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The Fountain Head

At a glance

Bar menu
Beer festival
Open all year

This 500-year-old forge and cider house is a true rural survivor, in a peaceful village just a short walk from the coastal path. The traditional worn flagstones, crackling log fires, rustic furnishings, village-brewed beers from Branscombe Vale, and the chatty atmosphere (no intrusive music or electronic games here) charm both locals and visitors. Hearty pub food includes home-made duck liver and orange pâté with ginger and pear chutney; Cajun spiced chicken breast, parsnip mash, caramelised red onion, wild mushrooms and red wine dressing. There's a spit-roast and barbecue every Sunday evening between July and September. Don’t miss the midsummer beer festival.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Opening times: 11-3 6-11 (Sun 12-10.30)
  • Lunch opening: all wk 12-2
  • Dinner opening: all wk 6.30-9

Food and drink

  • Real ales: Branscombe Vale Branoc, Jolly Geff & Summa That
  • Real ciders: Westons, Pip

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted

Events

  • Beer festival, Mid Jun

Facilities

  • Parking available
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required

Children

  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • Family room available

Dogs

  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in restaurant
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

From Seaton on A3052 towards Sidmouth left at Branscombe Cross to pub

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