England > Greater London > Old Street
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 57, 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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viktorvee (30) , England | March 22, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
The atmosphere and decor isnít particularity amazing, it lacks the old school appeal of the nearby Wenlock Arms for instance. The refurb is a bit characterless. However the beer selection is excellent, with lots of ales and Kernel beers amongst others for bottles. Food is hearty and good, simple.
Often fairly busy, a good pub for a drink after work.
maneliquor (139) Perth, Australia | January 17, 2014
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Met Theydon here for a drink. Very good selection of London microís and just general UK craft - Kernel, Brodieís, Camden, Magic Rock .etc. incuding a small but decent bottled selection - Partizan, To Ol, Sierra Nevada, Founders .etc.. Service is efficient and friendly. Plenty of space while I was here. Can get a little crowded at the bar though. Good place and fairly central
AdiBeer (64) London, England | January 8, 2014
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Fin (491) 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.
Theydon_Bois (552) 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!
madmitch76 (125) , England | January 21, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Tucked away around the corner from Moorfileds Eye Hospital - a characterful old boozer. Beer is usually in good nick and there is always a reasonable selection. The senior staff are excellent but there are one or two young part timers who could do with a kick to get them moving sometimes.
My only real bug bear here is bar stools - there are way to many of them and when it gets busy itís really hard to get to the bar and even harder to see what is on. I do use them when itís quiet but always to the side of the bar away from the pumps and tills.
All in all a great boozer and a semi regular for me.
Rune (360) 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).
jackl (320) 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.
teorn88 (66) London, England | August 28, 2012
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
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?).
jorge76 (71) , Italy | August 23, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
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 !
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