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.
- 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 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.
Great service, excellent food. Could do with a little more lighting and the tables were awkward to sit at because of the leg design, but minor issues, and will definitely be going back.
Never disappointed always excellent food and service, staff very friendly and always busy when ever you go so it's a must to book. No more to say it speaks for it self excellent!
A lovely meal, which was exceptionally well presented in very comfortable surroundings. Service was attentive without being intrusive. I would have no hesitation in recommending a visit, but make sure that you reserve a table as even on a Tuesday night they were quite busy.
First class food, presentation, and hospitality at the Fountain Clent. It was our first time there but I will certainly be back again. Thank you Jill Seymour
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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 )
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 :-)
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!!!!
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!
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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!
Service was excellent and the food was very good ,also the atmosphere was buzzing . The only reason I did not give it a 6 was that the tables are very close together and it was very warm which made it quite stuffy and claustrophobic . But still my favourite restaurant .
We enjoyed a very tasty and superbly cooked and well presented meal at the Fountain to night. The staff were polite and very attentive, despite an early booking on a Thursday evening the place was almost full and the service was excellent. We will return, as I suspect will many others.
went on a Thursday night, at a peak time and found the staff to be lovely and attentive, there was a great ambience, and the food and drinks were top quality . we thoroughly enjoyed our visit and will definitely visit again.
the experience was wonderful we were greeted as soon as we walked in an the service second to non the food was served promptly and the staff were very attentive the food was equal to any five star restraint will go again.
The ambience is excellent, the welcome friendly and the food outstanding. The dining room was packed on the Tuesday lunchtime and this led to a very long wait before our meal was served, hence the less than maximum rating. The Fountain continues to provide a superb meal in friendly surroundings.
Fantastic as always, our sons 12th birthday and all he wanted was to eat at the The Fountain. Early bird special, great value. Jacqueline, Richard, Russell and team superb as always. Don't miss massive prawn starter and lamb pot roast main!!!!
my first meal at this restaurant, overall, very impressed with service and the excellent quality of food. Staff were friendly but not obtrusive. Only very small down point was that although very delicious, the men in the party thought the jam roly-poly portion a bit on the small side.
Very efficient and friendly staff. We would have liked to see the wine list before we chose our drinks, but probably we should have asked. I chose an expensive wine without realising and would probably have chosen the medium size rather than small; otherwise all was good.
We were taken for a meal by a friend and so enjoyed the meal, we invited some friends to join us and once more we were all thrilled with the experience and it will not be our last visit.
We enjoyed Sunday Lunch at the Fountain, and it was excellent. Service excellent, food excellent and price very fair. Portions very generous. Would not hesitate to eat there again. Thank you to their staff for a very enjoyable meal.
Lovely food but disappointing choice of starters. Slightly expensive for starters and desserts. Table in front of door meant we were overshadowed by large group at bar and cold draughty when people left door open. Having said that we all felt food we had was delicious
Friends and family have been raving about this place for years. Finally visit for the first time and wasn't disappointed. The food was lovely (I had the rib eye steak), the staff were friendly, welcoming and attentive and the menu is reasonably priced. Would definitely recommend