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The Fountain Inn, North End, Portsmouth

163 London Road
Portsmouth
PO2 9AA

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E TA left this review about The Fountain Inn

An impressive Victorian Grade 2 listed building containing a single large U-shaped bar with a central servery. It’s built on the site of an earlier alehouse of the same name. There is also a covered smoking area in the yard behind, but no proper garden. There were TV screens visible from every angle showing both live football and horseracing. There are gaming machines and a dartboard, and the pub is dog friendly. Overall there was a good local atmosphere, though strangers were very much welcomed. Two ales on, Fuller’s Gale’s HSB and Adnams Broadside, both a bit over-gassed, but both in otherwise fair condition. It was also quite cheap, more so than many other local pubs. I’d be happy to come back.

On 12th April 2019 - rating: 6
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Michael Wright left this review about The Fountain Inn

Tony Warnants, regional manager for Enterprise Inns, said: ‘I would like to think we will open it again by the end of the month.

‘Then after that, we intend to spend some money on the place.’

"As previously reported, the pub closed in November following a dispute between Enterprise and then-landlord Pat Wears over maintenance costs.

The pub company is advertising the cost of The Fountain’s lease at £16,000 for the first year and £22,000 for the years after."

http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/business/local-business/confidence-that-historic-portsmouth-pub-will-reopen-its-doors-1-5810188?WT.mc_id=Outbrain_text&obref=obinsite

On 30th January 2014 - no rating submitted
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Michael Wright left this review about The Fountain Inn

ASSURANCES have been made that a historic Portsmouth pub will be reopened.

http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/assurances-made-that-portsmouth-pub-will-reopen-its-doors-1-5742335?WT.mc_id=Outbrain_text&obref=obinsite

On 28th December 2013 - no rating submitted
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Michael Wright left this review about The Fountain Inn

Closed, landlord bankrupt, Enterprise Inns "in discussions"

http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/fears-for-portsmouth-pub-as-landlord-calls-time-after-20-years-1-5704722

On 25th November 2013 - no rating submitted
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Ella Cotton left this review about The Fountain Inn

typical old local's pub, great friendly staff. warm and welcoming. so coming back here.

On 19th April 2012 - rating: 10
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Michael Wright left this review about The Fountain Inn

Went in on Tuesday lunchtime, nice warm "local" type of pub. Friendly landlady, with no hoods / hats policy, presumably deters the unwanted

Had pint of Hogs Back brewery "Tea" 4.2% @ £2.55. My first ever pint of this, not really to my taste but cannot really judge on one first pint

On 5th March 2008 - rating: 8
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