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The Fountain Inn

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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High Street, Cowes PO31 7AW, England
+44 1983 292397
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Today
07:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 08:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 00:00
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Essex
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here when we visited the Isle of Wight for friends celebrations. Our own fault left it to the last minute to book any where in June. Although, a period property, it was very poorly maintained and dirty and in desperate need of updating. We were showed one room, which We refused, then shown to the top of the hotel,... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Always lovely to sit outside and watch the world pass by. Just a pity that this is where the taxi rank and buses also are so can get a little noisy at times. However get past that and it's a great suntrap and a welcome place to have a drink.

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1 Thank Julie D
Steve T, General Manager at The Fountain Inn, responded to this review

Julie, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a positive review, I hope we can welcome you back to Fountain again soon. More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Confusion, and then food. We ordered a beer from the bar but somehow the name of the brewery (Wold Top) got converted into a pint with a top -not a great start. However the menu seemed to be what we were after, and the chilli salmon salad was perfect. Steak and Ale pie probably over-delivered, but nevertheless the plate was... More 

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1 Thank Norbert2013
Steve T, General Manager at The Fountain Inn, responded to this review

So glad to hear that you all enjoyed your meals, and thank you for taking the time to leave some feedback. I hope we can welcome you back to the Fountain again soon. More 

Alton, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Very good value short break, with good breakfast, comfortable room and conveniently situated. Only downsides were the apparent lack of a lift, and no car parking - the nearest car park is about 400 yards away, so be prepared for a walk!

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1 Thank JohnH0406
Steve T, General Manager at The Fountain Inn, responded to this review

Delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, as such an old building we can't unfortunately accommodate a lift, but I do hope you will stay with us again soon. If you would like to give us a call beforehand we should be able to advise on some alternative parking sites, which may be more convenient for you. More 

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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed here on business, only one type of steak left on the menu. Chips were meant to be triple cooked but were just normal frozen chips. Thyme roasted tomatoes hadn't seen any thyme. Although it didn't affect me, serving staff were more concerned with restocking crisps and bottles than serving waiting customers.

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1 Thank Ian S
Steve T, General Manager at The Fountain Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback from your recent visit, your comments will help us achieve the high standards we aim to achieve. More 

Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Staff very knowlegable. Even tried black pepper with my Bombay Sapphire! Food is great for pub grub,

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1 Thank JuliePacker
Steve T, General Manager at The Fountain Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review! We hope you will visit again soon. More 

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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Sorry guys the some of the foods been awful lately .. served a bit of fish that was like ghandys flip flop .. tough and literally no fish in the batter .. small portions more chips please .. However hats off the little lad that works out the back bit he's a waiter really lovely polite young man ..

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1 Thank Cookiescook
Steve T, General Manager at The Fountain Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time your review your recent visit, your feedback will be help us achieve the higher standards that we set ourselves. More 

Cowes, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Had a rib eye steak and was cooked perfectly. Couldn't ask for anything better. The service by Sarah was quick and speedy.

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1 Thank joe1898
Steve T, General Manager at The Fountain Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review, I will certainly pass on your review to the team and Sarah. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Great place for a beer and awesome pub feed, was made even more special thanks to our waitress Sarah.

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1 Thank sebfol01
Steve T, General Manager at The Fountain Inn, responded to this review

A great review to read, thank you for taking the time to provide some feedback. I will of course pass this on to the team and to Sarah. More 

Deal, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

A great hotel situated right in the heart of Cowes and a perfect base for sightseeing and sailing. Excellent service and a decent breakfast. No lift as a listed building, so a few stairs to negotiate. Fabulous views out over the town and harbour. Room decor a little faded and needs a lick of paint.

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1 Thank Annie B
Steve T, General Manager at The Fountain Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review, I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we appreciate your feedback. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 22:30
Monday
07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 23:00
Thursday
07:00 - 23:00
Friday
08:00 - 00:00
Saturday
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street, Cowes PO31 7AW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Cowes
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 292397
  • This restaurant is at The Fountain Inn

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