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The Fountain Hotel, Hawes

Market Place
Hawes
DL8 3RD
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Served areas

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Reviews of The Fountain Hotel (Average Rating: 8 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

Rob Hunter left this review about The Fountain Hotel

Visited yesterday (Thursday) around lunch time. It was quiet but that was presumably as a result of there being a sign saying no bar meals were available that day. Unlike some of its neighbours it doesn't have the benefit of outside seating, which also may not have helped as it was a fairly nice day. Anyway the pub being quiet meant no delay being served and I was able to get my pick of the seats.

At the bar are five hand pulls for real ale offering McCarthy's Stout (Yorkshire Dales Brewing), Butter Tubs (Yorkshire Dales Brewing), Falconer (Wensleydale), Theakston Best Bitter and Black Sheep Best Bitter.

A family room, pub games, big screen and dining area are advertised as being "thru' the back" though I didn't investigate. There is a smart device charging station.

My McCarthy's Stout was rather pleasant and set me back either £1.70 or £1.75 for a half.

I would agree with Jon B's statement in the previous review and say this is the best pub in Hawes.

On 21st June 2019 - rating: 8
[User has posted 420 recommendations about 389 pubs]


Jon B left this review about The Fountain

in my opinion this is comfortably the best and friendliest pub in Hawes - unpretentious, great ale, just a proper good pub. A great place to relax, chat and drink. The McCartney Stout was in great form and decent value for this area.

On 4th May 2019 - rating: 9
[User has posted 627 recommendations about 619 pubs]


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Will Larter left this review about The Fountain

One of several pubs (and ex-pubs) in a row on one side of the main street through Hawes, this one has a hotel entrance on the left and the bar entrance in the corner between the two parts of the building. Once inside there's a decent sized bar counter at the back with a pleasant seating area stretching towards the front of the pub where there's a large bay window. A group of locals were playing cards to the right of the bar, to the accompaniment of some fairly loud music and a cricket match on the TV with the sound off.

On the bar were five hand pumps with the fairly conventional Theakstons and Black Sheep augmented by three beers from Yorkshire Dales and Wensleydale breweries (see photo). I went for the Drovers Arms, a beer I've had before at the pub in nearby Askrigg which plays the part of the Drovers in a TV series (whose name escapes me). Anyway, a very pleasant dark bitter that was in excellent condition and went down a treat.

On 29th June 2017 - rating: 7
[User has posted 2417 recommendations about 2281 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Will Larter
Garsdale, 6.95 miles, 2 hr 14 min walk (show)
Dent, 8.78 miles, 2 hr 49 min walk (show)
Ribblehead, 10.82 miles, 3 hr 28 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Fountain Hotel, Hawes
21st Jun 2019, 16:05
Review submitted by Rob Hunter
 
23rd May 2019, 18:12
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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 23 May 2019 by Rob Hunter
  • Micropub : No last updated 23 May 2019 by Rob Hunter
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 14 December 2009 by Alan Hurdle
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