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The Fountain Inn at Clent

Clent European, British £££ +100
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About The Fountain Inn at Clent

A trip into the British countryside is never complete without a pit-stop at the pub, and if you’re in the Worcestershire area, then The Fountain at Clent is as good a place as any to call in. Their location on the outskirts of Stourbridge is easily reached from Birmingham and further afield, and when you arrive at Adam’s Hill in the village of Clent, you will be met with an array of dishes and drinks from Britain and beyond that will make the journey into the countryside worthwhile. Make your reservation, pack up the car and get yourself over to The Fountain.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 11:00 - 21:00
  • Tuesday 11:00 - 21:00
  • Wednesday 11:00 - 21:00
  • Thursday 11:00 - 21:00
  • Friday 11:00 - 21:30
  • Saturday 11:00 - 21:30
  • Sunday 12:00 - 18:00
The Fountain Inn at Clent, 1 Adam's Hill, DY9 9PU Clent

Further Information

The West Midlands was once the inspiration for Mordor in Middle Earth, with factories and smoke, but here in the Worcestershire country village of Clent, the feeling is a little more Shire than Sauron. The Fountain on Adam’s Hill offers a feeling of the old days on the outskirts of Stourbridge, with a menu packed with British and international classics and a bar stocked with a regularly-rotating selection of cask ales, a full wine list and plenty of spirits to boot.

The usual menu at The Fountain at Clent is populated by meaty British favourites – lamb pot roast, beef wellington and steaks – as well as a few veggie and fish options, but it is the specials that we think are, well, special. Head to Adam’s Hill in Clent for their superlative Sunday Lunch, served with all the trimmings, of course, or even for a game of traditional skittles – their skittle room has its own special menu all of its own. Visit Richard and Jacqui at The Fountain for a proper British feed, just outside Stourbridge.

CHEF'S CHOICE

373 Reviews

5.7 /6 Wonderful 373 Reviews
Noise: quiet
Atmosphere: excellent
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Quality/Price: great value
Food: heavenly
Service: extraordinary
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Martyn H.
2 reviews so far 6
27.04.2017 02:24

An excellent meal well served and good value. The staff were pleasant, they took note of our special dietary requirements and the menu allowed plenty of variation despite having to be dairy-free.

Ann R.
1 review so far 6
22.04.2017 18:12

The meal and service was exceptional could not fault. However as a veggie it would be Nice to have a few more veggie options. However would certainly use again.

Paul G.
2 reviews so far 6
22.04.2017 07:41

Service was excellent from start to finish. Good choice of real ales and quality wines. Food was very good indeed. A busy place but a nice atmosphere - lively but not too noisy. We used to visit here a log but haven't been for ages - will certainly return a lot sooner next time.

teresa m.
1 review so far 6
19.04.2017 22:22

Staff very friendly and professional. The food is fresh and cooked to perfection. The Sunday lunch is also superb!. Would advise anyone to go and have a meal there.

Karen H.
1 review so far 6
15.01.2017 07:55

I have eaten at The Fountain at least three times last year, with my husband and sometimes with friends. This time I visited on the 6th January 2017 with three other family members. My fellow diners had the steak, the chicken and the fish pie. The steak was perfectly well done as requested. The fish pie and the chicken in a tomato sauce were also said to be delicious. I am a vegetarian and my only reservation is that the four times I have been in the last 12 months, I have had the same meal, Goat's cheese Wellington. Although there are three choices on the menu (2 more than many other places) the Wellington is the only meal I think goes with the accompanying steamed vegetable, dauphinoise potatoes and the delicious twice cooked chips. The other alternatives being curry and pasta. Having said that, I wouldn't like to take away a point as the choice of lagers, two of my guests were offered and the friendly service we always get and the assiette of desserts are all worth that extra point. I've already booked again for our wedding anniversary in February.

