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The Fountain Inn Gastro Pub

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1 St. Thomas Street | Wells,Somerset, Wells BA5 2UU, England
+44 1749 672317
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We were a party 4 adults and one very active 3year old. We were promptly shown to a table and presented with menus. The décor is interesting along with numerous bits and pieces on display, which our grand daughter found very interesting. We ordered a number of dishes for a light sharing lunch. All the food was excellent and we... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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157 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Came here recommended by trip advisor and we were not dissapointed. Food selection good and nice quality. Only problem we had was when paying the bill. Machine stopped working then worked and had no ink in, so hopefully I haven't paid twice. Would come again.

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Taunton
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Catered well for 3 generations. Helpful staff although not fully aware of the slightly limited Sunday lunch menu. Food was tasty and plentiful. I would go again. Parking opposite is a bonus.

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Thank bandozrock
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

I visited The Fountain Inn with my friend and two little dogs. We enjoyed our meal and time at this place very much. The food is absolutely delicious, the atmosphere beautiful and staff very friendly. I cannot wait to be back there for another lovely meal. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone who would like to eat homemade... More 

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2 Thank Aleksandra L
Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Arrived here to a fantastic welcome of the very friendly staff. We sat down to receive the most amazing starter of confit of duck followed by the absolutely most perfect fillet steak BOOM!! This place has really got the wow factor for great good and delivered with efficiency. I can see why this wonderful eating establishment is in the top... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We visited the Fountain Inn twice during our break in Wells and had wonderful food on both occasions. The staff were engaging but not intrusive and the atmosphere was welcoming and warm. Highly recommended.

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1 Thank Liz K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Amazing fare - it was one of the most delicious meals we had while traveling in the UK for 2 weeks. Definitely make reservations in advance and have an appetite!

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Wells, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

The Fountain Inn is so inviting in the evening, especially in winter with the fires lit and the candles flickering on the tables. There is a very small bar area with a good selection of beverages and the rest of the pub is given over to dining, including a large dining / function room up-stairs. The food can vary a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Had a beautiful dinner here, this is obviously a gastro pub owned and run by people passionate about what they do. First class service, superb food. Had a beautiful duck confit with a lovely mix of julienne veg in a stunning sauce and the clementine and ginger sauce on the duck was to die for. Parsnip mash was super too.... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

We were staying in a holiday let just across the road, popped in before heading into the town to ask if they had a table for us that night about 8.30 which they did, it was very busy when we got there, and people were still coming in when we left at about 10. We were shown to our table... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$31
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 St. Thomas Street | Wells,Somerset, Wells BA5 2UU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Wells
  • Phone Number: +44 1749 672317

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?