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Cat Inn

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North Lane, West Hoathly RH19 4PP, England
+44 1342 810369
12:00 - 14:30
Closed now
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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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Tampa, Florida
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99 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stumbled into this location for late Monday evening meal...what a lucky draw! This local favorite had great service, a great menu, a great wine list and most importantly a terrific vibe and comfort level that made you want to stay all night - and that was the restaurant! I had the fish and chips - really great!! My next... More 

Thank FloridaJayBird
London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth a journey to find this great pub with lovely food and concerned service. Fish and chips which tasted like real fish, rather than a lump of batter, and crunchy chips with real bite. Plus imaginative mixes of vegetables to accompany well cooked meat and fish. Impressively, the centre of it all is a bustling bar - still doing... More 

Thank Treatseaker
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited as a group of 12 adults and enjoyed the experience immensely. The food, the service and the ales couldn't be faulted, the staff were friendly and although busy on a Sunday lunchtime, they couldn't have been more friendly.

Thank David M
Heathfield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Warm atmosphere with a real fire. Really nice, private alcove. Varied and unusual menu. Generous servings. Great service.

Thank Val J
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our lunch very much .a pleasant friendly atmosphere Good service and a Sunday roast to. Be recommended.

Thank jane H
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was a regular here in the 1970's and it was chosen as a lunch venue to celebrate my wife's birthday. We were a table of seven. The food was first class and the Harvey's was the best I have tasted for many years. Highly recommended and an interesting experience for me having known the pub since 1972 !

Thank Michael B
Uckfield, East Sussex
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Today we met some friends for lunch at the cat. It was probably not the best day as they had had a power strike last night and maybe for a bit of the morning. Lunch at the cat is usually a real treat but today it was not! The fish and chips is always a winner, nice juicy bits of... More 

Thank olympicswimmer
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here for a birthday party in December. Place was nice and cosy and the food was very good..just the bill was quite high for what we ate. We knew it wasn't cheap but if you want a nice ambiance and are happy to spend a little more than usual then we can recommend the food....we will be back... More 

Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mainly as the title says. Our party of 9 booked. Drinks orders were not taken and waitress had to be flagged down after about 25 minutes or so. We were preparing to go to the bar and carry everything back when the waitress appeared to take our food order. I heard that they were staggering food orders so that the... More 

Thank Anne B
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Visited a couple of times always been friendly and satisfactory for our needs at the tims of visiting. Will recommend and return.

Thank stefclarke

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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, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?