Old Fountain (Free) | Old Street, Greater London
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Old Fountain (Free)
Exceptional based on 26 ratings
Type: Bar

3 Baldwin Street
Old Street, Greater London England EC1V 9NU [ print map ]
0207 253 2970

oldfountain.co.uk

Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-11pm; Closed Sat & Sun


Mayor: Theydon_Bois (14) | Taps: 18 | Bottles: 30


Old Fountain (Free)

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Beer Available At Old Fountain (Free) (arranged by most recent)
Thornbridge Kipling 95, Oakham Hawse Buckler 96, Oakham JHB 85, Hawkshead Red (Cask) 67, Camden Town Gentlemanís Wit 79, Saltaire Elderflower Blonde 75, Oakham Scarlet Macaw 91, Fyne Ales Sublime Stout 95, Harbour Chilli & Mango IPA 60, Magic Rock High Wire 95, Emelisse Espresso Stout 98, Marble Pint 90, Orval 99, Siren Liquid Mistress 96, Siren Shattered Dream 99, Liverpool Craft Love Lane Pale , Arbor Tiny The Welder 76, Arbor A Bomb , The Kernel India Pale Ale US 366 96, Kent Session Pale
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26 reviews for Old Fountain (Free)
 Ambiance  74%
 Service  73%
 Selection  74%
 Food  64%
 Value  72%
 Overall  74%
 Rating  82%
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88  (66) London, England | August 28, 2012
Visited on a Friday night. It is located just off Old Street. The place is pretty typical English pub (aquarium aside) in furniture. Looks like the typical pub that noticed the craft beer evolution in this country and decided to embrace it somehow. Some nice pumps of English craft. Good value as well. Not a great service at all I must admit (do they hate Italians for some reason maybe?).
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
jorge76  (141) , Italy | August 23, 2012
Great pub , it was one of my favourite when I lived in London .. Good selection of cask always changing .. I never had any food in there but the salt beef sandwich looks good .. They have 6/7 beers from kernel brewery which is a great thing because all of them are delicious ... Well worth a visit !
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey  (418) Croydon, England | August 3, 2012
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.
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock  (354) , England | April 2, 2012
Proper locals pub (or people who work locally). My wife and I squeezed in on a Saturday night (Feb 2011) and it was awash with humanity, most of which were drinking Real Ale. Almost enough room for everyone, plenty of tables and chairs although many seemed to be happy standing. It was very noisey, all loud merry voices shouting above each other. Two interconnecting rooms with no wall between them, a bar runs along the whole lefthand side of the front room, it continues on into the slightly higher backroom. Handpulls differ in each half/room. The staff just about managing to cope, poured what I asked for and smiled, too busy for a chat but friendly enough. The beer quality was good and we liked the place, to crowded for a good look round. We had made a special effort to get here, as we had been told it had a good selection of Real Ales and was a real pub (unlike some places in London). We will go again if in that area of London, but it isnít really a place Iíd take a visiting beer geek from outside the UK. Plenty of easier accessible places to show off Real Ale in London
70
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
lassem  (34) Copenhagen, Denmark | March 26, 2012
Fine beer place in London. Dropped by for a few beers. The tap list holds a few comercial beers and a lot of minor local London craft brews. The Night I was there i wresled down a few from Brodies, Kernel and Redemption. Holds a Nice mixed crowd and serve the best bar food iíve seen for quite some time. Defenately a place worth visiting...more than once.
68
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub  (511) Banbury, England | February 25, 2012
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.
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 13/20
shoulderbroken  (183) Tokyo, Japan | October 19, 2011
Nice pub with a good selection. Decor is pleasantly traditional with a good mix of people there. Service was quick and polite, and good prices, especially for the area. Food looked good, but didnít see the menu. Big range of Kernel bottles priced from £3.95 to £4.40 I think, which seems pretty good to me. Also bottles from Camden Town and Redchurch. Will definitely be going back here. Shame itís not open at the weekend.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
Brugmansia  (412) Jylland, Denmark | October 4, 2011
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.
68
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
JohnRMurdoch  (306) Glasgow, Scotland | March 25, 2011| Updated March 26, 2011
Busy traditional bar close to Old Street Underground just round the corner from Moorfields Eye Hospital. Interesting well cared for ales on tap. Satisfactory service reasonable prices. Not far from Wenlock Arms.
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 12/20
mym  (14) London, England | February 16, 2011
Good range of beers, well kept. Nondescript interior. Ok penultimate stop for any crawl ending at The Wenlock Arms just up the road.

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