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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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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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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Fountains Abbey

A Taylor Walker pub standing on a street corner.Obviously Victorian,the pub has retained some features such as the glazed tiled fireplace with portraits but sadly the fire was not lit.Along one side the wall is mirrored and there are wooden room deviders and our course a high ceiling.Sadly around the bar there are a lot of high tables and two very obvious Sky flat screen with the Manchester derby on full blast.As you might expect in a London boozer virtually everyone in the pub supported either United or City.
Up a long wooden staircase is a large first floor square room with two even larger screens and many dining type tables.This was meant to be the area where footie fans could congregate but the management had decided to screen the match on the ground floor as well.
I was with a large group for a lunch which was surprisingly good and didn't exhibit the dead hand of foodservice,my roast beef was succulent.
There are five handpumps with GK Abbott,Youngs London Gold,London Pride (fair condition),Doom Bar coming soon and Old Rosie cider.Not a selection to get the pulse racing but that's typical of the chain.
I am sure that if the footie wasn't on,the pub would have seemed more civilised and with decent food,I wouldn't rule out a revisit to a part of the capital sadly lacking great real ale pubs.

On 9th December 2012 - rating: 6
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This pub features in the following crawls:
London W1 Crawl, 26/03/16 by Komakino .
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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
22nd Jan 2018, 19:32
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22nd Jan 2018, 19:32
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Pub Details

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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 : No last updated 10 October 2017 by Quinno _
  • 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 last updated 10 October 2017 by Quinno _
  • 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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