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The Fountain Inn

ASHURST, Steyning, BN44 3AP

The South Downs and the village duck pond can be seen from the terrace of this lovely 16th-century listed building, which comes complete with wonky floorboards, inglenook fireplaces, beams and skittle alley. Acting legend Laurence Olivier was once a regular and Paul McCartney loved the place so much he filmed part of the video for Wonderful Christmas Time here. Local beers from Harvey's accompany the freshly cooked pub food that attracts walkers, cyclists, locals and those from further afield. At lunchtime there are light bites, or at lunch or dinner you could opt for the full three courses; maybe game terrine with malted toast, farmhouse chutney and dressed leaf salad, followed by sausages, onion jam, buttered mash and red wine gravy. If you still have space, finish with brioche and butter pudding with crème anglaise. Look out for live music events.

Further information

Tel: 01403 710219
Please quote 'The AA'.
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Principal beers

Harvey's Sussex, Sharp's Doom Bar, Fuller's, seasonal & guest ales


All day all week
11-11 (Sun 11-10.30)


Children welcome.
Children's play area.
Dog friendly.
Coach parties catered.



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On B2135, N of Steyning

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