The Laughing Fish


The present owners, 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, known as much for its cask ales as 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 and 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 including our very local Isfield Brewing Co., and three nationally available ales. We also have two real ciders on tap, in addition to craft lagers and fine keg ciders such as Aspall. We also have a fine reputation for no-nonsense home made food (e.g. proper pies with shortcrust pastry top and bottom).

We’re really easy to find – just off the main A26 between Uckfield and Lewes, with ample parking – or less than a minute’s walk from the nearest bus stop on the popular 29 Brighton and Hove bus route serving Brighton, Lewes, Uckfield, Crowborough and Tunbridge Wells. (map)

Food is served at lunchtime and in the evening from Monday to Friday, all day on a Saturday, and from lunchtime into the afternoon on Sunday.


Opening hours

  • Monday
    11:30 am - 10:00 pm
  • Tuesday
    11:30 am - 10:00 pm
  • Wednesday
    11:30 am - 10:00 pm
  • Thursday
    10:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Friday
    11:30 am - 11:00 pm
  • Saturday
    11:30 am - 11:00 pm
  • Sunday
    11:30 am - 10:00 pm