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The Fountain Inn

49 Lower Forster Street
Walsall
WS1 1XB
Phone: 01922633307
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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

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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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Mikee Evans left this review about The Fountain Inn

Reopening in December as the first of Brownhills brewery Backyard's first outlet
http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2012/11/16/brewery-to-reopen-closed-walsall-pub/

On 16th November 2012 - no rating submitted
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19th Jun 2015, 15:54
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4th Jun 2015, 13:31
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  • Darts : Yes last updated 04 June 2010 by moby duck
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 10 June 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 04 June 2010 by moby duck
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Last inspected: January 16th 2015
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