Fountain TavernSt Clair Street
This old town pub on the north edge of the town shopping area reopened as a free house in late 2013, after over a year closed and undergoing extensive internal refurbishment. A long single room with a short bar to one side, it is largely food-led but manages to balance this with a more traditional pub operation offering up to 3 real ales, an 'open mic' evening on Mondays and a video-based quiz night on alternate Tuesdays; the front corner hosts a TV set. The roomy seating area beyond the bar is mainly, but not exclusively, used for dining, Steak nights and curry nights feature on Wed and Thu respectively, otherwise food is available 1200-1500, 1800-2100 and all day Sat & Sun. Three comfortable bedrooms are available. Food is limited to sandwiches at lunchtimes only. Off the town centre, but worth visiting.