Johanna C.
1 review so far 6
19.09.2016 18:26

We had booked a table of four for 6PM Saturday evening, the previous week and just as well we did as the Restaurant was well attended. The pre-booked bottle of Prosecco -was well chilled and waiting for our arrival. Printed on the menu was a welcoming address to our group personally -what a lovely touch. The waiter was charming and served us well throughout the meal. I chose The home made falafel which came with a wonderful tangy yogurt , mint and coriander dressing which was gorgeous. This was followed by the Queenies Felix- Pan fried scallops with smoked bacon, white wine, fish stock, parsley and cream, accompanied by rice. Accompanied by a dish of fresh vegetables, dauphinoise potatoes and chips. The vegetables were fresh and vibrant. I did steel the odd chip and these were perfectly cooked. - fluffy in the middle and crisp on the outside. The whole experience was fabulous and without doubt, the best meal I have had in a very long while. Will definitely be back again.

David V.
1 review so far 6
15.12.2016 19:23

We are regulars and again enjoyed our meal at the Fountain. This is the first Sunday lunch we have had and we're pleased to find a full range of roast meats plus seasonal turkey. The beef was available as rare or not and the usual yummy slow roasted shoulder of lamb was also there. Menus are personalised which can be taken home as as a momento - a lovely touch. We were celebrating my daughters birthday and she not only appreciated the birthday wishes printed on the menu but also the complementary glass of prosecco. Side veg with the main are plentiful and with potatoes three ways proved more than enough. We managed the trio of deserts and rolled home happy and full. Service was exceptionally welcoming, friendly and efficient. Well done all at the Fountain.

Linda M.
1 review so far 6
25.12.2016 05:04

My wife & I booked for our anniversary being only the second time we've visited the Fountain, but again we enjoyed a lovely evening. We already knew that the food was a little more expensive than your run of the mill restaurants, but it's not difficult to understand why, because neither was the menu run of the mill. The food was all freshly cooked, well presented & excellent. The staff were very friendly, we were served by a young man named Jack who looked after us in a fine way adding to the enjoyment of our special evening, We look forward to returning again soon to the Fountain & wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone

Elizabeth V.
1 review so far 6
23.12.2016 07:50

As an ex sous chef of the old school, there is an ethos of food at the Fountain that uses flavour and balance, from start to finish. There's also great attention to detail in every single thing. One has a strong feeling that there is a highly trained team, from front of house and right throughout, yet is unobtrusive. It has an ambience which takes one back in time to when dinning out was not rushed, relaxing and completely physically and mentally satisfying. Room for improvement - more use of seasonal veg but overall amazingly low prices for such high standards.

stuart h.
1 review so far 6
22.02.2017 22:10

Party of 6. We arrived on time and our table was just being prepared for us. We visit the Fountain about 4 times a year and have never been disappointed. The service is excellent and the food equally so. I always finish up having the pot roasted lamb. I really should try something different. Bit disappointed with the treacle tart on this occasion, not sure what happened to it but in fairness I should have sent it back. Going again in a couple of weeks time for another birthday.

Janet P.
1 review so far 6
04.08.2016 07:43

The staff at The Fountain are very welcoming and friendly. The service they provide is excellent - there is never a feeling that they are 'hovering' yet they always manage to anticipate when customers are ready for another drink or the next course, I can't rate them highly enough. The food is always cooked and presented to a fantastic standard, the only problem being that it's so hard to make a choice from the menu. This is definitely number one in my top two favourite places to eat.

Paul H.
1 review so far 6
10.06.2016 04:53

I had beef Wellington in jus and my wife had chicken in bluecheese sauce, was accompanied with diaphanous potatoes chips and vegetables in separate serving bowls, For desert I had three small pots, raspberry cheesecake chocolate brownie with hot chocolate sauce with ice cream and a creme brulee Everything was served in good time and was delightful. With two glasses of rose prosseco and two pints of thatchers gold cider was 57 quid Which I think is really well priced for the quality you get

Alison B.
1 review so far 5
14.12.2016 05:27

The Fountain was busy when we arrived and the people had not left our table, however after waiting a few minutes with a drink, the let us sit at a spare table whilst we waited for ours. The food as usual, was excellent, we had fish for starters and then cod, steak. beef wellington and sea bass which were excellent. We really enjoyed the variety of vegetables and potatoes and the portions were good. The fountain never disappoints when it comes to food. The staff were efficient and friendly in the right way too! Excellent

John A.
1 review so far 5
20.01.2017 09:53

Enjoyable double anniversary celebration meal at this popular venue. Online booking was simple. Good table. Great location, welcoming maitre d, comfortable seating, engaging decor, vibrant atmosphere. Fixed price menu represented very good VFM except for disappointingly bland soup starter option. Wine, not the cheapest on the list, was forgettable. Excellent service slipped between puddings and coffees and coffees and the bill otherwise Attentive with the deserved capital A shown. Overall we thoroughly enjoyed the occasion and will recommend and dine here again in the not too distant future.

