The Fountain Head, Branscombe, Devon

Stroll up the hill at Branscombe after a day on the beach and stop for a bite to eat at The Fountain Head, 500 years old, oozing character from the slate flags on the floor to the thick stone walls and open fireplace. There’s no fuss, no frills, this place hasn’t really changed much in years in terms of décor, so it’s a proper job rustic pub – no juke box, no pool table, no great big in-your-face TV. It’s somewhere you can sit and talk, chew the cud over a few beers, play cribbage or dominoes or fill your belly with wholesome homemade food.

If it’s lunchtime tuck into a sandwich or a Ploughman’s, or go for one of the pub classics like Honey-roast ham, double egg and chips, Sausage and mash, or it being near the sea, Fresh fish of the day. In the evening the stakes are upped with the likes of Roast breast of chicken with ratatouille, mixed wild mushrooms, new potatoes & sweet red wine dressing, Homemade venison, vegetable and red wine pie with chips and veg, and Roasted, marinated artichoke hearts and red peppers, sun-blushed tomatoes, fresh basil & mozzarella salad and warm ciabatta. They have a menu for the little ones and if you fancy going for the roast on Sunday we’d advise you to book because it gets busy.

You see, they keep it simple at The Fountain Head; everyone welcome (dogs included), friendly service, good beer, hearty food like your Mum might cook. Nowt wrong with that and in that vein, one of the nicest things is to sit outside of a summer’s evening with a nice cool pint as the sun goes down.

Open: Mon-Sat 11.00am-3.00pm and 6.00pm-11.00pm    Sun 12.00-10.30pm 
T: 01297 680359    All information correct at the time of writing

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