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“Just brill”
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The Cat Inn
Ranked #1 of 2 West Hoathly B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Loughborough, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Just brill”
Reviewed 4 March 2014 via mobile

From the warm welcome from Andrew, to the great food and beer are fantastic. The rooms which my colleagues and I stay in for business are delightful and top quality. The best find in the south east. Shush........ Brian

Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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West Sussex
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119 reviews
81 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 March 2014

This is a regular haunt of ours and we count ourselves lucky to have such a high quality establishment in easy reach of home. The food is always tasty, fresh and beautifully cooked. It takes account of the seasons too so the menu changes to reflect seasonal produce. If there is nothing to tempt us on the specials board the main menu provides some delicious choices.
We have visited with friends and family and even used it as the venue for a special celebration.
The staff are unfailingly pleasant and helpful - nothing is too much trouble. I would highly recommend The Cat Inn but don't expect to turn up and find a table, it is always best to book.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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West Sussex, England
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2014 via mobile

We ate at the cat this evening after a recommendation from a friend . The menu on the website looked great and I was looking forward to my meal. We were the first customers in the restaurant so pick of the tables, however understandably all tables were reserved after asking to move away from our allocated table (by the door) to another our only option was next to the toilet door which being early in the evening there was a lot of coming and going to a staff storeroom which must have been next to the toilet.
We just ordered a main meal as I fancied dessert rather than a starter. The food we ordered came out quickly and visually looked lovely. My husband ordered the liver I had the steak and mushroom pie. Whilst the food was absolutely delicious there was not enough of it. We both had 1 carrot. 1 sprout and some cabbage... the cabbage was lovely though ...more veggies would have been nice.
We also ordered a chocolate brownie to share.. Again, possibly on the small side, but delicious!
In my opinion it was a lovely meal but an expensive meal for the portions given. I certainly don't have an issue paying more for a meal that is delicious and is a good portion that does not leave me hungry afterwards.
Would I recommend the cat.. Yes the food was excellent but it would come with a caveat of pricey for the portion size.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank M0nkeyB
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London
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2014

My partner and I spent Valentine's night at the Cat Inn and it was absolutely excellent - I honestly couldn't fault it.

The pub is quaint and full of character as is the accommodation and the food was second to none. The service was also absolutely outstanding. I would definitely return and would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending this place to others.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Erf1984
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Brighton, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2014

It's a local gem and we have been going there for many years, in fact going tomorrow night! The food is always tasty and interesting with quality local produce and the prices do reflect this. They have a good selection of pub classics, which have been 'gastro'd' up as well as specials on the board including game and seasonal produce. They have a good wine list (and other half and dad always enjoy a Harveys) and the waitresses are always friendly too.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Lausanne
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27 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2014

It's the second time we went to the Cat in 6months. Most of the time, you get deceived when r we turning after a perfect meal. Our second visit was even better. Great food, funny and intelligent service, nice beer and a very good ambiance.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2014

I visited The Cat Inn yesterday evening with my husband for dinner . I had Pork Belly and my husband had Steak Pie , both meals were fabulous and we really enjoyed them .

I have visited many times previously for lunch and dinner and before Christmas with friends who were visiting us from South Africa . We wanted to take them to a wonderful , warm , friendly British pub/restaurant with good quality food and they loved it .

Service as always outstanding and staff are attentive , approachable and extremly helpful.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Cat Inn
Address: Queen's Square North Lane, West Hoathly RH19 4PP, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > West Sussex > West Hoathly
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Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in West Hoathly
Number of rooms: 4
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The Cat Inn West Hoathly, West Sussex, UK

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