Elizabeth S.
1 review so far 6
03.08.2016 06:01

A drizzly lunchtime in August, yet a packed Fountain and no spare tables! Quietly efficient, courteous and friendly team; excellent value menu and extremely well cooked meal with generous portions. The young staff are already a credit to the owners. Grateful that music very low as so many happy diners chatting away. Am torn between keeping this pub a secret and telling the world! NB there is more parking behind the pub.

andy g.
1 review so far 5
31.12.2016 20:40

The welcome was lovely. Just the right amount of friendliness from the staff. The service was excellent and the food even better. For what you pay the food is the best value I have experienced. The quantity and quality are unbelievably good. One tiny thing against was the table position. It was cold every time the door opened. (which was frequently). So much so that I could not take my coat off. However this didn't spoil the overall experience too much. I would definetly revisit.

Rachel K.
1 review so far 5
17.08.2016 07:24

Fantastic food, good quality. Great service, we were looked after very well. Only downside was we were given the wrong wine - a prestige rioja rather than a standard which was twice the price. Only discovered this having left the pub and didn't feel we could query it as no doubt we were probably served the prestige wine and it was simply a misunderstanding - we simply asked for "the rioja" but there are 2 on the menu. Aside from that, a lovely evening.

Keith C.
2 reviews so far 6
26.07.2016 04:14

Excellent service from the moment we entered the Fountain Inn until we left , from all the staff that serviced our party .We opted to order from the "Prix Fixe Menu", ( 3 course option )and were not disappointed.Great Value for money.Excellent food ,well prepared and presented.We therefore enjoyed an excellent lunch served by very professional staff . We will return. thanks to all staff. ( Cook Party )

maureen n.
1 review so far 6
11.09.2016 02:23

The service, food, and atmosphere was great. A lovely independent pub which I will absolutely return to. The site recomended booking ahead and I was glad that I did as it is clearly a pretty popular spot with most if not all tables taken. A really lovely touch was my name was printed on the menu that I was encourage to take home with me :-)

lee M.
1 review so far 6
27.08.2016 23:43

Food at The Fountain @ Clent was delicious all three courses and as it was a warm evening even had our dessert outside. Water comes to your table chilled in a bottle. Prosecco is smooth but crisp. The service was outstanding polite pleasant smiley staff who treated you politely and served you like royalty. Really clean beautiful pub but where is the fountain!!!!

James B.
2 reviews so far 6
13.04.2017 21:06

We use the Fountain for that more special dinner. We went last night and it lived up to the reputation it has developed in our family. It is a comfortable, almost cosy, restaurant and the staff are welcoming and attentive. the menu was interesting and satisfied all members of our party. We were unable to resist the dessert. A thoroughly pleasant experience.

Sara B.
1 review so far 6
07.11.2016 02:18

Having chosen The Fountain for a birthday treat we were not disappointed. We both decided on the fillet steak and it is one of the best cooked steaks we have ever eaten. We had thought about going to a 'steak house' but recently they had not lived up to expectation so opted to try somewhere different. So glad we did!

Dean H.
1 review so far 6
10.10.2016 18:33

Home cooked delicious food every visit. Pleasant & friendly staff. Tiger prawns in tempura batter with chilli dip are sumptuous combine them with melt in your mouth lamb quarter shoulder (or half if you can manage). If you have room for desert you can tantalise your taste buds with a trio of deserts. Value for my money every time.

Margaret R.
1 review so far 6
03.07.2016 04:24

Couldn't fault the Fountain,the service was top class,as soon as we walked through the doors,the menu was brilliant ,the food was very hot and served amazingly fast, and very tasty,and all for a reasonable cost ,would certainly go back. ,they made us very welcome ,shame couldn't have done something with the weather ,but you can't have everything

Sharon D.
1 review so far 6
14.04.2017 23:58

Efficient and pleasant staff. The restaurant was very busy, so if you don't like a lively atmosphere , don't go. The food was excellent , as usual. Well cooked and tasty fish dish with loads of different vegetables. The portion of the trio of desserts was very generous and a delight. Leave room for your pudding!

