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The Fountain Inn

49 Lower Forster Street
Walsall
WS1 1XB
Phone: 01922633307
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Fountain Inn

An excellent pub this one and a difficult one to leave. This is a friendly and welcoming pub, with a very good beer selection. They had a choice of five Backyard ales on handpump and three guest. I went for their Backyard Blonde, Gold, The Hoard and a very good IPA. Prices in here ranged from £2.50 to £2.90 for my IPA 5%. Their three guest were Holdens Black Country Mild, Wentworth Farmhand's Bitter and Green Duck Duck Under. A selection of cobs and pork pies were all a pound.

On 17th August 2016 - rating: 10
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General Staal left this review about The Fountain Inn

Spent a wonderful couple of hours in here. The Backyard Ales were superb! Loved the Bostin and the Hoard, but the best was the Summer, lovely and creamy with a hint of ginger. The barmaid was really friendly, as were the other customers. Pork Pies and cobs on the bar. A very, very nice pub.

On 1st August 2016 - rating: 9
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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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18th Aug 2016, 22:46

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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: August 1st 2016
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