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Fountains Abbey, Paddington, W2

109 Praed Street
W2
W2 1RL
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Taylor Walker (Spirit Pubs)

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Tris C left this review about Fountains Abbey

Taking its name from nearby water sources once owned by Westminster Abbey rather than the Northern ruin, this dates from 1823, rebuilt in 1895, sitting on the thoroughly unprepossessing thoroughfare that is Praed Street.
The place is little changed in any from the previous reviews and really doesn’t look well cared for. The pub is on about three levels, with a raised carpeted and balustraded area to the left, with conventional furniture, the remainder being mainly tall. There do appear though to be a few classy details from times’ past, such as the bar structure and ornate fireplace to the lower snug at right. There are plenty of TVs showing the football and being a Greene King pub, interior details, décor nods, ugly sauce bottles and menus on tables and lighting need no elaboration; indeed, many of the bulbs had blown, meaning that much of the light came from the TVs and typical flashing games’ machines. Unsurprisingly, this is a very blokey pub, probably more so than any other of the other very blokey pubs in the immediate vicinity; there was a young couple in, but they looked like Paddington neophytes and are therefore entirely blameless.
The typical Greene King range of ales was available, along with Landlord which I failed to spot, after ordering a half of Abbot at £2.80; it was tangy as expected.
As mentioned earlier, this isn’t the worst pub in the area, but that’s not saying much.

On 15th January 2022 - rating: 4
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Graham Coombs left this review about Fountains Abbey

A good and busy boozer opposite St Mary's Hospital which is a reliable source of decent beer (Cask Marque listing). Restaurant upstairs and tables on pavement outside.

On 6th December 2017 - rating: 6
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Quinno _ left this review about Fountains Abbey

Large Green King pub which after the previous couple of gastro places I was happy to pop into. A couple of previous refurb elements are still in evidence but basically it's a big open space and the large windows don't do enough to offset the interior gloom. The two points of interest are the bar pillar, which has been lovingly decorated to point out an upstairs dining room. The other is what might be an original green tiled fireplace with three insets depicting various people (who, I was unable to discern though others has suggested Alexander Fleming whose lab was opposite). Nine pumps with a fair few unclipped leaving Abbot, Doom Bar, Timothy Taylor Landlord, Black Sheep and a house brew by Portobello. I tried the latter and was stung £2.50 for a half: I thought house brews were meant to be cheap? It was drinkable. Also Old Rosie cider on. It's better than a number of nearby pubs but that's not exactly a recommendation. 4.5

On 10th October 2017 - rating: 4
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
London Paddington, 0.42 miles, 8 min walk (show)
London Marylebone, 0.68 miles, 13 min walk (show)
Kilburn High Road, 2.04 miles, 39 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Fountains Abbey, W2
15th Jan 2022, 18:06
Review submitted by Tris C amended by Tris C
 
15th Jan 2022, 17:59
Review submitted by Tris C

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 10 October 2017 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 10 October 2017 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 10 October 2017 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 10 October 2017 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10% - last updated 01 January 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 10 October 2017 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 10 October 2017 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 10 October 2017 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 14 January 2022 by Tris C
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 10 October 2017 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 10 October 2017 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 10 October 2017 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 10 October 2017 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : No last updated 10 October 2017 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : Yes - Sky Sports/BT Sport. - last updated 14 January 2022 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 10 October 2017 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 10 October 2017 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 10 October 2017 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 10 October 2017 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 10 October 2017 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 10 October 2017 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 10 October 2017 by Quinno _
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