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The Old Stables

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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, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Part of Vintage Inns

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  • 35
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  • 29
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  • 26
    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
Too tired to go anywhere else

Looks olde-worldy but has been built recently and made to look like that. Hubby had gammon, and it was too chewy and the pineapple was singed to within an inch of existence. Steak was lovely.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
Angie L
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

May I publicly say, don't EVER eat at The Old Stables (Vintage Inns), Fontwell Park, West Sussex. As usual with Vintage Inns, incompetent management, under-staffing and inadequate provision of food (which is lovely, so the rest of it doesn't make sense). Not one but FIVE things we ordered weren't available from a standard menu - plus - can you believe... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This place has so much potential but it's going down the drain. Used to visit quite regularly, mainly in the evening for a drink after a busy day. We would go in during the week but then the pub started closing early, at least once a week and it was always the same lad working! Not sure if management had... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Went here forSunday lunch with my wife on the way to visit a NT property. Arrived just after midday and it was almost empty. We ordered Sunday roasts and they were terrible. In particular, the vegetables were probably the worst I've ever been given. The "roast" potatoes were lukewarm and soggy and all the others were lukewarm. I could have... More 

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Lymington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This was our second visit to The Old Stables, where, as last time, I took a small party with some younger guests, both before and after horse-racing at the adjacent Fontwell Park. It's ideal for the purpose and typical of the Vintage Inn brand. The menu is pretty varied, interesting and caters for all tastes. The pies (always a good... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Looks olde-worldy but has been built recently and made to look like that. Hubby had gammon, and it was too chewy and the pineapple was singed to within an inch of existence. Steak was lovely.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We were so grateful of this pub when stayed at Arundel. It's a lovely welcoming place to eat or drink. Yes it's a gourmet menu and slighlty overpriced but its great value for money if you're stretching the budget or endulging for a few days.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Turned up NO booking I'm disabled but not in a wheelchair can't sit on a dinning chair so I booked a booth the restaurant was full I was embarrassed so both my husband and I left I called to make a complaint was told someone will get back to me on Saturday guess what todays Monday and I've STILL had... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

If you've been to a Vintage Inn you'll know what to expect. Head office makes a real effort in keeping the menus 'current' (chipotle anyone?) but this means they are over complicated and often fail in execution at the service end. It works best when you stick to the basics and my fish pie was absolutely fine. The mini pudding... More 

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Lunchtime on Saturday afternoon 12.30, table for 6. Pub virtually empty,one table of 4 round the corner. Drinks ordered and lunch no starter required. 80minutes for food to arrive!!! Not amusing as waiting with hungry children of 6&8. My 6 yr old asked me if they were catching the fish for my son's fish and chips!! When food arrived it... More 

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dartford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Great food and a good setting friendly staff and a good choise of food especially liked the small desert offer with coffee just enough after a great meal and a warm sunny evening helping to sit out side and enjoy a few drinks after

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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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