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The Fountain Inn

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Open all year
Kids play area
Dog friendly

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.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: 11-11 (Sun 11-10.30)
  • Lunch opening: Mon-Fri 12-2.30, Sat-Sun 12-9.30
  • Dinner opening: Mon-Fri 6-9.30, Sat-Sun 12-9.30

Food and drink

  • Real ales: Harvey's Sussex, Sharp's Doom Bar, Fuller's, seasonal & guest ales
  • Real ciders: Symonds

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • Play area available


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

On B2135, N of Steyning

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