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.
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.
The surrounding area is blessed with a plethora of attractions and places to visit, 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 our village.
The Pub with its oak beams and two inglenook fireplaces offers 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. Real cider for Hertfordshire is available on draught. We offer an extensive wine list and have a wide selection available by the glass. We are proud to offer great English sparkling wine and table wine.
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.
Jill Goolden runs a local wine tasting course from her home in the beautiful Ashdown Forest, East Sussex. Visit her site for more infromation regarding bookings http://www.jillygoolden.com/
Should you find our car park full, when you come to visit us, there is alternative parking available in the village. Please see attached map for details.