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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 good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish and chips” (18 reviews)
“duck” (4 reviews)
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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

A good old fashioned pub and as others have said, a proper pub. Plenty of seating outside and some tables inside too. Characterful decor and large fireplace with a traditional feel. Good beers and ciders and food on offer, although we did not stay to...More

Thank swh61
Reviewed 5 days ago

Spent a long week end break just nearby and enjoyed local company, beer and good food here. Unpretentious and friendly - proper job!

1  Thank george w
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed almost opposite the pub for a week and visited most nights for a pint of well kept local beer. The pub was much too busy for our nervous dog most nights so the bar staff kindly allowed us to take our beer back...More

1  Thank MollySmith27
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Made a special trip to visit the pub for a meal which didn't disappoint,Lovely bar food ,ham eggs and chips ,cod and chips,and two ploughmans.very happy punters. Will be going again.

1  Thank Mike T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Briefly called in to try the beer brewed (500m) locally. nice atmosphere and environment, living history. plenty of people eating, log fire was on, choice of 3 Branscombe ales. yes i'd come back again. It is a pub, not a restaurant

1  Thank rogereasterbrook
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food here was great, if a little pricey. Service mediocre. Other reviewers praise the authenticity of the pub, but it really could do with a clean. The toilets were especially interesting, reminding one of Grandma's coal shed in the 50s. Hanging baskets dead, outside...More

Thank Chameleona
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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

We stayed a week in branscombe and this pub was one of our highlights. The food was good, not exceptional but it is a proper old style Devon pub, with a lovely outdoor area and a variety of local ales. The staff were excellent.

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

After walking miles on the coast path, passing two other places to eat, we stopped here (it having been recommended). Unfortunately they had stopped serving food just 15 mins earlier (at 2pm). Ok; our fault for not checking, but the bar man and the landlady...More

3  Thank barngirl_11
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Proper Devon pub, fish and chips was delicious and good selection of beer. The guy at the counter was really friendly and helpful. Will go back for sure when in the area next.

2  Thank Elena R
Reviewed 12 August 2017

A varied and very interesting menu. Delicious food, beautifully presented by attentive staff. We had a lovely evening at The Fountain Head, all the food beautifully presented and totally delicious. All homemade. Refreshing to have a small menu. 10 out of 10!!!

2  Thank Anne G
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Lin S
24 March 2017|
Response from Thefountain1 | Property representative |
16th -18th June
24 October 2016|
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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

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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
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Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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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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