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The Cat Inn


Queens Square
West Hoathly
East Grinstead, West Sussex
West Sussex
RH19 4PP

Tel: +44 01342 810369

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The Cat Inn, West Hoathly

Formerly a medieval hall house, The Cat’s tile-hung exterior fronts a delightfully pubby atmosphere buzzing with locals who are proud to share their hidden gem with visitors. West Hoathly is a delightful hilltop village in the beautiful West Sussex countryside, which makes The Cat an ideal haunt for keen walkers.

The hands-on owners have lovingly modernised the inn retaining many period features and most importantly its distinct character. Original beamed ceilings, wood panelling, splendid inglenooks and planked floors form the perfect marriage with the bright and airy modern space that leads to the garden terrace at the back. A plethora of ales supporting the local microbreweries, draught cider and a good range of wines by the glass are supped at the bar. Chef Max Leonard produces exceptional food put together with the finest local ingredients and serious dedication. Tuck into one of the regularly changing specials cooked to perfection, but be sure to save some space for the yummy desserts, which are all made on site.  

With accommodation that goes that extra mile, this inn will spoil you for a few days. Large, ensuite bedrooms, where the kingsize Vi-Sprung beds are dressed in crisp linen, exude style through natural tones, rich fabrics and antique touches. And why not go all the way and reserve the Grand suite complete with its own dining area?

Cesar Award from the Good Hotel Guide 2014 - New Comer of the Year

Rooms: 4 rooms between £100 - £140



  • Tourism South East Award -12 /13 Silver Award - Beautiful South Awards for Excellence 12 /13 Silver Award - Beautiful South Awards for Excellence 2012
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Sussex Food and Drink Awards 2016 Sussex Food and Drink Awards 2016 2016
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Inspected & Selected by Sawdays 2016 Inspected & Selected by Sawdays 2016 2016
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -The Michelin Guide 2016 The Michelin Guide 2016 2016

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