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The Fountain Inn

$$ - $$$British, ,
Fountain Way, Lydney GL15 4JD, England
+44 1594 562189
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good36%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
British, Grill, Pub, Gastropub, Diner, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Fountain Way, Lydney GL15 4JD, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best restaurant fish & chips we have ever had _ - huge piece of cod in light crispy batter with a generous portion of crisp & fluffy chips. The tortellini was excellent also. The staff were friendly & efficient & everything was very reasonably...More

Thank David S
Fountain_Inn, Owner at The Fountain Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello David, and thank you for the lovely comments. Our aim is provide the best pub food in the Forest of Dean and and we're trying really hard to achieve that. The cod we use is fresh, not frozen, and it's hand battered in our...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Only had drinks here but the service was good and dogs are accepted here - the setting is lovely near the Forest of Dean railway and only 5 minutes walk from the entrance of Whitemead forest park - will visit again when in the area.

Thank 214jam99
Fountain_Inn, Owner at The Fountain Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for taking the time to review your visit here. We're glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again one day. Regards, Michelle and Alan.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the fountain again whilst staying in Parkend for the second time and had another lovely meal and the staff are very friendly. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank chrissrainey
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in to the Fountain Inn for a drink and meal whilst staying at Whitemead after looking at the reviews. As we had a dog we had to stay in the beer garden which was not a problem. There is a good choice of drinks...More

Thank Darren E
Fountain_Inn, Owner at The Fountain Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Darren, Thank you for taking the tie to review your visit to the Fountain Inn. I'm afraid we don't allow staff to carry food down the garden steps as it's a health and safety issue - although we will always accommodate older customers, etc....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were not sure about where to eat so booked this restaurant as we were in the area. Parking was good and the welcome was warm. Food was lovely, generous portions, well cooked and the staff friendly and attentive. We wanted some deserts from the...More

Thank Janice C
Fountain_Inn, Owner at The Fountain Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the lovely review. We're delighted that you enjoyed your visit to us and we hope to see you again. Regards, Michelle and Alan. .

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this place while on holiday without booking and the place was very busy however the welcoming and friend staff were able to accommodate us for an evening meal. And boy am I glad they did. We had to wait a short while but...More

Thank James_3RAng
Fountain_Inn, Owner at The Fountain Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello James, Thank you for the lovely review - we'll be sure to pass your comments on to our chef. We're delighted that you enjoyed their meals and we hope to see you again. Regards, Michelle and Alan.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a table here as tourists to the area. We had a lovely meal and the staff were friendly and an added bonus was the waitress service. I ordered fish and chips, which was filling and delicious.

Thank d0nnah7
Fountain_Inn, Owner at The Fountain Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the review. We're pleased that you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again. Michelle and Alan.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Myself my hubby and daughter and her partner with 2 children oh and don't forget the dog!! We had a lush meal .... it was very busy but we were served promptly and the food was delicious . First class would recommend.

Thank Linda B
Fountain_Inn, Owner at The Fountain Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Linda, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to the Fountain Inn, We're delighted that you enjoyed yourself and hope to see you again. Michelle and Alan.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here as part of a group of 14 adults. The food was very good, with a varied menu to serve most tastes. They were happy to modify one dish to suit my wife's tastes. Service was pleasant and efficient. The ambience was good...More

Thank Stuart A
Fountain_Inn, Owner at The Fountain Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Stuart, Thank you for the lovely review. We're delighted that your group enjoyed their meals and we hope to see you again soon. Regards, Michelle and Alan.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A friendly set of staff, basic pub food but cooked nicely. Lots of character inside the 16th Century building and a pretty courtyard space too.

Thank JanS1750
Fountain_Inn, Owner at The Fountain Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, although we suspect this may be intended for the Fountain Inn at Gloucester. If it is, please contact TripAdvisor and they will move it for you. Best wishes, Michelle and Alan.

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Tony S
13 March 2018|
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Response from Fountain_Inn | Property representative |
Hello Tony, yes we have the Cloud. If you haven't already done so, you'll need to register when you're here, but it's a popular platform used in many pubs and, once you've done so, you can use it elsewhere too. Regards... More
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madginger62
22 November 2017|
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Response from Fountain_Inn | Property representative |
Yes, it's always advisable to pre-book as, even in the winter we can still get very busy. Regards, The Fountain Inn.
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michellwhite
27 July 2016|
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Response from Fountain_Inn | Property representative |
Hello, on Sunday Lunches we only offer a two course carvery. The carvery has 3 meats (beef, turkey and pork) and as many vegetables as you want. We also offer nut roast or quorn fillets for vegetarians and can cater for... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 18
Cuisine
British, Grill, Pub, Gastropub, Diner, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fountain Way, Lydney GL15 4JD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Gloucestershire  >  Forest of Dean  >  Lydney  >  Parkend
  • Phone Number: +44 1594 562189
  • E-mail
Description
Welcome to our award winning, family run, village inn. We're on a mission to offer the very best pub food in the Forest of Dean and on our menus you'll find a wide choice of quality home-cooked meals - ranging from steaks to curries and seafood. On Sundays, we also run a popular carvery from noon until 3pm. All our meat comes from butchers within 4 miles of Parkend and we support many other producers in the Forest of Dean. At the bar you'll even find local real ales on tap, as well as a wide selection of other beers and wines. We have disabled access and we welcome families, mountain bikers and walkers.
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