The Fountain is one of the oldest known sites connected with the brewing trade in Gloucester. It was owned by Peter Poitevin in the time of Henry III, who was probably the bishop who crowned the young King at St Peter’s Abbey (now the Cathedral) in 1216.
It was almost certainly an Inn by the early fourteenth century. The name dates from around 1672, named for Trinity Well, the water source located nearby in Westgate Street.
A plaque in our attractive courtyard is said to commemorate another royal connection: a visit by William III who allegedly rode his horse up the stairs to show his contempt for Jacobite rebels meeting there.
The Fountain is a traditional pub with a good range of real ales and great pub food.
If it's a really great pint, juicy steak, light snack or a friendly place to sit and read the paper with a drink then look no further than the The Fountain Inn. We are ready to welcome you.