Quarter Jack18 Priory Road
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A branch of Wetherspoon’s just off the city centre with a comfortable, large, and open seating area. Features include a glass fronted real ale cellar and an intriguingly designed garden. The usual 'spoon's range is complemented by around four guest ales. The name of the pub relates to the figure of Jack Blandifer, who can be found high on the wall of the inside clock face of Wells Cathedral, holding a bell and a hammer. On the hour he strikes the bell with the hammer to indicate the hour, turning his head as he does so to listen to the sound, and he strikes two bells with his heels to indicate the quarter hours. The mechanism for moving Jack dates from around 1390, whilst the figure that we see today was replaced in the seventeenth century.