The Rock and Fountain Inn

4.5
300 reviews
£25 and under
Pub
Welcome to the Rock and Fountain

Traditional Country Pub serving Quality Home cooked Food

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 300 People Are Saying
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JulieE
South Wales
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our friend was visiting from Bahrain and was very impressed with the the Rock and Fountain. The staff were very accommodating, the food was very good. We look forward to seeing you next time

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Debbiep
South Wales
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Asked for vegetable soup and when it came it looked like it was just a chopped tomato with herbs in it. Certainly not worth the money and we also had sirloin steaks with a Stilton sauce but it was missing the Stilton and it was served with ordinary knives rather than steak knives so it made it impossible to cut, also very fatty
Don’t think we will be returning any time soon

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OpenTable Diner
South Wales
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food excellent but food took an hour to be served. All serving staff very helpful.

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Nicola
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely meal.. food was amazing 😍. Excellent service, very efficient staff. Will definitely be back

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SueE
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit on spur of the moment booked an hour before,
really nice place, service great from the moment you walk in from all the staff .

food was lovely and menu covered all tastes would recommend and definitely return.

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AmandaP
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and good service all staff were very helpful as one of our party is on a gluten free diet

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davidb
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic venue, friendly staff,food was fantastic,I would recommend this place to anyone.

DB
DawnB
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely outstanding and represented fantastic value for money. We chose outside seating as it was lovely and warm and they have an abundance of seating to choose from. Good friendly service and outstanding food and menu. Would highly recommend.

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GaryW
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very little bad to say, except I'd prefer more chips with the main courses. Starter (spicy chicken mini fillets with flatbread and minty yoghurt sauce) was very tasty. Burgers are very nice.
Service was friendly and prompt. I like the outdoor space, nice ambiance and just feel more relaxed out there in these strange Covid times. When the weather gets colder I'll probably still sit out there but wrap up well!

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Seesaw
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We have given the service 3 stars due to having to wait 57 minutes for our food to arrive. We regularly use the Rock and Fountain and have never waited this length of time before. When the food arrived we did admit the 57 minutes had been worth the wait. However the wait may have put others off had it been there first visit. We have booked for our November catch up. Staff are always friendly and our waitress was excellent especially as it was her first day.

It was great to be back and we were thrilled you had survived the Pandemic.

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JoyceG
London
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great country pub grub. Not a quick lunch, 3/4 hour wait. But for a catch up with friends it's ok.
Two courses £14. Good choice of mains we had the fish, burger and lasagne. Excellent. The went for orange and passionfruit cheesecake, but came out as strawberry, which we ate anyway and was delicious.

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AmyG
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Helpful staff, lovely food and calm atmosphere. Great dining experience.

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BenL
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food, quality and quantity 👌 the prices are really reasonable and delicious food.

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BNew
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Had seabass - flesh fine but skin not at all crispy. Potatoes were listed as roasted - they weren't they were really just overcooked boiled potatoes. Sister had veg curry - v tomato tasting - not what you'd really call a curry. Rice was like boil in the bag overcooked. Chips v nice though.
Had lemon meringue tart for desert - nothing special. Thin layer of lemon underneath the meringue.
V unlikely that I would eat there again. Disappointed.

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MartynR
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, as usual. Good food choice, great value. Always a really enjoyable atmosphere.

JB
JillB
South Wales
3 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very atmospheric place, lovely staff and great food

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Ruthie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful meal with the family as always the food was all home cooked and tasted delicious. The staff were brilliant as well. The 2 courses for £12 is excellent value and we were very happy this was available on weekends as well. Will definitely be back.

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samanthaH
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, great quality pub food. We were served so quickly, and the staff were all friendly, attentive, and could not have been more helpful to us on our first visit, we’ll be back very soon!

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Arakis
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Stopped in for dinner. Garlic Mushroom starter had no garlic, medium rare steak was medium at best. Service was none existent. Had to go to the bar repeatedly to order drinks as poor or no table service. Really disappointed….

