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The Old Fountain

Pub and Beer Garden££££
Hoxton, London, Greater London, Hoxton
  • Sabina C.
    "Great boozer - good selection of Ales, excellent food and a rooftop!"(4 Tips)
    Neil P.
    "The rooftop beer garden is a lovely hidden oasis of tranquility."(15 Tips)
    Max H.
    "Hot salt beef sandwiches are ace."(4 Tips)
    Ed G.
    "Best pub in the area with a good beer selection on cask & keg."(10 Tips)
60 Tips and reviews
  • beer
  • rooftop
  • boozer
  • salt beef sandwich
  • excellent craft
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  • Barry G.
    Barry GJuly 7
    The cheese chips here have layers of chips and layers of cheese and they're sooooo good 💁🏼‍♂️
  • Zuz
    ZuzJune 17
    Great hidden rooftop so close to Old st!
  • Miltos V.
    Great pub close to old Street station
  • Andrea C.
    Andrea CampiApril 17
    Very pretty pub with tons of choice in terms of beers. Rooftop garden is very pleasant.
  • Nick D.
    Nick DavisFebruary 28
    Classic old pub with many unique beer selections. Gets crowded on Friday nights with the local after work crowd.
  • Sachin M.
    Sachin MangalJanuary 28
    Been here 10+ times
    Great selection of Beer and Ales.
  • Dena H.
    Dena HaghsayJanuary 25
    I had the pork schnitzel and it was REALLY AWESOME. They have this beer called wise-beer I guess,and it really has a great taste and aroma
  • Brad H.
    Brad HaynesSeptember 30, 2016
    Nice roof garden, and good beer selection.
  • Jessica
    JessicaSeptember 19, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    This place never disappoints. Friendly staff and great range of beers. Has a cute little roof terrace but gets pretty packed, so you'll be lucky to get a seat.
  • @WineAlchemy1
    @WineAlchemy1July 4, 2016
    Rooftop real ale and smashing salt beef sandwiches
  • Kim P.
    Kim PhạmJune 26, 2016
    Low-key one of the best pubs in the area. The true hidden gem is the rooftop beer garden. Perfect for a lazy summer Sunday!
  • Pedro G.
    Pedro GonçalvesMay 20, 2016
    Tasty food!!
  • Bilge U.
    Bilge UApril 4, 2016
    It's an ordinary pub, nothing more or less. Good terrace as well.
  • Ben X.
    Ben XOJanuary 28, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Tech city folk drink here. Fountain of ideas.
  • Jacob R.
    Jacob RosenbergJanuary 21, 2016
    Solid beer selection, not too noisy.
  • Brad T.
    Brad TubbJanuary 15, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Never empty, but for good reason - this place has a great selection of craft beers and real ales, and the food looks pretty good too. If only there were free tables to eat it on!
  • Robert S.
    Robert ShawDecember 9, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    My favourite pub in this part of town. Infallible selection of wonderful beers, well kept, great venue, rooftop garden if you're lucky.
  • Tim R.
    Tim ReynoldsOctober 11, 2015
    Great selection of craft beer from across London.
  • David B.
    David BakerOctober 11, 2015
    Amazing selection of cask and keg ales. Really good food as well. Roof terrace perfect in the summer
  • Ceara P.
    Ceara PixieSeptember 17, 2015
    Cracking roof garden with big covers and heater for when it rains
  • Linda S.
    Linda SandvikSeptember 3, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    nice roof terrace (with heating)
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin McCulleyJune 29, 2015
    A wide selection of craft beers and a great little rooftop terrace make this a gem
  • Simon C.
    Simon ChanMay 26, 2015
    Snagging range of craft beer and good quality pub grub.
  • James B.
    James BrothersApril 14, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Soon many great beers but also so busy! Food is good to especially the pulled pork or cheesy chips!
  • dtmco
    dtmcoDecember 8, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Brilliant little pub, wish I'd have visited sooner.
  • Dertie B.
    Dertie BixonNovember 15, 2014
    Extensive craft beer selection. Hidden gem for this area. Don't tell everyone!
  • Mike B.
    Mike BarnardNovember 2, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Hit the roof terrace and get a salt beef sandwich with your craft beer.
  • Ben F.
    Ben FieldsOctober 24, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Best old boozer in Shoreditch. Excellent craft beer too!
  • Alex G.
