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Cat Inn

North Lane, West Hoathly RH19 4PP, England
+44 1342 810369
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
North Lane, West Hoathly RH19 4PP, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I came in just after opening time for a beer and scotch egg. I ended up staying for dessert too! The food was wonderful and I was stuffed to the gills by the time I left. The Cat was unbelievably busy for such an apparently...More

Thank Cynthia C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A slow start, struggled to find someone in the busy bar to acknowledge our arrival. Finally found a seat for our reservation. We ordered chilli salt squid and home made pepper humus with crackers form the light bites menu. Perfect, just right. Main courses we...More

Thank MartinHandy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here Thursday & Friday night and ate both nights. We were in Room 2 which is lovely but lacks enough windows. Can’t really change that as built into eves. The toiletries, bedding, towels etc were just right and the staff were welcoming from the...More

Thank Nicky D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been lucky enough to visit the Cat a number of times over the last ten years yet this is my first review. Every time the standard has been impeccable. Andrew runs a tight ship and clearly has a good relationship with his staff who...More

Thank MerlinJH
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a couple of beers here while walking in the area. The staff made you very welcome and were very efficient. I had a squid starter which was Ok but good value. Very pleasant to sit outside at the back in the sunshine

Thank Andrew K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ye olde worlde pub from the outside & immediately upon entering with a modern restaurant attached. Obviously a lot of locals having a few sociable pints when we arrived but we had a swift drink in bar area before being seated in restaurant. Wine is...More

Thank 26peach
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a few hours to kill on Saturday afternoon while our son was at nearby Ardingly reservoir. I booked a table for two in advance, which was just as well as the pub was very busy. One of us had fish and chips, not...More

Thank Pinkie2002
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Been here many times over the years sat outside on a sunny day very busy for a midweek lunch time great friendly service superb food tasty fish and chips and the burgers looked great they certainly have got it right not cheap but worth every...More

Thank Stephen308
Reviewed 2 May 2018

Quite brilliant, food delicious,service very good and friendly. Would recommend it as the best in West Hoathly

Thank geraldinefitzger2018
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Went here for the 2nd time for a friend’s birthday lunch. Starter of mushroom soup was delicious, main of pan fried whole plaice just perfect as the flesh just fell off the bones and the vegetables really complimented it (slightly less garlic pesto needed but...More

Thank Brendan C
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Response from Edward B | Reviewed this property |
It’s a few miles but only 5 minutes or so by car. From the Ravenswood turn left onto the Sharpthorne road, then left again into Sharpthorne village. At the far end of the village turn left at the Fox and go up the hill... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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
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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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