The Fountain is a fifteenth century Inn and is situated at the foot of Cliff Street by Shilly Ally 'Op and is believed to stand on the site of the first recorded settlement of Mevagissey which was then known as Porthilly.
Mevagissey once boasted 20 Inns, Taverns and Ale Houses, but the Fountain Inn is known as the 'Mother of them all' as it is the oldest public house in the village.
The Fountain Inn has two bars - the 'Smugglers Bar' came by its name from a tunnel situated in the bar which joined up with another tunnel leading to the harbour and all that lively illicit rum and brandy smuggled in from France.
The Fountain Inn has three letting rooms, two en-suite and one with private shower and toilet. All rooms have coloured television, tea/coffee making facilities and central heating.