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The Fountain


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner

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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Gastropub
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Lovely place but totally bland service - nothing personal - felt as if we were a run of the mill people on a Friday night.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Adamson123456
Reviewed 5 days ago

Came for my birthday with my family on Tuesday 18th June. I ordered Fish finger in a Biroche roll, when it arrived it was very plain with a load of greens slapped on the side plate. Was it worth the money no, will I go...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Top meal here on Father’s Day. Had the ploughman’s plater to share for starters, followed by steak and chips. Meat cooked perfectly very satisfying meal chunky chips and decent accompaniments. Not too pricey considering a carraff of wine and deserts too. Not too far from...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Ludango95
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in a Sunday around 5/5:30 - not very busy so no need to book. Superb for gluten free and had special menu for girlfriend which was great. Had starter - chicken was tasty and had a burger for main - standard pub burger and...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank mattfrost216
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nothing to complain about here. Good menus, well prepared food, attentive service, reasonably priced. I loved the liver and bacon!

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank osinac
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the best meals out we have had for a long time. We all, four of us, had the same meals from the Specials Board, sardines to start, hake for the main and panacota for dessert - all were excellent. The hake was cooked...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank james b
Reviewed April 27, 2019

The Needham Mob had another lovely evening out and all 6 of us enjoyed our meals. We had a warm friendly welcome that continued with all staff throughout the evening. Service was very good and all our various dishes we all enjoyed. A good selection...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank roysimpson284
Reviewed April 2, 2019

Took my Mum here on Saturday (day before Mother's day) to treat her to dinner. Excellent service as always, and despite being absolutely rammed we were put on a quiet table in the corner. Both ordered starters which arrived promptly and were delicious. We then...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Kirsty E
Reviewed April 1, 2019 via mobile

We had a lovely meal. Although it was very busy, the service was excellent and the food, as always, was delicious!

Date of visit: March 2019
2  Thank Dinerlady
Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

Arrived wednesday evening for a mid week treat, very friendly staff gave us our table, drinks to start, great beer on tap and wine by the glass. Moules Marinier to start, a huge portion of Mussels, which were cooked to perfection, followed by a small...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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