Guide MICHELIN 2020

Cat Inn

(30 Reviews)
The Cat Inn, North Lane Queen's Sq, West Hoathly, Surrey, RH19 4PP
British, European

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

Restaurant description

Featured in The Michelin Guide and The Good Food Guide, The Cat Inn West Hoathly is a traditional pub with an acclaimed, Bib Gourmand-winning restaurant. The 16th-century site 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.

Customer reviews for Cat Inn
4.8
(based on 30 reviews)

100%
of diners recommend this restaurant

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Value
  • Location

Recommended for

  • al fresco (4)
  • business (5)
  • child friendly (4)
  • dinner (21)
  • large parties (3)
  • lunch (24)
  • luxury (6)
  • private dining (5)
  • romantic (5)
  • trendy (3)
  • value (5)
  • By Diane B from Sharpthorne
    16 April 2019

    The Cat Inn always offers a fantastic choice on their menu which is fresh and locally sourced. The atmosphere is very cosy especially when it is full, and it normally always is, so booking a table in advance , especially if it is for a special occasion, is highly recommended. The service was a usual efficient and friendly.

  • By J C from Haywards Heath
    16 January 2019

    warm and welcoming...efficient and friendly service with excellent suggestion about the Italian wine...thank you!

  • By Rich B from Lindfield
    12 June 2018

    Fabulous, 3 of us eating - the starters, main course and pudding were out of this world. Mostly three/four ingredients used only in each plate but amazing..definitely going back and will tell all and sundry.

  • By Kieran F from Horley
    30 October 2017

    really good. pigeon & pork belly

  • By Fiona H from East Grinstead
    23 August 2017

    Great lunch as always

  • By Carole R from East hoathly
    5 July 2017

    Excellent food and good service

  • By Gillian F from Sussex
    22 March 2017

    Brilliant! Fabulous food, great landlord & staff. Beautifully & tastefully decorated & made to feel very welcome. Definitely worth going to & the special events they have.

  • By Shiraz K from Forest Row
    22 March 2017

    Food excellent Service hesitant

  • By Elizabeth E from Tenterden
    1 March 2017

    The meal was very good

  • By Jo B from Crowhurst
    21 February 2017

    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"

Restaurant Location Map
Cat Inn
The Cat Inn, North Lane Queen's Sq, West Hoathly, Surrey, RH19 4PP