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“Good quality food, friendly staff” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Fountain Inn

The Fountain Inn
High Street, Cowes PO31 7AW, England
01983 292397
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Ranked #29 of 49 Restaurants in Cowes
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Good quality food, friendly staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We went on a Sunday evening. About a quarter of the food on the menu weren't available. They probably had a busy day as the restaurant was still rather full after 8:30 pm. Staff were smiley and friendly. There were a few tables available but they weren't cleared. So we just sat at a table full of empty glasses. Ordered the burger and the Sausage & mash. The meal was of good quality, meaty and deliciously cooked. The mash potato was creamy and tasty. Not a bad meal at all.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Average food with average service but a nice location ”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Visited for a late lunch. There were some mistakes when food arrived, like a sausage left off a mixed grill as "it hadn't been served with a sausage for months" and a few side orders missing however any problems only took a few minutes to rectify. Food quality overall was average to good but it was good value for money. Staff overall were friendly and attentive. The meal was good but just a bit disorganised at times

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Warsaw, Poland
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“Best located hotel in Cowes”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Access to the highstreet (shops and restaurants) from one side, seaview and access to the habour from the other. Very service-minded staff, rooms OK for this type of hotel, nice outdoor seeting with sea/habour view. Breakfast arrives quickly but quality so-so.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Cowes, United Kingdom
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“Great quality pub grub”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Great service with a smile, food was pub grub but done very well. we had a sharing platter of which there was plenty to share. great value for money.

Visited July 2014
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Cowes, United Kingdom
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“Good for a pub”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

If you like pub food this is good. Sunday lunch is reasonable portions and value. Weekday plenty of choice.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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