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The Cat Inn

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Surrey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

What a fabulous beef Sunday roast we had at The Cat Inn. Served with Yorkshire Pudding and horseradish, this was an outstanding roast with a good serving of beautifully tender beef. The staff were friendly and very attentive, happy to serve us extra gravy. There were clean plates all round on our table and we all chose gorgeous deserts to...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous food and drink in a beautiful setting. Staff were very attentive and although busy the food arrived in good time. There is an extensive menu and a good selection of beers and wines. Be sure to book to avoid disappointment.

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Thank Smitty1602
Chichester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

I cannot praise the Cat too highly: brilliant staff, excellent food and drinks (great wine list). The atmosphere was perfect with open fires and a cosy feeling. Our fellow diners were the best - that can make or break a pub.

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Thank Schnittmistress69
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Of all the pubs I go to....& it's a fair few...this is by far my favourite. It's situated in a beautiful sleepy Sussex village with an impressive church dead opposite. I found the pub by accident about 5 years ago....& I'm so glad I did. Inside it combines very old with modern...& it works so well. The staff are very...

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Thank Neil S
Rotherfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

This pub has had a really good reputation for some time now, and I can see why. There is a cosy snug/bar and a modern, clean restaurant. The staff are all very friendly and the service was polite and efficient without being intrusive. The menu is pub orientated and may seem slightly over priced for a pub but that's because...

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Thank Paul B
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 October 2016

This is now our regular B&B we use for when we visit friends in Sussex, and is now becoming popular with our friends. Most recently we stayed for a weekend in October, booking all four rooms for the bridal party the days before my wedding. The rooms were spotless as usually, all of a decent size, comfortable beds, nepresso machines...

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Thank aholt2013
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Amazing lunch for my nephew's 21st on Saturday, staff were fantastic as was the food and atmosphere! We were at the Ivy Chelsea Garden the previously week and the Cat was just as good, if not better👍

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Thank LizzieM230
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We came here for an over night stay and dinner . The room was excellent with all quality mod cons and a wonderful view of the village and south downs . The dinner was perfect with a large selection of wines available . The staff couldn't be more helpful and friendly . We will be back !

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Thank Roger G
W Sussex
Reviewed 14 October 2016

I hadn't eaten here for a few years, as my last experience had been slightly disappointing, however, after friends kept saying I should return, I decided to do so and am pleased to add it back on my list of favourite local restaurants. I had hake with chorizo on a bed of lightly curried lentils and thinly sliced cauliflower and...

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Sunbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Came across this on our travels and stopped for lunch with 3 young kids including a baby. This is not a family pub, they advertise over 7's only but the lovely staff made us feel welcome and gave us a table out of the way. Please note no high chairs or baby changing. Food amazing but it was the staff...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast

Additional Information about The Cat Inn

Address: Queen's Square North Lane, West Hoathly RH19 4PP, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > West Sussex > West Hoathly
Price Range: RM658 - RM707 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“We didn't stay overnight, just had dinner.”
 of 5 bubbles carolhH4622CL, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
“room 2 has a good bed and views”
 of 5 bubbles davemwells, 29 May 2016 | Read review
“Don't know the rooms, but the restaurant was great”
 of 5 bubbles lawriea2013, 24 May 2016 | Read review
“Sorry, didn't stay - just went for an evening meal”
 of 5 bubbles VirginAgent, 15 Apr 2016 | Read review
“didn't stay, only had one drink then left”
 of 5 bubbles 411sally, 26 Feb 2016 | Read review
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