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The Fountain Inn Shaftesbury

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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2 Breach Lane | Enmore Green, Shaftesbury SP7 8LE, England
+44 1747 854148
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2016

Sadly, due to some personal difficulties, the excellent food is no longer available. But the company, sandwiches and light bites, as well as the excellent beers, continue.

Thank timothy t
Gillingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2015

This visit was for lunch, very friendly staff, good choice of menu, Very good value for money (especialy when you choose the pensioners menu, I recommend you give it a try

1 Thank Michael p
Yateley, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2015

Friendly pub serving great food. The food was terrific value for money and the staff were so welcoming.

Thank JaneGardner2014
Crowthorne, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2015

This place was frequently mentioned in the visitors log in the Cottage we had booked. Visited lunch time on way back from walk with the dogs and booked for the evening. Starters were excellent, only surpassed by the main meals. Recommend the game pie and the chicken sizzler. Lovely bottle of Shiraz and a couple of pints of local beer.... More 

1 Thank seagles
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2015

Very friendly local pub, dogs welcome. Had a very nice meal at a friendly price along with local ale. We would certainly return.

1 Thank ray h
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

A lovely evening for the family. We were looked after and well fed. Good beer, good food, lovely pub.

1 Thank Mark H
Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

This is a fantastic little country pub. Good size sunny garden and comfortable interior. Friendly staff and locals. The food is very good quality good portions and reasonably priced. Both traditional with some interesting specials. Highly recommend this place.

1 Thank Caleb_Fulford
Baton Rouge
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82 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2015

In a well-known country-western hit song, the balladeer laments that things aren't what they once were because the rough-and-tumble decor of the old cowboy beer hall had been replaced with hanging ferns, Tiffany chandeliers, and all the other accoutrements of urbanization and of with-it culture. A similar fate has befallen many pubs as the neo-Victorian look has slipped from retrospective... More 

1 Thank PhilonousBatonRouge
Daventry, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2015

I was working close by to Shaftesbury last week for four days, so I could not resist calling in for a meal or two, and a pint. Last time I was there, the special was the 'Rib Eye Steak' this time it was Chicken with a creamy Stilton and mushroom sauce, choice of vegetables; I went for the chips and... More 

Thank oscargrouch1
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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212 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

Came here a few days ago with some friends. The look on the landlady's face was a proper picture, she obviously thinks this little pub at the bottom of a very steep hill in Shaftesbury is something special, it isn't! There is even a sign in the bar which basically says "don't come here if you want to have fun".... More 

3 Thank ChilliPepper1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Breach Lane | Enmore Green, Shaftesbury SP7 8LE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Shaftesbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1747 854148

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?