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The Fountain, Hawes - pub details


Address: Market Place, Hawes, North Yorkshire, DL8 3RD [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 37795) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

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> Current user rating: 4.5/10 (rated by 4 users)
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other pubs nearby:

Crown, Hawes (0.0 miles), Board Hotel, Hawes (0.0 miles), White Hart Inn, Hawes (0.1 miles), Green Dragon Inn, Hardraw (0.9 miles)


user reviews of the Fountain, Hawes

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This pub has seen better days. Once upon a time this pub was probably the best locally but nowadays a lack of staff really let's this pub down. Stressed, rude bar staff really takes the edge of what should be a good pub. The lack of decent cider is also a disappoinent.
AlieStreetcrusader - 1 May 2011 22:32
Not much to choose between this and the Crown next door for the best pub in town although with only 4 to choose from, Hawes isn’t exactly bursting with strong competition.

The ambience of the Fountain is of a typical small town pub with no thrills or fancies, a solid local’s pub without any pretence but closer inspection reveals more cultural leanings. The main body of the pub gives more than a passing nod towards the local Operatic Society with multiple posters (some signed) neatly aligned around the walls accompanied by the appropriate cast photos going back over the last 20 odd years. The pub also appears to do various fund raising for the Society. The décor is pretty standard pub fare, comfortable but unassuming although the quirky little single seat snug just inside the front door appears to be quite cosy for the lone drinker.

Having done all 4 of the town’s pubs, the Fountain appeared to be the most popular with the locals, most of whom were either glued to the tennis on the 2 TV’s or warming themselves by the log burning fire, almost a pre-requisite for any Dales pub. There were also 2 dartboards in the main bar and a pool table in the large rear function / dining room that also has its own bar (presumably used only for functions).

As for the beers, a decent if fairly typical Dales selection of ales – 2 from Black Sheep (Best and Special), John Smiths and Copper Dragon Scotts 1816, reasonably priced and quality fine. Overall, not a spectacular place that would stick in your mind to any degree but it is friendly enough and certainly worthy of a couple of pints if passing by.

RogerB - 23 Dec 2009 13:33

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