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The Old Stables

Fontwell Park Fontwell Avenue | Fontwell Avenue, Fontwell BN18 0SY, England
+44 1243 543082
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Overview
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good27%
  • Average15%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible13%
Travellers talk about
“pies” (8 reviews)
“pizza” (14 reviews)
“fish and chips” (10 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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LOCATION
Fontwell Park Fontwell Avenue | Fontwell Avenue, Fontwell BN18 0SY, England
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1 - 10 of 424 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Having moved to the South Coast we had to find a new venue for our Family Christmas Lunch. We spent time and effort researching the possibilities. We had lunch at the Old Stables in September to test the food and service and discussed our requirements...More

Thank lynmhow
Reviewed 3 days ago

This pub was close to our hotel so we used it a few times during our stay. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the food was really tasty. The atmosphere was cosy and inviting.

Thank lindy048
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Booked some weeks in advance and each paid £5 deposit so they knew we were coming. 9 retired women who have visited on a number of occasions. Arrived 12.30 as booked. Main meals arrived at 2. Most people were happy enough with their food but...More

Thank gaynor70
Reviewed 6 days ago

We are regular weekly visitors to The Old Stables. We both love the courtesy, friendliness and efficiency of Ben, Sheila and Tracy. However today was superb. We both had a meal of Fish and Chips and loved it. The fish in batter was cooked well...More

Thank Barbara C
General Manager A, Manager at The Old Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Barbara C, Thank you for the review we’re so glad you enjoyed your visit and I have shared with the staff your kind comments. We look forward to seeing you again soon thanks

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and I arrived at 12:30 for lunch, two of the staff had not turned up and the lady was trying to cope on her own. When the staff eventually turned up the service was no faster. When the food arrived my daughter had...More

Thank Pam368
General Manager A, Manager at The Old Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Thank you for your review. Unfortunately, Saturday 2 if our staff had broken down hence why they were late so our apologies for this. In regards to your daughter's salad, it’s a shame you didn’t say anything at the time as my duty manager...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Probably one of the best pub Sunday lunches we have had for some time. We have eaten in this restaurant several times but never for Sunday lunch - but we will definitely do it again. As always, very good service, food well presented, good portions...More

Thank Slinfoldgirl
General Manager A, Manager at The Old Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the review and myself and the team are glad you had a great experience here at the old stables. We aim to please from families through to people just enjoying some alone time so thanks for that. Hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying in the adjacent Travelodge for a week and so ate here on three separate occasions. On each one, the food was delicious and the staff were very friendly. However, they always seemed to be understaffed which led to long waits.

Thank FionaYB
General Manager A, Manager at The Old Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi FionaYB Thanks for the feedback as we aim to improve service in any way so thanks and we are glad you enjoyed the food

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For a big chain pub it's been done out fairly sympathetically, but don't tradition. The beers are stock options; Sharps etc, but good for all that. Service was friendly and helpful throughout. We were all happy with our food, though nobody was raving about it....More

Thank simoncbn
General Manager A, Manager at The Old Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Simon Ben, Thanks for your feedback as it helps us to re look at our beers that we stock and regularly change this with season and if we have a large following for a particular tipple! Again thanks for the feedback

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with three colleague's had a great meal service was excellent and I would certainly go back and if you are in the area it's worth a visit.

1  Thank Deepdiver2011
General Manager A, Manager at The Old Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the feedback, glad you and your colleagues enjoyed your visit with us.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great pub good real ale @ Cidre .Atmosphere in the good big roaring fire for the cold nights & out side seating for the warm nights .Good food especially the venison casserole .Also the staff had no problem allowing our party of 5 to stay...More

Thank CondacSean
General Manager A, Manager at The Old Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for review condacSean, great to see you enjoyed your visit and especially our game casserole, perfect for those colder evenings

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hungry29
17 November 2017|
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Response from Mary B | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. I expect so. Over the road there are other places to eat.
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deannauk_lower
19 August 2015|
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Response from Mike W | Reviewed this property |
My partner is disables and she was treated very well. No problems encountered at all.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fontwell Park Fontwell Avenue | Fontwell Avenue, Fontwell BN18 0SY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Fontwell
  • Phone Number: +44 1243 543082
Description
The Old Stables in Fontwell is a country pub & restaurant oozing rural charm and rustic character. Our picturesque surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for savouring the hearty, seasonal pub-food on our menu, and the carefully nurtured cask ales and fine wines gracing our bar.
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