    Alex GonzalezSeptember 9, 2014
    Nice terrace. Quality food. Changing selection of beers.
  • Ed G.
    Ed GeorgeAugust 22, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Best pub in the area with a good beer selection on cask & keg. The food from the recently revamped kitchen is well worth a try. Good roof terrace for when the weather is favourable.
    Upvoted 4 weeks ago
  • Amy R.
    Amy RobinsonAugust 6, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Great place for craft beer and food. Scotch eggs are delicious and they have a £10 meal with a drink lunch deal, Monday to Thursday.
  • Sabina C.
    Sabina ChaudhryJune 18, 2014
    Great boozer - good selection of Ales, excellent food and a rooftop!
  • Fred F.
    Fred FladeApril 4, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Best Pub ever
  • Neil P.
    Neil PearsonMarch 9, 2014
    The rooftop beer garden is a lovely hidden oasis of tranquility. Excellent craft beer selection, perfectly crispy chips and a salt beef sandwich of the highest standard.
  • Alan G.
    Alan GarnerMarch 7, 2014
    The San Francisco stout (can't recall the name) was rather nice indeed!!
  • Richard J.
    Richard JonesFebruary 6, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Drink the Citra
  • James S.
    James SweetJanuary 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    craft ale. crafty staff. cratfdacious roof terrace.
  • Lara
    LaraJune 29, 2013
    warm and local atmosphere, it reveals the humus of neighborough so well
  • Melissa M.
    Melissa MawbyApril 3, 2013
    Great rooftop bar with heated lamps and lots of seating! Just go through the dark door in the back. Also, the hipster bartender will give you a half pint of beer if you ask for a taste.
  • Shaun H.
    Shaun HillFebruary 23, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the best pubs in London. Friendly service and so many different cask ales every week. Even play the twin peaks theme tune occasionally. Very underrated pub that deserves a visit!
  • Chris
    ChrisNovember 14, 2012
    Wifi code: 02072532970
  • Burnley D.
    Burnley DaveOctober 7, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Beer always good.
  • Caroline W.
    Caroline WilliamsAugust 16, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome lunches. Corned beef hash, fried egg + baked beans.. lush.
  • James G.
    James GovernorMay 8, 2012
    Unbelievable craft beer selection at pub prices
  • Benn G.
    Benn GlazierMarch 7, 2012
    New carpet. Coat of paint. It's no upmarket swanky joint but by gosh, it's quality craft beer and it still feels like a boozer.
  • Stuart M.
    Stuart MurdochJune 14, 2011
    Best proper boozer at Silicon Roundabout - 8 Ales on tap
  • Jess M.
    Jess McCabeMay 26, 2011
    Don't get the on tap cider - truly vile
  • Piers
    PiersMay 24, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Aspall now on draught and best Guinness this side of Ireland
  • Eamon O.
    Eamon O'DwyerMay 24, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    You can have mustard and pickle with the salt beef if you want ..... Great sandwich .... Ask Jill for what's good at lunchtime.
  • Tom A.
    Tom AllenJanuary 14, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    This is a bitter drinkers pub. They put ant wee in the lager
  • Londonist
    LondonistSeptember 23, 2010
    A kind of ugly sister to the Wenlock Arms, but charming, and full of beer you've never heard of.
  • Max H.
    Max HowellAugust 12, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Great beer selection. Hot salt beef sandwiches are ace.
  • Fred S.
    Fred StidstonJune 10, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Default setting for salt beef sandwhich includes no mustard and no gherkin. Just bare salt beef
  • Michał ☃.
    Michał ☃April 16, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Get the Crab!
  • Joe D.
    Joe DawsonFebruary 11, 2010
    Incredible beards here...
  • James W.
    James WheareOctober 15, 2009
    Been here 25+ times
    don't ask for sandwiches, they give you a dirty look. if you can take the scorn they're lovely though.
  • Louis G.
    Louis GillOctober 10, 2009
    has an awesome choice of ales. they also tweet every time something new comes on
  • Laurie D.
    Laurie DennessOctober 9, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Cherry Beer and other assorted wonderful fruit beers. And the potato wedges are the best.
  • Anthony M.
    Anthony MannJanuary 5
    Pizza pizza pizza!
  • Patrick A.
    Patrick AwtyMarch 2, 2013
    Amazing live bands. Xxxxxxxx
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