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Cat Inn

The Cat Inn, North Lane, Queen's Sq, West Hoathly, RH19 4PP +44 1342602940

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Opening hours
Monday - Thursday : 12:00 - 14:00, 18:00 - 21:00
Friday & Saturday : 12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 21:30
Sunday : 12:00 to 14:30

Squid was delicious

Claire 28 October 2016
from West Sussex

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Featured in The Michelin Guide and The Good Food Guide, The Cat Inn West Hoathly is a traditional pub with an acclaimed restaurant. The 16th-century pub sits in a picturesque hilltop village, surrounded by Sussex countryside.

Using seasonal and local produce where possible, The Cat Inn menu features elegantly served classics like beer-battered fish and chips, alongside Mediterranean-inspired dishes such as confit duck leg with caramelised orange purée and summer bean and orange salad. Exotic flavours can be found in the pistachio and onion pakora with pilau rice, or Singapore sweet chili prawns with fries and mango and avocado salad.

For dessert, try a selection of local artisan cheeses, or the sumptuous warm banana cake with caramelised banana, peanut ice cream, and salt caramel sauce. The Cat Inn near Crawley is a rustic country pub with inglenook fireplaces, oak beams, and local ales, whilst a large terrace allows for outdoor dining.

Only 25 minutes from Gatwick Airport, The Cat Inn in Sussex is a 7-minute drive from Kingscote Train Station.

Cat Inn

The Cat Inn, North Lane, Queen's Sq, West Hoathly, RH19 4PP

Contact +44 1342810369
Reservations +44 1342602940

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4.8 ((((( (based on 16 reviews)
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  • dinner (14)
  • lunch (14)
  • business (3)
  • child friendly (3)
  • large parties (3)
  • luxury (3)
  • romantic (3)
  • value (3)
  • private dining (2)
  • trendy (2)
  • al fresco (1)
  • ((((* 4 November 2016 by L Mett from Southampton Hants

    We visit here when we are staying in the area. As previously , we were impressed with the friendly service and delicious food.

  • ((((( 28 October 2016 by Claire from West Sussex

    Squid was delicious

  • ((((( 26 October 2016 by Gary M from Surbiton

    Great food. Well presented with good service and decent portions. Will definitely visit again if in the area.

  • ((((( 15 September 2016 by Rowan from West Hoathly

    great pub with excellent food

  • ((((* 4 August 2016 by Dave Manktelow from Turners Hill

    Good service nice meal

  • ((((( 1 June 2016 by Peter from Yalding

    Excellent service and meals

  • ((((( 13 May 2016 by Anne Marks from West Hoathly

    Lovely pub restaurant with fabulous food. I ordered from the Specials board and had a a very nice rump steak on stir fry vegetables, my friend had goats cheese on portobello mushrooms and salad both meals excellent. The service is always very good. Recommended.

  • ((((( 13 April 2016 by Sophia Smith from Forest Row

    The Cat Inn treated us to an unforgettably delicious meal! This was a 70th birthday celebration; the food and setting and service were wonderful. The logs were burning in the old fireplace and our corner was cosy and quiet. Definitely returning....the lamb and guinea fowl were cooked and presented to very high standard and we were totally satisfied; the only (tiny) criticism was that not enough vegetables came with our main courses... but then, would we have had space for the delicious dessert?! .

  • ((((( 6 April 2016 by Eileen Cowen from Darwen

    Loved it at The Cat. Excellent meal and helpful friendly service for our anniversary meal with two young relatives.

  • ((((* 10 February 2016 by Mary Tolfrey from Crawley

    The place was very quiet but it was a Monday evening. The food was amazing, everything we expected and more. It was a bit chilly in the dining area, as it was quite windy and wet outside we would have thought the fire would have been lit but it wasn't. We didn't bother to ask about this as if they had lit the fire we would have been leaving by the time it warmed up.

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