Old Fountain

Bars and pubs Old Street
4 out of 5 stars
(2user reviews)

A Camra award-winning freehouse just around the corner from Old Street tube, Old Fountain has been run by the Durrant family for 50 years. It's a traditional old boozer but its focus on craft beer, modern food menu and attractive roof terrace bedecked with flora bring it firmly up to date. 

The beer selection really is pretty extensive. Expect eight real ales and nine craft kegs that change regularly, alongside Veltins, Camden Hells, Brooklyn, Peroni, Meantime and Camden Town Gentlemen's Wit lagers on tap. Fifteen options by the bottle include Partizan Pale Ale, Magic Rock, Sierra Nevada, Dark Star, Mikkeller and Evil Twin. 

The food menu ranges from Romano peppers stuffed with smoked aubergine, pesto and mixed salad to merguez sausages, a duck egg, asparagus and pancetta salad, onglet steaks and the 'big pig' burger - made from eight-hour slow-roasted shoulder of pork with smokey bacon. Sunday roasts are popular, too. 


Venue name: Old Fountain
Address: 3 Baldwin Street
Opening hours: Open 11am-11pm Mon-Fri. Food served noon-2.45pm, 5-9pm Mon-Fri
Transport: Tube: Old Street tube/rail
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If you looking for a low key pub near Old Street, this place is a decent option.  It’s relatively quiet compared to the other drinking establishments in the area.  It has a wide selection of beers on tap and bottled beers.  The staff are nice and friendly.  It’s not pricey either.


I had read great reviews about this place so decided to go on a Friday lunchtime with a group of friends.  It was absolutely heaving but a table had been reserved for us as promised and the manager couldn't have been more charming and helpful.  There was an excellent selection of beers to choose from (changes regularly) and the food won a "thumbs up" from everyone (we had taglietelle & halloumi; burgers with fries and ham, egg & chips - all yummy).   Unfortunately, didn't get a chance to visit the roof terrace but will definitely return and try it - at a quieter time in the week.

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