Fountain Inn

Hampshire - Portsmouth

A historic pub interior of some regional importance

Listed Status: II

163 London Road
Portsmouth, North End

Tel: (023) 9266 1636


Real Ale: Yes

Public Transport: Near Bus Stop

Bus: Yes

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Built at the turn of the 20th century to replace an earlier pub of the same name, the Fountain is a typically grand Cogswell design and was part of the Pike Spicer Brewery's estate. Now consisting of a large U-shaped bar area with a separate room to the rear – retains its original 1890s ornately carved wood 'back fitting' with moulded baluster type supports to shelves with carved wood round arches at top and flanking pediments, but in 1992 all the room divisions were taken out and a new bar counter installed. Cast iron fireplaces are faux replacements. Some original stained glass remains in the freize at top of windows and door

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