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Old Fountain

4.6
4.6
136 Reviews
£25 and under
British

PLEASE SPECIFY IF YOU ARE BOOKING FOR OUR HEATED & COVERED ROOF TERRACE OR INSIDE THE PUB
KITHCEN CURRENTLY CLOSED DURING THE WEEK. Please BYOF in the mean time.
KITCHEN REMAINS OPEN FOR OUR SUNDAY ROAST. Taking booking online. Opening time is 12-7.
The Old Fountain is a family run business passed down through 3 generations, boasting a large selection of craft beer and real ales. With regular local beers and 15 changing taps, there is something for everyone.

To accompany the vast beer selection, our menu focuses on a variety of pub classics. We take great pride in sourcing all produce fresh from local companies, made to order with a seasonal menu to reflect our chefs experience and knowledge. On Sunday's the pub turns gastro as we serve our very well known roast dinners from succulent beef and pork to a vegan friendly butternut squash heart. Hospitable staff operating in a relaxed and cosy environment are on hand to provide great insight in to the beers and give attentive service.

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Booked 3 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, Pub

  • Hours of operation

    Mon 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
    Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
    Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    020 7253 2970

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Shoreditch

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    old street

  • Additional

    Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Entertainment, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wine

Menu

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What 136 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • London

    Sunday Lunch

  • East London

    Great for Lunch

  • East London

    Neighborhood Gem

  • East London

    Sunday Lunch

  • East London

    Good Vegetarian Options

  • East London

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Food was good but didn’t put the gravy in the Yorkshire pudding and only had 3 roasts left for the day when there was 4 of us.

  2. k

    keithh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    We booked a table with open table and when we got there they sat us on a tiny dirty table. Then when we got drinks from the bar ..no table service... they informed us that the kitchen is closed and only doing a Christmas party . The staff or very rude and really do not care. HOW CAN YOU BOOK A TABLE TO FIND OUT YOU WILL NOT BE SERVED ......................................THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE --........................... We then spent 2 hours walking round trying to find a place to eat... How can open table even have this type of PUB on there books. Not happy rant over.

  3. D

    David

    Cork

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent Sunday roast at a reasonable price, and wonderful service from Kieran! We’ll be back, for sure!

  4. J

    Joanna

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The bar staff were really friendly and the roast dinner was insane.

  5. V

    Vic14

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice, old fashioned pub. Had a great vibe and the food was really good. We had a beef Sunday roast - just delicious. Friendly staff. Will def go again

  6. KH

    KateH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    What a little gem to find tucked away on a Sunday afternoon. We were desperate to find somewhere last minute for a Sunday roast and the Old Fountain amazingly had availability, which on a Sunday is no mean feat. The atmosphere was lively, the interior honest and unpretentious and we were blown away by the staff's welcome and friendly banter. The serving kitchen is open to view and was a real treat to watch the chef seasoning and taking great care plating up what can only be said as one of the most incredibly delicious roasts ever eaten. For the standard and amount of food the prices are spot on and very good value for money. I would like to thank the chef for serving us right up to the 7pm deadline as some of our party were running late and so we didn't order until 15 minutes before closing and still were served outstanding, delicious, hot food and we even had a bonus yorshire and gravy on the side...get in!!

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent Sunday Roast! Went for the fountain roast which was amazing!

  8. AP

    AP222

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2021

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    The website makes this look like quite a fancy pub, with food that goes beyond your standard Wetherspoons fare. But I think the website needs updating. The menu was mostly just burgers (only a beef burger, the vegan burger and chicken burger were sold out) and various chips/fries. It was fine, but nothing special. Staff were lovely. Good selection of beers. Decor a bit tired and grotty. It's a pleasant local but not worth making a journey to, as the website implied.

  9. EH

    ErikH

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good value for money. Friendly staff and delicious food as always. Highly recommend the rolled pork and the sticky toffee pudding.

  10. A

    Aimee

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious roast dinner including a yum veggie option and craft pints

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really great Sunday roast. We were a table of five, with two kids. The staff looked after us really well, service was quick and the food was delicious. Brilliant experience all round.

