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The Sheep & Penguin, Wells, Somerset

The Sheep & Penguin

4.5
4.5
72 reviews
£26 to £40
Gastro Pub
Welcome to The Sheep & Penguin in Wells! Elevate your dining experience with a unique blend of seasonal, locally sourced ingredients, and global inspirations. Our Gastro-pub style menu offers a tantalising journey through high-quality classics and innovative dishes that evolve with the vibrant seasons. Nestled in the heart of Wells, we proudly showcase the best of British produce, collaborating with local suppliers for an ethical and unforgettable culinary adventure. Join us for a distinctive dining experience that captures the essence of our charming location and the rich flavours of Somerset.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 3 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon, Tue 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Phone number
    01749 707092
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual

What 72 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Bath/Somerset

    Innovative

  • Bath/Somerset

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Bath/Somerset

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Bath/Somerset

    Great for fine wines

  • Bath/Somerset

    Lively

72 Reviews
  1. PatrickG

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a very nice time and the food was amazing. Staff were very friendly and service was amazing. The food was very good value also. Only downfall the drinks are a little pricey. But overall an amazing place and will be coming back soon.

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  2. KimE

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    First time for us at The Sheep and Penguin. The bright modern decor was lovely as was the welcome received and service throughout was swift and friendly. However I was a little disappointed despite having booked a fortnight before and requesting a quiet table to be placed right next to the bar area which was so loud we couldn’t hear ourselves talk. The food was “ok” portions a little small for the price and our table wobbled throughout which drove us to distraction!There are other places in Wells we prefer so doubt we’ll return.

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  3. ScrumpyPaul

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Yan the manager and his team continue to set high standards at the Sheep & Penguin the Beers are well kept with regular variations along with the Food which is cooked to perfection. Myself and Mum are always given a warm welcome I can highly recommend this wonderful establishment give it a try you won’t be disappointed.

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  4. ColinG

    Bath

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Moved from table in middle of room - was no problem. Food excellent. Service pleasant. Will definitely return

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  5. Maggan

    Devon

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food, generous portions, lovely decor and ambiance. Very friendly staff. Only thing we missed was a wine list.

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  6. SoniaH

    Bath

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First visit and made to feel very welcome and lunch very good. Will be returning.

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  7. ClaireO

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, good service, highly accommodating. A wonderful experience.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent all round service quality of food , and staff very good. Highly recommended.

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  9. LesleyH

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was very busy when we arrived for our booking but by the time we had our meal it was quite quiet. Although it was busy the staff were attentive and we didn’t have to wait too long for our order. It was relaxed and we didn’t feel rushed at all. The food was really good, cooked to perfection! Definitely will be going back again!

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  10. RevRoz

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service and excellent food. Great ambiance.

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  11. Gillian

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, delicious food, just a great experience

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  12. JoannaC

    Bath

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food (especially the mussels) and excellent service

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  13. Natasha

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really enjoyed our Sunday lunch… very tasty and great portions. Staff helpful and friendly. Would have been nice to have had the fire going just to create a cosy atmosphere.

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  14. RyanP

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the second meal I have had here and to say "excellent " is an understatement. The food is out of this world, the staff are friendly and polite, and the environment is modern and very tasteful, with a sprinkle of quirkiness. Outstanding.

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  15. HPTP

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely setting, nice food but quite pricy for the quality…. The staff were lovely and the ambiance was great!

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  16. ED1986

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing as always, roast beef sandwich was AMAZING X

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  17. RobF

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    This was our first visit and we were impressed with the refurb. We liked the menu but, it was not explained to us whether there was table service or whether we had to order at the bar. In the absence of a waiter, we did the latter. The food arrived promptly and was very nice. However, on the table next to us there was a laptop plugged into the mains, with a file alongside, and the coffee machine behind us. This felt a bit like we were eating in the office. Also, it was a cold January evening and whilst the temperature was OK, cooking staff kept going through a door at the back and leaving it open, which caused a drought and a drop in temperature. I closed the door 4 times, once right in front of one of the chefs and he still left it open within 30 seconds ! Hope this helps.

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  18. JayneJ

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Sunday lunch, food was delicious, plenty of choice.

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  19. LizzieH

    Bath

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely evening, with great food and service. On the upper end of what I'd expect to pay for the quality of food, but worth it for the lovely atmosphere and the service staff who were very welcoming and polite throughout.

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  20. KatieP

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great space, great food, great service! Would - and have - recommended.

