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“Good pub food”
Review of Fountain

Fountain
Ranked #21 of 228 Restaurants in South Shields
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$18
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Fountain is famous for flame-grilled food and sizzling skillets. All of our steaks are 28 day matured and there's nowhere better to get a pint when the football's on! We offer a welcoming and friendly atmosphere, unbeatable value and a great place to meet up with family, enjoy a pint after work with friends, catch up with the girls over a glass of wine, or just sit back and relax at the weekend.
Reviewed 2 April 2018

We used to regularly visit the Fountain but a change in lifestyle prevents us visiting more often. We visited on a Wednesday evening, it was really busy but we managed to get a table. We both chose rump steak, one with chips one with salad. They came on a sizzling platter with onions mushrooms, tomato and peas. The food is cooked fresh to order but we didn't wait too long. Plenty choice on the menu, both the food and service were excellent.

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Grahamcook87, Manager at Fountain, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

This is fantastic to hear thank you very much, please check out our Facebook page as we have a up and coming new menu launch and a big refurbishment coming this month, keep a eye out fir updates.

Once again thank you for the kind review.

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Reviewed 22 March 2018

The place will be empty the tables will be reserved if you have children then you are not welcome at all

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Grahamcook87, Manager at Fountain, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2018

Hi sorry you have had a bad experience with ourselfs. We pride ourselfs on being a family friendly pub we have only 1 small area of 10 tables that is restricted to over 14s the rest of the pub is available to all.

We reserve a number of tables through out the day on guest requests which you are more than welcome to do so, if a table is reserved for a time guests are welcome to use the table until that time which is stated on the reservation on the table or Our team are always more than happy to help locate a available table for guests arriving with children.

Once again i do apologise about your experience and hope you will give us the opportunity to show that your initial impressions are not of our service standards.

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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

We called in on a busy saturday they still managed to sort us a table out.
We ordered 2xfish and chips which were cooked well nice chips and the fishes were huge i think they gave us the cod farthers by mistake lol.
I ordered scampie and chips which were also cooked well and tasty.
My daughter pasta galic bread and sweetcorn cooked well .
The managers and staff are very friendly and helpfull and the menu not overpriced like some places it makes a change to the bad service and cold disgusting overpriced slop wev'e been getting lately.
Been many times to the fountain and hopefully will be there many times more.

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Grahamcook87, Manager at Fountain, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2018

Fantastic to hear you enjoyed your meals with us David. We love hearing our guests are happy with food and service they get when with us.

Keep a watch for some BIG updates via our facebook page in the coming weeks

Thank you again hope to see you soon

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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

We visited the fountain to celebrate a birthday, we arrived just before 5 and were greeted by Bob the owner who luckily found us a table as we hadn’t booked....we ordered the rump steak which was on special offer on a Monday and Tuesday for only £5....I was a little dubious as I really like steak but I was not disappointed....the steak arrived sizzling and was beautifully cooked....we couldn’t believe the quality of the food for the price! Would definitely recommend this!

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Grahamcook87, Manager at Fountain, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2018

Thank you for your feedback i have passed it on to the team.

We pride ourselves in the very best quality for the best prices cooked to perfection by our kitchen team. The £5 steak deal has proven to be extremely popular.

We do hope you can join us again soon keep a eye out on our facebook page for some big news in the coming weeks.

Thank you once again.

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Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

Regular go for tea here with the wife and kids. Staff are brilliant.

Food is outstanding. Always good offers on. It's worth ringing to check availability for a table, just shows how good it is.

Also have a few pints here occasionally. Cracking atmosphere, never any trouble.

In my opinion one of the best pubs in Shields.

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Grahamcook87, Manager at Fountain, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Thank you very much this is very kind of you. We are very happy to hear you often join us and always enjoy the visit.


We hope to see you again soon.

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