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The Fountain at Ashurst

4.3
4.3
36 Reviews
£25 and under
British


FOOD, DRINK, EVENTS
The Fountain Ashurst is a 16th Century Pub located in the beautiful village of Ashurst, West Sussex.

It is quintessentially English with flagstone flooring, low beams and plenty of cosy corners and comfortable seating.

Extremely popular all year round, you can enjoy our stunning landscaped gardens and pond area outside during the Summer months including the infamous 'beach area'. During the colder months we boast two large fireplaces in both areas of our bar for you to cosy up in and enjoy a warming beverage.

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Booked 9 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Sat 12:00–22:00
    Sun 12:00–18:00

  • Phone number

    01403 710219

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 36 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • West Sussex

    Fit for Foodies

  • West Sussex

    Healthy

  • West Sussex

    Lunch

  • West Sussex

    Outdoor Eating

  • West Sussex

    Special Occasions

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  1. CC

    ClaireC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic Sunday lunch. Quick service and all run very smoothly

  2. AE

    AnneE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    A great welcome when we arrived. Attentive service and lovely food. The only thing that could have been slightly better was the temperature - the room was quite cold. Not enough to put us off coming back though - we will definitely return.

  3. JJ

    JenniferJane

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We were treated to a delicious meal in this popular, friendly pub which we are lucky enough to to call our local. The service was great, lots of smiley faces and information about the menu. We will be visiting again very soon.

  4. MA

    MarkA

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A really good pub with great food & beer and a friendly atmosphere

  5. A

    Arcadian

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    We have been to The Fountain on several occasions previously and enjoyed the ambience along with the friendly, courteous service and a varied lunch menu. We were always comfortably seated in the restaurant area and enjoyed the experience. The prices have always seemed a little on the high side, but generally not outrageously so. On our latest visit, as a party of 4, were squeezed on to a table in the corner of the bar, which although it had an open fire and cosy atmosphere, was not particularly comfortable and rather cramped. The menu seemed rather limited, and dominated by a good variety of enormous (although spectacular looking) burgers. We understand that Covid and all the problems it has created for the hospitality trade, means that until things return to (whatever passes as) normal, nothing is likely to be the same, but other places we have visited recently seem to have managed rather better and at less cost to the customer. The friendly welcome and good service is still a feature of The Fountain, otherwise we were disappointed and are unlikely to return in the near future.

  6. SJ

    SammyJ

    West Sussex

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food3service3ambience1

    The room was freezing and there was no supplementary heating, others were complaining too. The food was average pub fare. Service was fine. I will only book again if warmth is guaranteed. Also I will warn others of the cold.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Family Sunday lunch, lovely place, food was great

  8. L

    Lucy

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 November 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    I had never been to Thd Fountain before but was recommended it by a friend. I was really impressed with the lovely, prompt, friendly service, nothing was too much trouble. We are coming back in Dec. Lovely roast meal esp the pork. Lovely vibe in the pub & very busy.

  9. HR

    HannahR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    delicious roast lunch and lovely friendly pub!!!!!

  10. DF

    DerrickF

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience5

    Not the best roast Couldn’t cut the potatoes Cauliflower cheese was raw

  11. DA

    DavidAbbott

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous meal, cooked as if the chef knew how I liked it- with loads of crackling in the side. We have booked to return already. Thank you Alex fir making my celebration special David

  12. MP

    MarieP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food. Excellent service. Had 3 large dogs with us. Otherwise would have sat inside. Ambience felt Cosy. But not too bracing to sit and eat outside. Which we did. Definitely go back, hopefully to enjoy inside 😊

  13. CW

    ColinW

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and helpful staff, would recommend.

  14. M

    Macca

    Brighton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    The snug with the open fire had a lively, cozy atmosphere and was dog friendly.

  15. VB

    VeronicaB

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    This was the second time we have booked a table based on the excellent experience we had first time at the Fountain. Interesting choices on menu together with a good selection of drinks to enjoy. Service with a smile and helpful. Looking forward to our next visit!

  16. PB

    PhilB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 November 2021

    overall2food4service5ambience4

    All tables were booked so there was very little option as to where to sit. We had the option of 2 tables. On one the table was very low, ok to rest a drink on but not suitable for eating from. The next table was a round table where 2 of the 4 people had to sit on a bench. The bench was flat against the wall so is not suitable for a round table. Whilst the food and service were good it was not a happy experience. We will not return.

  17. s

    sarab

    West Sussex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Very good quality food, excellent, efficient service.

  18. CS

    CarolineS

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It is the most wonderful traditional pub with incredible food. This is our third visit and we will keep returning. Its our favourite and best pub we have ever been to and we've been to many. Thank you.

  19. GV

    GaryV

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 November 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Great experience, the only negative was a glass of Prosecco served flat (but promptly replaced).

  20. I

    Iris

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere and friendly good old fashioned service. Food great and well presented.

  21. AF

    AnnaF

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    An absolutely idyllic Sunday afternoon in the cosiest country pub West Sussex has to offer! The ambiance was fantastic, the service was super attentive, the food was to die for, the wine was delicious. An absolute winner in every respect!

  22. AS

    AndrewS

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Easy to book, welcoming on arrival, orders taken efficiently, and a delicious venison steak!

  23. LG

    LouiseG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely satisfied the whole experience including the funny signs in the car park What an amazing country pub

  24. P

    Paula

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had Sunday roast , looked and tasted fantastic and plenty of it

  25. HG

    HelenG

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous nut Wellington, great roast, good beer. Superb

  26. HR

    HelenR

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 October 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    The food was delicious. Service was good. It was a bit of a squeeze but it’s an old pub. We all enjoyed it.

  27. OT

    OTcustomer

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 October 2021

    overall2food2service4ambience3

    Of course, trading with a view to profit but squeezing in tables ? Wife's chair continually bumped by passing staff. Veggy/vegan choice very limited. Lamb very chewy - most left. Was offered complimentary sweet but still charged full price for main meal 50% of which went back to kitchen. However, staff were attentive, polite etc.

  28. HA

    HAMH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A lovely pub with great food and friendly service. The veggie burger was amazing!

  29. MG

    MandyG

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Menu slightly limited but overall very nice. Nice ambience.

  30. j

    janet

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    An excellent Sunday lunch. Very busy but the wait was not long at all, the food was piping hot and delicious

  31. C

    Charlie

    Essex

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 October 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    The pub is very nice and lovely setting. But limited availability for food offering for Sunday roast.

  32. A

    Amandab

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The pub itself is absolutely beautiful and Top quality food, great service, highly recommended overall excellent

  33. KD

    KeithD

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Have wanted to go here for ages and booked here when another location cancelled. No lucky we were!!

  34. R

    Robbo

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 October 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    It took a little longer for the food to arrive due to members of a car club turning up unexpectedly, but it was worth the wait. The lamb was amazing!

  35. c

    candicel

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 October 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    The food was very nice, well presented and good quality. The pub had a nice atmosphere and was pleasant to spend time in

  36. JN

    JulesNC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Absolutely exceptional food – friendly service and great value.

FAQs

The Fountain at Ashurst is rated 4.3 stars by 36 OpenTable diners

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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2 people

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Booked 9 times today
Google Map for The Fountain at Ashurst

The Village Ashurst Steyning, West Sussex BN44 3AP

  • Area

    Steyning

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Sat 12:00–22:00
    Sun 12:00–18:00

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

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