We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Old Stables

Fontwell Park Fontwell Avenue | Fontwell Avenue, Fontwell BN18 0SY, England
+44 1243 543082
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good27%
  • Average15%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible13%
Travellers talk about
“pies” (8 reviews)
“pizza” (14 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Fontwell Park Fontwell Avenue | Fontwell Avenue, Fontwell BN18 0SY, England
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (406)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 404 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

We enjoyed a lovely meal upon our first evening staying at the adjacent Travelodge. We walked in again the following evening to be told "Pre-bookings only". There were no signs advising this and we were told by another customer, this wasn't a one off incident....More

Thank calamityjane_11
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Old Stables is a lovely place to go for a meal. The staff are always friendly and the service is excellent. There is a good choice of food and drinks. We live locally and go there on a regular basis and haven't had a...More

Thank _the1glancy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a wonderful evening here last Friday. Service at the bar was very good followed by excellent and speedy service at our table. We were a party of six and I don't think that any of us had any cause to complain about anything. We...More

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This pub was a mere stone's throw from our B&B(Woodacre) and I recommend it. The staff were helpful and the locals were too. I have an allergy and the food was adapted without complaint. It was also delicious! They serve from 5pm which help families.

Thank rjdy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were told that they had been very busy over the bank holiday weekend but as it was Wednesday I thought they might have restocked. The number of things not available was huge. We chose the prawn and lobster cocktail as a starter but were...More

Thank Tina H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Pub is directly next door to the Travelodge Fontwell Park, which is very convenient . food served really tasty, with a good choice from the menu. service can be a bit slow a times, but apart from that it is an unhurried and friendly...More

Thank Jean H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staying for two nights at the Travelodge Fontwell Park this adjacent Vintage Inn is very convenient if a little expensive for what it is. However we enjoyed good food in relaxed surroundings which was just right.

Thank andrewlgc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My 3rd visit and everything was delicious as always. Greeted by Billy and seated by Jordan whom promptly took our drink order. Served by Claire who was polite and checked that everything was to our satisfaction which of course it was. Steak was cooked to...More

1  Thank Debbie W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a family of 4 we attended this establishment on a race day. It was really busy which we expected, however we were not expecting to wait over an hour after ordering to wait for 4 sandwiches, 1 being a steak sandwich which was cold...More

Thank BeerloverLondon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Poor service, no fish available on the menu on that evening, no saucers with the cups of coffee and no cream All the steaks ordered came to the table cooked the same even though they were ordered to be cooked differently. Will not recommend this...More

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

Hi Sam A sorry to hear your visit wasn't up to scratch. Occasionally we do run low on some items and our apologies for this we always strive to have a full menu and serve food at its best quality. I have picked up with...More

Nearby Restaurants
Shanghai Brasserie
33 reviews
.41 km away
The Forge
90 reviews
1.83 km away
The Holly Tree
318 reviews
2.38 km away
Nearby Attractions
Fontwell Park Racecourse
100 reviews
.10 km away
Gaston Farm
59 reviews
1.97 km away
Tangmere Military Aviation Museum
560 reviews
4.50 km away
Arundel Cathedral
417 reviews
6.55 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
19 August 2015|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Mike W | Reviewed this property |
My partner is disables and she was treated very well. No problems encountered at all.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing