We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Fountain Inn

Fountain Way | Forest of Dean, Parkend GL15 4JD, England
+44 1594 562189
Website
Save
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good38%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
6 days ago
“Great Gluten Free !!”
1 week ago
“Railway break”
Restaurant Hours
CUISINES
British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
DETAILS
Fountain Way | Forest of Dean, Parkend GL15 4JD, England
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
Write a Review
Reviews (162)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 162 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

The Fountain Inn has recently undergone a major refurbishment and is now very elegant and well appointed but it's still managed to maintain it's Forest of Dean character and charm. The menu is varied, freshly cooked and delicious. Lots of local produce and the portions...More

Thank whitfi57
Reviewed 6 days ago

Booked on a Friday for Sunday Lunch, great that they could get a party of 8 in at such short notice, Husband is gluten free, they could not do enough for him and the chef even explained what they did on the "every day" menu,...More

Thank Sonia B
Fountain_Inn, Owner at The Fountain Inn, responded to this review

Hello Sonia. Were delighted that you all enjoyed meals and it was a pleasure to cater for you. We look forward to seeing you again, Michelle and Alan.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited whilst travelling on Dean Forest Railway for lunch. Very nice, clean and pleasant establishment. Courteous staff. Good menu choice, lovely food and a couple of real ales, Wye Valley on my visit.

Thank LX60
Fountain_Inn, Owner at The Fountain Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to our inn. We're pleased you enjoyed your meal and hope you managed to spot some of the great local railway memorabilia we have on display. Michelle and Alan.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Steak was locally soured and cooked to perfection! A great meal out. Only a short walk from our B&B Deanfield House who recommended the pub. Starters, mains and desserts were of great quality. Book to avoid disappointment.

1  Thank Deborah G
Fountain_Inn, Owner at The Fountain Inn, responded to this review

Hello Deborah and thank you for the lovely review. We're really plaeased that you enjoyed your steak and we hope to see you again in the future. Michelle and Alan.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner here, and were very impressed by the food, which was excellent. The service was friendly and the pub has a lovely atmosphere. We visit the area regularly, and will definitely dine here again.

1  Thank Margaret T
Fountain_Inn, Owner at The Fountain Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review Margaret. Our aim to offer the very best pub food in the Forest of Dean and we're delighted that you enjoy eating here. We do hope to see you again soon. Alan and Michelle.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have had the pleasure of eating at the fountain on a number of occasions and couldn't rate it highly enough! Great food, great service and beautiful surroundings. I've eaten at the carvery and from the bar menu and I can't rate this place any higher,...More

2  Thank Richard S
Fountain_Inn, Owner at The Fountain Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for this lovely review. We're delighted that you've enjoyed your meals here and look forward to seeing you again soon. Regards, Michelle and Alan.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for a walker friendly, kid friendly pub for lunch with lots of nice food at a decent price. This place has all of that! For walkers they just ask that you leave muddy boots outside or cover them with plastic covers (provided...More

2  Thank Katy B
Fountain_Inn, Owner at The Fountain Inn, responded to this review

Hello Katy, 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 one day. Regards, Michelle and Alan.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited here very recently and the welcome and service as good as ever. The menu has been tweaked plus specials, as you would expect a good restaurant to do occasionally. But why take off the best ham, egg and chips in the area and the...More

Thank Valerie A
Fountain_Inn, Owner at The Fountain Inn, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to review your visit to us, and thank you for the lovely comments. We're on a mission to provide the very best pub food in the Forest of Dean. Ham, Egg and Chips just didn't fit anymore and it's...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A family of 'out of towners' we visited on a Friday night at the start of the Bank Holiday. Following a days walking we were in need of some good, home cooked food. And that is exactly what we got. Piping hot Lasagne, chicken in...More

Thank Kazhik
Fountain_Inn, Owner at The Fountain Inn, responded to this review

Many thanks for the lovely review. We're delighted that you enjoyed your meals and hope to see you again in the future. Michelle and Alan.

Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We visited The Fountain Inn whilst stays at a nearby holiday cottage. There was plenty on the menu and we really enjoyed what we had - both had steaks. There was also a great drinks choice. The only thing I would stay is the menu...More

Thank Nicole B
Fountain_Inn, Owner at The Fountain Inn, responded to this review

Hello Jane, thank you for taking the time to review your visit to our inn. We're delighted that you enjoyed your meals but must clarify what you have written about the cost of our steaks. Our prime, locally sourced, rump steaks are a whopping 12oz,...More

Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
The Miners Arms
433 reviews
1.61 km away
Nags Head
27 reviews
2.69 km away
The Butchers Arms
368 reviews
4.34 km away
Nearby Attractions
The Chocolate Strawberry
8 reviews
.14 km away
Go Ape
269 reviews
2.49 km away
Royal Forest of Dean
444 reviews
2.98 km away
The Secret Forest
66 reviews
4.10 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
michellwhite
Hello! Do you have a set Sunday lunch ie 3courses? Or is t just Buffet style Also are children catered for with regards to portions/prices Thank you ! Mb white
26 July 2016|
Answer
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
0
Votes
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$12 - US$18
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fountain Way | Forest of Dean, Parkend GL15 4JD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Gloucestershire  >  Forest of Dean  >  Parkend
  • Phone Number: +44 1594 562189
  • E-mail
Description
Welcome to our award winning, family run, village inn. We offer a wide choice of good quality, home-cooked, meals - ranging from steaks to curries and hot-pots. On Sundays, we also run a popular carvery from noon until 3pm. Almost all of 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 welcome families, mountain bikers and walkers.