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The Fountain

1 Churchgate Street, Soham CB7 5DS, England
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The Fountain
Ranked #1 of 1 Soham B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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54 reviews 54 reviews
13 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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bracknell
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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18 helpful votes 18 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 reviews 23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Brisbane, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2011

We found the rooms lovely was disappointed it was not Bed and Breakfast but the Chatterbox Cafe over the road was excellent so we would stay here again, we were made very welcome. We travelled from Manchester for our Nieces Christening which was held in the conservatory we stayed 2 nights Saturday and Sunday no complaints.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2008

After a long and tiring journey to this B&B I was looking forward to a good nights sleep, unfortunately the pub that is attached to the B&B has a 4am license. Although I was informed of this at the time of booking I did not expect it to be a problem, unfortunately the outdoor smoker's area was right outside the... More

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johnwinks, Manager at The Fountain, responded to this review

Although warning was given regarding noise, we do understand why this negative feedback has been given and always strive to improve. Warnings are still given to guests when booking rooms but we have also changed our closing times to try to improve our guests stay; 11pm Sunday to Thursday and 2am on Friday and Saturday only. In addition to this,... More

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Address: 1 Churchgate Street, Soham CB7 5DS, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cambridgeshire > Soham

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Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Fountain Inn, which was originally known as The White Lion, is thought to date back to the 15th century. This grade 2 listed public house boasts an ancient Steelyard Weighbridge which was erected in the 17th century and is one of only two working examples in the Country.This family welcoming Pub has two bars, an award winning beer garden (best smoking area in the region 2011; The Publican's Morning Advertiser), a large car-park, a pool room, dartboard, fruit machine, games machine, jukebox, barbecue and a spacious conservatory.The Fountain makes for an ideal venue for celebrating birthdays, weddings, christenings, formal corporate functions or simply for socializing with your friends. ... more   less 
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