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The Fountain, Lower Gornal, Dudley

8 Temple Street
Dudley
DY3 2PE
Phone: 01384242777
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Quinno _ left this review about The Fountain

The smell of refurb hits the nostrils as you enter and sadly it’s not a good one – modish grey gloopy paint and nasty swirly plaster walls, quite a contrast with the competition a few yards away down the hill. Still an ale emporium with 10 cask on (alongside a couple of ciders and some keg) – ‘too many?’ I wondered. However my Three Tuns Fruit & Nut was excellent (NBSS 4). A Greene King ale (Abbot) remains. Poshest cobs in the Black Country, mine was actually a cottage roll with a chicken tikka filling. Still well-worth a visit for the cask ale but whether you’d be inclined to linger for a session now is less certain. 7.5

October 2012
A fleeting visit to this one due to time ticking past a little too quickly in a couple of earlier stops. This is a freehouse that has been run by the current owners for over 20-years. Closed and run-down when they got the keys, this is all their own work. The exterior has a bold set of lead-latticed bay widows which allow for a good amount of light to enter. The interior lounge is cosy and resembles more a suburban lounge in places than a pub, with modern wallpaper, red velveteen banquettes, exposed brick fireplace and carefully-placed artefacts on dark wood wall shelves. To the rear is an extension which houses a dining area (‘The Pen’) and an impressive modern garden which I imagine would be a sun-trap in the summer months. The bar plays host to up to ten real ales, a couple of proper ciders and a few Belgian kegs/bottles including fruit beer. The beers on my visit were an unusual mix including three from Greene King which I found a little odd but maybe they at least have some form of novelty value up here? Anyway my votes went to Blue Monkey PG Sips and Hobsons Twisted Spire which both went down well. Cobs were also available from the bar. A cosy stop with top beer (GK excepted, perhaps!) and it’s great to see a genuine freehouse doing so well. Rated 9

On 30th December 2021 - rating: 7
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Old Peculiar left this review about The Fountain

Now open, after a takeover & light refurb.
12 ales on tap. Abbot Ale, HPA, Butty Bach & Town Crier plus 8 guest ales. Good range of lagers & ciders for those who like that stuff!
Food starting Nov 5th, hopefully the pub will get back to the busy place it once was; Mike (the manager) has worked hard to get it running again.

On 25th October 2018 - rating: 8
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Delboy 20 left this review about The Fountain

The Fountain has been taken on by Westbourne leisure and plans are for a local brewery to run it. Hopefully it will be open again soon!

On 5th July 2018 - no rating submitted
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Lower Gornal by Roy Collins
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Just a quick pint, then I'm off
Coseley, 3.03 miles, 58 min walk (show)
Tipton, 3.46 miles, 1 hr 6 min walk (show)
Dudley Port, 4.09 miles, 1 hr 18 min walk (show)
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30th Dec 2021, 20:30
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26th Dec 2021, 17:40
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 30 December 2021 by Quinno _
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  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 30 December 2021 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 30 December 2021 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 30 December 2021 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 30 December 2021 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 30 December 2021 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 30 December 2021 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 15 December 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Function Room : No last updated 30 December 2021 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 30 December 2021 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 30 December 2021 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 30 December 2021 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 30 December 2021 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 30 December 2021 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 30 December 2021 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 30 December 2021 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 30 December 2021 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Thursday - last updated 15 December 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 30 December 2021 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 30 December 2021 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 06 November 2018 by Old Peculiar
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 30 December 2021 by Quinno _
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