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Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Nice people good beer real ale excellent company and first class licensees recommended Doom bar cask mark ales never had a bad pint once a month live music good bands and live sky sports both footie and six nations good prices do give it a try

Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed in the fountain inn for one night on a Saturday night purely because it was walking distance to a local party we went to. Quite frankly though the place was horrible. Possibly the worst place I've ever stayed in. At 60 quid with no breakfast it wasn't particularly cheap either. But seeing the state of the place not...

Thank lassie64
Corby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 August 2016

This seems like a nice pub - the garden is incredibly pretty, the staff are friendly & the food looked lovely - but I won't be staying here again. Our room was not particularly clean but the bathroom was an absolute disgrace / health hazard. Neither my husband nor I were prepared to step into such a disgusting shower cubicle...

Thank Lorraine W
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

One of the best menus we've seen for a while, perfect choice of light snacks or a more substantial meal at very reasonable prices. Combine this with a genuinely warm welcome and great selection of drinks and this is the perfect choice! Highly recommended.

1Thank berylthesilverperil
Peterborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 December 2015

Decided to stay here as we were attending an event in Soham and didn't want to drive home. The room was a small twin bedded one with en-suite, one of three they have in a building opposite the smoking area. The room was well equipped with tea and coffee making facilities, television with freeview as well as soaps and towels...

5Thank sigrami
Fleetwood, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 September 2015

We stayed here for a family function on 27/28 August. The rooms were very clean and more than adequate. The landlady and staff were fantastic and very helpful. The rooms are situated in the beer garden, however we had a little one who had no problem sleeping. The only downside was that you could not get any food, however the...

Thank DexDeb
Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 June 2015

The Fountain used to be a thriving pub, serving good food with a buzzing atmosphere. Over the past couple of years it has dwindled to a third rate inn, depending on its 24/7 licence to serve drinks. I used to look forward to having lunch at the Fountain once a week. But alas, now, like most hostelries, it does not...

2Thank Savana K
San Francisco
Reviewed 25 January 2015

Very friendly staff food in pub is very nice homely beds in room very comfortable. Bathroom was cold . Shame didn't offer breakfast for the price ie quick buffet enjoyed my time in room and pub shamevthat the wi wasn't in the rooms you had to go to The pub to fetch emails etc . A very handy place to...

Thank Ruth B
Reviewed 27 November 2014

I stayed in the room 2 on a Mon & Tues nights. Clean room, comfortable bed, ensuit toilet shower room, TV, free WiFi., tea/coffee making facility. All this for very modest price. If anyone can find fault with this place as value for money they would have to be very 'picky'. And just to be 'picky' there is some road...

Thank sid c
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 October 2014

......been on trip advisor for several years now and cant believe i have not reviewed this place. The food is excellent, well priced and well prepared. Your hosts are welcoming and will after you, the smoking area / garden is a pleasure and well maintained. I didnt stay in the accommodation (why would i i live around the corner!) but...

Thank Woolf

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Fountain Inn, which was originally known as The White Lion, is thought to date back to the 15th century. This grade 2 listed public house boasts an ancient Steelyard Weighbridge which was erected in the 17th century and is one of only two working examples in the Country.This family welcoming Pub has two bars, an award winning beer garden (best smoking area in the region 2011; The Publican's Morning Advertiser), a large car-park, a pool room, dartboard, fruit machine, games machine, jukebox, barbecue and a spacious conservatory.The Fountain makes for an ideal venue for celebrating birthdays, weddings, christenings, formal corporate functions or simply for socializing with your friends. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Fountain

Address: 1 Churchgate Street, Soham CB7 5DS, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cambridgeshire > Soham
Number of rooms: 3
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“No idea I have never stayed there. I should think the all night drinkers may be uncomfortably noisy.”
savanak2014, 12 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Mine was next to the outside area, very quite all night even though there was late night closing. I would stay there again!”
HokiTraveller, 13 Jun 2012 | Read review
“Avoid weekends if you don't like beery crowds just outside your room.”
HarryZyx, 23 Aug 2011 | Read review
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