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  21. RogerB

    Bath

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Quiet lunchtime Friday with good food and pleasant surroundings

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  22. LindaF

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A wonderful sunday lunch - great food and excellent wine. Highly recommend.

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  23. RobertD

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The only comments I could make are the following Apple sauce you had none Horse radish none Spoons for condiments and cauliflower cheese Apart from that it was delicious Thank you Rob

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  24. AndyB

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent evening in the Sheep & Penguin last night. The food and drink was of a high standard and greatly enjoyed by us all. The staff, as always, were great. Thanks Jan and staff.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great staff and food. Thoroughly enjoyed it and we will be back soon.

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  26. GarethC

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and quality wine selection. An up and coming gem in Wells.

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  27. JakkiT

    Dorset

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Not good value for money £4 for French fries rather a lot and was not even included in the fish dish . Very limited menu . Lovely venue and pleasant staff but good lacking taste

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Bristol

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was very slow and forgot the drinks order. Very little white wine in stock. Food was ok but nothing special for the price. Won’t be returning.

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  29. JasonW

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a wonderful meal for two, at mid afternoon, off the lunchtime menu. It was excellent food and real ale. The wine was also nice. The service was good at first but they effectively forgot about us and it was a struggle to get served for dessert and to get the bill. This was frustrating. Especially as the pub was quiet. Nevertheless, the food was excellent and we will return.

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  30. AndreeB

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Sunday lunch I have had in ages ran out of horseradish though 😭

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  31. Bridieb

    Bristol

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent food with generous portions. Good wine choices. Attentive service & pleasant decor. Dining is in fairly close quarters so the group size & noise of adjoining diners can make or break. We had a table of 4 adults with two small children nearby, one of which indulged in periodic high pitched screaming! However this is not the fault of the restaurant & can of course happen anywhere. Maybe families can be seated further away from others but understand this is not always possible. We will definitely eat here again though & have recommended to others.

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  32. yogicstar

    Herefordshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall, fantastic food & service, but it was very noisy & dogs were an issue for us. We had booked a table in the restaurant, but we're seated at the front next to a noisy table with several dogs. We asked to be moved, as we are not keen dogs & felt they shouldn't be near tables where food is served. This was handled sensitively & efficiently by the young waitress, who continued to look after us very well all evening, often mentioning the birthday I was celebrating 😊 I had the catch of the day (pollack) on Ribolitta, which was delicious. My fellow diners really enjoyed their burgers. My husband really enjoyed the crumble (more custard please!). Tables are close & it was noisy, yet somehow the ambience was lacking.... that wouldn't put us off booking again however. Lower lighting? Loos are nice, if difficult to differentiate by the minimalist signs!! Well done guys - good luck for the future.....

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  33. NiallF

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Staff are great, with so much knowledge of the menu, particularly with drinks. Food was superb, Wells has needed somewhere like this for ages. Will be visiting again

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  34. NicolaF

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The most amazing food and service - highly recommended. The only thing I would change is the lighting in the bar - it's a little bright. Other than that the most amazing place!

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  35. mekm

    London

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great to have a new pub in Wells. Service superb. However had chicken was overcooked & dry, tasty sauce though. Gave me free glass of wine in compensation. Will come & try again.

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  36. ClaireD

    Bath

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First visit to this pub and certainly won’t be out last. There was a fantastic atmosphere and a very warm and welcoming environment. The service was very professional and relaxed at the same time which made it easy for us to relax and enjoy our evening. Our waitress was amazing and so were the bar staff and other waiters. The food was delicious. Thank you

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  37. AllyJ

    Bath

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress was really knowledgeable, friendly and service was attentive. The food was great and it was busy enough to have a great atmosphere. We were too full to eat a pudding which is a shame so I am definitely going back! My only criticism is that it is quite expensive for this area of the country - London prices in Somerset, but it offers great food and service you get in few other places. Highly recommended

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  38. ScottM

    Bristol

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely new restaurant in Wells. Warm welcome, good cocktails. Promptly seated. Good advice on wine and food choices. Good service, great food. Comfortable and good ambience.

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  39. LindaF

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 30 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautifully cooked food - excellent quality and also a nice varied menu. Excellent help on the wines and attentive service.

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  40. LucL

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, really attentive and friendly service. A lovely evening all round!

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The Sheep & Penguin is rated 4.5 stars by 72 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for The Sheep & Penguin

1-2 Tucker St, Wells, Somerset BA5 2DZ

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Wells
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon, Tue 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
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