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The Fountain Inn

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Fountain Way | Forest of Dean, Parkend GL15 4JD, England
+44 1594 562189
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Monmouthshire, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We dropped in for lunch one Friday in October. The pub was quiet. The landlord was friendly and helpful. The food was tasty and good value. There was plenty of choice.

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Fountain_Inn, Owner at The Fountain Inn, responded to this review

'Decent pub' - we'll take that, thank you. The landlord is friendly and we hope to see you again soon. Regards, Alan and Michelle. More 

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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Nice place for lunch while enjoying a trip on the Dean Valley Railway (which is almost just across the road from The Fountain). Helpful, pleasant staff. Very accommodating for dogs and walkers too (removable muddy boot covers just outside the entrance - nice touch!). Normal pub grub type of food but tasty and nicely presented. Good beers too. Enjoyed the... More 

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Fountain_Inn, Owner at The Fountain Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to us. We're pleased you enjoyed your meal and the artifacts too - local history is one of Alan's passions. 'Normal pub grub' isn't really what we're about, and we're guessing you came at lunchtime, when we run a smaller menu of (predominantly) traditional favourites. In the evenings we offer... More 

Vienna
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158 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

A nice little pub near the Dean Forest Railway's Parkend terminus. Nice historic 'souvenirs' of local interest inside the bar - the real thing. Basic pub food, but of good quality. Definitely recommended if you are in Parkend.

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Thank plenipotentiary
Fountain_Inn, Owner at The Fountain Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review - we're glad you enjoyed your meal and the local historical artifacts that we have on display. 'Basic pub food' isn't really what we're about, and we're guessing you must have come at lunchtime when we run a smaller menu of (predominantly) traditional favourites. In the evenings we offer a much larger selection of menu... More 

Wantage, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We were a party of nine who turned up unannounced and were accommodated on a Monday lunchtime. Great little pub, friendly staff and good selection of meals at reasonable prices. I had the tuna mayonnaise jacket potatoe and was happy. Burgers seemed to go down really well too

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Thank CaptainCash
Fountain_Inn, Owner at The Fountain Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your visit to us. We're delighted that you enjoyed your meals and hope to see you again one day. Michelle and Alan. More 

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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We eat here every year whilst staying at Whitemead. Fantastic pub, Michelle and her staff are amazing,so friendly and welcoming. Gavin's food is beautiful,the pub is so cozy...top tip,book a table,as the place is very popular....(please put the chilli back on the menu,its the best chilli EVER!!!)

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Fountain_Inn, Owner at The Fountain Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review - we're delighted that you enjoy your annual visits. Chilli will be returning on our winter menu shortly - sorry you missed out on your last visit. We look forward to seeing you again next year :) Michelle and Alan More 

Gloucester, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Nice clean pub which served good food friendly staff that helped us with our chosen meals and drinks great value for what we had and walking distance to the cabin at whitmead park

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Fountain_Inn, Owner at The Fountain Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to the Fountain Inn. We're pleased that you enjoyed your meals and hope to see you again in the future. Michelle and Alan. More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Had Supper at the Fountain and am please to report that its a great place to eat and apparently very popular with the locals. Our order was taken and although the Restaurant was busy it wasn't long before our meals arrived. The food was good and served with a smile. The whole atmosphere at the Fountain was very pleasant we... More 

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Fountain_Inn, Owner at The Fountain Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your visit to the Fountain Inn. We're really pleased that you enjoyed your meal and hope to see you again in the future. Michelle and Alan. More 

Lydney, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

A n old inn feeling with a good menu, lovely food cooked well and pleasant staff who served the food promptly .

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Fountain_Inn, Owner at The Fountain Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your visit to the Fountain Inn. You seemed to have enjoyed your visit, although you've only graded us as 'average'. If we didn't live up to your expectations I apologise. Please don't let that stop you returning - our menu is changed regularly and we have daily specials, so there's always something new to try. Michelle... More 

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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

So many pubs just knock out standard fare. But the Fountain has a great team of dedicated foodies who add that special something and cook with passion and flair. Chicken with Stilton is my favourite. And a fantastic Sunday Carvery. I'm not normally a fan of cafeteria style dining - reminds me too much of awful school dinners - but... More 

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Fountain_Inn, Owner at The Fountain Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review of our inn. We're delighted that you enjoyed your meal and hope to see you again in the future. Michelle and Alan. More 

London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Had a great Sunday lunch today, pub was near our campsite and read the reviews so thought we would test it out and we were not disappointed. The lunch was lovely and the staff were very helpful. Would recommend to anyone

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Fountain_Inn, Owner at The Fountain Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your visit to the Fountain Inn. We're delighted that you enjoyed your Sunday Lunch and hope to see you again in the future. Michelle and Alan. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$18
Cuisine
British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fountain Way | Forest of Dean, Parkend GL15 4JD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Gloucestershire  >  Forest of Dean  >  Parkend
  • Phone Number: +44 1594 562189
Description
Welcome to our award winning, family run, village inn. We offer a wide choice of good quality, home-cooked, meals - ranging from steaks to curries and hot-pots. On Sundays, we also run a popular carvery from noon until 3pm. Almost all of our meat comes from butchers within 4 miles of Parkend and we support many other producers in the Forest of Dean. At the bar you'll even find local real ales on tap, as well as a wide selection of other beers and wines. We welcome families, mountain bikers and walkers.

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