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“Not worth the visit”
Review of The Old Stables

The Old Stables
Ranked #1 of 4 Restaurants in Fontwell
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: After-hours, 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 1 July 2014

Having to wait half an hour before our order was taken and a further half hour before it was served, 6 coated half mushrooms appeared with a lettuce leaf and a large dollop of garlic mayo on a massive dinner plate! Totally lost and uninviting! Main course served on a cold plate and the only thing that was warm was the steak! Peas were cold as were the chips. No mustards were offered. The young girl serving us seemed to be the only person taking orders and the place was fairly busy. A young lad actually served us with the food and just forgot to ask if there was anything we needed to go with the food. Not at all impressed

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Thank Shirley L
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

Really lovely old pub. Friendly staff & great food. Although its on a main road, the garden is private and it was a pleasure to sit outside on a lovely sunny day. Would definitely
recommend.

Thank Tawanda236
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

Went to the old stables for coffee today and was extremely disappointed with the service and cleanliness. My wife's cappuccino was served in a cup that had lipstick around the rim so had to be changed. I drank half my coffee and found a brown ring halfway down the mug clearly indicating it wasn't cleaned properly and the garden was covered with cigarette butts that hadn't been cleared for weeks. I did raise this with the manager who claimed it was the responsibility of the gardener. If this is the sort of cleanliness and service offered at the old stables it's the last time we'll frequent it.

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Thank Mickpip
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Reviewed 21 June 2014

Visiting England from Australia is an amazing experience. But sometimes I am so disappointed at such poor customer service in the hospitality sector. You would not last a week in Australia if you gave the service we have received eating there tonight. It doesn't take much to smile or say thank you to your customers who actually ensure you have a job or ask if there is anything that you could do to help. We got none of this and were virtually ignored as we tried to pay our bill. Will not come back and will tell our friends and family who had recommended to us. If you don't want a job, there are lots of people who do. !

Thank Bernadette L
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Reviewed 8 June 2014 via mobile

We have been here a couple of times now. Really enjoy the food and the setting. How ever just felt like our waiter had some where else he would have rather been today, which was a shame! But all the same my lamb was amazing so I enjoyed our day.

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Thank Annamarielee
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