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The Fountain Head

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Bar, British, Pub
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| Located at the western 'Street' end, Branscombe EX12 3BG, England
+44 1297 680359
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Walked from Beer to Branscombe and intended having lunch at this pub. We were the only one's in the bar area but the barman just stood there when we went in with his arms folded saying nothing. We ordered drinks and then my husband returned to the bar to order our lunch. The barman was taking an order from the... More 

Thank billblogs
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Visited recently and enjoyed lunch outside after a walk. All made very welcome with friendly service and even a biscuit for our dog. Parking limited as a lot of local roadworks and unusual but pleasant experience of riders riding horses on bridleway right through middle of terrace!

3 Thank WhiteWithSugar
Oxford, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Came with high expectations as in Sawdays. guide. Food was reasonable but nothing special. The table was sticky and the Ladies ..... So no I wouldn't go back. Wished we'd gone to The Masons Arms.

Thank TrishaP P
Northampton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Great pub great food and just what a pub should be . No attempt to modernise has ever been made to this great traditional pub . The food is homemade and massive portions . Without doubt one of only few and true English pubs

4 Thank ashleigh f
Axminster, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Some friends and I decided to make our monthly get together venue for lunch The Fountain Head. Without wishing to sound overly 'beer keen' we tried all three ales on offer from the local brewery before sitting down to lunch. It was a Tuesday in October. We had been dropped off by one of the 'wives' as other transportation methods... More 

3 Thank Devonrilla
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

A lovely mid point stop off on our walk from Weston to Branscombe mouth. A delicious god and chips with a pint of locally brewed ale. All three on fraught were local in fact! Lots of other walkers present with friendly staff showing themselves happy and attentive.

2 Thank Man D
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Walked along the coast from Weston and stopped off at The Fountain Head for lunch before continuing the hike to Branscombe Mouth. I had the ham ploughmans which came with plenty of thick ham, salad, pickles and a hunk of bread. My wonderful boyfriend had fish and chips which he said was delicious, along with a pint of the pub's... More 

1 Thank Sophie H
Poole, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Um.. well... parking is a nightmare, and really - DON'T go to Branscombe if you've got one of the huge cars/peoplecarriers - it's not designed for YOU! The Fountains is an old pub - compact and with old loos etc. Don't bother - go elsewhere... Why? Because it's awesome. Don't want ANY more people to find this complete gem in... More 

4 Thank Sheila_Dorset
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

What an amazing place. Very welcoming & friendly. Totally authentic country pub. Dogs welcome. Luckily no WIFI so people actually talk to each other. Beautiful big open log fire great country food. This is a must if your within 20miles.

4 Thank selwyn c
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

delicious lunch served outside in the sunshine. My chicken & bacon lasagne was very tasty. My husband had fish & chips which he said was very fresh and the fish beautifully white.

2 Thank DevonMimi

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Located at the western 'Street' end, Branscombe EX12 3BG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Branscombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1297 680359

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?