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The Fountain Inn

$$ - $$$British, ,
Fountain Way | Forest of Dean, Lydney GL15 4JD, England
+44 1594 562189
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Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good37%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lamb curry” (4 reviews)
“ice cream” (8 reviews)
“coleslaw” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
British, Grill, Pub, Gastropub, Diner, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Fountain Way | Forest of Dean, Lydney GL15 4JD, England
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1 - 10 of 211 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While this was no fine dining experience it was reasonably priced, unpretentious pub food and the staff were friendly and helpful. I chose a lamb curry which was tasty enough but they looked completely blank when I requested some mango chutney.More

Thank isleofwighter2017
Fountain_Inn, Owner at The Fountain Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your review. Our aim to provide the very best pub food in the Forest of Dean and we're pleased you enjoyed your meals here - although we can't explain the Mango Chutney incident. Our home-made Lamb Curry is served with...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked a table for 12 people on the 18th December. We all enjoyed a fabulous 3 course Christmas lunch, food piping hot, plenty of everything, Service top notch. Well done to ALL.

Thank Amy B
Fountain_Inn, Owner at The Fountain Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for this lovely review. We're delighted that you enjoyed your Christmas lunch here and we hope to see you again soon. Regards, Michelle and Alan.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited with friends and had great friendly service. One of the best steaks we have had in a long while and very good value

Thank RGB25
Fountain_Inn, Owner at The Fountain Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for taking the time to review your visit to the Fountain Inn. All our steaks are locally sourced prime cuts, and we're delighted that you enjoyed your meals here. Regards, Michelle and Alan.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was excellent. A good menu, with vegetarian choices available. The staff there were very friendly, and efficient. The pub has been refurbished since our last visit. The prices were also reasonable.

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to us. We're really pleased that you enjoyed your meal and hope to see you again soon. Michelle and Alan.

Reviewed 12 December 2017

We ate at both the Woodman and the Fountain and they both serve good food with a varied menu with good service

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

Many thanks for your review. Really pleased that you enjoyed it, and we hope to see you again. Michelle and Alan.

Reviewed 30 November 2017

Great Food, interesting menu at reasonable prices. Attentive service in pleasant surroundings. Can recommend.

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

Thank you for you review. We're delighted that you enjoyed your meals with us and we hope to see you again soon. Regards, Michelle and Alan.

Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

We haven’t been for years, was always our regular, so when I read it had new owners and I saw a photo of the large mural I wondered? But I booked online, great! Pub was really busy, the locals are friendly and having come across...More

Thank Notsominijo
Fountain_Inn, Owner at The Fountain Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to the Fountain Inn. We're delighted that you enjoyed your meal, and hope to see you again, but just to clarify one point; we're not new owners. Next year we'll be celebrating 28 years here!

Reviewed 15 November 2017

We usually visit this pub for our Sunday lunch, which is FANTASTIC, but as we weren't there on a Sunday this year visited on a mid week evening instead. Superb service, presentation and quality of food. The only problem was that I ate too much!

Thank Helwog
Fountain_Inn, Owner at The Fountain Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

Thank you so much for this lovely review. We're delighted that you enjoyed your meals and hope to see you again soon. Regards, Michelle and Alan.

Reviewed 12 November 2017

meal not bad u could only have to meat not three of kind which we have one off every thing which was this point about itMore

Thank Heather B
Fountain_Inn, Owner at The Fountain Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2017

Thanks for reviewing our Sunday carvery Heather. We're so sorry that the car park was full when you arrived, and that the meat selection had reduced from three to two by the time of your sitting. We actually have a lot of on-site parking (and...More

Reviewed 16 October 2017

Stopped for both lunch and dinner. Both superb meals, beer good, staff excellent, good spot and plenty of car parking. Had their steak dinner. Buy one get one half price. They were enormous. Far too big for me but the quality and cooking were excellent

Thank Agisalfisti
Fountain_Inn, Owner at The Fountain Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

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

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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
US$12 - US$19
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
View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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 | Forest of Dean, 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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