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The Old Stables

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Bar, British, Pub
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Fontwell Park Fontwell Avenue | Fontwell Avenue, Fontwell BN18 0SY, England
+44 1243 543082
12:00 - 22:30
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Eaten here many times and the food is quite good. The last time I visited it was quiet and the service was very good. But I have visited when it is busy and you can wait a long time to be served.

Thank Kelvyn D
Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on our way to Arundel for a spot of lunch when we passed this place. My wife noticed before me and it looked very quaint, so we decided to go here instead. It is larger than you imagine and geared up for the restaurant business, with tables everywhere (although not on top of each other, so each table... More 

3 Thank AndyandJackie
London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my second visit to the Stables with my parents. We were greeted the minute we stepped in the door and Julie and Sheila were absolutely wonderful. We were given adequate time to peruse the menu, the food was fantastic and reasonably priced. The disabled toilet was ever so clean. The whole place was clean.

1 Thank Toni1510
West Sussex, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would recommend The old stables to any body. The staff was professional and the food was-great. The staff make you feel very comfortable.

1 Thank 506dennis
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good selection of food, although on 2 nights running they did not have any Pizza.(we were informed of this before ordering).Pleasant staff and food was enjoyable on both evenings. Clean and atmospheric pub.would recommend ringing and booking just to make sure of a table .

1 Thank adelaide60
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for Saturday lunch with friends, lovely warm sunny day. Was surprised to see that they only had one member of staff working inside. We sat in the garden to eat and waited 45 minutes for the starter to turn up (which was very nice). Finished that in a couple of minutes and 25 minutes later still waiting for... More 

Thank Tom_Surrey2015
General Manager A, General Manager at The Old Stables, responded to this review

Hi Tom, thank you for your response, as you mentioned Saturday was a delightful day and unfortunately on my part I wasn't aware that in April we would have such beautiful weather, typical British weather I suppose and unfortunately hadn't got extra staff on to be able fulfil all the garden needs as to the waitress quickly disappearing in order... More 

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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Called ahead to ensure they had space for a party of 6. I shouldn't have worried as there were loads of free tables. It started badly with the poor waiter having to tell us what wasn't on the menu which was quite a list! The waiting staff should be on danger money as I'm sure some patrons of the establishment... More 

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

Hi, After reading your review MPCor I believe I was the waitress that served you that Sunday, I can only apologise about the unavailable items the majority of our food is cooked fresh and not from frozen therefore we do sometimes run out of items quicker than others, and in regards to the roast dinners this is something that is... More 

Winchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Met friends for lunch here,lovely welcome and good service from bar,that's the good bit.we ordered 3 roast beef dinners and another meal,the taste of the roasts were wonderful but spoilt by being served on Cold plates so it was stone cold before I'd eaten even half.I have since read reviews and it seems to be a frequent complaint,with the response... More 

Thank 201daisysue
General Manager A, General Manager at The Old Stables, responded to this review

Hello Daisy, I'm sorry to see that the meals you were served on this occasion weren't entirely satisfactory, I'm glad you enjoyed your meals. Roasts on a Sunday are annoying for me situation, due to the high volume of roasts we go through it can sometimes to difficult to allow the plates to heat up under the lights before serving,... More 

Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped here for lunch - Although be aware on race days you will have to pay £10 for the car park which IS REFUNDED IN full or taken off your food bill whichever you prefer, but may catch you out if you don't carry cash!! I can totally see why they do this though as racegoers would fill the car... More 

1 Thank Jeannette504216
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thank you to Kathy, Ben and all the lovely staff, we had a lovely family get together for a 50th birthday celebration. Food was excellent, as was the service. Thank you all once again Christine and Malcolm xx

1 Thank christine s

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
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
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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