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The Lewes Arms, Lewes (Games Room)
Fascinating low table with a warped lead top that makes for high scores. Holds annual singles competition.
 
The Brewers Arms, Lewes (Back Bar)
An interesting older table with no back board.
 
The Star, Waldron
Nice place to eat too.
 
The Swan, Lewes
Has one of the more modern tables that don't use a big thick sheet of lead. This means the top hasn't warped.
 
The Black Horse, Lewes (Front Bar)
(left) Older table, with no back. Has a sheet of tin in the drawer to protect the wood. Very warped top, with a lip at the front that makes it easy to score singles. The table on the right has come from hotel in seaford as a temporary replacement.
The Meridien, Lewes (formerly the Pewter Pot)
Another older table with no back. This seems to be table that used to be in the Windmill pub, that closed down a decade or so ago. The lead top has warped to create a valley at the front of what is a very large hole. Probably the highest scoring table I've played on, once you get used to it, sevens and eights are pretty easy to come by.
 
The Gardener's Arms, Cliffe, Lewes  
The Yew Tree, Chalvington
Outdoor toad in a marquee. Unusual for the massive size of it's toads. I mean toad size differs but these are REALLY big!
Normal sized toad on the right, both with a 50p on top.
The Roebuck, Laughton
Nice table. Nice staff. Nice Toads.
 
The Dorset Arms, Cliffe, Lewes
This has one of the first tables that we made to sell, so if you're thinking of buying one - this is roughly what our standard tables look like.
 
The Laughing Fish, Isfield
Home of the current world champions! (on the right is a table we saw at the Eastbourne Beer Festival that originally came from the Fish (must have been a long time ago). It's got a brilliant design feature at the back, where there is a steel trough between the lead and the back board. It means no arguments about whether it hit the back board or not.
The Trevor Arms, Glynde
A rare two tabler. Here's a youtube clip of the game being played at the Trevor thanks to Roger Marshall.
 
The Fountain Inn, Plumpton Green
An Unusual table that appears to be very old, but has sheets of lead covering it like the new tables, rather than a big block. You are advised to bring your own toads if you have them, because the pub doesn't currently have a set. Customers are advised to use 2 pence pieces. Nice place. Nice people.
 
The Ram, Firle
Here's a clip of the game being played at the Ram in Firle.
 
The Prince of Wales, Newhaven
I didn't know about this one and was very pleased to have it pointed out by Sarah from Newhaven who likes Leonard Cohen,
narrow boats and the Jennings books - all great choices.
 
The Lamb, Ripe
Unusual table with a wooden border all the way round. Nice to play on, but they haven't got any toads so take your own.
Nice staff. Table doesn't get a lot of use.
 
The British Legion Club house, Lewes
Has one of the legless varieties that's placed on another table when people want to use it.
 
St Mary's Supporter's Centre, Lewes
St Mary's is now going to be home to the team that used to play at the King's Head - it's also now home to the King's
Head's old table - which is the table on the right.

Lewes Working Men's Club, Lewes

2 tables

   
Lewes Constitutional Club
Members club on St Anne's Hill
 

The Royal Oak, Shoreham
The Plough and Harrow, Litlington, BN26 5RE
A welcome recent addition and home venue of the League Champions, Long Man Toad Holers.

   

The Goat and Gorilla, Luanda, Rwanda, Africa
Seriously. I'm not kidding. It's even World Championship specs.

   
The Grenadier, Hailsham
not sure if this is still in the pub - it was borrowed for a tournament at the HMI
 

Hailsham Memorial Institute (HMI), Hailsham

   
The Cricketers, Berwick
We're not sure if people still use this so might be worth taking your own toads!
 
The King's Head, Hailsham
Thanks to John Wardle for this photo - haven't played on this one but it looks like it might be high scoring.
 

Travellers Joy, Southsea
253 Milton Rd
Southsea
Hampshire
PO4 8PQ

   
The White Horse, Ditchling
Very nice pub
 
The Wheatsheaf, Crowborough
One of the less common, and usually older, legless versions. They use lead toads. I'm reliably informed that it's not normally outside.
 
The Hare and Hounds, Framfield
The Arlington Arms, 360 Seaside, Eastbourne

The Queen Victoria, Eastbourne
 
The Central Club, Peacehaven
The Horn's Lodge Chailey
 
The Wheatsheaf, Willingdon  
The Chalkpit, between Lewes and Offham - I believe their original table is now in private hands (I used to play on it at
a friend's house when I was a kid), but they have a new one.
 

The Star Inn, Ashton-under-hill, Evesham
- this would be very exciting as it would be the only standard table I know of outside Sussex (not including the variants

   
Harrietville Hotel Motel, Great Alpine Road, Harrietville 3741, Victoria, Australia
Apparently they use the original 1791 coins - which I've not come across before!
 
The following pubs have similar games to Toad in the hole:    
The Red Lion, Snargate, Romney Marsh, Kent  
The following venues used to have tables but don't currently...    
Old Oak, Arlington
To quote the bar staff "We used to have one, I don't know what happened to it".
New information February 08: apparently it's still there but the staff use it as a condiment table. It looks like this...
 
There are also a surprising number of tables in private hands - I know of at least 15, including 4 in London, 1 in
France (one of several owned by the 2006 world champions Old Azurians) and 1 in Rwanda (see image to left)
   

Disappearing Toad
The following Toad venues are no more or at least you can't play toad there:

   
The Pump House, Cooksbridge
The King's Head, Lewes
The Anchor, Barcombe Mills

The Anchor, Ringmer

   
Also a Colombian Bar on Tooley St near London bridge Station used to have one of the South America versions of the table.
Toad in the hole table in a Columbian Bar, London Toad in the hole table in a Columbian Bar, London