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The Fountain, Ely

1 Silver Street
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Blue Scrumpy left this review about The Fountain

This was one of two pubs that I'd planned to visit in Ely and don't open until the evening during the week.

I arrived just before the published opening time of 5pm to find a group of several locals waiting for the doors to open. Peering through the windows, I could only see one clipped handpull. Another two appeared to be turned around. The reason became apparent when I entered. When standing along the long part of the bar, you can then see the beers! Adnams Ghost Ship & Southwold Bitter were accompanied by Timothy Taylor Landlord.

Other than the beers, the first thing I (and some of the others) noticed was how cold it was inside. It had admittedly been a pleasant autumn day outside, but you got the impression somebody is saving on the energy bills.

It took a while for the young barmaid to get through the thirsty regulars before getting to me. Although, she was fairly efficient.

On 8th October 2021 - rating: 5
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Fountain

A decent sized corner pub with five handpumps facing you on the bar as you enter. Only three in use on our visit, with two from Adnams and a Purity UBU. We went for the Adnams Ghost ship, which was excellent. The interior of the pub is painted salmon pink throughout and is fairly minimalistic apart from a taxidermy salmon in a glass case and a couple of hideous looking paintings on canvas. The landlady and a couple of locals were friendly and welcoming.

On 2nd August 2016 - rating: 7
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Alan Winfield left this review about The Fountain

The Fountain is a plain looking pub that looks a bit better with the flowers in window baskets.
Once inside the pub was quite smart and comfortable and there was a decent choice of beers on the bar with four real ales on i had a drink of Adnams bitter and this was quite a nice drink the other beers were Adnams broadside, Taylor Landlord and London Pride.
We were quite happy having a drink in here.

On 24th April 2011 - rating: 7
[User has posted 6113 recommendations about 6113 pubs]

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Map location corrected by Paul Brett
Ely, 0.59 miles, 11 min walk (show)
Littleport, 6.13 miles, 1 hr 58 min walk (show)
Shippea Hill, 8.17 miles, 2 hr 37 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Fountain, Ely
8th Oct 2021, 14:21
Review submitted by Blue Scrumpy
26th Nov 2016, 18:48
Picture submitted by john mcgraw approved

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  • Car Park : No last updated 08 October 2021 by Blue Scrumpy
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 08 October 2021 by Blue Scrumpy
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  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 24 April 2011 by hondo .
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