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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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Map location corrected by Michael Wright
Hilsea, 1.47 miles, 28 min walk (show)
Portsmouth & Southsea, 1.68 miles, 32 min walk (show)
Fratton, 1.77 miles, 34 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Fountain Inn, Portsmouth
12th Apr 2019, 07:36
Review submitted by E TA
 
30th Mar 2019, 21:35
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 30 March 2019 by E TA
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 30 March 2019 by E TA
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  • Beer Garden : No last updated 30 March 2019 by E TA
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 30 March 2019 by E TA
  • Car Park : No last updated 30 March 2019 by E TA
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 30 March 2019 by E TA
  • Darts : Yes last updated 30 March 2019 by E TA
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 30 March 2019 by E TA
  • Function Room : No last updated 30 March 2019 by E TA
  • Hot Food : No last updated 30 March 2019 by E TA
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 30 March 2019 by E TA
  • Karaoke : No last updated 30 March 2019 by E TA
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 30 March 2019 by E TA
  • Micropub : No last updated 30 March 2019 by E TA
  • Pinball : No last updated 30 March 2019 by E TA
  • Pool Table : No last updated 30 March 2019 by E TA
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 05 March 2008 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : No last updated 30 March 2019 by E TA
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 30 March 2019 by E TA
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