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The Fountain Head

) #1 of 4 Restaurants in Branscombe $$ - $$$ , British,
| Located at the western 'Street' end, Branscombe EX12 3BG, England
+44 1297 680359
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“duck” (3 reviews)
“cobb salad” (4 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
| Located at the western 'Street' end, Branscombe EX12 3BG, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were staying locally and as it was within walking distance decided to give it a try. What a great little pub. It was very busy and turning quite a few tables, which for a Thursday night in a little village is good to see....More

Thank Jacqui W
Reviewed 6 days ago

Went for, and got, an excellent light lunch. Prompt service although busy (it was a Saturday). Relatively small car park so plan on getting there early, or on foot,. after quite a long drive up a narrow lane. But, well worth the effort. We overshot...More

1  Thank voiceman2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were camping nearby and visited on two occasions. The food was brilliant we had two fish n chips and a lasagne. We will definitely return again.

1  Thank tracey t
Reviewed 13 June 2017

3 Sunday lunches and one mid-week meal so far !! We bought a place outside the village near Edge Barton and were getting it ready for holiday letting (OK, reluctantly) when circumstances meant we decided to move here sooner rather than later. So, this will...More

4  Thank arandomtraveller55
Reviewed 12 June 2017

A pub serving pretty good food and decent local beer. I would have had fish but the menu was a bit limited in that respect, at least for my taste. My dining companion had the duck which was acceptable and I ordered a medium-rare steak...More

3  Thank keentrek
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Had a great night here with the family ... fish and chips were fantastic as ever, but we also had the special which was hake with chowder delicious. Always love coming back here when I have the opportunity.

3  Thank Tvrcat
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Visited a few times during our weeks stay at nearby Berry Barton. We came here before a couple of years back and looked forward to returning. We weren't disappointed. If you want a modernised so called "country pub", this isn't for you. If you want...More

3  Thank Jane G
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Sat outside and watched the world. I didn't have food but what others having looked great. I enjoyed a glass of cider.

4  Thank Avocettoo
Reviewed 6 May 2017

A great pub, very olde worlde with flag stone floors etc. Great choice of food and drinks. Very interesting awful drivers in their huge gas guzzling cars having problems negotiating the narrow lanes and turns. A really lovely and beautiful pub

4  Thank BristolPete1
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Ticks every traditional English pub requirement- and even has friendly staff too! Portion sizes are decent as well.

3  Thank rupert g
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Lin S
25 March 2017|
Response from Thefountain1 | Property representative |
16th -18th June
24 October 2016|
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Response from Thefountain1 | Property representative |
Absolutely it's dog friendly they are allowed anywhere in the pub, and you can even treat your dog to a bag of Bickies from the bar while you treat yourself To a pint and some grub if you wish!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Located at the western 'Street' end, Branscombe EX12 3BG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Branscombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1297 680359
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