Welcome to The Laughing Fish

The Laughing Fish is a rural pub based in a small village near Uckfield and Lewes. The pub was built in the 1860s to serve the newly-opened station on the Oxted to Lewes line and was known as the Station Hotel until 1957, when an enterprising landlord decided to change its name.

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. 

None of these changed the nature of the pub!

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, the meat coming all the way from the farm shop 300 yards away).

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.

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 - and until the end of June we're offering 20% off our normal food prices on Mondays!