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Fountain Inn B&B

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#19 of 39 B&Bs in Penzance
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We are located in the far west of Cornwall providing warm and friendly accommodation in our historic granite inn. All our rooms have been sympathetically restored and refurbished during 2012 to offer an excellent standard of accommodation. The bedrooms have kept their oak beams, exposed granite while also being equipped with new bathrooms, TV and Wifi internet access. The Inn has been serving passing travellers for over 250 years With much of the building dating from circa 1750. We now serve ales and traditional ciders straight from the barrel, so your drink tastes as good as it can be.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
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Private check-in / check-out
Restaurant
Breakfast available
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Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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3.0 of 5 stars
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2171 wrote a review Nov 2023
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom178 contributions39 helpful votes
Visited here with friends for lunch, what a find! Very friendly and welcoming landlady. Cosy pub and superb food. Full meals and snacks available for lunch and they were absolutely delicious. Lovely atmosphere and would definitely return if I’m in the area.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Steve B wrote a review Sept 2023
Plymouth, United Kingdom8 contributions6 helpful votes
This establishment is a little hidden gem. From the moment you arrive and are greeted by Tracey with a warm welcome, you are assured a great stay. We stayed for a family get together. The room we stayed in was rustic with a lot of the original features still visable, granite walls and fire grate for instance. The room was clean and sympatheticly decorated, to a standard that suites the premise. The homemade food is especially good, Sunday roast is great, where a few hours disappear very quickly in great surroundings and company. A thoughly enjoyable stay yet again. Will we be back? Stupid question really, of course we will. A great weekend was had by all of us. To Tracey and her team, a huge 'thank you'
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Don't pass this place by.
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Responded 17 Sept 2023
Thank you Steve, for your kind comments once again , always a pleasure to have you stay here and you’re all welcome back anytime, kind regards Tracey
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MrsPiggy2014 wrote a review Sept 2023
Cwmbran, United Kingdom14 contributions3 helpful votes
Call into this pub after a day out around the coast of Cape Cornwall or Botallack area when we can. Always have a warm welcome and landlady sells good cider and drinks in general which are priced very well. Will be calling again soon when we hope to have an evening meal there to enjoy the lovely atmosphere in the lounge.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Good local beers and well priced. Meals are home made and very popular.
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Richard H wrote a review Aug 2023
Rochford, United Kingdom8 contributions10 helpful votes
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We spent 3 nights there and all I can say it is totally amazing it’s a great little Pub/ B&B, our hosts Tracey and Lucy were fantastic, the breakfast was superb and our room was soooo comfy, we will be back again very soon, how a pub should be cosy friendly great food great hosts, we recommend to anyone
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Plenty of parking Good beers and ales which are local
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Sarah C wrote a review Aug 2023
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom8 contributions13 helpful votes
We visited 3 times during our weeks holiday. A wonderful local pub, great atmosphere, friendly, beautiful home cooked food and Tracey is the best host. We wish it was our local pub as we would be there all the time. Thank you Tracey for your wonderful hospitality.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Julie H wrote a review Jun 2023
Penzance, United Kingdom8 contributions1 helpful vote
We called in late afternoon just for a drink as we had heard good things…which were all true! A genuine friendly welcome, well kept beers, delicious appley cider and dog friendly. Look forward to going back soon.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Tinkandbell wrote a review Jun 2023
Bristol, United Kingdom85 contributions20 helpful votes
We popped in for a quick lunch, received a warm welcome and enjoyed a freshly cooked basket meal - good value and amazing chunky chips ! Tracey was very attentive and it was a lovely relaxed pub - just what I needed as was visiting with my elderly father
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Parking behind so approach slowly
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Vacation23104541373 wrote a review May 2023
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We saw The Fountain had just reopened last September but didn’t drop in due to lack of time. We have just returned from supper beautifully cooked by Zanna. But first things first. The welcome from landlady Tracey was just as you’d want it - friendly, interested and interesting. Two local real ales from The Penzance Brewing Company were on hand pumps and both in prime condition - Potion no.9 and Piskies Cove. If you prefer a cider or lager then there were plenty to choose from. A modest but sufficient wine list of good quality and there seemed to be plenty of spirits including some Cornish offerings. We enjoyed a homemade lasagne made on the premises not bought in served with a tasty salad and serious chips - and the home produced puff pastry tart with Camembert, smoked bacon and Caramelised Onion chutney which was served again with a salad and this time the nicest, thinnest, crispest sweet potato chips I’ve tasted anywhere. We don’t usually go for pud but both these were made on the premises by Zanna - a sticky ginger pudding - always a good sign when there is stem ginger involved and a gluten free (but you’d never know) chocolate brownie which was lush - half gluten free flour and half ground almonds. There was decent ice cream, clotted cream and custard if you wished… There were crumbles too. Sitting right on the Tin Coaster/18 bus route between Penzance and St. Just and Pendeen this is an ideal spot for an evening out at a proper country pub and with the current daily fare cap of £5 in Cornwall or £2 for a single, this really is an easy choice. The Fountain was missed when the brewery sold it in about 2010 but now it’s resurrected as a true free house and a visit will not disappoint. Tracey and her team deserve every success.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Plenty of parking at the back. The car park entrance is on the Penzance side of the building. Bus...
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Responded 28 May 2023
Thank you so much for your lovely comments, it’s greatly appreciated by myself and Zanna, makes it all worthwhile when we have such lovely reviews Also so glad you enjoyed your time at The Fountain, Kind regards Tracey
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Martyna P wrote a review May 2023
Sherborne, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
We back from Cornwall yesterday. We spend couple nights in The Fountain Inn. Lovely place with lovely people. Tracy the owner is a nice, lovely person. Chef’s make amazing, delicious homemade food. Local people is very friendly. Definitely we back next year.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Parking space. Homemade delicious food. Rooms with TV and bathroom
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Joanna W wrote a review Feb 2023
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Visited The Fountain Inn last night for dinner and a catch up with a friend. We were greeted warmly despite not having booked a table managed to bag a spot by the fire. The bar was full of families and friends and dogs. Service was friendly and dinner was delightful washed down with a healthy dose of red wine. All in all we had a cracking night in a friendly busy country pub and I would certainly recommend the place to anybody. Thanks for a great night!
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Tracey Bilby, Owner at Fountain Inn B&B
Responded 5 Feb 2023
Thank you for your kind comments, please call me back again soon , kind regards Tracey
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fountain Inn B&B
Which popular attractions are close to Fountain Inn B&B?
Nearby attractions include Cornwalls Great Escape Rooms Newlyn (3.0 miles), Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps (3.7 miles), and Cape Cornwall (3.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Fountain Inn B&B?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Fountain Inn B&B?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Fountain Inn B&B?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Fountain Inn B&B?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mermaid Alley, Mackerel Sky Seafood Bar, and The Shore Restaurant.
Are pets allowed at Fountain Inn B&B?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Fountain Inn B&B?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Carn Euny Ancient Village (2.3 miles), Chysauster Ancient Village (3.7 miles), and Zennor Head (4.9 miles).