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The Cat Inn, West Hoathly,

The Cat Inn

4.8
4.8
1662 Reviews
£25 and under
Contemporary British
The Cat Inn is a 16th century free house set in the picturesque village of West Hoathly, a hilltop village set in the heart of the Sussex countryside. It is in within easy distance from the towns of East Grinstead and Haywards Heath and only 25 minutes from Gatwick Airport.

The Pub with its oak beams and two inglenook fireplaces proffers a warm and cosy atmosphere in the winter, whilst our terrace is perfect to enjoy a drink and food in the summer months. Being a free house we pride ourselves in the quality of our real ale, and concentrate on local breweries, such as Harvey's of Lewes and other micro breweries. Our food is cooked to order, using fresh, seasonal and where possible locally sourced ingredients. Our menus change on a regular basis and we also offer a small selection of seasonal specials on a daily basis.

We welcome children over the age of 7. Dogs are welcome in the "pub" area of the Cat, they are not permitted in the dining room

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2 people

19:00


Booked 16 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary British
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Wed–Fri 12:00–14:00 Sat 12:00–14:30 Sun 12:00–15:30 Dinner Wed–Sat 18:00–20:30
  • Phone number
    01342 810369
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Suphi Ergin
  • Area
    East Grinstead
  • Parking Details
    Sizable car park to rear of pub, and ample free parking in the village.
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,662 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • West Sussex

    Best Overall

  • West Sussex

    Best Food

  • West Sussex

    Best Service

  • West Sussex

    Best Ambience

  • West Sussex

    Best Value

  • West Sussex

    Great for fine wines

  • West Sussex

    Good for special occasions

  • West Sussex

    Most Booked

1,671 Reviews
  1. NickC

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thanks to Andrew and everyone at the Cat ! Lovely night out ! Thanks !

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    West Sussex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Cat is our favourite pub restaurant to visit in the local area. We’ve never had a bad meal there. Food is amazing and staff are always very friendly.

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  3. MarkB

    West Sussex

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect apart from no vegetarian roast option on Sundays

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  4. CatsWhiskers

    Kent

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The moment you walk through the door you are greeted with a warm smile. We were shown to the table we had requested, asked if it was OK and presented with menus etc and information on 'specials' and asked if we wanted a drink. Drinks decided and delivered, we were not pressurised into ordering. Additional info on menu was professionally given and order taken. One of our party decided to try the 'Cat' gin which was really nice. Food and wine were first class as always and the Patron spent some time talking with us and suggesting which dessert we may like. Everything was just perfect with smiling but not overpowering staff knowing when to approach us. If only the Cat Inn was nearer to Bexhill I would be there every week. Thank you

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  5. LindaB

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our whole dining experience was excellent, service was attentive and friendly, food was outstanding. Highly recommend

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  6. NathanW

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always the food the service the whole experience was just outstanding. The most friendliest attentive staff. The food is always top quality with new and varied dishes. Presented to a high standard and tastes that will blow you away. This restaurant just keeps us coming back for more. They do everything right

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  7. SuzieoM

    Oxford

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    What a fantastic experience! The staff were all really lovely and there are not enough superlatives to describe the Sunday roasts! We had salt & pepper squid salad, a lamb tartlet and asparagus to start - all delicious. My husband had beef, beautifully cooked and deliciously moist. Our daughter chose the pork which, again, was excellent. I had chicken, which was elevated to another plane - so good. All of the accompanying vegetables and sauces were perfect. Only my husband had room for pudding but declared his crumble with custard, “the best ever”, with the exception of mine, of course! Sadly, we don’t live locally but we will try to find an excuse to come back.

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  8. Wimblemum

    London

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed an excellent lunch at The Cat. Excellent friendly service and delicious food. A wonderful pub and we’ll definitely be back.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    West Sussex

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect atmosphere, excellent food and great service! Always happy to return!

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  10. Sweetpea1

    West Sussex

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 28 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food lovely staff. We sat in the old part which I much prefer. Somehow the main restaurant is a bit soulless. However, the food is consistently good and staff very helpful and friendly. We had a lovely evening, thank you!

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The Cat Inn is rated 4.8 stars by 1662 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 16 times today
Google Map for The Cat Inn

North Street, West Hoathly, RH19 4PP

Additional information

  • Area
    East Grinstead
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Wed–Fri 12:00–14:00 Sat 12:00–14:30 Sun 12:00–15:30 Dinner Wed–Sat 18:00–20:30
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary British
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Sizable car park to rear of pub, and ample free parking in the village.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Suphi Ergin
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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