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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

Wonderful atmosphere, great good and really lovely service. Will definitely come back and recommend to friends.

Alda Pinto 03 February 2017
from Staplefield

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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 21 reviews)
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  • dinner (17)
  • lunch (17)
  • luxury (4)
  • business (3)
  • child friendly (3)
  • large parties (3)
  • private dining (3)
  • romantic (3)
  • value (3)
  • trendy (2)
  • al fresco (1)
  • ((((( 23 February 2017 by Jo Barrington from Crowhurst

    The Cat Inn is fabulous, the food is delicious and the service is friendly and efficient. I had the whole Brighton plaice with crayfish, capers, beurre noisette, charlotte potatoes and tenderstem broccoli. It was to die for!
    My dining companion drove all the way from London to sample the Cat Inn fare and was not disappointed. It's a bit of a drive from my home in Lingfield but it's worth making the journey to this fab place which has quickly become my favourite "local"

  • ((((( 3 February 2017 by Alda Pinto from Staplefield

    Wonderful atmosphere, great good and really lovely service. Will definitely come back and recommend to friends.

  • ((((( 6 January 2017 by Carole Butcher from Crowborough

    As good as ever!! My friend from Canada over for her 80th birthday just loved food,setting, and staff.
    Always our favourite place in the surrounding area to eat.

  • ((((* 4 January 2017 by Sheila Hamling from East Grinstead

    Traditional country pub with good service and lovely fish and chips

  • ((((( 6 December 2016 by Gareth Hill from Crawley

    Loved the food - friendly staff

  • ((((* 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

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