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The Old Stables

Fontwell Park, Fontwell Avenue, Fontwell, BN18 0SY +44 1243273832

(((() British
Average
Main course: £10
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday to Friday: 10:00 - 23:00
Saturday: 08:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 08:00 - 22:30

Very helpful and pleasant staff, lovely food, and 20% off too! Excellent, will be back!

Sheila Carter 24 August 2016
from Bognor Regis

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Perched on the edge of the beautiful South Downs National Park, and taking its name from the adjacent Fontwell Park Racecourse, The Old Stables enjoys premium views, particularly from its pretty beer garden. With a distinctive partially-thatched roof, the pub serves well-love British pub cuisine, which can be enjoyed from the al fresco dining area or by the welcoming hearth-fire.

Hearty Sunday roasts and trusty British dishes head The Old Stables menu, and a range just for kids offers mini versions of pub favourites. Signature Vintage pies offer fillings like beef & merlot with buttered peas, while The Old Stables ‘Vintage classics’ menu includes lemon & garlic-roasted chicken with seasoned chips.

Paying homage to the Great British pub, the Vintage Inn bar stock includes cask-conditioned beers, real ales and a meticulously compiled wine list. Thirst-quenching offerings include seasonal non-alcoholic cocktails and freshly-pressed juices, and rich coffee is brewed freshly throughout the day.

A country pub in Fontwell, but close to the coast as well, The Old Stables is only 7 minutes’ drive to Chichester.

The Old Stables

Fontwell Park, Fontwell Avenue, Fontwell, BN18 0SY

Contact +44 1243543082
Reservations +44 1243273832
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Customer reviews for The Old Stables

4.3 (((() (based on 13 reviews)
84% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (8)
  • value (7)
  • lunch (6)
  • large parties (4)
  • private dining (4)
  • business (3)
  • afternoon tea (2)
  • child friendly (1)
  • romantic (1)
  • views (1)
  • (((** by from Fleet

    Pleasantly greeted at the bar where we bought drinks whilst waiting for the rest of our party, then shown to our table.
    It took a while for the server to take our order, but worse still... the order didn't get to the kitchen.
    Our friends at an adjacent table ordered just after us, but we'd still not received our starters when they were already getting their main course. Any attentive server should've realised something was wrong and investigated. I had to go to the bar myself to find out what had gone wrong.
    Once the mistake had been realised, a very apologetic staff member offered us a free round of drinks, (thank you).
    My fillet steak was m/rare not Blue as requested. My friends sirloin was Blue and not m/rare as requested. The steaks had been left under a heat lamp along with the fresh green leaf dressing which looked parched and very sorry for itself.
    We also ate there the previous evening.. and before we had a chance to order desert, the bill was presented (without being requstef) despite the female server saying that she'd return for desert orders after the main even though the booking was late in the evening.
    A similar time last year we waited over 2 hours for food.
    Summary:
    Key staff members trying to be professional but with very poorly trained servers and average kitchen staff. Shame, because the Old Stables is a very pleasant place to be, with a nice atmosphere.

  • ((((( by from Bognor Regis

    Very helpful and pleasant staff, lovely food, and 20% off too! Excellent, will be back!

  • ((((( by from Fontwell

    fantasitc food, staff made you feel very welcome (professional) and great venue

  • (((** by from Chichester

    Arrived and was not shown to our table, told it was over there. Had to go and get our own menu and eventually half own a waitress to order - she was lovely and obviously not working on her section. They had run out of tarts. Good arrived and was ok. Service was poor, asked for some water, nothing arrived had to ask again. Was a real shame

  • ((((( by from Chichester

    Lovely ambience, great service & good food choice

  • ((((( by from Southampton

    Great choice,great service,great FOOD

  • ((((* by from chichester

    food was very good, good portions, value for money, good service from all staff. Only disappointment a problem with many restaurants food could have been served up hotter!

  • ((((* by from Totton

    We were warmly welcomed and shown to our table and awaited the rest of our party to arrive. The only downside was one of our party hard a terrible fillet steak, but the team at the old stables did not quibble about it and removed the cost from the bill. So overall the experience was very good.

  • (((** by from Storrington

    Great atmosphere, friendly staff, large menu selection. Particularly liked the sharing platters.
    Only negative was v. small potion of veg(only 2 small carrots within the selection!)and plates were cold but we spoke to the waitress and she was back quickly with warm ones.

  • ((((* by from Sutton. Pulborough

    A slightly long wait, 45 minutes, but well worth waiting for. The restaurant was extremely busy, virtually every table taken.

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