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The Fountain Head

| Located at the western 'Street' end, Branscombe EX12 3BG, England
+44 1297 680359
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (18 reviews)
“duck” (4 reviews)
“rump steak” (3 reviews)
Opens in 18 min
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
| Located at the western 'Street' end, Branscombe EX12 3BG, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This place is very dirty and the food decidedly average. The service is slow and the prices are high. Waste of time and money coming here. Even the locals do not eat here. n No hygiene rating shown would must be low grade.

Thank bedwetter
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in the village for 4 days on holiday and ate at the pub 3 times and enjoyed every meal! Great friendly staff and real home cooked food.

1  Thank Justy52
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

popped in for a quick drink as I normally run through it whilst running the Grizzly. Quaint little pub lovely atmosphere. We didn't eat but the food looked good and the menu looked nice and good value

1  Thank kaznal
Reviewed 21 March 2018

Had a great lunch here in the snow at the weekend the pub has a a lovely atmosphere with very well kept beers and coffee will be back in summer to sit outside and have a meal.

1  Thank Richard J
Reviewed 21 March 2018

Treacherous conditions last Sunday to get to the The Fountain Head driving through the snow but it was really worth it. All eight of us has a great roast lunch in front of a roaring fire in this lovely authentic pub in the beautiful village...More

Thank Marie B
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

A real gem of a pub in Branscombe. Friendly staff (especially Mike behind the bar), welcoming to locals & visitors alike, delicious wholesome food....we just love this place. Great to see a no frills pub doing the basics really really well.

2  Thank Carol S
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Very welcoming traditional pub with good food. Really like the very basic but traditional pub environment. Welcomes dogs which is very good for walking groups. Plenty of outdoor seating when the weather is good. Also excellent local Branscombe beer.

2  Thank Andrew S
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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Love this place, great location atmosphere food and beer. Very busy on summer weekend evenings but worth the wait at the bar.

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 15 February 2018

Character pub that really needs a good clean and although the service was good the waitress could really do with an apron to cover the filthy hoody with dogs hairs on. Our food was ok but really rather overpriced, considering the large open fire its...More

Thank Beccy F
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

This is a great old style pub. Welcomed with a roaring fire following our walk up from Branscombe beach, this place was a real find! Don’t expect gastropub food, but good wholesome pub food that you and your kids will love - I’m still remembering...More

1  Thank Harvey W
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Lin S
24 March 2017|
Response from Thefountain1 | Property representative |
16th -18th June
24 October 2016|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from Thefountain1 | Property representative |
Absolutely it's dog friendly they are allowed anywhere in the pub, and you can even treat your dog to a bag of Bickies from the bar while you treat yourself To a pint and some grub if you wish!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Located at the western 'Street' end, Branscombe EX12 3BG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Branscombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1297 680359
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