About us

About our Pub

Recently refurbished

The Fountain serves a selection of local ales & international lagers. We stock 4 real ales including Badger, Sussex, Tanglefoot & a seasonal guest ale. Our wine list boasts some excellent bottles which you can enjoy sitting on our sunny terrace and which also complement our dining menu.

We are one of the areas longest standing live music venues with a host of great local and international artists booked in. Check out our gig list for details of who is playing. In addition, with special deals – ‘double up’ on all spirits and multiple shot discounts, we can guarantee you a great night out.

We are a family friendly public house; we welcome families to come and dine with us throughout the whole day.

Free Wi-Fi, real fires, large freeview TV and a darts board, are also features of our pub, and we are also happy to cater for dogs within certain areas.

The Fountain is one of the oldest public houses in Chichester, opening its doors in 1798. The pub is built against the Roman city wall which is still visible in our restaurant and the building is probably constructed over the site of one of the walls bastions.

In the late 1820’s the landlords were HG Wells Grandparents – George and Sarah Neal. The pub is also said to be haunted by ghosts, a man and a dog, and a Roman soldier, who have been seen in different parts of the building over the years.

Opening times for drinks:

Monday – Saturday 12 noon – 12 midnight

Sunday 12 noon – 9pm

Food & Drink

Menu downloads below

Great food, great company – a warm welcome awaits you
Full of rustic charm, this delightful public house in Chichester has a lovely and spacious restaurant area, two large open fires, a large outdoor heated courtyard and parking just to the rear of the building.

Situated only a few moments away from Chichester Cathedral and the main shopping area; The Fountain is a traditional pub with a warm feel, full of character & charm.

Food Served

Monday to Friday
12 noon – 3pm and 5 – 8pm


12 noon – 9pm

12.00 noon to 4.00pm

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Our Food
The Fountain in Chichester has a broad range of traditional pub food to choose from, specially prepared by our experienced chefs, including a choice of delicious daily specials.

We can also provide a private dining experience within our large function room, featuring our tasty buffet menu.

We offer a wide variety of menu choice, ranging from light lunches; afternoon tea to evening meals.

As one of Chichester’s busiest pubs, we always advise you to give us a call to make a reservation to avoid disappointment on 01243 781352.

Also check out some great deals through Voucher Cloud.

Please feel free to book up in advance for your visit to ensure you have a table exactly when you wish – using our form provided here.

Please be advised that the enquiry is not confirmed until you receive a comfirmatory email or call from a member of staff.  Until this happens the enquiry will not be placed in the diary.

Should you wish to call – please try 01243 781352 and we will be happy to speak to you.

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The Fountain is the perfect place to celebrate this festive season, whether its a meal with your family, your friends, your colleagues or even all three!

The atmosphere and ambience of The Fountain at Christmas is one to experience and and savour with its real fires and intimate nooks and crannies. With superb real ales, fine wines and the very best yuletide food, we know a visit to The Fountain will be a Christmas to remember.

Make sure to book soon though to ensure you get the date and time that suits you best and simply leave the rest to us!

Christmas and Buffet
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What’s On

What’s On

October’s Month of Music

Friday 2nd – Buffalo Bridge

Saturday 3rd – Free Beer and Naked Woman

Friday 9th – Durty Water

Saturday 10th – Dropzone

Friday 16th – Golden Boulder

Saturday 17th – Raw Edge

Tuesday 20th – Willie Austen

Friday 23rd – Juicy Lucy

Saturday 24th – This Way Up

Friday 30th – Bushman Brothers

Saturday 31st – Kneeslider


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Contact us


The Fountain

29 Southgate,
West Sussex.
PO19 1ES

Call us on T. 01243 781352

Please leave your details and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

We can get very busy and we would encourage you to phone ahead to avoid disappointment. If you would like to make a reservation, please contact us on 01243 781352 or use the contact form opposite.

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