The community run Mells Village Shop was opened by Kevin McCloud in 2009. The Cafe, opened by Mary Berry, followed in 2011. Together, the shop and cafe are the hub of village life as well as providing a popular pitstop for tourists,walkers and cyclists.
The Crown, a 15th century coaching inn in the heart of Wells, features a popular restaurant - Anton's Bistrot - and the equally popular Penn Bar. Menus offer an eclectic selection of dishes featuring the best local produce, providing diners with delicious, reasonably priced meals. Local ales and ciders are available too.