Christmas Menus and Booking Forms

Cat Inn

Christmas and New Year's Eve at The Cat Inn

We will be offering our festive menu from 1st December to the 23rd December for both lunch and dinner. 

Reservations are essential.

Tables of up to eight people may choose from our full menu.

Eight to twelve Guests may choose from our Christmas Menu on the day.

More than 12 Guests we ask for a pre order in advance of the day from our Christmas Menu.

Click here to view the menu and booking form.

Our Opening times for food over the festive period are as follows:

  Lunch Dinner
Friday 24th December 12noon – 2pm 6pm - 8.30pm
Saturday 25th December Closed  Closed 
Sunday 26th December 12 noon – 2.30pm Closed 
Monday 27th December Closed


Tuesday 28th December Closed Closed
Wednesday 29th December 12 noon – 2pm 6 -8.30pm
Thursday 30th December 12 noon - 2pm  6 - 8.30pm 
Friday 31st December 12noon - 2pm Special Evening - Our normal menu with some Special Specials
Saturday 1st January 12 noon – 2.30pm Closed


The Pub will be open serving drinks from 12noon to 10.30pm as usual with the following exceptions:

Christmas Day 12 noon to 2pm

Boxing Day 12 noon to 5pm

New Year’s Eve 12 noon till late

New Year’s Day 12 noon to 5pm




Spiced Parsnip Soup
Crispy Parsnip, Bread (MGF, V) - 6.50

Smoked Mackerel Pate
Cider Jelly, Cucumber, Charred Beer Bread - 9 (MGF)

The Cat Scotch Egg
Celeriac slaw, Apple, Bitter Leaf  - 9

Beetroot Tartar
Teriyaki, Avocado, Nori Crisp, Radish -  (VG, MGF) - 8.50


Roast Turkey Breast
Pigs in Blankets, Potato Terrine, Red Cabbage, Hispi Cabbage, Cranberry Sauce,  Turkey Jus (MGF) -19

Parmesan Crusted Whole Plaice
Chive Butter Sauce, Kale, Apache Potato (MGF) - 21.50

Peppered Venison Haunch
Creamed Spinach, Mash Potato, Venison Sauce (GF) - 21.50

Chargrilled Hispi Cabbage
Forest Mushroom, Chestnut, Hazelnut, Baby Onion - (VG, GF) - 16.00

72% Chocolate Pave
Salt Caramel, Creme Fraiche Sorbet - 8.50

Pear and Blackberry Crumble
Clotted Cream Ice Cream - 8.00

Lemon and Blueberry Mess
Lemon Curd, Caramelised White Chocolate (GF) - 8.00

Selection of Sussex Cheese and Biscuits (MGF) - 11.00

Key: V – Vegetarian VG – Vegan GF- Gluten Free

MGF – Dish can be modified to be Gluten Free – please inform us when ordering

Allergy information can be obtained by talking to staff.




The Cat Inn,
North Lane,
West Hoathly,
West Sussex,
RH19 4PP


(01342) 810369



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