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The Fountain Inn, Gloucester Central, Gloucester

53 Westgate Street
Gloucester
GL1 2NW
Phone: 01452522562
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Blackthorn _ left this review about The Fountain Inn

An attractive looking pub set down an alleyway away from the main road, it has a pleasant outside courtyard and all together looks very inviting. It was perhaps then a slight disappointment on getting inside, to find not quite the old world charm that I had expected. There was nothing at all wrong with it, and many of the ingredients were there, but overall but just seemed a little bit tired looking.

The pub is divided in to two halves with the main bar being an L-shaped room. There were a few black beams on the ceiling with the obligatory horse brasses tucked on to them and a large, and ornate, stone fireplace, although all that it contained these days was a rather feeble looking wood burning stove. Red patterned carpet was on much of the floor, and there was a large free-standing brick chimney breast with some sort of open fire within it, although this was not lit on my visit. The paint on the walls was some sort of off brown colour and the papered ceiling had that nicotine colour that one saw in many pubs years ago but has rather gone out of fashion of late. Seating was a mixture of wooden pews around the perimeter along with conventional chairs and a few red leather arm chairs. The second room was perhaps a little more geared up for dining with rows of tables and chairs, and this had a bit more of a contemporary look with light wooden laminate on the floor, although it too somehow managed to look a little shabby.

I didn’t inspect the menu, but a couple of boards on the wall highlighted a wrap of the week, various steak options and several dishes that all ended with “and chips” – scampi, beef burger, sausage, and so on. These were all priced at £5.

There was a good choice of beers on tap which on this occasion were Legend of Hillside, Butcombe, Gloucester Gold, Tribute, Dartmoor Jail Ale along with Independence and Nova from the Bristol Beer Factory. A smaller bar counter in the other room added Wickwar Star to the line-up. Ciders meanwhile were Thatcher’s Gold and Stowford Press.

On 27th November 2016 - rating: 6
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Helen Iwanczuk left this review about Fountain Inn

The Fountain has reopened, we're sitting in the pub at the moment, enjoying some really good ale.

On 24th July 2015 - no rating submitted
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ROB Camra left this review about Fountain Inn

Called in here on both of our evenings in Gloucester. Fully described by OB & Soupy, so I won't bother. Exactly the same beers available as when Soupy called in, so I'm guessing these don't change much. I had a Hook Norton Lion one evening and a Butcombe bitter the following night, both were in very good nick. Ms CAMRA had a red wine on both occasions which she said was fine. It's a really nice pub and we'll call back next time we're in Gloucester.

On 8th December 2013 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Old Boots
Gloucester, 0.55 miles, 10 min walk (show)
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28th Nov 2016, 19:52
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28th Nov 2016, 19:29
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 08 December 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 08 December 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 08 December 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 08 December 2013 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 08 December 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 08 December 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : No last updated 08 December 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Jukebox : No last updated 08 December 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Karaoke : No last updated 08 December 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 25 November 2016 by Blackthorn _
  • Pinball : No last updated 08 December 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Pool Table : No last updated 08 December 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 27 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • WiFi : Yes - Password on board by bar - last updated 25 November 2016 by Blackthorn _
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