survey result

Summary

£51
   ££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This village pub-with-rooms “continues to excel”, turning out “some unusual fare”, with “vegetarian and vegan offerings worth sampling too”. The “ambience is best in the older parts”, but agreeable throughout (“no muzak, no TV – what a joy!”).

Summary

£51
   ££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This village pub-with-rooms “continues to excel”, turning out “some unusual fare”, with “vegetarian and vegan offerings worth sampling too”. The “ambience is best in the older parts”, but agreeable throughout (“no muzak, no TV – what a joy!”).

Summary

£51
   ££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The Cat looks and feels like an archetypal village pub” (“it retains a proper bar with a good range of ales and craft beers, but also has a large well-designed restaurant extension”). “In truth, it’s mostly about the food”“a cut above the average gastropub fare”, which “at its best, it’s the best”.

Summary

£52
   ££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A great pint of Harveys, followed by very good local food” – two good reasons to justify a visit to this “excellent pub (with rooms) close to Wakehurst Place”.

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Restaurant details

Portions
Yes
No dress code
90
7

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£7.50 £16.00 £7.00 £8.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £21.00
Filter Coffee £3.40
Extras  
Service 12.50%
North Lane, West Hoathly, RH19 4PP
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday12 pm‑2 pm, 5:30 pm‑8:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2 pm, 5:30 pm‑8:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑2 pm, 5:30 pm‑8:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑8:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑5 pm

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