About The Maltings

About The Maltings

The Maltings is a striking brick and flint building within the heart of Wells-next-the-Sea which was built in the early 19th century. In the late 16th century, Wells was the major port for the area and by the first half of the 18th century the town become a major exporter of malt. In 1890 the town had 9 large malthouses, each employing over 50 people. The town is now a seaside resort with a small working port, and the building is one of the last remaining malthouses in Wells.

Until 2016 the Maltings hosted a huge range of community events from team meetings, dance classes, birthday parties, craft fairs and wedding receptions, as well as Wells Pirate Festival, Poetry next the Sea.

The building is now closed for redevelopment as part of Wells Maltings Project.