- 01223 366540
- 12 Regent Street (map of this place)
- CB2 1DB
- 11:30am-2am Mon-Thu; 11:30am-3am Fri-Sat; noon-1am Sun
Taken over by the Knight Pub Company and refurbished into a more "fashionable" venue around the end of 2005. It has very little natural light except at the very front, and there's a particularly dimly-lit sofa area at the back.
DJs tend to appear around the weekend to make life more interesting. Not a great place for real ale, but serves decent cheese with their bread and soup.
On a September 2010 visit, a 175ml ("small") glass of white wine was £3.50. They did have two real ales on their four handpumps (one was Thwaites Original, not sure of the other). Everyone except me was wearing a suit (this was around 5pm on a Wednesday), and most people were vertical-drinking near the bar, even though there were free tables.
Food served noon-3pm and 6pm-9pm every day, according to their website as of October 2010. A blackboard spotted outside in September 2007 advertised home-made stonebaked pizzas, but I'm not sure they still do these. As of October 2010 they seem to specialise in Pieminister pies and mash.
Accessibility: Small step up to get in. Step-free to the bar, seating area, and ladies' once you're in.
Last visited by Kake, September 2010. Opening hours and food times taken from the Fountain website, October 2010.