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The Cat Inn, West Hoathly,

The Cat Inn

4.8
4.8
1710 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

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary British
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Wed–Fri 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–3:30 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 6:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    01342 810369
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Suphi Ergin
  • Neighborhood
    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 1,710 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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 Ambiance

  • West Sussex

    Best Value

  • West Sussex

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • West Sussex

    Neighborhood gem

  • West Sussex

    Great for fine wines

  • West Sussex

    Good for special occasions

1,710 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is top notch dining! Visit regular and it never disappoints - great for food lovers not wanting the average.....outstanding

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    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and service and cannot be faulted.

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  3. AndreeC

    Devon

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    7 adults and a 3 year old had a really good time at the Cat. Excellent food, brilliant personal service from Mel. Overall a really enjoyable meal and evening. Thank you for making a birthday so special!

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  4. PatriciaG

    Essex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fantastic meal. The setting was excellent, tables nicely located. The food was top class, all the dishes were well planned, the portion size correct and the food cooked to perfection. The food was competitively priced and the choice was good.

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  5. TheWaltons

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    With most pubs now chains more focussed on replication the corporate menu from freezer to microwave it is so refreshing to find a proper English pub serving outstandingly delicious fresh and varied dishes served by friendly and helpful staff - can’t recommend the Cat enough - thank you for a wonderful lunch experience

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fantastic evening out. We were celebrating seeing my cousin from Australia. She and her husband have coeliac’s. The Cat is always my favourite restaurant and this time I chose it because they have a great choice of Gluten Free options. The food was lovely and as always the service was amazing. Thank you Andrew and the lovely lady who looked after us.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food , fast efficient non fussy service. We will return! !

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I am never disappointed. Fantastic in every way. I don’t want any better than The Cat offers!

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  9. DavidM

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always the food is exceptional and the staff are just amazing and make you feel so at home - definitely recommend

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  10. Diners4345

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent all round. The asparagus starter was exceptionally good. We shall be back as soon as possible.

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FAQs

The Cat Inn is rated 4.8 stars by 1710 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today
Google Map for The Cat Inn

North Street, West Hoathly, RH19 4PP

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    East Grinstead
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Wed–Fri 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–3:30 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 6:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • 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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