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“My New Favourite Restaurant!!!”
Review of The Old Stables

The Old Stables
Ranked #1 of 4 Restaurants in Fontwell
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
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.
Reviewed October 23, 2012

I first went here with my Boyfriend on our 1 year anniversary (1st October 2012) - Well... It was beautiful!

I had the Baked Brie and cranberry as a starter, Pork Belly with vegetables apple fritter and a lovely jus, and for desert i had a raspberry creme brulee! All were fantastic! My partner went with the bread starter, the Hunters Chicken and for desert he had giant profitarols - Even he enjoyed it! and trust me he can be funny about food!

It was delicious! For 2 Starters, 2 Mains, 2 Deserts and 3 drinks it came to £43!! What a bargain! and for the quality of food it was exceptional.

We have visited since this time taking my mother and friend and again with 4 different starters mains and deserts there were no complaints!

I agree that the staff could be a little more cheerful and that service could do with some imporving however the food is why people are going here!

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Reviewed September 29, 2012

Having had probably the worst experience for a while (George & Dragon, Burpham - see review) this place was totally refreshing. This might be a chain restaurant (Vintage Inns), but the food was excellent. Offering so many interesting choices including bar snacks like tapas, scrummy (home-made) hummus, churros and calamari for example. Puds menu to die for. This is our 3rd visit and we always leave very happy. This is a charming venue, which actually seems to care about its clients. I am sorry I didn't note the name of the person who took our order (tapas) then, when finding they had run out, simply substituted for a different choice at no extra cost - this is customer service at its best. Old Stables - take a bow!

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Thank islandgirlcityboy
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Reviewed September 22, 2012

lovely pub for meal out.varied menu. the starters are quite expensive for the size you get. staff very friendly and helpful. nicely done out pub

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Thank marky96
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

When you enter this Pub/Restaurant you get the feeling that it is a well reconstructed old building hence the name and you will find it very cosy & welcoming with a big open fire in the winter and a large outside eating area for the week we have summer. However its is a fairly modern building well designed and cleverly decorated. It is part a a restaurant chain so don't expect anything more than good "Pub Grub" The service is friendly & efficient and the menu fairly comprehensive.

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Thank The-Floyd
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Reviewed September 7, 2012

Birthday lunch for 7 of us coming from all directions on a Sunday and none of us eaten here before.
Wonderful surprise. Good decor and atmosphere, looks older than it is very well done. Choice of food very good, especially liked the veggie board with 4 options in addition to couple on main menu. The pies were a huge hit too. Service was about best had anywhere for a while - thanks Lauren.
We all agreed we would return even though we lived between 25 & 50 miles away including Isle of Wight!
Booking a good idea - we did, several folk wandered in expecting a table and had to wait/leave but it was Sunday lunch time.

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Thank Gardengel-IoW
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