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The Fountain Inn

49 Lower Forster Street
Walsall
WS1 1XB
Phone: 01922633307
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Aqualung . left this review about The Fountain Inn

This is a detached pub set at the top of a hill just off the East side of the centre of Walsall. It is now a Backyard Brewery pub. As you enter there is a door to the right for the Tap Room (public bar) and on the left for the Snug (saloon bar). I went in the Tap Room which has a wooden floor but is carpeted at the top. It all looks as though it has been recently been refurbished and there is a fireplace which thankfully wasn't lit on a warm December day. The windows have plastic sheets stuck on them to make it look like they have been etched. Personally I think they would have been better off leaving them plain but this is a very minor and picky issue. The piano mentioned below is still in the saloon bar.
More importantly there are four hand pumps in each bar which on my visit had two unused, five Backyard beers and Holden's Mild as a guest. Given that Backyard don't appear to produce a mild this seemed the most obvious guest.
I went for their Marynka IPA (£2.80) which was excellent. I thought this was the best pub visited in Walsall and would be more than happy to return.

On 23rd December 2015 - rating: 9
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Soup Dragon left this review about The Fountain Inn

UPDATE: The pub has been taken over by the Backyard Brewery. It remains the same Victorian cottage style, with bay windows flanking the central door, but has had its paintwork refreshed, being in cream with black. There is a small patio area. The interior is of course the same, but the decor has changed; green, arty pictures, dart board and a big mirror over the fireplace one side and yellow and white, a piano and a big mirror on the other. The service was great and the place busy with a mixed clientele. They still do food (but didn't eat). Beer; backyard cider and Pilsner on draught (with Estrella) and with Hoard, Blonde and East India Pale on handpull - there were three guest handpulls; Brains Milkwood, Enville Old Porter and Conwy California - the Porter was sublime. Definitely one to visit, again.
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(Sep 2009) A small detached Victorian pub, in cream render and chocolate brown paintwork.

The interior has two rooms, a lounge, more laid out for food and the bar, that runs 'L' shaped around a central bar that serves both rooms. The decor is an mix of brown, green and white walls, with wallpaper as well!. The plainess is overcome with lots of photos of old Walsall. Has a dartboard. Music was supplied by the radio. Service is always fine.

Beer; tap stuff, with Chestnut MILD, which is really good. On handpull there is Deuchars IPA, Adnams Bitter, but also Blythe Brewery's Palmers Poison, which i liked.

This place is strange - i like it, but it depends on what time i visit - later on Fridays and Saturdays a part of the small bar is given over to karaoke set-up, or other music and it gets lively and loud. I prefer to visit when quieter - as it gets too full and hot. Worth a visit though

On 10th June 2013 - no rating submitted
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Mikee Evans left this review about The Fountain Inn

Now back open, and being run by a former landlord of The Pretty Bricks. Backyard Brewhouse ales on tap. Well worth a visit.

On 16th December 2012 - no rating submitted
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23rd Dec 2015, 13:29
Review submitted by Aqualung .
 
22nd Dec 2015, 20:58
Pub map correction submitted by Aqualung .

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 22 December 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 22 December 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 22 December 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 22 December 2015 by Aqualung .
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 22 December 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Car Park : No last updated 22 December 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 22 December 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Darts : Yes last updated 04 June 2010 by moby duck
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 22 December 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Function Room : No last updated 22 December 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 22 December 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 22 December 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 22 December 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Live Music : Yes - Sunday Night - last updated 22 December 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 22 December 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Micropub : No last updated 22 December 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Pinball : No last updated 22 December 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Pool Table : No last updated 22 December 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 04 June 2010 by moby duck
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 22 December 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 22 December 2015 by Aqualung .
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Last inspected: January 16th 2015
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Events at The Fountain Inn
8pm - 11pm, Sat 30th Jul
7pm on Sat 13th August
7pm - 11pm, Sat 20th Aug