The Fountain Inn has tremendous roadside appeal; a beautiful black and white 17th century farmhouse and Inn - with the sun shining on the white paint and the brightly coloured flower baskets etc it really is a lovely building. There is a large carpark to one side.
The meal we had in the pub on the evening of our stay was excellent, as was the breakfast in the morning.
The new managers, who have been at the Fountain now for about 3 or 4 months I think at the time of writing, are nice people and obviously keen to give the place a new lease of life. The rooms themselves are in a separate annexe at the back of the Inn. Our double ensuite was nice enough and perfectly adequate, if a little tired looking, but when we stayed there was a sheet of paper left in the room asking for feedback and suggestions from guests about how to make improvements before they embark upon some redecoration/renovation of the rooms. I can't vouch for other rooms but looking at the website, some of the rooms have been decorated already.
Quite a few of the guests when we stayed were all attending the same party for someone living locally and upon realising we were all going to the same place nearby, the landlord was even kind enough to offer to drive us en masse to and from the party, which was jolly decent of him to do so.
Locally there are a few National Trust and English Heritage places to visit - Stokesay Castle (EH) , Berrington Hall (NT), the small ruined White Ladies Priory (NT) are each only about 20-30 minutes away. Tenbury Wells itself is nice and Ludlow is not far.
I wouldn't hesitate to stay again if the situation arose.
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- The Fountain Inn Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire, United Kingdom