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The Fountain Inn

$$ - $$$, British,
High Street, Cowes PO31 7AW, England
+44 1983 292397
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good34%
  • Average21%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible13%
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07:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
High Street, Cowes PO31 7AW, England
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Reviewed yesterday

sunday lunch for 4 people well serviced and good food. Plenty on the plate a good selection beyond the Sunday roasts. Good location just by Red Jet. Easy access for all. Not too busy so felt quiet and nice not too be hurried.

Thank aeskit
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely position overlooking the harbour next to Red Jet terminal so I often meet and greet visitors to the island here Great bar for drinking... Not so keen on the food sadly... But maybe we have just had a couple of bad experiences and not...More

Thank Seanachaitraveller
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having previously used the hotel for business myself and my partner decided to stay when we visited the island on our holiday. Our stay was ok, the rooms are very old and there were damp patches everywhere, however it was clean enough and the location...More

Thank Charlotte_Messenger
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here last month whilst having a weekend in Cowes. Very rainy night so we were pleased to find a table, and were served quickly. Our friend was very happy with her lamb shank and my salmon was good, but there were very few roast...More

Thank GMP41
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Today 6th August I went for Fish and Chips after Cowes week as I love it here. At only £10.29 it is so much nicer than a takeaway and you can sit down and use the internet and of course a table. My fish was...More

Thank Edward P
Reviewed 7 August 2017

We visited at the end of Cowes week, we opted for a late lunch and had a great meal, we did not experience any of the dirty tables etc that previous reviewers mention,

Thank sch1968
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Having previously slated the poor service (slovenly staff, unwiped and uncleared tables), I have been pleasantly surprised on recent visits to The Fountain. I suspect the brewery have finally acted on all of the complaints and drafted in a 'task force' - certainly, there are...More

Thank Loula-IOW
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Had a drink outside whilst waiting for red jet Wine served in an enormous cocktail glass When my husband asked for a wine glass the nearby manager with hands in pockets instructed the bar man to find one and put it in the dishwasher! They...More

Thank MDN50
Reviewed 4 July 2017

The Pre orderedmeal for 7pm on 31st June. most popular wines sold out before we arrived. Only expensive wine available but no wine glasses We were given tumblers! for some of the group to drink their wine as they had run out of wine glasses.The...More

Thank cmtricker
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Stopped in for a sandwich and a pint. The bread was stale and dry which was not helped by the fact that no butter or mayo had been used to dress the chicken and smoked bacon filling. The salad was brown and limp. The only...More

Thank John S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street, Cowes PO31 7AW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Cowes
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 292397
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