About us

About our Pub


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The Fountain Inn is an actual proper pub serving a selection of fabulous local ales & international lagers. We stock 4 real ales on our pumps. Badger Best, Fursty Ferret, Tanglefoot & a seasonal guest ale, we also have a nice selection of bottled beers, ales & ciders to choose from. 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, 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. We also love our four legged friends, there’s always water, a biscuit and good old ear scratch to be given.

Free Wi-Fi, real fires, large freeview TV and Bar Billiards, are also features of our pub.

Our team of fabulous Fountaineers look forward to welcoming you soon.

The Fountain Inn 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 – Thursday 12 noon – 11 pm

Friday & Saturday 12 noon – Midnight

Sunday 12 noon – 4pm

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 courtyard and parking is available just to the rear of the building.

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

Food Served

Monday to Saturday

12 noon – 4pm


5pm – 8pm

The Kitchen is presently closed on Sundays.

Menu Downloads

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.

Select a date & enquire now

We will confirm your enquiry via E-Mail

What’s On

What’s On

Wednesday is home to our famous and hugely popular Karaoke Night hosted by the charming DJ Les from 7.30pm

Thursday Night is the now Legendary Quiz Night, with your host the Starman. It’s a 7.30pm start and it books up fast so head over to Facebook & Book a table, entry is £2 per person and all entry money goes into the prize pot. You can also treat yourself to the superb Fountain Quiz platter to feed those grey cells.

Friday & Saturday are all about the Live Music. It’s one of the things we’re famous for and we can guarantee you a cracking night. This months Gigs are listed below and if you click on the bands name it will tell you a bit about what’s in store. No need to book, no need for tickets, Just come along and enjoy the superb music with a couple of superb tipples.

New events coming soon.

Watch this space

Regular Events

The Fountain Speed Quiz

Our Thursday night quiz hosted by the Starman has become something of a legend. Grab your smartphone, download the app and come and join the fun. The quiz starts at 7.30 sharp and is, without a doubt, the best Thursday in Chichester. Head to the Fountain Chichester Speed Quizzing Group by clicking here and book your table. We keep the kitchen open until 8pm so you can enjoy one of our magnificent quiz platters to feed those grey cells.

Wednesday Night Karaoke Party

Hosted by DJ Les our Karaoke party is a real crowd pleaser. Join us from 7.30pm every Wednesday and belt out your favourite tunes, old and new, to your hearts content. Be sure to get in early though if you want to get your song choice in.

Contact us


The Fountain Inn

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 via email.

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