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Beer Available At Old Fountain (Free) (arranged by most recent)
Redemption Red Rye , Truefitt Infant Hercules , Redwell Craft Pilsner 43, Mallinsons Yellow Dwarf , Mallinsons Alias 76, Kent Elderflower Saison , Late Knights Full Moon , Arbor Triple Hop #13 Columbus-Galaxy-Waimea , Beavertown Stingy Jack 78, Magic Rock Salty Kiss Lime 87, Marble Manchester Bitter 82, Five Points First Brews No2 Pale Ale , Magic Rock Clown Juice 92, Marble Pint 92, Arbor Breakfast Stout 94, The Kernel India Pale Ale Mosaic 99, Stone Pale Ale 96, Old Dairy Red Top 49, Marble Summer Marbles 88, Mighty Oak Hopsy Daisy
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nate2g (530) Boomtown! / Waikato, New Zealand | June 25, 2010
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
Busy pub in a side street off City Road. A solid cask range and beers are kept well. A few taps of common swill but by no means the worst Iíve seen. Staff are friendly and simple pub fare on offer. A good old fashioned boozer that fits in well with Wenlock Arms not far away.
Theydon_Bois (461) The íSham, England | February 23, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Most recent visit - Thursday 21st Feb í12 around 3.30 pm.
Exit 8 from Old Street tube/WAGN.
Single roomed boozer, medium in size, split over 2 levels (not much of a split mind!).
I was surprised how busy it was for the time of day - some 20 or so drinkers, largely a local kind of crowd drinking macro lager.
Good range of beers on both cask and tap with offerings from various regional brewers from Shropshire to West Yorkshire on cask, keg beers from Kernel and Magic Rock.
Service was good.
Well worth dropping in!
Leighton (445) London, England | November 26, 2010
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Awesome pub. Iíve been here three times for their beer festival. The setup is classic British pub. Plenty of seating, lots of beer ephemera, dim lighting, worn wood. The beer selection was great when I was there, what with the festival and everything. On a normal day it looked like they would have eight cask ales going. Prices were good, service was kind and attentive. Will return for sure.
Fin (433) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | April 1, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
We visited here yesterday Sunday 31st March 2013, just me and Loz. I have to say that the beer range was mightily impressive I started off with a Magic Rock Salty Kiss, Loz had a new Micro from Canterbury Alpha? something. Mine was very unusual for Magic Rock but very enjoyable all the same, Lozís was fine but there was a little butteryness. The crowd near us were clearly having a good time, but they were a bit raucous and clearly into both Pink Floyd and Sci Fi in a big way, but they were having a good time and looked like they were on a mission to get through as many at this beer festival as they could. Both barmen we spoke to were very friendly & helpful with suggestions they let Loz try mini samples of one or two before she finally settled on her choice. The cask beers were not as good as I would have liked, we had Oakham Tranquility IPA and Marble Green ísomethingí IPA both were fine but I got the impression that they were a little past their best in terms of freshness. The pub is easy enough to find and sits down a little back street off a very busy roundabout not far from Old Street station. Inside I thought it was a little like the íBat Caveí i.e. a bit dark and gloomy, there were two seating areas the lower area as you enter the pub which was a bit brighter and you went up a step into the other area which was near the main serving bar area which was to the left hand side as you enter the pub. There were a number of cask offerings (Beer Festival after all) which were on gravity at the rear of the pub just beyond the bar. The pub was a fairly down to earth place, nothing showy or fancy, selection as mentioned was great and it was friendly. Would probably go back to if in the area.
imdownthepub (372) Banbury, England | February 25, 2012
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Old style Public House just of the City Road, there are two quite distinct areas, we prefer the front bar on the Baldwin street end. There was an unfortunate incident with the bargirl who prefered to serve her regulars who were stood behind me, quite rude, but other than that all very reasonable. The food is hearty enough, the beer is very decent and varied. Good stuff.
Rune (344) TromsÝ, Norway | November 19, 2012
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
A mix of a traditional and modern British pub promoting an open, airy and clean atmosphere. A freehouse with a good and varied selection of ales on cask, keg and bottles. Well kept cask ales from breweries like Blue Monkey, Raw, Magic Rock, and Dark Star, among others, and bottles from local London breweries. Split room with two entrances to Peerless and Baldwin streets. Friendly service. Close to the Old Street tube. Cool and relaxing on a Monday afternoon (visited,05.11.2012).
Brugmansia (343) Jylland, Denmark | October 4, 2011
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
A cozy, smaller city pub, very nice and quiet pub, only open weekdays. Now and then they have a smaller festival, where they then have a range of beers from one brewery. Last we visited it was Saltaire.
They have a big aquarium, which is nice looking at while enjoying the beer. It is possible to eat here as well, traditionel pub food and pizzaīs, very nice.
They have a very friendly staff, they make you feel very velcome, the beers are well served and in good condition.
Scopey (341) Croydon, England | August 3, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Another place I finally got round to visiting (mostly because it doesnít open at weekends). It is located just off Old Street, adjacent to a housing estate. A great balance between traditional boozer and a good contemporary beer selection. The focus is clearly on micro UK breweries. Quite an extensive selection of both keg and cask, with the likes of Magic Rock, Dark Star, Fyne, Camden Town and Windsor & Eaton on at my last visit. A great place to come for a wide range of Kernel in bottle (about 8/9). Good value traditional pub grub also on offer. The fact they have a fish tank there is a bonus. All-round great pub, its just a shame they donít open at weekends.
jackl (285) Charlottesville, Virginia | October 14, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
The Old Fountainís a nice boozer located in a pretty good part of town for pubs. The decorís a bit tired, but the quality of beer more than makes up for it. I visited during a mini festival, and was most impressed by the beers they had on offer (Kernel, Oakham, Magic Rock etc). The bottle selection was pretty solid. The foodís OK, and served at a pretty cheap price. Overall, Iíll definitely be back. Itís open on weekends now, too.
downender (271) Bristol, England | June 21, 2009| Updated February 13, 2010
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Visited on 16/06/09. Visited after reading good things about it on the internet - the plaudits proved justified. Located on a back street a short stroll from Old Street underground station, with a relatively spacious tidy interior and small garden to the side. Beer range was excellent for London - Thornbridge kipling, Dark Star Hophead and great ales from Brewsters, Red Squirrel and Purity - also London Pride. A fair few of the Sam Smithís range of fruit beers, lagers and wheat beers were also available. Bar staff were friendly. Definitely one to visit, particularly if combined with the nearby Wenlock Arms.
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