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Overcooked inedible burger, a replacement was offered however this was 15 mins after our mains arrived and we had already waited half an hour for them after having our starters cleared. The starters were ok. The waitress did take the burger off our bill. We then waited over half an hour for our desserts. Whilst we didn’t want a rushed evening 3 hours for a 3 course meal was rather excessive, the food was adequate at best and not the birthday celebration we were anticipating we won’t be returning any time soon.

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Perm
Isle of Wight
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Food not great . Hit and miss some meals were lovely others were not specifically the ribs and chicken I don’t think it was quality meat used as chicken was very rubbery and ribs were fatty and little meat... I would
Compare to the chicken at weatherspoons or Iceland . Kids meals were over cooked and again very dry as were the chicken wing starter .

However the belly pork sea bass and pasta dishes were perfect . As were the mussels

Staff lovely service a little slow but to be expected when busy and setting was lovely .

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FrancesN
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Ordered steak to be medium when it was received totally overdone bordering on burnt. Every meal we looked at looked overdone

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JulieD
South Wales
7 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good meal, 2 courses for £12,.

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LaurenM
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and good food at a reasonable price!

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CharlotteJ
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good quality food. Generous portions. Service good.

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OpenTable Diner
South Wales
3 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love visiting the rock and fountain, food is excellent quality and very reasonably priced, staff so friendly and helpful

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AlisonJ
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, reasonably priced and prompt and polite service. Would definitely recommend.

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MichaelS
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Do not go on a party night. We waited over an hour for our main course. One meal came out cold. Good selection of meals. We will try again in the future.

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Locals
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Not impressed! Overpriced compared to other local establishments. Extra drinks at the table, service really slow! Really noisy, struggled with table conversation! Thought it would be better with the new owners, but won’t be returning!

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CharlieH
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Menu was exciting and interesting but all of it was overcooked. The crevattes were dry and rubbery and the burger whilst delicious was very dry. Such a shame. They handled the complaint well and discounted our bill

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Charlie1
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Lovely meal, had a long wait due to a party, but that was explained before we ordered, so was fine. My only quibble would be we did feel a little rushed to order and the plate clearance, but that’s a minor quibble after an overall enjoyable meal. Would recommend.

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KarenD
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Absolutely brilliant service. The girls waiting on you are can’t do enough for you and are so polite and professional in their role. This stuck me straight away as soon as I arrived.
The main meal was very tasty and hot on arrival to my table which I was thankful for. The dessert let the meal down as I found the meringue hard like if it had come out of a fridge that was too cold for its storage, but overall the meal, the staff and it’s surroundings was a wonderful experience.
Thank you so much for a good time.

JT
JamesT
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was beautiful. Service was amazing, couldn’t fault it.

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AndiK
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu, service, food, atmosphere and good value considering the quality. Staff were great. The best steak I have had in years!

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PamelaT
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food lovely staff who were very kind to my husband who has dementia, will definitely be going back

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PeterA
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We had the 2 for £12 deal and it wasn’t great. Soup you could stand a spoon up in and a very dry Angus Burger

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Leigh
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was excellent, we ate off the set menu and it was great value for money. Only negative was we were seated on a table very near to the bar where people were waiting to be seated, hovering around our table which was quite loud and uncomfortable.

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AmandaJ
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food gorgeous, staff so lovely , service brilliant

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SherranC
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Very good lunch and good value with helpful friendly staff

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CerysH
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Although the food was tasty once arrived, we had quite a wait and several prompts for our drinks to come. In fact our starters turned up before our drinks order did. We also had a bit of paper in our dinner which was quite unappetising to say the least. Unfortunately we were seated next to a large group which included stomping children and a grandmother who thought it was appropriate to clink her cutlery constantly in a baby’s face.

FAQs

The Rock and Fountain Inn is rated 4.5 stars by 300 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.