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The Fountain Inn, Leek

Fountain Street
Leek
ST13 6JR
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Thuck Phat left this review about The Fountain Inn

The Fountain feels very much a traditional, local boozer despite being only a stones throw from the centre.
There are some nice touches here including the real fireplaces and the atmosphere is friendly and gentle.
Beers on were Facers North Star Porter, Bass, Springhead Outlawed, Thornbridge Jaipur IPA, Falstaff Cassius Mild, St Austell Tribute and Salopian Oracle. One hand pump was being changed and there were two ciders on.
Not at all a bad selection and I thoroughly enjoyed the Jaipur IPA but it didn't quite come up to the Earl Grey's level.
Another of Leek's gems.

On 18th June 2019 - rating: 8
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Fountain Inn

A very traditional boozer,the front door leads directly to the bar with it's array of 10 handpumps.To both sides of the servery there are impressive fireplaces with beautifully polished walnut surrounds,there is lots of quality ephemera and good looking and comfortable seating of different kinds.There is a rear snug,a darts board,flatscreens that were off on my visit and a walled beer garden.The landlord was drinking with the regulars around the bar and was a very engaging fellow, full of good advice on both beer and the local drinking scene.
There were two ciders,and a mix of real ales with some national brands and some small brewers output.Thornbridge Jaipur was the high ABV option,with quite a few more modest strength beers and my Facers North Star Porter was well kept if a little predictable.
There is a strong community feel here and all women groups were in evidence given the calm atmosphere.Maybe not quite at the top of Leek's real ale scene,as a local boozer it's a very comfortable place to sink a pint or two.

On 7th June 2019 - rating: 8
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Gill Smith left this review about The Fountain Inn

What a great find this was on our visit to Leek with not just an impressive display of real ales across the bar, but ales from some lesser known breweries. We chose Deeply Vale DV8 and Weal Ales Weally Hopper which were both fine. There are different seating areas and a sun terrace at the rear. There is a collection of Good Beer Guides going back to the 70's and the first one is ever so thin compared to those coming out now. Brilliant place to visit.

On 9th September 2018 - rating: 9
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by ROB Camra
Kidsgrove, 9.28 miles, 2 hr 59 min walk (show)
Congleton, 9.89 miles, 3 hr 10 min walk (show)
Longport, 11.22 miles, 3 hr 36 min walk (show)
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21st Jul 2019, 17:42
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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 09 September 2018 by Gill Smith
  • Beer Garden : Yes - Sun terrace - last updated 09 September 2018 by Gill Smith
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 09 September 2018 by Gill Smith
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 09 September 2018 by Gill Smith
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 09 September 2018 by Gill Smith
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 12 December 2010 by hondo .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 12 December 2010 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 09 September 2018 by Gill Smith
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