City Arms

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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 5/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 7/20
Scopey  (626) Croydon, England | March 30, 2016
The City Arms is a former jail and is well located on the High Street of Wells. It has pretty recently changed management and had a re-furb. Unfortunately I believe this has had a negative impact on the beer selection. They now only have 3 cask ales and pretty run-of-the-mill ones at that. Selection included Butcombe, St Austell and Otter Ale. No exciting bottles of keg of note. Service was friendly and the place was rather busy on a Friday mid-afternoon. Most visitors seemed to be here for the food rather than drinking. From a beer stand point not great.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
downender  (382) Bristol, England | December 6, 2015
Visited 4/12/2015. I think this pub has changed ownership recently, as the current version of Pints West refers to it being closed and up for sale in September. The exterior looks ancient, in keeping with most of the city of Well. The beer range was St Austell Tribute, Otter Ale and Glastonbury Hedgemonkey. I had the last of these and it was served in good condition. Service was efficient. A solid pub in an area which could do with more of them.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 3/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 9/20
imdownthepub  (818) Banbury, England | September 3, 2012
Attractive and rangy pub just off the centre of Wells in the old town gaol. Rather a dull range of beers on offer on our visit, the Glastonbury rebadge is Festivale, which has cranberries added. Good reputation for food, all the tables being taken while we were there, but not a pub really worth seeking out for variety in beer, but best in the town.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 11/20
Oakes  (789) Vancouver, British Columbia | September 6, 2010
Good spot, in the former city jail. One house beer and a handful of beers from the nearby Glastonbury micro. The food was on the heavy side (had lunch there and didnít even bother with dinner). Beers were in good condition universally I think.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 14/20
Beershine  (850) The Sunshine State, Florida | September 2, 2010
Formerly the city jail, now a free house. No real evidence of it being a jail--it would be nice to have some dungeon kitch but itís a really comfortable bar/restaurant. Larger than most English pubs. Friendly service and decent but heavy food. When we were there, they have 3 Glastonbury Ales and also a real ale brewed for the town especially by Coors (of all things) and it wasnít even that bad. Oh, the town of Wells is simply gorgeous and worth visiting!

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