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The Old Stables

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Fontwell Park | Fontwell Avenue, Fontwell BN18 0SY, England
441243543082
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Billingshurst, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have eaten here on many occasions, great food & attentive service always very busy.New staff know , Called in yesterday for Sunday Lunch, hardly any one there, when normally it has been very busy. The manageress seemed keener to swipe my card than actually take an order, not because she was busy. There were no other tables waiting for food,... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice selection of meals. Excellent quality food and drinks. This pub is a member of the Gourmet Club, which means discounts on total bill. Even without the discount their prices are not too bad. Nice quiet atmosphere, well maintained.

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Thank Neil O
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We eat here quite a lot as we're local, I can honestly say we have had good service and good food for the last few years, admittedly we nearly always eat at lunchtime into early afternoon and had no problems with service. Cath and her team are always very friendly and efficient.

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Thank Avril S
General Manager A, Manager at The Old Stables, responded to this review

Hi Avril S, Thanks for the review the team will enjoy reading your comments. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Cath and the team More 

Chichester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been going here since it opened and are always happy with the food and service. Portions are a bit too large for smaller appetites so opt for childs portions where possible. If you have a good appetite, then the plates are full and you won't be disappointed with quantity or quality.

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Thank 428retro
General Manager A, Manager at The Old Stables, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and I'm glad you enjoy visiting us here at The Old Stables. We look forward to seeing you again soon More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Annually myself and many others travel from around the country to work at Goodwood Festival of Speed. With this comes many late evenings working on site and then rushing to get to an eatery before their kitchen closes. As always we try to book as best we can to aid the staff at any place we go to. This restaurant... More 

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Thank fn14
General Manager A, Manager at The Old Stables, responded to this review

Hi fn14, I'm sorry to read your review and that your visit wasn't great on this occasion. If myself or any of my staff came across as rude my apologies. We take all feedback and work hard to rectify any issues that may have occurred. Thank you for your review. More 

Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there on a friday evening, quite busy and our table was booked for 8pm. Orders were taken at 8.30 and starters eventually arrived at 9.15pm. Mains came out at about 10pm. The food and staff are lovely so the food was well worth the wait. If you want good food and are prepared to wait for it this is... More 

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Thank Kitten129
General Manager A, General Manager at The Old Stables, responded to this review

Hi Kitten129, thank you for your review? Unfortunately we had several power cuts that evening and apologise for any inconvenience to your visit. We're glad you enjoyed your food and hope to see you again. More 

Horsham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived at 7.30 and waited nearly half an hour before our order was taken. There followed another long wait before the starter appeared and we waited again for the main meal. Even though money was taken off the bill because my steak was largely inedible it did nothing to improve the experience.

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Thank Pam B
General Manager A, General Manager at The Old Stables, responded to this review

Hi Pam B, sorry you had to wait for your food. All comments are shown to the team for improvement. If you wish to discuss it further please feel free to contact us at the pub on (01243)543082 More 

Manchester
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly welcome and helpful staff. Starters good but the mains were not as ordered with a medium fillet (ordered rare) and a rump (ordered medium fillet). And they'd "run out" of peppercorn sauce. Well you either have a chef or you don't. That fresh is it? Steaks were ok but not brilliant. I'll have a burger next time now that... More 

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Thank Dave G
General Manager A, General Manager at The Old Stables, responded to this review

Hi Dave G, really sorry about the sauce and our kitchen team have been tasked to ensure that we have this available all the time. Your comments have been passed to the team. Thank you for the feedback More 

Chichester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

3 meals cod grey batter overcooked ham egg like bullet croquets overcooked cold garden/ broad beans.

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Thank julie w
General Manager A, General Manager at The Old Stables, responded to this review

Hi Julie W, sorry to hear you didn't have a great time with us. We take all feedback and pass it to our team for improvement. If you wish to discuss it further please feel free to contact me at the pub on(01243)543082. More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came in on a saturday lunchtime in a party of ten for my brothers birthday. As we came to the bar they saw we had a cake they straight away asked if we wanted them to keep it safe and enquired as to whos birthday it was so they sang to the right person. They showed us to our... More 

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Thank Emmao38
General Manager A, Manager at The Old Stables, responded to this review

Hi Emmao38 we're glad you enjoyed your visit and glad that your brother had a great birthday. We look forward to seeing you soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fontwell Park | Fontwell Avenue, Fontwell BN18 0SY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Fontwell
  • Phone Number: 441243543082
Description
The Old Stables in Fontwell is a country pub & restaurant oozing rural charm and rustic character. Our picturesque surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for savouring the hearty, seasonal pub-food on our menu, and the carefully nurtured cask ales and fine wines gracing our bar.

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