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The Fountain Inn

€€ - €€€British, ,
Fountain Way | Forest of Dean, Lydney GL15 4JD, England
+44 1594 562189
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Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good37%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
British, Grill, Pub, Gastropub, Diner, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Service
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Fountain Way | Forest of Dean, Lydney GL15 4JD, England
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1 - 10 of 207 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

We ate at both the Woodman and the Fountain and they both serve good food with a varied menu with good service

Thank chrissrainey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Food, interesting menu at reasonable prices. Attentive service in pleasant surroundings. Can recommend.

Thank LandCEdwards
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We haven’t been for years, was always our regular, so when I read it had new owners and I saw a photo of the large mural I wondered? But I booked online, great! Pub was really busy, the locals are friendly and having come across...More

Thank Notsominijo
Fountain_Inn, Owner at The Fountain Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to the Fountain Inn. We're delighted that you enjoyed your meal, and hope to see you again, but just to clarify one point; we're not new owners. Next year we'll be celebrating 28 years here!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We usually visit this pub for our Sunday lunch, which is FANTASTIC, but as we weren't there on a Sunday this year visited on a mid week evening instead. Superb service, presentation and quality of food. The only problem was that I ate too much!

Thank Helwog
Fountain_Inn, Owner at The Fountain Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for this lovely review. We're delighted that you enjoyed your meals and hope to see you again soon. Regards, Michelle and Alan.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

meal not bad u could only have to meat not three of kind which we have one off every thing which was this point about itMore

Thank Heather B
Fountain_Inn, Owner at The Fountain Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for reviewing our Sunday carvery Heather. We're so sorry that the car park was full when you arrived, and that the meat selection had reduced from three to two by the time of your sitting. We actually have a lot of on-site parking (and...More

Reviewed 16 October 2017

Stopped for both lunch and dinner. Both superb meals, beer good, staff excellent, good spot and plenty of car parking. Had their steak dinner. Buy one get one half price. They were enormous. Far too big for me but the quality and cooking were excellent

Thank Agisalfisti
Fountain_Inn, Owner at The Fountain Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to us. We're delighted that you enjoyed your meals and hope to see you again soon. Regards, Michelle and Alan.

Reviewed 8 October 2017

I was staying in the Fountain Lodge with some old mates and we all (10) booked a table. We were shown to our table and our order was quickly taken by a cheerful staff, we have eaten at the fountain several times over the last...More

Thank stevieDW
Fountain_Inn, Owner at The Fountain Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Thank you for your review. We're really pleased that you enjoyed your visit to out inn and hostel and we hope to see you again one day. Regards, Michelle and Alan.

Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Visited for lunch. Very friendly and helpful staff. The food was very good. Service was quick. All very clean. Excellent value. Recommended.

Thank Nigel P
Fountain_Inn, Owner at The Fountain Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Thank you for this lovely review. We're delighted that you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon. Regards, Michelle and Alan.

Reviewed 3 October 2017

Having booked the carvery for the restaurant side of the Inn it was quite a surprise to see how small it was, but this in no way reflected the atmosphere and good feeling it gave. The chef on duty was quick with the banter and...More

1  Thank lindaandchas
Fountain_Inn, Owner at The Fountain Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you for the lovely review. We're delighted that you enjoyed your carvery and hope to see you again. Michelle and Alan.

Reviewed 29 September 2017

We called in here at lunchtime as Parkend is the last stop on the Forest of Dean Railway. It had been recommended and I can completely understand why. For starters, the welcome was lovely and friendly, it was busy but there was still seating available,...More

Thank Daisy21Duke
Fountain_Inn, Owner at The Fountain Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2017

Many thanks for this lovely review. We're delighted that you enjoyed your meals here and hope to see you again one day. Regards, Michelle and Alan.

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madginger62
21 November 2017|
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Response from Fountain_Inn | Property representative |
Yes, it's always advisable to pre-book as, even in the winter we can still get very busy. Regards, The Fountain Inn.
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michellwhite
26 July 2016|
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Response from Fountain_Inn | Property representative |
Hello, on Sunday Lunches we only offer a two course carvery. The carvery has 3 meats (beef, turkey and pork) and as many vegetables as you want. We also offer nut roast or quorn fillets for vegetarians and can cater for... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$12 - US$19
Cuisine
British, Grill, Pub, Gastropub, Diner, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 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: Fountain Way | Forest of Dean, Lydney GL15 4JD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Gloucestershire  >  Forest of Dean  >  Lydney  >  Parkend
  • Phone Number: +44 1594 562189
  • E-mail
Description
Welcome to our award winning, family run, village inn. We're on a mission to offer the very best pub food in the Forest of Dean and on our menus you'll find a wide choice of quality home-cooked meals - ranging from steaks to curries and seafood. On Sundays, we also run a popular carvery from noon until 3pm. All our meat comes from butchers within 4 miles of Parkend and we support many other producers in the Forest of Dean. At the bar you'll even find local real ales on tap, as well as a wide selection of other beers and wines. We have disabled access and we welcome families, mountain bikers and walkers.
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