The Fountain posted on 1 May 2011
The Fountain Inn has stood proudly on Regent Street in the heart of the city centre for over 200 years. This stunning Victorian public house has been a home from home for many of Cambridge’s local residents and visitors over the years - making the transformation from a traditional local pub to the massively popular city centre late night bar that it is today. As the changing face of the drinking, dining and clubbing scene has adapted to customer’s needs in recent times - The Fountain Inn has remained an ever-present for anyone who has ever lived in or visited Cambridge.
The Fountain Inn has continued to welcome customers from all walks of life through their doors for such a long time due to the pride they take in offering great service and ensuring a welcoming and inviting place to visit. Like all good pubs and bars The Fountain Inn’s range of drinks are wide and varied - consisting of great local ales, continental beers, premium wines, spirits and an exclusive cocktail list, with in-house favourites such as the Fireball, Dr. Pepper and Bison's Apple.
Their food menu offers a number of great choices also, including their delicious range of Pie Minister Pies, which are available in a number of different flavours including The Minty Lamb, The Matador (which contains beef, chorizo, olives, tomato and sherry) and The Heidi Pie (suitable for vegetarians and created using goats cheese, sweet potato, spinach and red onion).
There is, however, much more to The Fountain Inn than just a great place to eat and drink, there are also a variety of events happening on a weekly basis, during the week and at the weekends – On Wednesdays, between the hours of 21:00 – 02:00 they host an Open iPod Night where you control the music! Set up a 30 minute playlist of all your favourite tunes on your iPod, bring it along with you, put your name down for a slot and hear your choice of music being played on the loud speakers.
On Thursday evenings from 21:00-02:00 if you walk past The Fountain Inn, you’ll more than likely hear cries of “Buy, Buy, Buy – Sell, Sell” coming from their incredible Stock Exchange Night - a number of drinks are 'floated' on The Fountain Exchange, these products and prices are displayed on the 'trading screens' in the bar. Prices go up and down based on what customers (the traders) are buying! Prices rise or fall every 5 minutes, depending on whether the drinks are being bought or not.
They also screen most live sporting events on their big screen during the week and on weekends, including Premiership football, Rugby and any other events that can be requested. Just ask the bar staff if it would be possible for them to screen something you’d like to watch.
It’s at the weekends when The Fountain Inn really comes into its own, with free entry all night and DJs playing the latest tunes, you’re guaranteed a great night out, with the bar staying open until 03:00 on Friday and Saturday nights. They tend to use local DJs who are really enthusiastic about the music they play, creating a truly relaxing party atmosphere, which sees the dance floor full of smiling faces and occasionally sees people dancing on the tabletops! For more details on individual DJs, check out The Fountain Inn’s online calendar and head along to see one of the city’s most popular night spots in action.
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