Clement • Link
This tudor tavern survived the great fire and still stands near Strand/Fleet street.
It is likely The Fountain of Sam's reference. http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/Corporation/leis...
Not coincidentally it's also where the Samuel Pepys Club was formed in 1903.
Fountain court is just west of The Savoy on the s. side of the Strand. Could that be where the tavern was?
There's a Fountain Court off Middle Temple Lane s. of the transition to Fleet Street from the Strand. Check it out.
There is information about the Fountain Tavern in this in-depth entry:
Samuel Pepys and Fleet Street http://www.pepysdiary.com/indepth/2005/09/21/sa...
It is unlikely that the Fountain Tavern visited by Pepys was the one in the Strand. It was more likely the older one in the Temple. The one in the Strand was new at that time (if it yet existed). It was where the Whig grandees (Churchill, Russell et al) plotted the Glorious Revolution (1688/9) that dethroned Charles II's brother, James II, and installed William III (of Orange) and their sister, Mary II, in his place.
Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.