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 & Tuesday – Closed
Wednesday & Thursday – 12noon – 8pm
Friday & Saturday – 10am – 11pm
Sunday – 10am – 5pm

Food & Drink

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

Wednesday to Saturday

12 noon – 4pm


12 noon – 3pm

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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We will confirm your enquiry via E-Mail

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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