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“just what i hoped” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Fountain Inn

The Fountain Inn
Cliff St, Mevagissey, England
01726 842320
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Ranked #7 of 28 Restaurants in Mevagissey
Cuisines: Pub
Dining options: Reservations
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“just what i hoped”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

charming and welcoming. This was no suprise as i had heard many good things about this lovely place. All i can say is i was not disapointed. Can not wait to visit again. Thanks for a very memorable evening.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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St Austell, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Cannot fault it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Great Cod n Chips, not always appear to be home made chips though but at certain times they do do chunky homemade chips, dunno why as in my opinion they should always be with homemade chips, but you have to ask for them! I would also have liked to see homemade Tartare sauce too, when you get battered cod this good it really does deserve better quality Chips and tartare sauce to go with it!
Be aware they also do another Fish n Chips but it is niether Cod nor Haddock.
One of the few pubs in the area where you can get St Austell Breweries HSD (Hicks Special Draught) hand pulled and it is really good, get a driver to get you home though as it is a stong ale. Probably the best pub in Mevagissey, just round the corner from the harbour.
Really cosy, really old, friendly CAMRA pub with a very welcoming open fire and friendly staff
Good selection of beers and a good menu but you really need go no further than the Cod n Chips.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Home made chips lie”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

We were really hungry and wanting fish and chips. There is lots of choice in Mevagissey. The chalk boards outside boast quotes from the 'Cornwall Guardian' and homemade chips best and won't be disappointed. We had a take out fish and chips and felt well and truly conned. The chips were ordinary frozen chips that were powdery insider. The fish was bland and the batter soggy. We couldn't finish them. We'd had a great fish supper earlier in the week in Gorran Haven. Wish we'd gone back there or got some from the fish and chip shop. Perhaps we should have eaten in, but I can't think they'd give better fish and chips for the same price inside.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Their fish and chips are the best in Mevagissey”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

It is always reassuring when locals are eating in a tourist resort! The Fountains simple but good menu means home cooked food at reasonable cost. Try their fish with hand cut chips and you won't be disappointed!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lagos, Portugal
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Lovely quaint Inn”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

Great atmosphere in this old quaint inn in the heart of Mevagissey. Very popular place frequented by lots of visitors and locals alike.

Visited October 2012
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