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Cat Inn

Certificate of Excellence
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Bar, British, Pub
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North Lane, West Hoathly RH19 4PP, England
+44 1342 810369
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sun 12:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 21:30
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West Hoathly, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The Cat Inn is a brilliant pub with Greta beer, absolutely fantastic food, lovely wines by the bottle or glass and great service. It would be my choice for a night out every time!

Thank justinmilligan99
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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615 reviews
344 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 325 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here just before new year because of good reviews and nearness to Standen House, National Trust property nearby (amazing). There were 6 of us and we booked dinner at 6pm, however we were at a loose end after visiting the NT place so we drove to the pub around 3pm intending to park & go for a walk. Surprisingly... More 

Thank Donsafe
Lingfield, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Cat has a good reputation locally so we opted for a new year's day Sunday lunch with family. Our first visit for a proper lunch. Fish, (lovely chunky) chips and peas were very good; views of the roast pork were more mixed, with one finding it a bit on the fatty side, another asked for it to be heated... More 

Thank GRB238
West Sussex, England.
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249 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited on a quiet midweek lunchtime just after Christmas and New Year. The service was very good from the friendly servers. We all had the fish and chips which were excellent.

Thank Essjay9
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good food and friendly service. The decor is what you would expect for a cosy country pub and the wood fire adds to the atmosphere. The menu selection is good.

Thank Carolina N
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

We have been to the Cat several times before at this time of year and it never disappoints. Wonderful food (I actually said after my main of fillet steak tonight, 'that was the best meal I have ever had') fantastic service and lovely ambience. This was the first time we have visited since having to go gluten free, and I... More 

Thank lnew13
Lewes, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Took my daughter Laura and her husband Ross to The Cat for a birthday dinner. Staff were brilliant, the food was delicious and reasonably priced.

Thank JimnJean3
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

The Cat Inn is exactly what English pubs should be like. It has a fabulous 'local' feel to it with good food and beer and they put the customer first with service better than you find in most public houses these days. We stopped for a Sunday roast (book in advance) today after a dog walk with family and though-roughly... More 

Thank Phil A
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

I was taken here as a birthday treat for lunch. I really fancied the burger but hate this pretentious trend to put it in a brioche bun. In my view brioche is a pudding type bread containing sugar and has no place with a burger. I asked the waiter if it was possible to have any other type of bread?... More 

1 Thank Kim W
Sharpthorne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Most enjoyable sunday lunch with friends.great food good atmosphere and friendly service.would recommend yoy book ahead.

2 Thank Mark C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 26
Bar, British, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: North Lane, West Hoathly RH19 4PP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  West Hoathly
  • Phone Number: +44 1342 810369
16Th Century Inn in the picturesque village of West Hoathly, West Sussex.

Locally source ingredients used for the menu, which is seasonal. Local beers also sold. Extensive wine list, many available by the glass. Significant number of Sussex sparkling wines available too.

Four ensuite bedrooms available too.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?