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The Fountain, New Malden

120 Malden Road
New Malden
KT3 6DD

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John Barras (Spirit Pubs)

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Malden man left this review about The Fountain

Further to Moby's review below, the roof is off and all but the original front elevation have been taken down. So part of the pub remains. There is a slight hope......the original planning application was to retain a ground floor pub with a reduced footprint as part of the overall scheme to provide flats. We've all seen this sort of thing before so breath not held, let's see.

On 14th April 2020 - no rating submitted
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Moby Duck left this review about The Fountain

Drove past today and it appears to have been demolished.

On 14th April 2020 - no rating submitted
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Quinno _ left this review about The Fountain

Gloomy smelly Barras pub, overlooking a busy roundabout. Inside is an L-shaped barn though there’s some nice glasswork above the bar as well as some attractive ceiling mouldings, presumably original. TVs showing cricket and rugby. Poker table and dart board noted. Five pumps at the bar but just a mediocre GK IPA on. Poor even by the usual Barras standards. You’d imagine the Spoons over the road will see this place off unless they get serious, there was only one other punter on Saturday lunchtime.

On 4th July 2016 - rating: 4
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Fountain Hotel

I paid my first visit to this pub today following its recent refurbishment. The structure and layout is essentially unchanged. They’ve replaced the chairs with mainly tub armchairs, although some of the armless variety remains. A new carpet is an improvement, and the portrait of Thomas Lovibond seems to have been given the boot. But the big plus is the vastly improved ale selection. Previously the best that could be hoped for was Courage Best or Young’s Bitter, but on my visit this afternoon there were six ales on – Timothy Taylor Landlord, London Pride, Adnam’s Broadside, St Austell Tribute, Deuchars IPA and Purity Mad Goose (£3.20 a pint).
The atmosphere in the place is much the same, although there seems to be more TV screens now, including a large projection job behind the pool table. It was doing a decent trade. I hope that it can maintain that if/when the proposed ‘spoons opens over the road. It’s made a good start by upping its game on the ale front.

On 26th July 2011 - rating: 6
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Malden man left this review about The Fountain Hotel

A very large L-shaped single room with a couple of pool tables and a dartboard down one end, carpeted and with mostly standard seating but also with the odd high table and stools. There is some good quality wood panelling and a large circular rooflight of note as well as a couple of framed portraits on the walls. A few screens dotted about, fruit and quiz machines plus some kind of grab a prize game more at home on a seaside pier.
Unfortunately the overall impression I get here whenever I've been in is of quiet despair. There are always seemingly a number of solitary all day drinkers nursing pints and I generally find the whole ambience totally dispiriting.
Lots of cheap offers advertised, eg two meals for £7, GK IPA at £1.99 and Fosters at £2.35.
There is a large outdoor area to the rear with standard wooden bench tables.
The beer choice today was GK IPA or Courage Best, two pumps being unclipped.

On 31st January 2011 - rating: 3
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Fountain Hotel

This is a John Barras pub, thus it is a Punch Group Pubco pub. And that is exactly what it looks like – a high street chain pub, like thousands of others. There were four handpumps on the bar, but only one was in use, dispensing Young’s Bitter. To be fair, it was a decent pint - as long as you like Young’s ales. I do, and it wasn’t too expensive (for London) at £2.90 a pint. Everything else is pretty much like most of the other Punch pubs you’ve been in. There’s a pool table, one-armed bandits of course, a few prints on the wall – above the armchairs there’s one of someone called Thomas Lovibond, apparently at one time a Head Brewer somewhere (Courage possibly bearing in mind the past affiliation of this pub) glowering down at punters enjoying a pint of Young's! There is a very large garden that is good for the summer. It’s in a good location right by the fountain roundabout; it’s certainly not worth going out of your way to find, but it’s OK for a pint if for some strange reason you find yourself down that end of new Malden High St.

On 2nd February 2010 - rating: 6
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Graham Coombs left this review about The Fountain Hotel

Large and lively local landmark at end of High St. A lot of screens for live football scattered round the place, so not somewhere for a quite evening. They actually declined to sell me the Youngs, as it was "on the way out" which is at least commendable.

On 4th October 2009 - rating: 6
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john mcgraw left this review about The Fountain Hotel

Very large single bar pub serving Wells & Youngs beers and a very occasional guest beer. reasonably priced food

On 21st November 2008 - rating: 6
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