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The Laughing Fish

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$$ - $$$
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Station Rd., Isfield, Uckfield, England
+44 1825 750349
11:30 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We came for dinner here from a local hotel and very glad we made the effort against the easy option of eating in-house. We quickly struck-up conversation with both the locals & the landlord & soon felt like locals ourselves. Wide choice of beers & wines, a menu that focussed on produce from nearby suppliers, menu even named them providing... More 

Thank Michael M
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been here a few times now for special occasions and this place has never let me down! Friendly staff and locals, the food was of high quality perfectly cooked (venison loin), and couldn't believe how quickly it was served. Can't wait to come back!

Thank Daniel T
Brighton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went there for a late lunch at the weekend with my adult daughter and my husband, whose birthday we were celebrating. This was our second visit after being introduced to the place by friends. The menu was quite comprehensive with interesting meals including venison, which my husband chose. I had the roast beef and our daughter chose a burger.... More 

Thank The_Mothership3
Crowborough, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely love this pub. It is unspoilt, friendly, popular AND serves excellent beer. The food is good to and very competitively priced. Staff are helpful and friendly and the Lavendar Line Steam Railway is right next door - some people's dream location! My favourite pub of 2016 and, probably 2017, and not too far from home!

Thank 1234Ruth4321
London, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been coming here regularly now, just a lovely simple pub with hand written menu's of ales, snacks on the bar, papers to read and even reading glasses - simply little touches along with the very friendly staff that make this a great find. Good pub grub but you need to book weekends.

1 Thank pbjmclean
AndyFish864, Owner at The Laughing Fish, responded to this review

You have successfully described what we try to be about - passionate about good beer, friendly service, and good food - but not in a "restaurant" context. Thank you. More 

London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Went to this pub to celebrate my mother-in laws 70th. Can't fault the novelty of this railway themed pub and I am sure it has some interesting history, however I can fault the dining experience which was a bit ordinary. Another classic trick where a pub serves industrial sized portions hoping that quantity will trump quality when they sucker punch... More 

2 Thank Joel W
AndyFish864, Owner at The Laughing Fish, responded to this review

Thnak you for your review. If you're expecting Michelin stars and fine dining, please don't come to a real village pub, although we acknowledge that there are some "village pubs" out there which have forgotten their heritage. We'll carry on as we are, and let potential customers make their own judgements from the vast majority of Trip Advisor reviews. More 

Uckfield, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

My son and his partner took us to the Laughing Fish for Sunday lunch a fortnight ago. He had to choose a time as there were two sittings and he chose 1.30. When we got there, the pub was heaving but there was a table waiting for us and the atmosphere was lovely and happy and fairly quiet! I was... More 

1 Thank 81Lacey27
Lewes, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Really good lunch Venison, game pudding , gammon, all excellent, and home made delicious puddings, apple crumble, raspberry white chocolate cheesecake and black currant sorbet, reasonably priced. Mmmm Cheerful friendly service too. Must eat out more often!

1 Thank ginaircock
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

I am fond of this pub, the only criticism I have to make, is the unsightly sign that has been recently erected outside the front, which does not look good at all. Please take it down. Great beer , good food , best all round pub in the area.

1 Thank SussexBalancer
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Lovely pub with good selection of local products which are cooked well and are very yummy. Burgers and sausages are from the local farm shop. Very friendly and accommodating staff. Good selection of local beers ales and largers!

Thank Karen T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$17 - US$21
British, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Station Rd., Isfield, Uckfield, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Uckfield  >  Isfield
  • Phone Number: +44 1825 750349

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?