COLIN M.
1 review so far 6
24.09.2016 04:53

I WANTED TO TAKE MY WIFE SOMEWHERE SPECIAL FOR OUR 52nd WEDDING ANNIVERSARY, MY DAUGHTER RECOMENDED THE FOUNTAIN AS SHE HAD BEEN THERE A FEW TIMES AND LOVED IT. I MUST SAY WE WERE VERY PLEASED SHE DID AS THE FOOD WAS EXCELLENT SO WAS SERVICE, AND THE SETTING WAS PERFECT. WE WILL RETURN AGAIN.

John R.
1 review so far 6
07.07.2016 16:47

The food was fabulous with a great choice. Also flexible over accompaniments and sides which is always good. The pick and mix puds where you choose 3 mini desserts is a great idea although very hard choice as they all sounded lovely! Staff friendly and service good. I would nit hesitate to recommend the Fountain.

Susan A.
1 review so far 6
28.06.2016 00:58

We have eaten at the Fountain on several occasions. Once again, we've had a super lunch with first class service. The food was delicious accompanied by a good selection of vegetables. The staff are most helpful and attentive and nothing is too much trouble. Always advisable to book. In our opinion excellent value for money.

Rob and Shirley C.
2 reviews so far 6
29.12.2016 07:34

Excellent food an service and not over priced. We both had the house special of lamb and it was gorgeous. I'm booked to return in 2 weeks for lunch and I think I'll try their fish. I think I'd like to work my way through their menu in 2017, now that would be good fun!

Peter T.
1 review so far 6
18.10.2016 02:20

A warm welcome and taken to our reserved table although we arrived an hour early. Excellent food and helpful service. I live in Bristol and my friends came from Stoke on Trent. The Fountain is a good halfway house and we will visit the Fountain again. Only slight problems: Limited parking spaces and overcrowded

Sara S.
2 reviews so far 6
17.08.2016 06:35

This is one of our favourite restaurants. On this occasion we took my dad for a pre birthday dinner along with our teenage children. Everyone's meal was delicious. Portions were very generous and we were given more vegetables and potatoes they we could eat with the main. The service was excellent as always.

Kevin L.
1 review so far 6
25.10.2016 21:10

Received a very warm welcome and complimentary amuse-bouche. Service was friendly, efficient and attentive during the meal. The food was exceptional. Even my mum (who can be quite difficult to please these days - if you know what I mean!!) said it was wonderful. Great setting, great service, great food - thoroughly recommended!!

Lesley C.
1 review so far 6
24.05.2016 17:46

Friendly helpful staff. Food hot and well presented. Only fault I could find was the glasses dd not look very clean but I think this could be down to the dish washer which left that cloudy look on the glass perhaps it is out of salt !!!! Food was excellent as usual.

Stuart W.
2 reviews so far 6
21.02.2017 00:59

This place is a real gem. Came highly recommended and rightly so. Super lunch from a wide ranging menu which catered for a ceoliac without any fuss. The Lamb Pot signature dish was quite brilliant. Lovely staff and a very friendly, relaxed atmosphere. A definite return to this one is called for.

Patricia H.
1 review so far 4
04.08.2016 01:45

the meal, as usual, was very good. Service started off very well but after main meal we had to chase staff to order our sweets . When they arrived they were missing the fruit and compote so had to go back, we ordered coffee for delivery when we had finished the desert. We had to chase them again to serve the coffees and teas and chase again to get the bill. A little disappointing and very unusual.

PAUL A.
3 reviews so far 6
19.06.2016 03:18

Another fantastic meal at the fountain clent.food tops I had calves liver melted in my mouth my wife had feather blade of beef .she said it was the best she ever a eaten.staff so kind and friendly.we have visited the fountain 6 times this year .can't wait for the next time.

