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The Old Stables

££ - £££, British,
Fontwell Park Fontwell Avenue | Fontwell Avenue, Fontwell BN18 0SY, England
+44 1243 543082
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Overview
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good26%
  • Average15%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible14%
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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 484 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A restaurant with character. Friendly service and good value. We had lunch there with friends. Pleasant seating in the garden and plenty of parking space. Next to the racecourse so guess it will be very busy when there is a race meeting. Wednesday is advertised...More

Thank roger98
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

went back to the Old stables for the first time since Mothers day we had a very lovely meal which was served very quickly and was piping hot a massive improvement on mothers day Sean (the manager) has got this working very well and it...More

Thank Duncan B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have previously eaten here on several occasions and have always enjoyed it until we visited on mother's day and were disappointed with the food (the roast beef was so chewy it was inedible) and the service (it was so busy and there didn't appear...More

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

Hi Debbie B Thanks for taking the time to leave such a detailed response. We are very pleased you gave us another chance and enjoyed your visit. It was nice to speak to you in person after you had finished your meal. It meant a...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst on holiday we visited The Old Stables as it was very close to our accommodation, it had a great ambiance and the staff were very cheerful and personable ... a little wait for the food but when it arrived it was well presented and...More

Thank RB53
General Manager A, Manager at The Old Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi RB53 Thabks for your kind words about the team. We are glad to read you had an enjoyable time. See you next time you are in the area. Regards Sean

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not one really for writing reviews but have felt compelled to share How great the staff and food at the old stables pub, at fontwell park are. Having been working in the area and been put up for the night, Thursday 22nd and Monday 25th...More

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

Hi Nigel O What a wonderful detailed review. Feedback like this really makes the team feel valued. Thank you for taking the time to shate your positive experiences from the last few days. Please do stop in again if you are ever in the area....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Decided to go for a meal at this restaurant There was no greeting by any of the staff as you walked in and when we went to the bar all the staff looked totally miserable and didn't even bother to say hello. good morning or...More

Thank David W
General Manager A, Manager at The Old Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

David W, we regret to hear that you had a negative experience with us, but would appreciate the chance to turn your experience around. Please could you give me a ring on 01243 543082 at your earliest convenience. Regards Sean

Reviewed 1 June 2018

Starters was calamari, which was served in strips rather than expected rings. Also, very small portions! We then waited well over 30 minutes for the “lamb duo”, and “Yorkshire ham and eggs”. When both dishes eventually arrived we were told the delay was due to...More

Thank Sxcbull
General Manager A, Manager at The Old Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2018

We are disappointed to hear that you did not have a more positive experience with us at The Old Stables. We will ensure that in the future our staff are more informative about your menu choices! Thanks again

Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

Popped in for lunch.lovely interior,treats for the dogreat. Comfortable.reasonable prices.my partners meal of salmon fish cakes was fine but my vegetable wraps had been microwaved to a rock like consistency, l was unable to cut the wrap with a dining knife and had to tug...More

Thank cashmolic
General Manager A, Manager at The Old Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2018

Hi Cashmolic, thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent experience. We are disappointed to hear that you are not satisfied with your visit. We will ensure our food is cooked correctly and is enjoyable if you visit us again!

Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Run down and very much worse than 2 years ago. Long wait before and between courses even though this was pre-booked and it wasn’t particularly busy. Tea in coffee pots & milk served in a Sainsbury’s plastic bottle. Dreadful standards.

Thank SteveDi
General Manager A, Manager at The Old Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there, I would like to get some more details about your experience with us. If you could give me a call on 01243 543082 I would like to go over the experience with you. Regards Sean

Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Took a group of senior citizens today for lunch after a trip to Arundel. Rest assured it comes no worse, shocking service should be ashamed. Sort yourselves out.

Thank Neil N
General Manager A, Manager at The Old Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Neil N, we appreciate your honest feedback, as we are always looking for ways to improve. Sean

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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
18 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
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
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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