discovering Somerset's historic beauty spots.

Just yards away from the ancient market place, the hotel reflects authentic period charm with its centuries-old spiral stone staircase and quaint little passages.

The Ancient Gatehouse boasts the excellent Rugantino Restaurant, specialising in authentic Italian cuisine, with a welcoming ambience.

Rooms have been refurbished to a very high standard and retain their original features and character. Some rooms have a four-poster bed.

Bristol, Bath and Longleat are close by.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.6 for a two-person trip.

The Ancient Gatehouse has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 1 Jun 2009.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.6)


Availability

When would you like to stay at The Ancient Gatehouse?

Sorry, reservations for more than 90 nights are not possible.

Please enter your dates to check availability.

Your departure date is invalid.

Check-in date
Check-out date
 
Approximate prices in GBP for a 1-night stay
Loading dates...
Sleeps Room type Price
Max adults: 2
Something went wrong. Please try again later.
Max adults: 2. Max children: 1
Classic Double or Twin Room
  • 2 single beds
or
  • 1 double bed
Something went wrong. Please try again later.
Max adults: 2
Something went wrong. Please try again later.
Max adults: 1
Something went wrong. Please try again later.
Max adults: 2
Something went wrong. Please try again later.
Max adults: 2
Something went wrong. Please try again later.
Max adults: 2
Deluxe Double Room
  • 1 large double bed
Something went wrong. Please try again later.
Lock in a great price for your upcoming stay

Get instant confirmation with FREE cancellation on most rooms!

4 reasons to choose The Ancient Gatehouse

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speak English
Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property

The property usually replies within a few days

Thanks! You will receive an email as soon as the property has answered your question.

Hotel surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
Excellent location - show map
What's nearby
  • Wells Cathedral
    0.4 miles
  • Wookey Hole Caves
    1.3 miles
  • Cheddar Gorge Caves
    7.2 miles
  • Cheddar Gorge Craft Village
    7.3 miles
  • Chew Valley Lake
    8.7 miles
  • Coombe Lodge
    9.1 miles
Natural beauty
  • Lake Chew Valley Lake
    10.1 miles
Closest airports
  • Bristol Airport
    12.5 miles
  • Cardiff Airport
    32.8 miles
  • Bournemouth Airport
    45.8 miles
Missing some information? Yes / No
Great! Thanks for your response.
Thanks! You will receive an email as soon as the property has answered your question.
1 restaurant on site

    Rugantino

    Cuisine: Italian

    Open for: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Facilities of The Ancient Gatehouse
Outdoors
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Pets
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.
Activities
  • Golf course (within 3 km) Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Public parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not possible) and charges may be applicable.
  • Street parking
Services
  • Luggage storage
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Packed lunches
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • Dry cleaning Additional charge
  • Room service
Safety & security
  • Safety deposit box
General
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Romanian
Missing some information? Yes / No
Great! Thanks for your response.
Thanks! You will receive an email as soon as the property has answered your question.

House rules The Ancient Gatehouse takes special requests - add in the next step!

Check-in

From 14:00 hours

Check-out

Until 11:00 hours

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children aged 18 years and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

There is no capacity for cots at this property.

There is no capacity for extra beds at this property.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in

Pets

Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.

Maestro Mastercard Visa Solo American Express The Ancient Gatehouse accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

If you plan to arrive later than 22:00, please contact reception using the contact details provided on your booking confirmation.

Please note all rooms are on the first and second floor up stairs with no lift access. Assistance can be provided with luggage.

Please note there is no on-site parking, but there is a range of parking options nearby.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

FAQs about The Ancient Gatehouse

  • Check-in at The Ancient Gatehouse is from 14:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

  • The Ancient Gatehouse has 1 restaurant:

    • Rugantino

  • The prices at The Ancient Gatehouse may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • The Ancient Gatehouse is 150 yards from the centre of Wells.

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at The Ancient Gatehouse (subject to availability):

    • Parking
    • Street parking

  • The Ancient Gatehouse offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Golf course (within 3 km)

  • Room options at The Ancient Gatehouse include:

    • Double
    • Twin/Double
    • Single