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The Fountain Inn Gastro Pub

) #4 of 68 Restaurants in Wells $$ - $$$ , British,
1 St. Thomas Street | Wells,Somerset, Wells BA5 2UU, England
+44 1749 672317
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pork terrine” (8 reviews)
“pudding” (20 reviews)
“sea bass” (12 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 St. Thomas Street | Wells,Somerset, Wells BA5 2UU, England
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Reviews (477)
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1 - 10 of 477 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Attractive Inn with excellent food. Within walking distance of Stoberry House Bed and Breakfast. Wise to book as very busy.

Thank HarvHen
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I live nearby and pop into the Fountain in a few times a year, across about 3 years of ad-hoc visits I have always been very happy with the food and service. It's also a nice, well kept building.

Thank GaryAr
Reviewed 6 days ago

We ate here fairly early on a mid week evening. It was a very warm day and I had wondered if it would be uncomfortably hot in an old pub but we were shown to a table in the upstairs restaurant where it was very...More

Thank Elizabeth E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the fountain for the first time with friends for the evening, the staff were helpful, the food lovely and the atmosphere delightful, would certainly recommend it to others. I will return with my husband and son.

Thank JPJ1655
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good menu choice. Reasonably priced. Excellent Real Ale and Cider. Great atmosphere. Perhaps a great staff customer ratio needed as staff were rushed off their feet which doesn't help the ambience. Busy. Busy.

Thank DavidMWhitstable
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were recommended The Fountain Inn by the landlady of our B&B and we were not disappointed at all. My wife is not just vegetarian but a fussy vege too so for her eating out is always a challenge but here we were both spoilt...More

Thank Stephen F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Traditional atmosphere but so updated and comfortably appointed. Wonderful food. Not your typical fare. Friendly staff. Thought the calamari was delicious but overpriced for the small portion. Everything else was so spot on we ate here two nights in a row.

Thank susan s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I have recently moved to Wells, and this has resulted in lots of visits by friends from near and far. Today we had lunch at the Fountain Inn having heard of its reputation as a Gastropub. We arrived at 12.15 and found...More

Thank Robert P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautifully furnished restaurant, lovely staff and great food. Really nice menu. Going again tonight !

Thank nickySouthWalesUk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Superb food couldn't fault it between us had fillet steak cooked to perfection (pink) Salmon dish delighted mum- and curry was delicious. Waiting staff very friendly and good fun lovely pub and decorated furnished beautifully. Quaint terrace on rooftop great for bottle of wine.

Thank NickiNix
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Nearby Attractions
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.27 km away
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.23 km away
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.14 km away
St Cuthbert's parish Church
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.72 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hi - I was there the other day and the place was really warm and friendly - if it had a fire it would have been sweltering and uncomfortable. Hey! and the food was fantastic!!!
5 December 2016|
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Response from Manager M | Property representative |
Thanks so much letting us know! Glad you were nice and warm and loved the food! Merrisa General Manager
Lynne M
Is there car parking?
24 February 2016|
Response from 145lee | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is but it is Opposite, don't look to the pub when passing as you'll miss it.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 13 - USD 32
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 St. Thomas Street | Wells,Somerset, Wells BA5 2UU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Wells
  • Phone Number: +44 1749 672317
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