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The New Fountain Inn

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Church Road, Whimple, England
+44 1404 822350
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The tenancy of this pub has been taken over by the chef and the menu improved. It's a little, local pub,with welcoming bar staff, a warm woodburner and a choice of local ales, as well as the ubiquitous lagers. The Sunday roast - no choice, but changes every week - was lamb, which suited us fine. Generous portions, good service,... More 

Thank EastDevonGrecian
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having passed this pub many times we finally got the opportunity to eat here and we weren't disappointed. The Fountain has very much a locals feel to it. We were made very welcome, the food choice was varied and appetising and arrived at our table promptly. It also tasted delicious in fact we enjoyed our experience so much we are... More 

Thank Br1zzol
Exeter, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2017

we went with friends to the new fountain inn as we had herd through friends it was a lovely place to eat, we were not disapointed, lots of selection , well cooked and presented well on your plate. Very friendly staff. A lovely cosy country inn

Thank 164traveler
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

After completing the park run in Exeter their breakfast was much appreciated good selection of breakfast items, well cooked and presented

Thank Rosemary C
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

Visited NFI last week with a small group of family and friends. Patrick and the staff were brilliant. Great food and at least three real ales. Looking forward very much to our next visit.

1 Thank RogPen
Devon, UK
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111 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

Have eaten inside since the new Owners took charge (see my other review), & this is the second or third time we have had food to take away - the fish was very good & the chips were excellent (twice or three times fried ?).

Thank Ron P
Honiton, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Large friendly charming pub used by locals and visitors, meals are very good and varied, staff friendly, plenty of room in and outside, plenty of parking.

Thank ken h
Larnaka City, Cyprus
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70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

poped in for a few beers real ales were very good unfortunatly very quiet there was a good selection of beers and the menu looked very good but didnt eat

Thank nigelgwillim
Falmouth, United Kingdom
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175 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2016

Staying in the village we walked to the pub from our hotel. It is small and on a Friday night very busy. However the staff were very welcoming and the regulars very friendly and chatty. We ordered drinks and food at the bar and found a table in the area with the dart board, as the rest of the tables... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

Went on the spur of the moment with our son and future daughter in law. 3 of us had fish & chips and 1 had pork and apple burger on a brioche. Perfect, the food was excellent. Fish very light and tasty chips fantastic. The burger filled with bacon and cheese was also delicious. Excellent hospitality. Desserts very calorific but... More 

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Church Road, Whimple, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Whimple
  • Phone Number: +44 1404 822350

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