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“good place for lunch”
Review of The Laughing Fish

The Laughing Fish
Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Isfield
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $18 - $22
Cuisines: Pub
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
London
Level 6 Contributor
150 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“good place for lunch”
Reviewed October 14, 2012

David and I go there regularly for Sunday lunch and it is quite popular. Good in the summer for families who like the garden and play things. We combine lunch with a cycle ride along the local B roads. We usually have scampi and chips. Sometimes I have the pork or other meat dishes. Sometimes I have the excellent apple crumble and custard and they do very good coffee. Non alcoholic coke as we are cycling. Not expensive about £25 for two.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Rob D
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English first
Brighton, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Excelelnt service,friendly staff, good food”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

Eleven of us visited this pub following a local walk in the countryside. We all ordered a variety offood from the menu, ie main meal, sandwiches etc. Very friendly helpful service throughout. Food was prepared quickly and very well. We have used this pub before and will definately use it again. Thank you for accommodating us.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Jim M
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AndyFish864, Owner at The Laughing Fish, responded to this review, September 26, 2012
Thank you - we were very impressed that you undertook your walk at all in the awful weather, but we're glad you did, and that you were happy with our food and service. Hope to see you again soon.
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Brighton, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
Reviewed September 11, 2012

The food is home cooked, good value and excellent. Owners and staff helpful and friendly. Lots of people return. My only small criticism is that the interior feels slightly utilitarian and could do with a bit more 'warmth'. However, overall it's really good. You should go.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank AlistairR111
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent food; ice cold beer and warm service”
Reviewed September 3, 2012

If only all pubs were like this one. We ordered two steaks and one cod and chips. The steaks were very good quality and cooked to our requirements, the cod was enormous and again good quality and the desserts were lovely. All food is home-made at the pub and delicious. The pub is a traditional village pub and had a warm and relaxing atmosphere. Our evening was topped off by Morris dancers performing in the fading light outside the pub. Highly recommended!

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Jackie Y
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AndyFish864, Owner at The Laughing Fish, responded to this review, September 6, 2012
Thank you for your comments. We particularly enjoy the evenings in Summer when the Morris sides visit us, and we're pleased that you were here on one of those occasions. Perpetuating the old traditions of English pubs is very important to us!
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“A pleasant surprise.”
Reviewed August 13, 2012

We had never been to this pub before and were pleasantly surprised. Food was a good standard and affordable. Would definitley eat here again.

Visited July 2012
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Thank SSudlow
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AndyFish864, Owner at The Laughing Fish, responded to this review, August 17, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your visit here. We are delighted that you found our food to be of a good standard - we have two enthusiastic cooks who love making everything from scratch, and we do buy our meat from the farm shop which is virtually next door! At the same time we are mindful that we remain a village pub first and foremost, and we hope that our values reflect that. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
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