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“Very Average”
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 January 31, 2014

Nice friendly staff, service a bit on the slow side, Had a prawn cocktail served on a hot plate, not very good lettuce was not nice warm, then had the fish and chips served on a cold plate. Had eaten half the meal before the sauces arrived on the table, and they were quickly taken away within a minute, would suggest an extra sauce tray. The pies are stews with a pastry top, not really a pie.

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Thank John F
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Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

Minor Niggles first - our table for 5 was a table for 4 with an extra chair - so less comfortable than I would have liked - playing footsie was as inevitable as being elbowed. My pint of beer took ages to arrive (we are just cleaning the pipes) - could they not have anticipated the possibility of selling beer at some stage on a Friday night.
Good points - pleasant, professional staff with just the right amount of friendliness (not too false). Food was good. No wow factor - but good honest food - served well - correct portions - well presented. We will go back.

Thank SHD1234
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Reviewed January 2, 2014

Cleverly cosy faux ye olde with beams real fires and floral fabrics ensure busy junction location and proximity of Eastern Bloc looking hotel quickly forgotten. English speaking and English born staff utterly charming, no blank faces here when you ask for mustard. Food straight from local contract caterer delivery lorry, tomato soup just a sugary red liquid with a blob of barbeque sauce, and chicken dishes swamped in the stuff. Bland tasting chips and peas. If Heinz baked beans, 2 weeks in Benidorm and a Ford Mondeo represent the heights of good taste and aspiration then you will be at home here.

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Thank SunbeamSussex
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Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

They say McDonald's is rubbish - I would go there every time rather than go back to this rip off place. At least at McD's you know what you are getting for the price! You have been warned, don't waste your time or money at this establishment.

Thank Autobahnstomer
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Reviewed December 15, 2013

I cannot believe how negative the reviews are! I have been to this pub three times now and each time the service and food has been excellent!! My most recent visit was saturday 14th december at around 5:00pm the food was delicious and the young girl was served us was sooo happy and friendly ! I also had the fish cakes which were well cooked. The best thing about the restaurant is the tray of sauces they bring out!!

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Thank Jessica W
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