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The Old Stables

Fontwell Park Fontwell Avenue | Fontwell Avenue, Fontwell BN18 0SY, England
+44 1243 543082
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Overview
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good26%
  • Average15%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible13%
Travellers talk about
“pies” (8 reviews)
“pizza” (14 reviews)
“fish and chips” (11 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Fontwell Park Fontwell Avenue | Fontwell Avenue, Fontwell BN18 0SY, England
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1 - 10 of 437 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Visited on a Sunday Evening. They had had a very busy Lunchtime and had no Roasts or Pies left so we oredered the Mushroom Starter which was excellent followed by Fish and Chips and a Wagyu Burger. What a great mistake. The Fish had been...More

Thank Ian M F
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Ate here with the family for a Sunday roast. The food was the worst I have eaten in a long time. My kids said school food was better. Cold chewy roast, flat Yorkshire and burnt potatoes. 🤮🤢 They did give us the food for free...More

Thank Nick S
General Manager A, Manager at The Old Stables, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We will use your comments to refine our efforts to ensure this issue does not happen again.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My friend and I popped in for some lunch on Wed 10th, we waited some considerable time at the bar before the staff asked if they could help. They just carried on as if we weren’t there. Finally we said we would like some lunch,...More

Thank roulleaulourde
General Manager A, Manager at The Old Stables, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for leaving us feedback. We are disappointed to hear that your experience was not a positive one. Please reach out to us at 01243543082 when you can so we can address this situation directly. Thank you and have a great day.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well I like a lot of folk will try somewhere and then swear never to go back, only to go back some months later. Well I have had now three poor experiences with the Old Stables and really won't be going back. First uncooked food,...More

Thank grjones42
General Manager A, Manager at The Old Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback and our sincerest apologies for the recent visits to us, we will look to improve our services straight away.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

my Wife, myself and 6 guests attended the establishment for lunch following a family funeral. My wife had attended on several previous occasions and assured us that she had never had a bad meal there. I am pleased to say that we were not disappointed....More

Thank Tony K
General Manager A, Manager at The Old Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the glowing review and we are glad to have met such high expectations! We look forward to seeing you all in the near future.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a few yards fron travelodge so very convenient the only drawback is the old staples does not serve breakfast. This is a shame as the travelodge has no restaurant.The staff are hardworking friendly and ensure the tables are cleared quickly and are cleand.

Thank june d
General Manager A, Manager at The Old Stables, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

June D, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at The Old Stables! We look forward to your next visit! Take care!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for dinner just last night....me, partner plus two dogs so I would say they were very welcoming with the dogs and happy to serve us in the bar. Sadly they had run out of quite a few items on the menu but neglected to...More

Thank Amanda S
General Manager A, Manager at The Old Stables, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Amanda S, it's upsetting to hear that you did not receive the top-notch service we strive to provide. We are glad you enjoyed the starters and the pie, I have passed your comments on to the kitchen team about the veg and to my bar...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This year myself my partner and my Mother, Spent Christmas dinner at The Stables. Having not done this before I was a little nervous. But within minutes of arriving at The Stables my nervous were gone, we had a lovely greeting, shown to our table...More

Thank BobF19
General Manager A, Manager at The Old Stables, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We are very happy we could provide you with a positive experience! Thank you, and have a fantastic day!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely awful experience.Lousy welcome from bar staff,no Christmas cheer whatsoever! Starters were rather small and underwhelming,mains no better, the venison in my meal was raw,this I sent back,it was just reheated.Roast potatoes for the turkey meals were not fully cooked,had to ask for more cooked...More

Thank tfj59
General Manager A, Manager at The Old Stables, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We regret to hear that your recent experience was anything less than exceptional. Here at The Old Stables, we are always looking for ways to improve; we appreciate your input. If you would be willing, we would like to have you contact our manager 01243543082...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Once again The Old Stables has done a first class job. On 15th Dec we held an important Christmas family dinner remembering our late dad and mum who would have been both 95 on 15th and 17th respectively. The six of us not only enjoyed...More

Thank CharlieEdgeler
General Manager A, Manager at The Old Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Charlie We are so glad that you your visit and we made it special for all of you. Thanks for the review and all your comments have been passed on to the team.

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hungry29
17 November 2017|
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Response from Mary B | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. I expect so. Over the road there are other places to eat.
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deannauk_lower
19 August 2015|
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Response from Mike W | Reviewed this property |
My partner is disables and she was treated very well. No problems encountered at all.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
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 Avenue, Fontwell BN18 0SY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Fontwell
  • Phone Number: +44 1243 543082
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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