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Hertfordshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best menus we've seen for a while, perfect choice of light snacks or a more substantial meal at very reasonable prices. Combine this with a genuinely warm welcome and great selection of drinks and this is the perfect choice! Highly recommended.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Decided to stay here as we were attending an event in Soham and didn't want to drive home. The room was a small twin bedded one with en-suite, one of three they have in a building opposite the smoking area. The room was well equipped with tea and coffee making facilities, television with freeview as well as soaps and towels... More 

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Fleetwood, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

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 

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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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San Francisco
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28 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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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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Thank Ruth B
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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 

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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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Hertfordshire
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95 reviews
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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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2 Thank berylthesilverperil
bracknell
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3 hotel reviews
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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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Essex
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65 reviews
32 hotel reviews
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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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
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  • Restaurant
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
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 

Additional Information about The Fountain

Address: 1 Churchgate Street, Soham CB7 5DS, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cambridgeshire > Soham
Number of rooms: 3
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