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“Friendly and in a good location”

The Fountain Inn Gastro Pub
Ranked #5 of 94 Restaurants in Wells
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $32
Cuisines: Gastropub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
United Kingdom
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102 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Friendly and in a good location”
Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

Recently refurbished and aiming to please, this is a good place to eat. There was a limited choice of menu on Monday but it was well balanced and tasty. The curry on Wednesday was also good value for money. Service was very pleasant and the manager wanted feedback. We liked the ambience of the place.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Sally W
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The best food in England!!!”
Reviewed September 1, 2013

Amazing food , fantastic atmosphere and the friendliest most welcoming pub I have ever been to in England. This gem of a place is owned my a South African couple Craig and Tessa who are the most wonderful people and make you feel so at home. The décor is out of this world !!! I chose the Duck and Cous cous it was mouth watering. If anyone is in England you have to visit this beautiful town of Wells and eat at the Fountain Inn you will not be disappointed.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Joelene R
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Friendly, welcoming gastro experience!”
Reviewed September 1, 2013

We only gave The Fountain Inn a few days' notice of our booking for 11 people on Bank Holiday Monday but this clearly posed no problem for Craig and his team. The service was overwhemingly friendly, the ambience good/informal and the food great. The menu choices provide alternatives for all tastes and the wine list offers a varied selection. Prices are very reasonable given the selection and high quality standards. Everyone in the party had a good time and, as a couple, we went back later in the week to sample the food again. Same result! We had never visited The Fountain before and sadly don't live close enough to use it regularly. However, should we get down to Wells again we will be sure to put it top of the list.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank JohnF030
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“Excellent , Excellent , Excellent”
Reviewed August 30, 2013

Having heard the Fountain Inn had changed hands , we decided to go and check out.

The pub was very busy , but we were made to feel very welcome by Craig the owner ,and his staff.

The atmosphere was very relaxing and homely.
The food was fantastic and the menu has a wonderful variety to choose from.
I had the ribeye steak with a very creamy but not too rich mushroom sauce, absolutely suburb and cooked to perfection, highly recommended.
Generous portions and very well priced, would have gladly paid extra, for the quality received.
I have read the previous reviews , people not happy with waiting staff being inexperienced, I could not fault them on our visit, very attentive to our needs , and at the same time giving us enough space to relax.
What a great place to dine and enjoy a few drinks with friends. We will definitely be back on a regular basis.
To Craig and his staff, thank you for a fantastic evening.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank DS2940
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Well, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Superb Lunch!!!”
Reviewed August 30, 2013

An amazing pub, great atmosphere, EXCELLENT food, well priced and friendly staff. Totally recommend this pub you will not be disappointed.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank osmor810
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