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The Fountain Inn

Traditional village pub with some famous customers

At a glance

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

Paul McCartney loved this 16th-century listed building so much he filmed part of the video for Wonderful Christmas Time here. Actor Laurence Olivier was also once a regular at this lovely pub with terrace views of the South Downs and the village duck pond. Wonky floorboards and inglenook fireplaces provide plenty of character, with local beers from Harvey's accompanying food that attracts walkers, cyclists and locals alike. At lunchtime there are light bites, but at lunch or dinner you could opt for Sussex pork belly fingers with apple purée, followed by pan-seared duck breast, fondant potato, Savoy cabbage, spinach and orange jus. Look out for live music events.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: 11–11 (Sunday 11–10.30)
  • Lunch: Monday to Saturday 12–9, Sunday 12–4
  • Dinner: Monday to Saturday 12–9, Sunday 12–4

Food and drink

  • Real ales available: Harvey's Sussex, Sharp's Doom Bar, Fuller's, seasonal and guest ales
  • Real ciders: Westons Stowford Press

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, north of Steyning.

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