The Cat Inn

Popular with locals, ramblers and foodies, this comfortably modernised Victorian freehouse-with-rooms welcomes visitors with ‘big smiles’ and a ‘warm-hearted atmosphere’. More

Contact details

The Cat Inn
North Lane
West Hoathly
Sussex
RH19 4PP
England
01342 810 369

Hotel information

Bedrooms

4.

Open

all year except Christmas, restaurant open New Year's Day for lunch only.

Facilities

bar, 3 dining areas, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), terrace (alfresco meals), restaurant wheelchair accessible.

Background music

none.

Children

not under 7 (unless 'well-behaved').

Dogs

allowed in bedrooms, bar, specific dining area.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B single from £90, double from £125. A la carte £28.

Good Hotel Guide Review

Popular with locals, ramblers and foodies, this comfortably modernised 16th-century freehouse-with-rooms welcomes visitors with ‘big smiles’ and a ‘warm-hearted atmosphere’. ‘Fantastic,’ reports a reader in 2018. ‘It has comfortable rooms, brilliant food. Wonderfully friendly, relaxed staff.’ The pub, all oak beams and inglenook fireplaces, is a haven for real-ale enthusiasts (‘proper beer’); its ‘high-quality, generously portioned’ pub grub and ‘efficient’ service left guests purring. ‘We thoroughly enjoyed the steak, mushroom and ale pie and the almond-crusted whole plaice, not to mention the stand-out gooseberry and apple fool. Even on the busiest night, we weren’t kept waiting.’ Upstairs, newly redecorated bedrooms enjoy ‘little touches’: a Nespresso coffee machine, fresh milk, ‘decent toiletries’, reading material. ‘We liked spacious, clean Room 1, with its church view.’ Lighter sleepers may need earplugs to block the ‘slight’ sounds from the bar below. At the ‘very good’ breakfast, each table is laid with a ‘good selection’ of muesli, yogurt and fruits. Cooked options follow. ‘It’s excellent value for money. We will revisit.’ (WW, John Gow, and others)

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The Cat Inn
North Lane
West Hoathly
Sussex
RH19 4PP

Guest comments

'Fantastic stay - comfortable rooms, brilliant food, proper beer and a first-class wine list. Excellent value for money, and a wonderfully friendly and relaxed team of people looking after us. We will revisit I am sure many times. ' - John Gow - June, 2018
'There was a great atmosphere in the restaurant and bar on the busy Friday night we stayed. Everything was perfect - and your review understates how good the breakfast was. The room was fine with a spotless bathroom and a lovely view across to the church. Great attention to detail everywhere. ' - Barrie Wilkinson - September, 2016
'Andrew is always welcoming and friendly whilst remaining totally professional. Harvey, his much-loved cocker spaniel is a pub favourite. Dogs are welcome in the bar area. The bar leads through to a buzzing little restaurant whichleads to an airy courtyard for warm weather eating. Andrew prides himself on the wine list. The menu is varied, and fairly priced, with daily specials on the chalk board. Accommodation is probably the best ‘pubs with rooms’ overnight I’ve ever had -- not particularly cheap; you get what you pay for. Breakfast is a lovely relaxed experience. ' - Angie Davies - February, 2016

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