A family run West Sussex pub nestled in the Sussex countryside

As voted by The Guardian’s Top 10 Cosiest Pubs, The Fountain comes with dog friendly flagstone floors, low ceilings, beautiful English beams, stunning inglenook fireplaces, a menu to suit everyone’s taste, a wine list to die for, local beers, and a vast array of non-alcoholic drinks – there’s something for everyone.

Our wines are hand picked by Lord Fountain himself to compliment the menu that changes regularly to source the best in-season ingredients.

The perfect all year round pub

Come Spring, the Courtyard and Gardens come alive. At dusk, the fires are still lit to take away the evening chill, board games and banter with our bubbly bar staff, the kitchen team doing what they do best – serving home-made dishes using the freshest produce and locally sourced meats…There’s nowhere better to celebrate any occasion, let alone Mothering Sunday or an Easter Weekend.

Shades on, and summer arrives. The stunning main garden, complete with Duck Pond, Miniature Manor, Beach, Deckchairs and our famous Street Food ‘Love Shack BBQ’ and Terrace. You’ll be mistaken for thinking you’re in Ibiza, or somewhere far from the beautiful Sussex countryside you’re in, while you take in the sounds of some soothing Jazz, or one of Alex’s chilled out DJ sets. Every Saturday & Sunday – weather permitting of course.

Autumn arrives and the leaves start turning, the fruit is made into Crumbles, Jams and Tarts, and the benches come off the lawns as we ‘Winterise’ our gardens for the following year.

Beautiful gardens and Seagrass, our Champagne and seafood bar

Then we have The Orchard, the quieter garden, abound with apple, pear and plum trees, and…’Seagrass‘ – our Champagne and Seafood Bar that opened in May 2023…Think Caviar House at Gatwick Airport – but soooo much better, and thanks to ‘Coolhurst Vineyards‘, the wines are far superior. Especially our favourite tipple, The Coolhurst, Provence Rosé!

It’s time to move back inside, time to think about booking your Christmas Party in our Skittle Alley…

Beautiful pub gardens at The Fountain Inn, Ashurst, West Sussex

The Seagrass Champagne and Seafood bar at The Fountain West Sussex

What’s on at The Fountain?

We also hold regular events – see our Events tab for Quizzes, Comedy Nights, Live Music, Themed Evenings and Party nights.

Planning a wedding or special occasion? Look no further, we at The Fountain can help. Get in touch and chat to Lindsay AKA Lady Fountain, to put the special into your special event.

First time visitor or regular, we always look forward to welcoming you to The Fountain. We can’t wait to meet you,

The Tipping Family and The Fountain Team x

Tipping family, Alex, Lindsay and Brodie at The Fountain Inn, Ashurst, West Sussex