  12. HL

    HollieL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic roast dinner. Definitely the best Yorkshire’s too!

  13. DH

    DomH

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Nice original pub near Old Street. Great selection of beers and good food. Vegan fish and chips was great!

  14. RL

    RichardL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    A wide range of beers served by knowlegeable and helpful staff. A short menu, well suited to the business.

  15. m

    martyno

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went there for a Sunday roast - the food was epic the service was super informal and really attentive. Went with our son who is 2 and they were super accommodating. Their Fountain Roast dinner was super tasty and good selection of beers.

  16. ES

    EmmaS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent hidden pub with great drinks menu, really good Sunday lunch and brilliant service. Highly recommend

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall1food1service2ambience3

    Literally 90% of the food menu was unavailable. Disappointing place for pub dinner.

  18. DR

    DeanR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Pub! When done this well it really is fantastic. The staff were really friendly and so good at their job. Respect where respect is due. Sunday lunch was one of the best I ever had too. Beer list fantastic, cask absolutely at it's peak. Yep!

  19. SM

    SandyMax

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and amazing manager made an emotional lunch much easier

  20. DC

    DianeC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    First visit, read a review from someone we knew & decided to give it a go, food was fantastic really tasty & plenty of it. Service was great, very attentive, nothing too much trouble. Would highly recommend. Only negative would be place needs a bit of TLC

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Warwickshire

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Booked table for 8. No table available, and kitchen closed at 8

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Great service and fantastic Sunday lunch

  23. JB

    JohnB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    It's just a pub with food, it was fine, you don't need this!

  24. F

    Fraser

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great friendly staff, cracking beer choice and nice small plates!

  25. A

    Ashleigh

    London

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    The service was good but the Sunday roast wasn't the best. The meat was lovely and well seasoned and the yorkshire puds were nice. The roast potatoes were hard in the middle as were the carrots. Definitely not the lunch pictured on the website

  26. SV

    SusanV

    Herefordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Lovely meal with great service. Just a bit disappointed with limited selection on the menu. Great atmosphere upstairs on the terrace. Brilliant device.

  27. CK

    ChrisK

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great list of beers as always and a warm welcome. Had a vegetarian sausage roll which was awesome. Good to see it back open after so long.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, staff and a relaxed day. Great find and would recommend and come again

  29. MS

    MeeraS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Booked for a large group on the terrace, and the staff were incredibly helpful throughout. The umbrellas well set up for the rain and the staff went above and beyond to make sure we had a great time. A huge thank you, and would highly reccomend.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2021

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    Did not eat

  31. LL

    LissyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The staff were really welcoming and did a great job.

  32. NN

    NicN

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely service and delicious food. Roof terrace was perfect for a sunny afternoon

  33. V

    Viks

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Epic staff, beers, food and roof terrace! Epic staff, beers, food and roof terrace! Epic staff, beers, food and roof terrace!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    Went to watch the football. We showed up with an extra person and the manager let him in but was then really hostile the whole night, dampening the experience and made us all feel uncomfortable. The rest of the staff were really nice.

  35. IS

    ISSI

    London

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2021

    overall1food2service1ambience3

    Very poor customer service tried to move the booking to 30 mins earlier time and the person on the phone was extremely rude

  36. MC

    MattC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place to watch the England game. Lovely food, good beer and a wonderful atmosphere.

  37. T

    Tamcc

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such a nice pub, amazing roof terrace and awesome beers. Would 100% recommend

  38. A

    Aimee

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Most delicious roast dinner in London, great craft brews on tap and a welcoming team behind it all!

  39. F

    Fabulous

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time we'd been there and we will 100% be back. Terrace was amazing, staff were brilliant! Definitely a venue worth visiting

  40. s

    steveb

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Relaxing evening on the terrace. Service efficient as always. Added bonus of the football being on a TV outside

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Old Fountain is rated 4.6 stars by 136 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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2 people

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Booked 3 times today
Google Map for Old Fountain

3 Baldwin St London, EC1V 9NU

  • Neighborhood

    Shoreditch

  • Hours of operation

    Mon 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
    Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
    Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    British, Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    old street

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Entertainment, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wine

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