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“Adequate if you're not fussy.”
Review of The Fountain

The Fountain
Ranked #9 of 32 Restaurants in Aberfeldy
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$15
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Glasgow
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Adequate if you're not fussy.”
Reviewed 23 February 2012

On a short visit to the area, popped in for a quick bite.
The menu looks reasonable from the outside and the prices indicate at least a stab at quality. However....
A smoky smell greeted us, which we soon linked to the previous day's wood burning fire which was piled high with ashes.
Surroundings are dark varnished wood, cold and dim.
Despite the prompt and friendly attention of the waitress/barmaid, the end product was disappointing. From a selection of burgers starting at about 4 quid, I chose the BBQ, which for a 30p difference was a dollop of BBQ sauce on an ordinary burger. And I'm being kind when I say 'ordinary'. Dry and chewy. Complemented by a wet shredded 'salad' and some supermarket coleslaw. Chips were 1.90 extra, but were incongruously tasty.
My companion had a simple cheese and pickle toastie, but for 3 quid would have expected a bit more than 'value' pan bread and rubber cheese.
The only visible employee was friendly and quick enough, but even with the limited choice in the town, I won't be back.
And by the way, the smell of the fire ashes lingered and we had to immediately change and shower back at the hotel to get rid of the smoky reek from our clothes and hair.

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English first
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Excellent bar food”
Reviewed 31 January 2012

Quiet(ish) cosy local with seating for eating off to one side, as well as by the big log fire. Great value bar food. Stopped there one evening on a weekend stay and we were impressed with the friendly and quick service. Food arived pretty quickly and it was a good-sized helping, well presented, very tasty, and very satisfying. NOT the kind of pub where everythign stops when strangers walk in. Give it a go next time you're in aberfeldy. Highly recommend it.

Visited January 2012
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Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great Value, Friendly Service”
Reviewed 8 September 2011

Had a lovely lunch with my friends in the heart of aberfeldy, recomend the curry and baked potatoes, good selection of whisky too!

  • Visited August 2011
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“beware”
Reviewed 22 September 2010

Four of us went to this pub and we had steak pie which we all left due to meat been grisely and crust was uncooked inside ,we received half off our bill ;very disappointed

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