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The Fountain, Whitstable

29 Sydenham Street
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hondo . left this review about The Fountain

The Fountain Inn, at 29 Sydenham Street, will be changed from a public house into three self-contained houses after plans were approved on Friday (January 29).

On 2nd February 2016 - no rating submitted
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Roger Button left this review about The Fountain

This back street corner pub is a little tucked away but within easy stroll of the main part of town. It was until recently under threat of closure but has survived to fight another day although given that it was virtually empty on what is probably Whitstable’s busiest day of the year suggests that it may have a few more bumpy rides ahead.

The small interior is quite narrow with a central bar and a small drinking area at the front with some tiny fixed tables contained within a circlet of leather backed banquettes. To the rear is a pool table that seemed to be the focus of the few customers present although I did note a Monopoly game on the window ledge and TV within an alcove. The overall décor is quite plain and modern with a few bits of artwork but not really much to attract any major attention. I could have probably done without the rap/hip hop music that didn’t seem to be for the benefit of anyone in particular and was a bit intrusive.

The biggest downside was the beer selection with no real ales and the single beer of interest (a US craft beer the details of which I didn’t note) was off. I settled for a 1664 (£3.60), used the convenience and left wondering why some pubs really don’t seem to want to make any effort to appeal to a wider selection of customers beyond its obvious handful of regulars. It could have potential but doesn’t seem to do anything beyond the basics so unlikely to get included on our annual crawl around town unless they at least improve on the beer choices.

On 24th July 2012 - rating: 3
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2nd Feb 2016, 13:53
Request to mark pub as closed by hondo . approved
2nd Feb 2016, 13:51
Request to mark pub as closed submitted by hondo ., with included notes: Gone away:

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  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 24 July 2012 by Moby Duck
  • Real Ale : No last updated 24 July 2012 by Moby Duck
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