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The Old Stables

Fontwell Park | Fontwell Avenue, Fontwell BN18 0SY, England
01243 543 082
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Ranked #2 of 4 restaurants in Fontwell
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Part of Vintage Inns
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Part of Vintage Inns
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English first
Wokingham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We were visiting the south coast and the Old Stables was recommended. Our first impressions were good - with the inside table set out well with napkins and wine glasses. The staff were co-operative and friendly. We ordered a black and blue steak and a rump steak with chips etc. We decided to eat outside as the evening was warm.... More

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Bognor Regis
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We booked a table for Sunday dinner and upon arrival were greated by friendly staff and invited to our table. It was a pity the Chef/kitchen staff did not make more of an effort in the production of our food ordered. We had the roast dinner which was supplied with parsnips cut so thin they had been baked to death,... More

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West Sussex, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Having to wait half an hour before our order was taken and a further half hour before it was served, 6 coated half mushrooms appeared with a lettuce leaf and a large dollop of garlic mayo on a massive dinner plate! Totally lost and uninviting! Main course served on a cold plate and the only thing that was warm was... More

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West Midlands
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Really lovely old pub. Friendly staff & great food. Although its on a main road, the garden is private and it was a pleasure to sit outside on a lovely sunny day. Would definitely recommend.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Went to the old stables for coffee today and was extremely disappointed with the service and cleanliness. My wife's cappuccino was served in a cup that had lipstick around the rim so had to be changed. I drank half my coffee and found a brown ring halfway down the mug clearly indicating it wasn't cleaned properly and the garden was... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

Visiting England from Australia is an amazing experience. But sometimes I am so disappointed at such poor customer service in the hospitality sector. You would not last a week in Australia if you gave the service we have received eating there tonight. It doesn't take much to smile or say thank you to your customers who actually ensure you have... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We have been here a couple of times now. Really enjoy the food and the setting. How ever just felt like our waiter had some where else he would have rather been today, which was a shame! But all the same my lamb was amazing so I enjoyed our day.

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Bognor Regis
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Food was good, but the service was slow even though it wasn't busy (probably 6 to 8 tables) and there were 4 waitresses

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Did not enjoy at all. Everything was clean but I'm not sure what they do in the kitchen. Looked lovely but the food was horrible. Steak tough everything was over cooked. Nice looking menu makes you feel that the food is going to be fresh and well prepared. Not the case in our visit. Very disappointed.

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ASHFORD
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Typical pub grub but trying to be an upmarket restuarant. Why have a big TV blairing out whilst you are trying to eat?

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