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The Fountain at Clent

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

565 Reviews

5.7 /6 Wonderful 565 Reviews
Food: heavenly
Noise: quiet
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Atmosphere: excellent
Service: extraordinary
Quality/Price: great value
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1 review so far 6
22.09.2017 15:43

We always enjoy visiting The Fountain for the excellent food & service. The venue is an ideal place to meet up with friends and the four of us had a very enjoyable lunch.

2 reviews so far 6
20.09.2017 08:34

The food is always excellent and so is the service. We have dined at the Fountain numerous times and they set a very high standard.

2 reviews so far 6
18.09.2017 20:14

Great service, (unobtrusive), marvellous food beautifully cooked, I am a frequent diner at the Fountain at Clent. I didn't have room for a pudding on this occasion, but their clever idea of small portions of two or more choices gives one a pain-free method of sampling the menu!

1 review so far 6
17.09.2017 23:36

The Fountain serve a fantastic Sunday lunch and the service provided was superb. The cost of the meal (2 courses for £15.95) was very reasonable for what was provided, I will definitely be visiting again.

1 review so far 6
14.01.2017 20:55

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.

1 review so far 6
19.09.2016 09:26

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.

1 review so far 6
30.08.2017 16:22

We had booked our table for 2pm and arrived dead on time. Wr were warmley greeted immediately by the Head Waiter and were shown to our table straight away. Our Menu had even been personalised with our name which we thought was a nice touch. The waitress appeared at the table to take our drinks order almost straight away. We placed our order and enjoyed our drinks whist we waited. Shortly afterwards we were presented with a complimentry slice each of Spanish Omelette with a Garlic dip.This was very tasty indeed. The food arrived and was also delicious. I have the 8 portion of Garlic Prawns in a butter and Garlic sauce. My wife had Lamb rump. This was accompanied with steamed vegetables consisting of Broccoli , cabbage, French beans and carrots. There were also triple cooked chips and a portion of Dauphinoise potatoes. All the food was extremely well presented and cooked very well indeed. The service is also excellent.

1 review so far 6
15.12.2016 08:23

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.

1 review so far 6
24.12.2016 18:04

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

3 reviews so far 3
28.08.2017 14:18

We were very disappointed with this visit. On arrival at 12pm for lunch we were told we had to vacate the ta le by 2pm. One of our party was delayed but arrived within 5 mins of the rest of us and we placed our order no starter just a main meal with desert. We did not get our main meal until 12.50 pm. We ordered deserts another disappointment as the sticky toffe pudding was either stale or over cooked I did not complain about the desert as had already Decided in view of the time limitation we would not not go there again. we were then told the table was needed and we would could have coffee outside. we decided to go elsewhere for coffee. I do not go out for lunch with friends to be hurried over our meal. This has never happened in the past when lunching here. In the end they told us another table had been vacated and offered us free coffee which we accepted. We asked why we were not told about the time restriction on the table when we booked and they said it was because we made an online reservation. Not good enough Fountain this is not a cheap venue and we expect a leisurely lunch to be able to chat and catch up with friends.

1 review so far 6
22.12.2016 20:50

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.

1 review so far 6
01.08.2017 10:50

This was our first visit and we were surprised to see the place so vibrant on a Monday evening. Immediately we were welcomed to our table by a personable waitress. From there on, the level the service from the young waitresses and the quality of food served could not be faulted. The chef popped his head out to say that he had slightly overcooked a steak so there would be a slight delay, which enhanced the personal service on a busy evening. If you want a pleasant evening and quality of menu and service then come to The Fountain.

2 reviews so far 6
22.08.2017 09:01

The Fountain is our restaurant of choice for any special occasion and whenever else I can think of an excuse to go ! Fantastic food , exemplary service and very good value for money - we have never had a bad meal - even at our WI skittles evening the food was great . Always a wonderful menu choice - the tempura prawns are just the best ! Would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant to anyone for any occasion - great place to meet friends for lunch as well .

1 review so far 6
22.02.2017 11:10

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.

1 review so far 6
03.08.2016 22:43

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.

1 review so far 6
09.06.2016 19:53

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

3 reviews so far 6
22.08.2017 17:36

It's a great pub restaurant, very popular so booking is essential. There is a full a la carte menu, but we usually go for the fixed price options. We had 3 courses for £18. There is a great selection and the portions are generous. The food is well prepared and piping hot. The desser course has an option to try two smaller portions or one standard sized portion. A great way to try out different sweets. Great service and personable staff to boot.

1 review so far 5
13.12.2016 18:27

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

3 reviews so far 5
13.08.2017 20:53

Went for Sunday lunch with friends. Good choice of starters and mains. Like choice to have three small portions for desert Only downside was one of our party had cheese and biscuits. The selected cheese was weighed to 60 gram portion, there was no more than three dairylea cheese triangles. If you wanted 100 gram of cheese it was another £2.00. The waitress advised they weighed it as cheese was expensive. I have never been anywhere in the UK or abroad where when you have a cheeseboard and the portion is weighed. Quite disappointing

1 review so far 6
05.05.2017 21:47

A good restaurant with lovely food and good service. However, if you book for 7pm as we did, then you run the risk of them rebooking your table at 9pm and telling you that you must vacate the table for that time, which is what we were told. The problem is that the Fountain no longer has a lounge area where you could retire to drink your coffee so that someone else can have your table.