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The Fountain

1 Churchgate Street, Soham CB7 5DS, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for a family function on 27/28 August. The rooms were very clean and more than adequate. The landlady and staff were fantastic and very helpful. The rooms are situated in the beer garden, however we had a little one who had no problem sleeping. The only downside was that you could not get any food, however the... More 

Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The Fountain used to be a thriving pub, serving good food with a buzzing atmosphere. Over the past couple of years it has dwindled to a third rate inn, depending on its 24/7 licence to serve drinks. I used to look forward to having lunch at the Fountain once a week. But alas, now, like most hostelries, it does not... More 


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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

Very friendly staff food in pub is very nice homely beds in room very comfortable. Bathroom was cold . Shame didn't offer breakfast for the price ie quick buffet enjoyed my time in room and pub shamevthat the wi wasn't in the rooms you had to go to The pub to fetch emails etc . A very handy place to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

I stayed in the room 2 on a Mon & Tues nights. Clean room, comfortable bed, ensuit toilet shower room, TV, free WiFi., tea/coffee making facility. All this for very modest price. If anyone can find fault with this place as value for money they would have to be very 'picky'. And just to be 'picky' there is some road... More 

Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

......been on trip advisor for several years now and cant believe i have not reviewed this place. The food is excellent, well priced and well prepared. Your hosts are welcoming and will after you, the smoking area / garden is a pleasure and well maintained. I didnt stay in the accommodation (why would i i live around the corner!) but... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

The Fountain is a very welcoming and accommodating pub, nothing is too much trouble and customer satisfaction is of paramount importance. The food is well cooked and plentiful and the ingredients are fresh. After placing our meal order, the landlady came to double check the ingredients with us to make sure we didn't have allergies, which we thought very considerate.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

The Fountain offered clean, cheap accomodation in Soham which is in easy reach of Newmarket and Ely. Possibly a bit noisy at weekends but it is a pub so expect that. However it was quiet enough when i stayed in mid week. The room was comfortable and well appointed. Great value.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012 via mobile

Start with the good....hotel is in a central location with large carpark. A discount is offered if you pay in cash! Now the bad....the room was in a converted outbuilding which stank of mold. the whole room was damo including the bed linen. there was blood stains on the sheets. the carpet was so dirty i never took my socks... More 

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johnwinks, Manager at The Fountain, responded to this review

Unfortunately there have been ongoing issues with the room temperatures which have resulted in mold patches appearing so it is not as simple as simply repainting the walls as this would not resolve the problem. The boiler has already been replaced since this feedback which has made the heating much more effective and the room thermostats are all being replaced... More 

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23 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

Very well priced, lovely bar staff and good hospitality, nice town and great townsfolk

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4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2011

Some old outhouses (stables?) at this old inn have been converted to basic but comfortable, homely rooms. The pub has an interesting past, and one of only two steelyard wagon weighing machines in England. There is a pleasant berr garden just outside the door, well-patronised by a well-behaved crowd well into the night at the weekends. Soham isn't your normal... More 

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