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The Old Stables

Fontwell Park, Fontwell Avenue, Fontwell, BN18 0SY

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  •  - West Sussex
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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

Great food. Lovely old pub with character. Friendly staff. Reasonable prices. Situated right next door to Fontwell race course if you fancy a flutter on the horses .

Sandra 03 September 2019
from Southampton

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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

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Customer reviews for The Old Stables

3.8 ((((* (based on 28 reviews)
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  • dinner (17)
  • value (13)
  • lunch (11)
  • large parties (7)
  • private dining (6)
  • business (5)
  • afternoon tea (4)
  • al fresco (3)
  • child friendly (3)
  • romantic (1)
  • views (1)
  • ((((( 24 March 2017 by Terence from Chichester

    This was out first visit to the old stables & we wasn't disappointed! The pub had a lovely ambience, great choice of ales & Gin's! The food was superb & the service was excellent. We were particularly impressesd with a certain member of staff who we will email about separately. A very enjoyable visit & certainly will revisit in the near future. Thank you.

  • ((((( 3 March 2017 by June from Chichester District

    Excellent overall

  • ((((* 26 February 2017 by Alison from Berkshire

    Lovely evening. Food was very good and staff were helpful and friendly.

  • ((((( 14 December 2016 by Cliff from Havant

    Excellent service and good value varied menu.

  • ((((* 27 October 2016 by Steven from arundel

    Good meal

  • (((** 24 August 2016 by S. 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.
    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.

  • ((((( 24 August 2016 by Sheila from Bognor Regis

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

  • ((((( 9 August 2016 by Alison from Fontwell

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

  • (((** 14 June 2016 by Katharine 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

  • ((((( 29 March 2016 by Linda from Chichester

    Lovely ambience, great service & good food choice

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