Monday to Saturday - 12noon to 11.30pm
Sunday 12noon to 5pm.
Food is served:
Monday to Thursday 12noon to 2pm
Friday to Sunday 12 noon to 2.30pm
Monday to Thursday 6pm to 9pm
Friday and Saturday 6pm to 9.30pm
- Disabled Access
- Outside Seating Area
About The Cat Inn
Cat Inn is a 16th century free house, with four bedrooms, 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.
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.
We had a delightful, delicious meal served in a friendly empathetic manner. We'll be back for our next meeting.
Always great food and great service. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
A lovely romantic Valentine's Day dinner at The Cat. Friendly, good food, imaginative wine list, excellent service.
Excellent food as always!
Always a pleasure to visit. Very welcoming, a lovely atmosphere. Perfect hosts.
The pub is lovely but we were slightly let down on a couple of points. First our table, number 1 I think, was very close to the couple on the table next to us, maybe because we made our booking a few hours before? The food, the sharing platter that includes the calamari, this needs a dip, some kind of aoili. The calamari needed more cooking too. At £17 I'm not sure this is good value. One of the mains was cod, the portion of fish was quite small, again at £18 it seems like a high price. Clearly this is a very popular place and we would come back but would choose more carefully from the menu.
Fantastic Sunday Lunch - delicious Roast Pork. Always friendly and efficient service. It's difficult to fault The Cat!
The food was very good, but arrived very very hot, obviously been under a heat source before serving. We were seated next to the door leading to the toilets, not the best seat in the house. The dining room lacked atmosphere, the old bar looked a lot more inviting. Overall somewhat disappointing for what was meant to be a special evening
Super meal, fish & steak were perfect & the ginger pud with clotted cream ice-cream was delightful. Well worth travelling a few miles for a memorable meal.
Great food and friendly professional staff
Bit disappointed following previous lunchtime experiences. Burgers were not as good and were only warm, however, the beef used had an excellent flavour and chips good. Daughter had difficulty cutting her duck but it ate well. Sauce was good and buttered veg good. Bakewell tart was lovely. We were seated near toilets where we found it too bright. Service very good.
Excellent bowl of big juicy mussels. Veggie crumble very good. The fish cakes were tasty but a little overwhelmingly salty. A little more for vegetarians on the menu would have been good. Service excellent as usual. Warm friendly atmosphere.
Fantastic food and service for my birthday meal with family. Thank you
We enjoyed an absolutely top class Sunday lunch with you recently. We were made welcome from the moment we arrived,really friendly and lively hosts. We were a party of 3 generations, a family catch up after a Christmas overseas for some. We had a great table with prompt, friendly and efficient service. Super food, good and imaginative choice for our vegetarian guest, an amazing homemade burger for our youngest, the rest of us chose either roast pork or beef, well cooked, nicely presented and very generous portions. We enjoyed these dishes teamed beautifully with a great selection of ales and a very nice Malbec. It was our first visit after reading an article in the paper at the end of last year and wish we had found you sooner, we certainly look forward to visiting again.Thank you to all for a lovely afternoon. Emms and family
A party of six of us met for lunch. Service was excellent, staff very friendly and helpful. Our food was served hot and was delicious too. A very relaxing afternoon and great atmosphere - thank you.
Excellent food, drinks and very friendly service. Looking forward to returning. Thank you.
We had a really fantastic experience. Thank you. The food is so good and the portions are just right. The staff are very friendly and helpful. It’s a skill to get the right balance and they are spot on. It has a lovely atmosphere. It is bright and airy in the restaurant while the bar area is a proper country pub. Walking in the smell of the log fire sets the tone and the rest of the experience lives up to it. Will definitely return.
Amazing food, service and ambience. Highly recommend. Thank you!
We really enjoyed our lunch at The Cat Inn, the service was excellent and the food was delicious. We will certainly be back. If you are looking for a country pub that does very good food at sensible prices, you need look no further. But make sure you book in advance!
The food at the Cat is always excellent and very good value