The pub will be closed from 5pm for the evening of the 21st January for our annual staff party.  

Steve Edwards of Etch, Brighton and Hove


Steven is a British Chef, who is best known for winning the 6th series of MasterChef: The Professionals in 2013 becoming one of the youngest ever winners of the competition at the age of 26. Double Michelin starred chef Michel Roux Jnr. commented: "His food is lovely. He makes food that is great to eat, expertly cooked, presented with a certain elegance, clean lines, and it works — fault-free."

Previous to MasterChef Steven trained with some of the country’s leading chefs before moving to Horsham in 2008 joining the brigade at South Lodge Hotel - a five star country house hotel in the heart of Sussex.

After MasterChef Steven created the company etch. initially doing pop up restaurants all over the country. After 3 successful years and pops ups most notably at the Latymer, Blenheim Palace & Nyetimber Vineyard Steven found the perfect place to launch his first restaurant. In March 2017 Steven opened etch. by Steven Edwards in Brighton & Hove.

We are delighted to welcome Steve to The Cat for the evening. Price including wine £70.00 pp

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Dominic Chapman


The ever-humble Dominic Chapman has become one of the gastropub scene’s most visible chefs thanks to a string of TV appearances on BBC2’s Great British Menu.

Although well-known for his joviality in the trade, Chapman takes cooking very seriously indeed. His dishes, though based thoroughly in tradition, are as refined as they come.

His motto is “feed you and make you happy” and his dishes do not disappoint on that front: they are truly delicious.

Before opening the Beehive, he was head chef at the nearby Royal Oak, Paley Street, and it was during his tenure that the pub gained its Michelin star.

Alex worked with Dominic at the Royal Oak, before coming to The Cat. We are delighted to welcome him for a memorable evening.
Price including wine £70.00 pp.

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


(01342) 810369



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