I’d opted to try their veggie burger and not had much luck with it, but I strongly suspected that their strengths lay with their meaty treats, so was pleased to get a chance to test that theory at the Christmas market, on St Andrew Square, today.
Their selection focusses on sausages, with four types available: a classic dog; pork and leek; venison; and wild boar. I opted for the venison, accompanying it with rosemary fries and slaw for what they call a “big daddy” (£6.50).
It was a relatively mild day, so I once more sat on a nearby wall to eat. The sausage, topped with mustard and mayo, proved excellently meaty and very satisfying. It was accompanied by good pickle and crunchy slaw.
The chips were a disappointment, though. They were very light on herby flavour, and were rather unevenly cooked. I was hungry, so chomped my way through them, but they were not the best.
So overall, Laughing Stock is serving up quality sausages, which are entirely worth sampling. The friendly counter woman, tending to a hot plate packed with bangers, was doing excellent work. The chips let things down, though, so I’d steer clear of them, when you visit.