The Fountain makes a convenient pit-stop off the A1(M) for frazzled parents and their hungry children, especially with its large beer garden and playroom. Unpretentious pub grub at reasonable prices is the deal at this family-run pub, but a ‘fresh is best’ attitude and support for local growers drive the inn’s ethos nonetheless, with draught ales from nearby Welbeck Abbey Brewery. Some look no further than stone-baked pizzas and meal deals on the kiddies’ menu, but grown-ups head for the steaks, BBQ ribs and home-made steak and ale pie.
Open all year
Open all week
Lunch: Friday to Sunday 12–11
Dinner: Monday to Thursday 5–11, Friday to Sunday 12–11