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Re-opened, see website for details.

https://www.catinn.co.uk/

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Cat

Queen's Square, North Lane
West Hoathly
EAST GRINSTEAD
RH19 4PP

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Opening Times

MondayMidday - 11.00 pm
TuesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
WednesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
ThursdayMidday - 11.00 pm
FridayMidday - 11.00 pm
SaturdayMidday - 11.00 pm
SundayMidday - 10.00 pm

Meal Times

12 - 2, 6 - 9 Mon - Thu
12 - 2.30, 6 - 9.30 Fri & Sat
12 - 2.30, 6 - 8.30 Sun

Owner

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About the Pub

The 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 within easy distance from the towns of East Grinstead and Haywards Heath and only 25 minutes from Gatwick Airport. Sitting high on a spur of the Sussex Weald, the village is a haven for walkers, ideally placed on the Western edge of the Ashdown Forest. There are a number of attractions within easy reach of the pub, including Wakehurst Place, Borde Hill Gardens, Nymans, The Bluebell Railway, Sheffield Park, Lingfield Race Course, Standen, Pooh Bridge and the Priest House and Museum in West Hoathly village. The pub retains oak beams and two inglenook fireplaces. There is a terrace where drink and food can be consumed in the summer months. This free house prides itself in the quality of its real ale, and concentrates on local breweries, such as Harvey's of Lewes and other micro breweries. Food is cooked to order, using fresh, seasonal and where possible locally sourced ingredients. Menus change on a regular basis and a small selection of seasonal specials are available on a daily basis. The Cat is reputedly the oldest building in the village and comprises a maze of cosy rooms.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 3 regular beers.

  • Firebird Parody
  • Harvey's Sussex Best Bitter
  • Larkins Traditional Ale

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 2 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Bedlam --varies--
  • Dark Star --varies--
  • Harvey's --seasonal--

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Cat, West Hoathly

Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • LocAle LocAle Accredited
  • Quiet Quiet Pub

Facilities

  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access
  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub Garden
  • Parking Parking
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Accommodation Accommodation

    4 rooms.

  • Camping Camping Nearby on-site
  • RealFire Real Fire
  • Restaurant Restaurant Area
  • SeparateBar Separate Bar
  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • WiFi Wifi

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Cat

Queen's Square, North Lane
West Hoathly
EAST GRINSTEAD
RH19 4PP

Sat Nav Reference

51.076198, -0.056099

Transport

  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes

Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

MetroBus: 84 (Crawley - East Grinstead)

W Hoathly, adj Broadfield is the easier walk (800m)

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