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The Fountain Inn, Tipton Town, Tipton

51 Owen Street
Tipton
DY4 8HE

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Punch Taverns

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Gill Smith left this review about The Fountain Inn

Friendly canalside pub that features in the 2019 Good Beer Guide. Good ale selection today. Hook Norton crafty series Sundial, Arkells Spring Hopper, Wadworth Burnt Orange IPA and Elgoods Saturday night Beaver along with their regular Greene King Abbot and Wye Valley HPA beers. Beer garden through the pub, and canal seating served with plastic glasses .

On 16th May 2019 - rating: 8
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Ian Mapp left this review about The Fountain Inn

Historical associations with the Tipton Slasher - blue plaque on pub, monument over the road.

2017 Good Beer Guide Entry. Classic pub furniture around a single bar. TV with football with sound on low. Wadworth 6x amongst the choice of 3/4 real ales on and it was in superb condition.

Tidy, traditional pub.

Visit blogged at http://bit.ly/2MCivfg

On 30th August 2018 - rating: 8
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David Boaz left this review about The Fountain Inn

I now use the pub almost every Friday lunchtime having avoided it for many years after it became a Holt, Plant & Deacon house (minimal menu, poor food, obscene prices and run of the mill ales). They now offer a choice of 6 real ales, all well kept, and have a good menu with competitively priced options. With friendly staff and customers it is a rare jewel amongst the many often rough squirt houses in Tipton. It tends to be rather rammed late in September when they hold a beer festival to coincide with the very popular Canal and Community Festival but bith are well worth a visit.

On 30th July 2016 - rating: 7
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Aqualung . left this review about The Fountain Inn

This old canalside pub is owned by Punch Taverns according to What Pub which seems more likely than Marston / Banks's because as a former Holt Deacon & Plant house it would almost certainly have previously been an Ansell's pub.
I arrived here mid afternoon on a Tuesday to find it surprisingly busy. What was almost certainly at least two rooms is now just a single room with a sort of island bar in the middle. There is still a dart board in the area to the left.
The bar has seven hand pumps which had a cider, Banks's Mild,
Bootleg Urban Fox, London Pride, Wye Valley HPA, Castle Rock Harvest Pale and Hobson's Town Crier. I went for the HPA (£3.00) which was excellent.
I thought this was a very pleasant pub despite the beer selection being a bit mainstream.

On 23rd May 2016 - rating: 7
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Soup Dragon left this review about The Fountain Inn

This is a canalside Banks's pub, with beer garden. The pub is grade II listed and is Georgian in style; and is ever associated with the Tipton Slasher, one William Perry, whose statue stands nearby. The pub is white rendered, with an upper row of sash windows and a lower Victorian frontage, although it has pilasters and entablature. The interior has an L-shaped room that is in white and wood panel, with a coffee ceiling and somebeams. The seating is gold in clour and there are a couple of tiled fireplaces at either end. Old local photos and Tipton Slasher stuff is dotted about and there is a dart board in the old snug part of the room. The TV wasn't on and the background music was general and at a decent level. The service was friendly and there were lots of people, most outside, of all ages. Beer; usual tap stuff with Adnam's Southwold Bitter, Brakspear Bitter, Lees Bitter (decent), Wye Valley HPA, Banks's Bitter and MILD (decent) on handpull. A great pub and one definitely worth a vist - I could have stopped here for hours. A ray of light in Tipton.

On 4th August 2013 - no rating submitted
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Alan Winfield left this review about The Fountain Inn

The Fountain is a decent looking pub and when i first visited this pub it was an Holt,Plant &Deacon house with a decent choice of beers on the bar.
The pub s now badged as a banks's free house, once inside the pub was fairly smart and well kept i had a drink of Banks's bitter and this was ok.

On 6th March 2011 - rating: 7
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david johnston left this review about The Fountain Inn

A real pub, this is as good as it gets.

On 29th May 2010 - rating: 9
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Anonymous User left this review about The Fountain Inn

The Fountain at Tipton is famous for being the headquarters of the bare-knuckle fighter, William Perry (1819 –1880). Back in the old days, when all fights were fought bare fist and in the open air, it was only the toughest that survived to take the prize money. In his youth, Perry worked on the canal boats and his fists ensured that his boat never waited long at the locks. He took up boxing and beat an opponent with such ‘terrific hitting with slashing round right-arm blows’ that he earned the nickname of the Tipton Slasher.

On 28th April 2009 - no rating submitted
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