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The Fountain Head

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Bar, British, Pub
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| Located at the western 'Street' end, Branscombe EX12 3BG, England
+44 1297 680359
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Today
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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Showing 197: English reviews
Strood, England, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely log fire welcomed us. A friendly barman said to sit anywhere we wanted, he then took our order. My husband and I had the rump steak and our elderly aunt, who wasn't very hungry asked if she could have a starter as her main meal, this was no problem. She had the fish cakes. When the food came... More 

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2 Thank Diane B
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the Fountain Head for an evening meal after reading some great reviews on their website. Great welcome but keep your coats on as the heating or lack of it leaves a lot to be desired. My wife's main course of plaice fillets were so small I seriously wonder if it was legally caught!! The price of £14 was scandalous.... More 

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Thank STEVE S
Bristol, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our Saturday lunch of Lamb hot pot. It was tasty and warm for such a cold day. The local ale, Branoc, is lovely. We were on our bikes, so no problem with the parking, but I can see it would be a problem when busier. Wifi offered was BT internet at £4 per hour! Forget that, we left

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2 Thank Ladylee33456
devon
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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 

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Thank billblogs
UK
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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!

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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.

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Thank TrishaP P
Northampton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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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

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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 

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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.

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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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
Monday
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
Saturday
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?