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Fountain Inn

Horsham Road
Ashurst
BN44 3AP

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Opening Times

Regular

Monday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Tuesday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Wednesday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Thursday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Friday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Saturday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
SundayMidday - 10.30 pm

Meal Times

12 - 2.30 Mon - Fri
12 - 9.30 Sat & Sun

About the Pub

This pub has two main bars and a dining area which lead off the narrow entrance passage. There are low exposed beams, flagstone floors and large open fires, . The large garden features a restored cider press and the renovated barn doubles as a skittle alley and function room. The pub is popular as a classic car and bike rendezvous point. The building occupied by the present inn was one of several timber-framed, partly tile-hung farmhouses in the centre of the village, opposite the village pond. It became an inn under the sign of the Red Lion by 1788, and adopted the name Fountain Inn soon afterwards. In the early 19th century, the building was extended: an extra wing was added on the north side, perpendicular to the original structure, in brick. In contrast to the tiled roof of the older part, the newer wing had a slate roof. At the same time, the façade was altered from its original timber-framed appearance: the Georgian style, popular at the time, was adopted. Author Hilaire Belloc, who wrote extensively about Sussex in his fiction and non-fiction works, mentioned the Fountain Inn in his novel The Four Men: a Farrago; he wrote approvingly about the ale. In 1979, the pub was used to film part of the video for Wonderful Christmastime, Paul McCartney's Christmas song with his band Wings. Actor Sir Laurence Olivier lived just south of Ashurst, and the Fountain Inn was his local pub. The Fountain Inn was listed at Grade II by English Heritage on 9 May 1980; this defines it as a "nationally important" building of "special interest".

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 1 regular beer.

  • Harvey's Sussex Best Bitter

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 2 changing beers.

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Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited
  • Quiet Quiet Pub

Facilities

  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals

    Regular menu and daily specials boards are available throughout the week, with delicious Sussex Roasts available on Sundays.

  • EveningMeals Evening Meals

    Regular menu and daily specials boards are available throughout the week, with delicious Sussex Roasts available on Sundays.

  • Garden Garden
  • Parking Parking
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly

    On leads please.

  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • FunctionRoom Function Room
  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Skittles - oused in the converted stable block.

  • RealFire Real Fire
  • Restaurant Restaurant Area
  • WiFi Wifi

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Fountain Inn

Horsham Road
Ashurst
BN44 3AP

Sat Nav Reference

50.932642, -0.322153

OS Reference

TQ180161

Transport

  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes

Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

Route 17

Directions

On the B2135

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Fountain Inn - Ashurst

Fountain Inn

Horsham Road
Ashurst
STEYNING
BN44 3AP

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Cask Marque Accredited
  • Quiet Pub
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Garden
  • Parking
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Function Room
  • Traditional Pub Games
  • Real Fire
  • Restaurant Area
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes

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