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Review of The Fountain Inn

The Fountain Inn
Ranked #42 of 63 Restaurants in Cowes
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed April 5, 2014

Nice selction of rum and gins so we had a few, lovely seating area looking out to marina so caught some early spring sun.

Thank Jenna0886
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Reviewed April 3, 2014 via mobile

Ok so this is an average chain and chains generally do what they say on the tin and you get what you pay for.

The Greene king menu is pretty good and appears to be good value for money.

The fountain is a great location and it was nice enough to sit outside for lunch, bar and table service were friendly and efficient. For chain food, it was very good. I had the haddock and it was tasty. It's just a shame Ryde castle STILL haven't got it right. I had the same meal a few weeks previous there and it was hideous and although service was ok, it was sporadic.

Maybe the team at the fountain could pop over to Ryde and so some trouble shooting/training.

1  Thank kathiow
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Reviewed March 23, 2014

Having recently complained about another English heritage pub, Also on the Isle of Wight I was not sure how the fountain would do. The menu is of course the same, however the food was well cooked and well served. The staff are friendly and despite having several fussy eaters in my group we were all catered for. On a very busy night the staffed looked after us very well, the food arrived hot and the whole process was very enjoyable. I just wish all heritage pubs were as nice as this one.

1  Thank ann9025
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Reviewed February 28, 2014

Steps from the ferry terminal when arriving at Cowes so good for lunch on arrival from the mainland or ideal as an evening meal before departure to Southampton.
Super friendly staff and good menu promotions currently including a £9.99 meal for 2 with good choice
Have tried the Honey-baked Ham, enormous portion of fish and chips, sausage and mash, and haddock on a couple of occasions. Not been disappointed yet!

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Thank 2TravellingEast
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Reviewed January 25, 2014

good food well priced inside + outside seating excellent staff. large range of drinks it is a popular hotel . have not stayed there as we have apartment but the bar is a propper pubby atmosphere serving restaurant food at pub prices

Thank furrypete
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