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The Old Stables

Fontwell Park Fontwell Avenue | Fontwell Avenue, Fontwell BN18 0SY, England
+44 1243 543082
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good26%
  • Average16%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible14%
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“pizza” (14 reviews)
“fontwell park” (10 reviews)
“travel lodge” (12 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Fontwell Park Fontwell Avenue | Fontwell Avenue, Fontwell BN18 0SY, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Starters was calamari, which was served in strips rather than expected rings. Also, very small portions! We then waited well over 30 minutes for the “lamb duo”, and “Yorkshire ham and eggs”. When both dishes eventually arrived we were told the delay was due to...More

Thank Sxcbull
General Manager A, Manager at The Old Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are disappointed to hear that you did not have a more positive experience with us at The Old Stables. We will ensure that in the future our staff are more informative about your menu choices! Thanks again

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for lunch.lovely interior,treats for the dogreat. Comfortable.reasonable prices.my partners meal of salmon fish cakes was fine but my vegetable wraps had been microwaved to a rock like consistency, l was unable to cut the wrap with a dining knife and had to tug...More

Thank cashmolic
General Manager A, Manager at The Old Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Cashmolic, thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent experience. We are disappointed to hear that you are not satisfied with your visit. We will ensure our food is cooked correctly and is enjoyable if you visit us again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Run down and very much worse than 2 years ago. Long wait before and between courses even though this was pre-booked and it wasn’t particularly busy. Tea in coffee pots & milk served in a Sainsbury’s plastic bottle. Dreadful standards.

Thank SteveDi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took a group of senior citizens today for lunch after a trip to Arundel. Rest assured it comes no worse, shocking service should be ashamed. Sort yourselves out.

Thank Neil N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We regularly visit The Old Stables for coffee or tea. However on this occasion we decided to have lunch. We both chose Fish and Chips with mushy peas. Delicious. The chips were crispy, the batter was light and crispy and the fish was cooked to...More

1  Thank Barbara C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well if this pub did not have the custom from Fontwell Park Races then you would not bother going, very poor standard food. Why in the UK do we put up with this, the food and service needs to raise the standard in these type...More

1  Thank Raymond B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived into what was a little run down establishment. Bar surface probably hadn't. Even wipes for some time as drips of drink all over it! Got a table for two and sat down straight away and were greeted by a pleasant young waiter. We both...More

Thank Thomas1Ward
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staying at the Arundel Fontwell Park Travelodge and decided to give the Old Stables Pub a try as it had mixed but not terrible reviews. We got into the habit of picking up our own menus on the way to the table which resolved the...More

Thank MelodyKat
Reviewed 10 May 2018

Stayed at the Travelodge Fontwell Park and The Old Stables is conveniently located next door. Had a very nice burger and chips meal, but plenty of other choices. Pleasant environment, good facilities, very clean, quick service and friendly staff. They couldn't accept credit cards on...More

Thank knits24-7
Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

In the area so visited here for dinner. Lovely quaint pub, fabulous staff who made us really welcome. Food was really good at a good price and ales kept to perfection. pleased we choose to eat here

Thank Stephen W
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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.
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
  • Value
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
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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
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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