Old Fountain (Free) | Old Street, Greater London
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Old Fountain (Free)
Exceptional based on 24 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: viktorvee (17) | Taps: 18 | Bottles: 30


Old Fountain (Free)

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Beer Available At Old Fountain (Free) (arranged by most recent)
Mallinsons Mild Thing , Redwell Steam Lager 30, Two Cocks 1643 Leveller , Strawman Munich , The Kernel Pale Ale Simcoe Mosaic Cascade 95, Kent Porter 78, Arbor Triple Hop #10 Motueka-Pacific Gem-Waimea 56, Marble Stout 54, Southern Tier IPA 96, Oakham Edgarís Bazaar , Bristol Beer Factory No 7 47, Redemption Red Rye , Truefitt Infant Hercules , Redwell Craft Pilsner 43, Mallinsons Yellow Dwarf , Mallinsons Alias 75, Kent Elderflower Saison , Late Knights Full Moon , Arbor Triple Hop #13 Columbus-Galaxy-Waimea , Beavertown Stingy Jack 85
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24 reviews for Old Fountain (Free)
 Ambiance  73%
 Service  73%
 Selection  73%
 Food  63%
 Value  72%
 Overall  74%
 Rating  81%
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 13/20
nate2g  (550) Boomtown! / Waikato, New Zealand | June 25, 2010
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.
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Svesse  (205) Hšsselby, Sweden | December 18, 2009| Updated December 18, 2013
Iíve been walking the road from Old Street station to Wenlock Arms several times over the years, not realising there was a very nice pub just off City Road halfway to the Wenlock. So Iím glad I decided to pop in on this wet November evening. Was greeted by seven handpumps of very well kept real ales and nice and friendly staff. The pub is fairly long, going through the building with entrances from both Baldwin Street and Peerless Street. Will visit again.
76
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
downender  (293) Bristol, England | June 21, 2009| Updated February 13, 2010
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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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
ladnewton  (155) London, England | June 7, 2009
Paid first visit here on 07/01/09 following recommendation from a friend. A traditional, hearty backstreet boozer is what greets the visitor. I received a warm welcome from Paul at the bar and soon got the lowdown on what Iíd been missing since the pub opened. Having just reopened after Christmas, the ale range was limited but quality was absolutely first class. Brains "Bitter", 3.7% was on top form and highly quaffable, and Titanic Full Steam Ahead was superb. The pub is divided into three distinct drinking areas and opposite the central bar sits a goldfish tank. I noted a tv set which was off for the duration of may stay, whilst the music was quiet enough for relaxed conversation throughout, On top of the ales, bottled Leffe beers are available whilst Paulaner and Bitburger are in draught. A failrly comprehensive wine list is offered. Visitors seeking food will need to check with the pub for details. I certainly recommend this hostelry for a quality pint in genuinely traditional surroundings and a friendly atmosphere afforded by the staff. Do go, you will not be disappointed!

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