For years there was a lack of decent spots for a drink and a bite to eat before or after a trip to the cinema at Fountainbridge – that all changed with The Fountain.
The Fountain used to have a bit of a reputation as not-the-classiest joint in town, however a couple of years ago it reopened with a completely different atmosphere and clientele.
The décor is quirky, items such as old fashioned suitcases and wooden clogs decorate the windowsills and ledges. This theme follows through to the presentation of the food, for example chips are served in flowerpots.
The menu is fairly traditional for a pub with the usual fish and chips, pies, etc but with a bit of twist. The portions and quality are excellent. There is also a good selection of craft beers and ciders on the menu as well as a decent wine list. It is an excellent place to try some newer Scottish beers such as WEST or Innis & Gunn.
The sofas and armchairs in the bar offer a wonderful, welcoming atmosphere for relaxing and catching up with friends over a pint. The dining area is in a raised area to the side of the bar and can get a little cramped at the weekends.
The Fountain is a great stop for food and drink, whether or not a trip to the cinema is included.