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The Fountain Inn
Ranked #3 of 3 Whiteparish B&B and Inns
Reviewed September 11, 2013

We enjoyed a two night stay at the Fountain Inn for a family wedding, with five of us staying in three rooms. The beds were comfortable (both double and singles) and rooms clean and tidy although one or two beams can be a bit low for anyone over 6ft. The breakfasts were tasty and well cooked, although choices for cereals were limited (no muesli or fruit). Overall we thought it was good value for a short stay in a nice village.

Room Tip: Room 1 has a comfortable double bed and is at the rear so quiet.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

My boyfriend and I came to stay for 3 nights. Location great: less than ten miles from salisbury and very close to brockenhurst for mountain biking etc. Rooms homely and best nights sleep in ages, so comfy! Food was simple home made but really tasty and fresh. Julie the manager was lovely and really helpful. We are definately returning and its highly recommended

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

We stayed here one Sunday evening after a visit to the Mary Rose exhibition in Portsmouth. The village of Whiteparish is very small and rather nobby, with residents living in London during the week, so most 'locals' return to the smoke on Sunday evening. We arrived about 4.30pm and were told meals were only served until 6pm on a Sunday. The pub then closes about 8pm and that's your lot till Monday morning. This might bother some, but suited our needs perfectly. The food was very tasty, crab salad & belly pork. The room we had on the front was rather noisy as the pub is on the main Romsey - Salisbury road, & it was so warm we had to have the windows open. Clean, tidy & Wi-Fi too. Friendly staff, good cook, and a lovely breakfast in the morning. What more do you need for a one night stop over?

Room Tip: Room 6 is on the front - traffic noise
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 9, 2013

Stayed one night, room clean and what you would expect for an olde inn. Booked a double bed online, but got a twin - when asked the owner was told to push the beds together!
Had dinner in the bar, requested steak, but they had none? I would have thought as it's a pub menu staple they would have got some in for the weekend? I had Wiltshire ham, eggs and twice cooked chips, does cooking the chips twice make them soggy? and no garnish except a huge pile of Branston pickle? My wife had the burger. I wish we had read the earlier review, I can confirm it was tasteless.
Our stay was redeemed by the full English breakfast, very good.

Room Tip: Don't expect too much.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 12, 2013

This is the sort of village inn we thought had all but disappeared. We spent a short two night break here. Our room was clean, warm and comfortable. The bar was very popular with the local residents, in fact our second night turned out to be 'crib night' with several teams playing in a local league. The food was very good, all freshly prepared to order and the menu was quite broad for a place of this size. Ample off-road parking available at the rear. The only draw back was that you needed to stand in the car park to obtain a decent signal for your mobile although the host did offer the use of the internal land line if we needed it. We would recommend this inn for a short break in the area.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 28, 2013

Called in here with friends on Saturday 23rd Feb 2013 just before the rugby match and wondered whether it could be too late to eat. No problem, the owner checked with the lady chef and all was well. We ate the home made curry dish in front of the fire and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Good beer in good company we could not want for more. The TV was not intrusive and it was fun listening to the odd locals comments too. Thankfully The Fountain saved our day after the shocking experience at the Green Dragon, Alderbury. (see my review elsewhere). We will be back again later in the summer. Thank you!

Room Tip: Although we only visited here to eat on this occasion I have stayed here many years ago and found ev...
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

i recently stayed at the fountain inn for one night. I could not check in until 6pm as they were not open and i was not made aware of this at the time of booking. It was a major inconvenience. Upon arrival the owner i presume was very rude and unwelcoming. The room was was small and very cold, the bed was extremely uncomfortable, leaving you with back ache in the morning. I could also hear everything from the pub below. When i entered the bar for some food everyone just stared, cleary obvious i was not a regular and did not belong. Traveling as a single female, this was very intimidating. The only saving grace was the food. My dinner was delicious and presented well, same for the breakfast. I wouldnt recommend this as a getaway!!

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled on business
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Address: The Street, Whiteparish SP5 2SG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Wiltshire > Whiteparish
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Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant
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Ranked #3 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Whiteparish
Hotel Class:3 star — The Fountain Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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