JOHN M.
1 review so far 6
19.02.2017 00:17

As ever the Fountain was a joyous occasion. A very busy "Valentines Day" and we were second sitting. Table was ready. the food & service were flawless and very good value for money. A universally recommended West Midlands country restaurant, not in any way pretentious and always a special occasion JMcQ

Peter L.
2 reviews so far 4
02.12.2016 19:30

Great attention to detail with a superb, albeit somewhat limited lunchtime menu.Staff however are not on top of their game all the time, i.e. steamed veg did not arrive with our meals and when reminded quite amazingly they forgot to bring it again! This was our 4th visit ,so I must like it, but the cracks are beginning to show. Will leave it for a while now as their super offer is starting to fade.

Keith C.
2 reviews so far 6
17.02.2017 21:53

The fixed priice menu option was great value for money. The food was well prepared and presented. Staff were very helpfull and provided a real efficient service. We were not rushed ,even thow the dining area was full . Thanks for the experience , our friends really enjoyed the occasion.

Sarah T.
1 review so far 4
23.06.2016 16:47

We go to the Fountain at least once a year (always for Fathers Day) & always have a great meal in a cosy restaurant. This year though, I noticed that the food came out differently ie small pots of chips, cauliflower cheese etc your main plate came out as normal however, just portioned seemed smaller for some reason. Wouldn't deter me from going back as quality was still amazing, just not what we quite expected.

Keith D.
1 review so far 6
31.01.2017 07:58

Politely met at the door. Shown to our reserved table which had a personalised menu, nice touch. Staff were extremely friendly and efficient. Not rushed between courses, timing was spot on. The food was excellent. A lovely experience, value for money without a doubt. A must return and soon hopefully.

Heather S.
1 review so far 6
16.08.2016 18:19

It was a lovely day in rural Clent. It was our first visit to the Fountain for many years. Wish we had tried it before. Great food, great value and splendid service. It was a bit hot for the legendary lamb but will definitely be going again for that.

Tony B.
2 reviews so far 4
12.02.2017 10:13

Excellent venue. Excellent staff we'll run by the boss. The food is brilliant,potions could be slightly larger. I am coeliac and this condition was very very well catered for by the starter and main. GF options were let down by a very poor Coeliac options on the puddings...this needs lookng at by the owner However disputed the poor sweet choice this place is beyond belief and well worth a visit. We will return.

Sue S.
1 review so far 5
19.02.2017 02:47

Lovely location. Very pleasant staff, nothing was too much trouble. Visited for fixed price lunchtime menu. very enjoyable experience. Would definitely return and recommend to others but book a table otherwise you may be disappointed as they are a very busy restaurant. Only negative was the fact that they do not serve coffee or tea with skinny milk!

Mark G.
1 review so far 6
05.06.2016 19:37

Lovely pub in the Clent hills serving tasty food and a good range of drinks in a pleasant setting. Nice service, great menu which is personalised for your party (nice touch) and a reasonable bill at the end of it (£170 including tip for 5 of us). Recommended

Elaine S.
1 review so far 6
18.09.2016 22:48

Went with friends to celebrate my husbands birthday.couldnt fault it. lovely food,attentive friendly staff. the choice of 3 small puddings is a great idea. Hadnt been there for quite a while as we have a good choice of restaurants locally but will definatelt be going back again soon.

Peter P.
1 review so far 4
09.07.2016 17:29

Food excellent, nice Corey dining room in pub. Men's toilets smelt, the basics has not been done. Instead they had supplied individual towels, used once and put in basket, and a fancy curtain to the window, sort of things you would expect in high class restaurant (not the curtain).these things do not make up for an unkept toilet. I wonder how clean the kitchen was. Staff very good and prices reasonable

Paula W.
1 review so far 6
31.01.2017 23:34

The fountain at clent is always good for an excellent meal not the first time we have been and certainly won't be the last everything was delicious l especially enjoyed the huge king prawns in batter with sweet chilli sauce looking forward to the next time already

Paul & Louise S.
1 review so far 6
26.05.2016 04:26

We have been to the fountain many times and never been disappointed,booked for our 30th wedding anniversary, first time using the online service Quandoo very easy and user friendly,food and service is second to none we absolutely love it there looking fwd to the next time, Thanks

Joanne H.
1 review so far 6
06.05.2016 00:26

Charming, old pub/restaurant in lovely surroundings just a minute from the bottom of Clent Hills should you wish to work up an appetite....or indeed take a breather after indulging in the excellent food and ale. Staff ever courteous, friendly and efficient. What more do you want!