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

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Visitor rating
  • 27
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 21
    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
Most recent review
One of the better Vintage Inns

Nice and efficient Inn with good staff. A little on the chilly side (a common fault of Vintage Inns, I have found) and the standard menu is now suffering with a bit of "menu fatigue" - needs a bit of a freshen up. Bring some duck dish back, for example or a few new, innovative dishes to tempt us... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
LeicesterWineMan
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Leicestershire
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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144 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Leicestershire
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Nice and efficient Inn with good staff. A little on the chilly side (a common fault of Vintage Inns, I have found) and the standard menu is now suffering with a bit of "menu fatigue" - needs a bit of a freshen up. Bring some duck dish back, for example or a few new, innovative dishes to tempt us in.

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west sussex
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

We had eaten here a few times over the years and always enjoyed it so decided to go for Mother's Day, it took ages for our main meals to come out and once we had got them they were cold and hardly anything on the plate for the money we paid! out of 7 of us only 2 enjoyed their... More 

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surrey
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

We were staying in the Travelodge next door, so obviously after the races we had a wonderful meal and a few drinks to end our stay!! The pub is very nice and the staff are all very friendly and polite, this pub truly does have a great atmosphere! The food is good, and although we have been here before we... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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117 reviews 117 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We enjoyed Saturday lunch here. Lunch menu is reasonably priced with a nice selection of dishes to choose from. The main menu also offers a good selection again reasonably priced. The pub caters for groups and families with children.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We had to chose between the Little Chef or this place for food. To be honest, we would have got more for our money at the Little Chef. Our pies were well stocked with meat but unfortunately the veg seemed nuked and not sure how close the mash had ever got to a potato. Considering we had just spent £27... More 

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Let's face it, this particular restaurant is situated smack bang next door to a Travel Inn, on a racecourse, next to a very busy dual carriageway. Although I have not been let down by other venues under the Vintage Inn banner, we do get rather spoilt having such a fine selection of country pubs on our doorstep, so I wasn't... More 

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UK
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108 reviews 108 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We were 13 in number, most of us ordering something different. This is a challenge for most restaurants but although the lunches took a little time to reach us, they were worth waiting for. A smiling service and as 1 meal came with chips instead of salad as ordered, the salad came quickly with a smile. A good selection of... More 

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The restaurant/pub was lovely, clean and welcoming. The staff were great. We chose from the light bite menu and the choice was very good - the pear and Stilton salad was really tasty and fresh, as were the breadcrumbed mushrooms. The pork and black pudding sausages were a great combination. House Shiraz was also very nice. Would recommend this for... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

On arrival all staff were friendly and welcoming, however to get our main meal it took 1 hour with no apology for the delay!! Very disappointed. Understand it was not the waitresses fault, but the delay ruined the mood.

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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Took my family here last christmas day.just fantastic. booked for ten this boxing day. in between have been back many times,I was shocked three visits back to find my wife and i had the most awfull visit.the food was uneaterbull.the service very poor. took 40 mins to get our starter(soup)the portions were miniscule.after compliant recieved a phone call full apologise... 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

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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