Old Fountain

4.5
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36 reviews
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£25 and under
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British

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The Old Fountain is a family run business passed down through 3 generations, boasting a large selection of craft beer and real ales. With regular local beers and 15 changing taps, there is something for everyone.

To accompany the vast beer selection, our menu focuses on a variety of pub classics and contemporary dishes. We take great pride in sourcing all produce fresh from local companies, made to order with an ever changing menu to reflect our chefs experience and knowledge. On Sunday's the pub turns gastro as we serve our very well known roast dinners from succulent beef and pork to a vegan friendly butternut squash heart. Hospitable staff operating in a relaxed and cosy environment are on hand to provide great insight in to the beers and give attentive service. Well priced, with a weekday lunch offer from 12-3 there is always a warm welcome at the Old Fountain.
What 36 People Are Saying
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Niall
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of London's finest pubs, and definitely the best in the Shoreditch / Hoxton / Old Street area.

This pub has a great selection of beers and wines, superb food and excellent service, it's well worth visiting if you're in the area.

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Beatrice
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food. Would definitely go again.

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IanW
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very enjoyable Sunday lunch all round. Excellent food and service.

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Shropshiregal
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two night stay for hospital visit - pub just around corner from hospital and hotel. Best fish and chips we have had in years - fresh cod. Wonderful! Beef and chicken burgers excellent. Limited menu as you would expect now but still good selection. Staff friendly, especially Amber. Have to go back to London in a few weeks as op was cancelled (surgeon was ill and couldn’t be helped) so really hope they are still open! If not, it will be pot noodles from Sainsbugs as hotel food is expensive and dismal! Fingers crossed!!

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JamesT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Due to COVID food wasn't being served on the Thursday evening we went. I was aware of this from their website, so make sure you check too. Great selection of beers and they semed to be kept brilliantly, but a big jump in price from their house stuff at £4.80 to the rest at £6+. Terrace ashtrays could do with being taken away for non-smokers

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HayleyS
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really well set out for Covid-times. Love this pub so great its managing through all this!

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Dearsley
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Old Fountain is my local and I love it! Great service and friendly staff :)

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Nick
London
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, traditional pub with very good craft beers. Very pleasant upstairs roof garden.

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MattC
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pub.

Staff are very friendly, great beers on tap, fantastic roof terrace. My favourite pub in the area!

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ShaneH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent east end pub. You've got your curtain and your fish tank.

Great selection of beers (a lot of their own) and some surprises on the wine menu . Will be going back.

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BaylC
London
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Fine location and decent terrace (though not when it rained as 1/2 the umbrellas didn't open or had holes in them....), but the Sunday roast wasn't very good unfortunately. Great French rose wine though!

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cazr
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We sat on the terrace- not as much of a sun trap as we hoped but lovely to be outside and the table service was super efficient, both the guys working that night were friendly but special shout out to the guy who had to run up and down the stairs in that heat to serve us. The menu is limited currently but the burgers on offer were very tasty- the food here is always really good and looking forward to it being back to a full menu.

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MaddieP
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience4

We didn't have anything to eat however drinks of the terrace were great and the app was really good when you order now because of Covid. The guy that was bringing our drinks was great and really friendly. A really nice relaxing afternoon/evening drink and I highly recommend.

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JamesA
Nottingham
3 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely roof terrace to enjoy the sun. Spacious and good service.

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Simon
London
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Hate using the app etc selection not as good as before but understandable as reopening , not a very pleasant experience . Not the fountains fault just trying to keep to guidelines but I would be inclined to bend them and get rid of app take card details and run tabs would be better . Not sure if I'll be back in a hurry shame as was my favourite pub.

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Dave
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the greatest pubs in London certainly in Shoreditch.

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sineadm
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a lovely experience at The Old Fountain on Saturday. They have implemented lots of guidelines to protect the staff and customers.

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xilog
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Came for lunch with a friend before an appointment at the eye hospital.
Good beer, great selection. The lunch special was the Pelosi Burger.
We both had it. Pricey but good: hand made burger?, cheese,
bacon, onions ...
Not the trendy brioche buns which fall apart too easily.
Service was very good, we ordered our first beers at the bar,
but after that we didn't need to get up (except for the loo),
whenever we wanted anything there was someone on hand
to take an order and deliver the goods.

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PhilH
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favourite pubs in London. Great selection of beer and food, especially Sunday roasts.

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Cbaxter
London
5 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic 🙌

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Marina
London
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always - best Sunday roast and sticky toffee pudding in London! Service lovely as always too

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OldStreetlocal
London
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a table of 12 booked for Sunday lunch, roasts were amazing; table service was an unexpected bonus and the drinks came really quickly each time. Thanks to all of the staff for a great day!

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vipSARAH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the service was amazing - loved the staff and the food was fantastic - amazing Sunday roast

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall1food4service4ambience4

I had a lovely meal plus the service was good up till when the bill appeared. They had placed a "voluntary" 12.5% service charge on top of the actual price and this final cost is shown much larger than the actual price. I noticed this and didn't say anything, giving the person behind the bar money and waited for the change, to see what would happen. The guy gave me the change based on the cost including the tip without asking if I agreed to.psy the service charge. I didn't say anything as I would have given them a tip, however I think this is a very misleading practice, especially if someone has had a few drinks. A tip should be at the discretion of the customer and after this example of mercenary behaviour I wouldn't go back to eat here. What initially was an enjoyable meal was spoiled by the ending.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Manchester
25 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent - what a hidden gem! The food was excellent!!

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Christinasha
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful hearty roast dinner
Will always return
Great staff
Brilliant selection of wines and beers
See you next Sunday!

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vipDun1
London
60 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Warm welcome from a hugely helpful waiter/ barman.
Very helpful about choosing the best place to eat and drink. We chose the roof terrace for a pre-lunch drink then decided to stay there for our meal.
Food (Sunday Roast) was very good indeed. Beautifully cooked meat and a wide range of well-cooked vegetables.
Huge range of beers and some very drinkable wine.
Would thoroughly recommend this pub / restaurant to anyone.

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eivindm
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome roastie great staff terrace in the sun is great fun Nice big tv lovely

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CourtneyF
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic Sunday Roast! It capped off a romantic weekend in London in between 2 weeks of work travel. Sit upstairs on the outdoor terrace if at all possible. It's a wonderful escape from the hustle and bustle of the surrounding streets.

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TimP
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great beers, friendly staff. Sunday roasts could do with another slice of meat and gravy on the side.

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Daniel
London
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Old Fountain with my family for a few beers and Sunday roasts. We sat in the sun on the roof terrace and the roasts were amazing. The roast beef sirloin was particlularly good! I was reccomended some excellent real ale to try by very friendly and helpful staff. Will be back very soon!

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nancyl
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Nice place for a pub meal and beer!

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TommyD
London
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Sunday roasts along side a very impressive beer selection

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RichardH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Had the Fountain Burger and mate had the Vegan Burger and both agreed they were excellent. Excellent real ale. Friendly service too.

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Ellie
London
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great roast dinners - good vegan/vegetarian options too!

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RalphT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for Sunday roasts and they were excellent, to be honest they were the best Sunday roasts I've had in a long time. They also have an enormous beer board, with lots of real ale and craft beer to choose from. The staff gave us lots of advice on which ones to choose as we didn't know where to start. Overall, lovely gastropub with amazing beer selection.

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