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Fontwell Park | Fontwell Avenue, Fontwell BN18 0SY, England
01243 543 082
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Today
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Part of Vintage Inns

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Visitor rating
  • 29
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 27
    Poor
  • 23
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
warm food with poor service

we popped in Easter Sunday evening for bar food, to be told no bar food only a la carte but not much left as been so busy over the weekend. So we went without. We returned Easter Monday evening for food. We was told a few dishes were off the menu as sold out and no chicken dishes left. I... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
kgrl_13
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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156 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Arundel, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We've dined here many times over the years. The meals we've had here have always been very good. The staff very polite and friendly, hence the reason we've returned so many times.

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Bognor
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We visited before the Fontwell Ladies day racing for lunch to celebrate a birthday. To start with it took 20 minutes for any one to even acknowledge us to get a drink - eventually after asking twice to order food some one took our order.... 1 hour later we are still waiting (bearing in mind it was only sandwich's and... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

My friend and I stayed at the Travel lodge close by this pub the night before a charity event we took part in. This pub had the perfect mix of a quaint English pub but with a casual feel with those strolling in for a pint from a rugby session to families coming in for a meal. We stocked up... More 

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

Ordered four meals all came out different times. Chips missing with one .. Final dinner arrived once other 3 had finished .. No apology. Had to be worst dinner I have ever seen served. Burnt over cooked cold and half of it missing. No point complaint as the umpteen staff standing around just did not care.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Dropped in for lunch today, we have eaten here many times, and have never had a bad meal. The food is fantastic and very good value for money and the staff are always friendly and helpful!! There is a great choice of beers and wines, all reasonably priced. Today I plumped for chicken liver pate to start, and pork belly... More 

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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We had lunch and a couple of drinks. Food was very good. Service was welcoming and surroundings clean and comfortable.

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We stopped here on a Saturday afternoon and it was very quiet. After taking our order, the lady that took our order for drinks and food returned to the bar, quickly poured herself a pint of beer and sat on a table near us with some fellow colleagues, apparently on a break. After a little while the starters arrived, but... More 

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Was staying at the Travelodge next door so had an evening meal here. There was a warm welcome when we entered and we were shown to a table and given the menus. The menu looked a tad limited. We opted for the steak and I'm afraid that the rare steak had been grilled for the same length of time as... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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98 reviews 98 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Staying over on business, it was this, Burger King or Little Chef, not much competition. I was a bit apprehensive about eating in a pub on my own, but I was very warmly welcomed, and seated quickly, and could see 3 or 4 other people dining alone. There was quite a lot of variety on the menu, but I wasn't... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

we popped in Easter Sunday evening for bar food, to be told no bar food only a la carte but not much left as been so busy over the weekend. So we went without. We returned Easter Monday evening for food. We was told a few dishes were off the menu as sold out and no chicken dishes left. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Fontwell Park | Fontwell Avenue, Fontwell BN18 0SY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Fontwell
  • Phone Number: 01243 543 082

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Description

Part of Vintage Inns
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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