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The Old Stables

) #1 of 4 Restaurants in Fontwell ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Bar, British, Pub
Fontwell Park Fontwell Avenue | Fontwell Avenue, Fontwell BN18 0SY, England
+44 1243 543082
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good27%
  • Average15%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible13%
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“side salad” (6 reviews)
“travel lodge” (10 reviews)
“vintage inn” (10 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
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Fontwell Park Fontwell Avenue | Fontwell Avenue, Fontwell BN18 0SY, England
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Reviews (372)
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Reviewed yesterday

I have never eaten here before but decided to meet friends who were visiting from Somerset and this was on their way back home. We met in the carpark where there is plenty of free parking and there was a very warm welcome from the...More

Thank 600bonnie
Reviewed 3 days ago

Had fish and chips which was. I was impressed by surroundings and range of menu. Everything was fairly priced. Would recommend.

Thank Mick S
Reviewed 4 days ago

The food is always of a very hight standard, piping hot and very well presented. The team are always very welcoming, knowledgeable about the food and drinks and nothing is too much trouble for them. The day we visited we were served by Cath, the...More

Thank 166websites
Reviewed 6 days ago

We dined at 7pm Friday 12th May & had a different, disappointing experience than the review I've just read from someone who must have dined at the same time. Hence must be inconsistent! Our waitress was pleasant enough& the problems we encountered weren' t exclusively...More

Thank katlady56
General Manager A, Manager at The Old Stables, responded to this review

Hi Katlady56, Sorry to hear your visit wasn't great. We unfortunately had to source chips from elsewhere earlier that day due to a delivery shortfall and were awaiting these, as you said they did turn up and we were able to then use the correct...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Visit regularly as this is consistently good. OK its a chain with the food arriving in a large lorry same as all the others, But its good quality very well cooked, nice atmosphere, comfortable surroundings and great service. The discount system by email is a...More

Thank TravellerJP
General Manager A, Manager at The Old Stables, responded to this review

Hi TravellerJP, Thanks for the feedback. I'm glad you had a great time, we are looking at our discounts and how to make them a bit more user friendly. Your server Niki will be pleased that you enjoyed yourselves.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a joint birthday celebration. My friend had had a bad experience at a vintage inn but she loved the beef short rib and the ambience was excellent.Danielle the waitress was bubbly and helpful great time will be returning

Thank Sheila C
General Manager A, Manager at The Old Stables, responded to this review

Thanks for your review I'm glad you enjoyed your evening and that your friend had a great time. I'll pass on your comments to Danielle and the team. We hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 1 week ago

Party of four on Friday 7pm. Great food especially the steaks. Staff friendly and attentive. Service was wonderful. Busy but not crowded. Will be back soon.

Thank Julie V
General Manager A, Manager at The Old Stables, responded to this review

Nice to see that you had a great evening Julie V. I'll pass your comments on to the team and the kitchen. Hope to see you soon

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Billy wasn't there this time when we came to the stables, but we were served by a lovely young lady, we had a wonderful meal and the place as always was full and lovely service was given We are moving away but we will be...More

Thank Sarah C
General Manager A, Manager at The Old Stables, responded to this review

Hi SarahC, I'm happy to hear you had a wonderful visit once again even though Billy wasn't here on your last visit!! The team will be pleased and we look forward to you visiting when you come back in the area. Cath and the team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here for bank holiday lunch.met by great friendly staff member called Shiela.very bubbly,had a great experience,two course meal deal very good value for money only £11.95 not long to wait to be served by the lovely Danielle,another very friendly member of staff.everyone who came...More

1  Thank joycelot
General Manager A, General Manager at The Old Stables, responded to this review

Hi joycelot, Thank you for your review. Danielle will be pleased with your comments as she is fairly new to our team and Sheila will be pleased as well. nice to hear you enjoyed our 2 course set menu and that you enjoyed the food....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drank and ate at Easter on one of our visits to nearby relatives. The welcome by the friendly staff was second to none and it really felt like we were going back to our “local” even though we live in the West Country. I...More

1  Thank CharlieEdgeler
General Manager A, Manager at The Old Stables, responded to this review

Hi CharlieEdgeler, Thanks for your review, It's such a delight to read your kind comments about my team and my assistant Ben who was pleased you enjoyed your visit this time as well as previous occasions. we hope to see you again soon and uphold...More

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Hi have management been contact to explain themselves ? I've been there and had a lovely time. l was VERY surprised about the terrible treatment you received I don't blame you being very angry as being disabled myself its embarrassing having to explain things to normal people.
18 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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
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
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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.