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The Old Stables

Bar, British, Pub
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Fontwell Park Fontwell Avenue | Fontwell Avenue, Fontwell BN18 0SY, England
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Service was excellent. Our waitress did all she could to make our visit a happy one. However the food was well below par and although there was 10 of us in our party each one of the plates that came out of the kitchen was a bit below the standard promised. A friend and I ordered the Seafood risotto which... More 

Thank Pam K
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Staying at the Travel Lodge, we popped in for a light supper. After having an excellent lunch in Arundel, we only wanted a light supper to accompany a bottle of Pinot. The staff were very accommodating and my wife and I shared a baked Camembert followed by a dessert sampler. I am puzzled by the poor reviews. The food was... More 

Thank David C
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived at the old stables late on a Tuesday evening after spending a day at the Isle of Wight & travelling around trying to find a decent pub to feed our very hungry children, we found the old stables which we had spotted during our travels a few day before. When we entered a friendly bar lady greeted us... More 

Thank Emma4carl
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Oh my goodness, what a lovely pub. Great food. Lovely staff. Fantastic wine. Just a lovely atmosphere to be in. I will definitely be telling my friends about this place- and will go again VERY soon!

Thank Mariagbarwis
Winchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have eaten many times at Titchfield Mill which is part of Vintage Inns and was confident my partner and I would sample some delicious food in a great location with character. How wrong I was. The location is next to the racecourse and also is very close to the junction of two very busy roads with a garden right... More 

Thank Josephme
Chichester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in for a quick supper after shopping with my friend. We were so impressed with the Staff, especially Ben, who was very professional, friendly and helpful. We had Short Rib Beef and it was excellent. Went back again today with two friends for lunch. We were not disappointed, it was just as good and Ben just as charming. Have... More 

Thank Sandra B
Bexleyheath, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with my family for a casual dinner with no particular occasion. I was a bit of a fish enthusiast and ordered the seabass however the risotto it came with was porridge at best. Did not finish and was not charged. Then toward the end of dinner came dessert which we cancelled after waiting 25 minutes and still not seeing... More 

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

Hi Jack B, Sorry to hear about your risotto , I've passed the comments back to the kitchen regarding the quality of the risotto and the speed of service for your desserts. Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review More 

Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One positive, easy access for disabled. Very disappointed, wife had a Caesar Salad which was unlike any other Caesar salad she had ever had and was pretty tasteless. I had a Wagyu Burger which was supposedly from specially bred beef for flavour and texture, the best I can say is it was a burger. Served in a small bun with... More 

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

Thank you for your review, we're sorry to see we didn't meet your expectations. I've passed all your comments back to the team and we are working to ensure these things don't re occur in the future. Again thank you for your review More 

West Midlands, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Old Stables is next to the Travelodge where we stayed as guests to a wedding. After a long drive down didn't want to go far so thought we would try This pretty pub. The gardens of this pub were beautiful and had good customers having a drink outside enjoying the lovely weather. Inside was charmin very homely. It was... More 

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

Hi Sarah M, Glad to hear you had a great experience with us and we hope your daughter enjoyed her pizza even though she was unable to join the rest of you. i'll pass your comments on to my team. More 

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26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Old Stables has a nice garden on a hot day. Inside it has an old world charm. Although part of a chain the food seems homemade. I had a Ham Potato cheesy bake - Yummy! Finished with mini eton mess and tea.

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

Hi Dollywallop, Thank you for your review we're glad you enjoyed the food. See you again in the future More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Bar, British, Pub
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
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fontwell Park Fontwell Avenue | Fontwell Avenue, Fontwell BN18 0SY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Fontwell
  • Phone Number: 441243543082
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?