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The Fountain Inn

1 Saint Thomas Street, WELLS, BA5 2UU

The tower of Wells Cathedral protrudes above the rooftops a short distance away from this attractive, three-storey, blue-shuttered pub with pretty window boxes. The interior is appealing, too, with a large open fire in the big, comfortable bar, interesting bric--brac, discreet music and board games. Owner Tessa Hennessey, who once had her own restaurant in South Africa, is one of the two chefs, the other being the Fountain's long-serving Julie Pearce. Together they maintain a winning repertoire of high quality, home-cooked food, among which are crispy squid with garlic mayo; chicken and butternut Madras curry with coconut rice; grilled salmon with seasonal stir-fry vegetables; and filo parcel with feta, sun-blushed tomatoes, olives and pine nuts. Some of these you'll also find at lunchtime, alongside savoury crpes, and home-made lasagne. A meal could finish with pear tarte Tatin, or home-made cranberry and almond Bakewell tart. Off-street parking is available opposite the inn.

Further information

Tel: 01749 672317
Please quote 'The AA'.
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Principal beers

Butcombe Bitter, Sharp's Atlantic, Bath Ales Gem, guest ales


12-3 6-10.30 (Fri 12-3 6-11 Sat 12.30-3.30 6-11 Sun 12-3.30 7-10)


26 Dec, Mon L


Children welcome.
Coach parties catered.



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In city centre, at A371 & B3139 junct. Follow signs for The Horringtons. Inn on junct of Tor St & Saint Thomas St

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