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The Fountain Inn

Beautiful, award winning, inn. Well known locally for its excellent meals and real ales. A wide choice of home-cooked meals available and on Sundays a popular carvery is available from noon until 3pm.

Pub / Restaurant in or near Parkend


Welcome to the Fountain Inn.

Built 250 years ago, it was extended to provide refreshment and accommodation for travellers, when the Severn and Wye Railway began operating passenger trains to the village in 1875. It is now the oldest surviving building in Parkend, and the many photographs and artefacts which adorn our walls provide a fascinating insight into the history of village life. 

Ours is a friendly, family run, village pub that’s well known locally for its excellent meals and real ales. We offer a wide choice of good quality, home-cooked, meals – ranging from steaks to curries and hot-pots. On Sundays, we also run a popular carvery from noon until 3pm.

Almost all of our meat comes from butchers within 4 miles of Parkend and we support many other producers in the Forest of Dean.  At the bar you'll even find local real ales on tap, as well as a wide selection of other beers and wines. We welcome families, mountain bikers and walkers.

Well behaved dogs are also welcome in the bar.



Opening Times

Bar opening times

  • Mon-Fri: 12pm - 2:30pm and 6:30pm - 11pm
  • Sat: 12pm - 11pm
  • Sun: 12pm - 3pm and 7pm -10:30 pm


  • Building of historical interest
  • Children welcome
  • Dog Friendly
  • Evening meals
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Pub / Restaurant
  • Wheelchair access


Nr. Lydney
GL15 4JD
O/S Ref: SO 615 078

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By road

The Fountain Inn, Parkend is alongside the B4234, which runs from Ross-on-Wye to Lydney. There are easy motorway links beyond to the M4, M5, M48 and M50.

By rail

The Fountain Inn is a two minute walk away from Parkend station, the terminus of the recently renovated Dean Forest Railway. This provides a heritage steam-powered service between Parkend and Lydney Junction - the interchange for Arriva services to Cheltenham, Gloucester, Chepstow, Newport, Maesteg and Cardiff.

  • Cinderford
  • Coleford
  • Lydney
  • Parkend



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