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Review of The Old Stables

The Old Stables
Ranked #1 of 4 Restaurants in Fontwell
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, 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 3 weeks ago

Well if this pub did not have the custom from Fontwell Park Races then you would not bother going, very poor standard food. Why in the UK do we put up with this, the food and service needs to raise the standard in these type of pubs !! The roast dinner was poor, we think the Yorkshire puddings were from the previous day servings. We would not visit again, poor management in dealing with rowdy diners, we had to move tables after witnessing a very disturbing incident form one table in the restaurant and the security were not existent. Not good for children.

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1  Thank Raymond B
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General Manager A, Manager at The Old Stables, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Raymond B, it is disappointing for us to hear that your experience was anything less than great.
If you wish to contact me to talk to me about any details please feel free on 01243 543082
Regards
Sean

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived into what was a little run down establishment. Bar surface probably hadn't. Even wipes for some time as drips of drink all over it! Got a table for two and sat down straight away and were greeted by a pleasant young waiter. We both ordered the scallop and prawn starter in a garlic sauce. The sauce was transparent and had clearly been watered down. The waiter agreed as soon as I mentioned it and removed the charge from the bill to be fair.
The main course faired a bit better and the duo of beef was good value for the money. The roast potatoes were better than in some of this brands (Vintage Inns) venues.
In fairness probably one of those "you get what you pay for" restaurants.
Would not suggest you rush to try it Guys!

Thank Thomas1Ward
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General Manager A, Manager at The Old Stables, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thomas1ward, it's upsetting to hear that your experience was anything but stellar.
Thanks for taking the time to leave your opinion.

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Sean

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staying at the Arundel Fontwell Park Travelodge and decided to give the Old Stables Pub a try as it had mixed but not terrible reviews.

We got into the habit of picking up our own menus on the way to the table which resolved the wait for ordering which was mentioned in a review.

The staff are lovely, very friendly and professional. The atmosphere was very relaxed and the music was great. The best thing about the Old Stables pub for me though was the food. Over the 2 days we were in Arundel we were amazed at the quality of the food at the Old Stables Pub.

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

Hi Melodykat, thank you so much for your positive comments about The Old Stables!
Im glad you enjoyed your visit and hopefully we will see you the next time you are in the area.
Kind regards
Sean

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Reviewed 10 May 2018

Stayed at the Travelodge Fontwell Park and The Old Stables is conveniently located next door.

Had a very nice burger and chips meal, but plenty of other choices. Pleasant environment, good facilities, very clean, quick service and friendly staff.

They couldn't accept credit cards on the night we were there, but fortunately we had plenty of cash.

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Thank knits24-7
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General Manager A, Manager at The Old Stables, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We appreciate your positive review about your recent experience with us!
Sorry about the card issue!
Regards
Sean

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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

In the area so visited here for dinner.
Lovely quaint pub, fabulous staff who made us really welcome. Food was really good at a good price and ales kept to perfection. pleased we choose to eat here

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

Hi Stephen W, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Sean

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