Update - January 27th 2021
The pub is currently closed due to the national coronavirus lockdown. It is, however, undergoing a full internal redecoration and it is our intention that it will re-open as soon as the regulations allow. This will certainly not be before March 8th (when the government are hoping that schools can begin to return), and it is probably unlikely to be before Easter (April 5th).
Please keep checking back as we progress through this very difficult time - and don't worry - the Laughing Fish is NOT under any kind of threat of permanent closure!
To make a reservation please call 01825 750 349
The present landlords, Andy and Linda Brooks, have been at the pub since 2001 and, despite huge changes in the industry since then, have remained true to their principles of retaining it as an individual village pub, know much for its good quality home-made food.
The pub has undergone a few physical changes under their stewardship - in 2002 a children's play area was part of improvements to the garden. In 2007 the interior was extended, disabled access and a new toilet block were provided, and in 2013 there was a further interior and exterior makeover, providing improved seating and lighting.
We now sell six real ales - three of them from local independent brewers such as Burning Sky (Firle), Long Man (Wilmington) and Gun Brewery (Gun Hill), and three of them are nationally available ales.
We also now have two real ciders on tap, in addition to craft lagers and fine keg ciders such as Aspall.
We are well known for our no-nonsense home-made food such as proper shortcrust pastry pies, locally sourced seasonal meat, fish and produce, and a selection of regularly changing meals alongside sandwiches and burgers.
We have a menu that changes on a daily basis that is served lunchtimes and evenings from Monday to Friday, all day on a Saturday, and lunchtime on a Sunday. Our food service times can be found below.