Christmas Menus and Booking Forms

Cat Inn

Christmas and New Year's Eve at The Cat Inn

We will be offering our festive menu from 1st December to the 23rd December for both lunch and dinner. We offer the option of two or three courses.

Reservations are essential, along with a pre order, at least 48 hours in advance of the reservation.

We also request a £10 per head deposit, which is refundable, should you cancel or amend a reservation more than 24 hours of the date and time of the booking.

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Our Opening times for food over the festive period are as follows:

  Lunch Dinner
Tuesday 24th December 12noon – 2pm 6pm - 8.30pm
Wednesday 25th December Closed  Closed 
Thursday 26th December 12 noon – 2.30pm Closed 
Friday 27th December 12 noon – 2.30pm 6pm to 9pm
Saturday 28th December 12 noon – 2.30pm 6pm to 9pm
Sunday 29th December 12 noon – 2.30pm 6pm to 8.30pm
Monday 30th 12 noon – 2pm 6pm to 9pm
Tuesday 31st 12 noon – 2pm  Special Evening - Reservations only dinner served at 8pm
Wednesday 1st January 12 noon – 2.30pm Closed


The Pub will be open serving drinks from 12noon to 11pm as usual with the following exceptions:

Christmas Day 12 noon to 2pm

Boxing Day 12 noon to 5pm

New Year’s Eve 12 noon to 6pm and then the pub reopens at 10pm till late.

New Year’s Day 12 noon to 5pm




Cauliflower Cheese Soup
Roasted Floret, Beer Bread (MGF, V)

Salt Cod Croquette
Nduja Mayonnaise, Granny Smith Apple Salad

Chicken and Smoked Ham Terrine
Apricot Chutney, Charred Sour Dough (MGF)

Chargrilled Baby Artichoke,
Sun Blushed Tomato, Candied Hazelnut, Truffle (VG, GF)


Breast of Sussex Turkey
Braised Leg, Pigs in Blankets, Sage and Onion Stuffing
Potato Terrine, Braised Red Cabbage, Cauliflower Cheese
Seasonal Greens, Bread Sauce, Turkey Jus (MGF)

Pan Fried Sea Bass Fillet
Roquito Pepper, Green Beans, Charlotte Potato
Romesco Sauce (GF)

Peppered Sussex Venison Haunch
Sweet and Sour Beetroot, Spinach, Creamed Potato, Red Wine Sauce (GF)

Heritage Beetroot, Pearl Parley,
Baby Leaf Spinach (VG)

Mulled Spiced Pear
Almond Vanilla Rice Pudding
Orange and Ginger Crumb (VG, GF)

Valrhona Jivara Chocolate Delice
Caramelised Banana, Peanut Butter Ice Cream

Lemon Posset
Spiced Blackberries, Blackberry Sorbet, Nut Crumb (MGF)

Selection of Sussex Cheese and Biscuits (MGF)
( £3.50 Supplement )
£8 as an additional course

Price for two courses £26.00
Price for three courses £32.00

Key: V – Vegetarian VG – Vegan GF- Gluten Free

MGF – Dish can be modified to be Gluten Free – please inform us when ordering

Allergy information can be obtained by talking to staff.

This years we have a set menu for dinner, along with wine pairings, which are optional.
We request a £10 deposit per person. Dinner is 7.30 for 8pm sit down. After dinner there will be music and possibly a little dancing.


Beer Bread
Yeast Butter

Jerusalem Artichoke Espuma
Prune Puree
Truffle Oil, Chive

Chenin, Kaapzicht Estate, Shellenbosh, South Africa

Gigha Halibut
Braised Fennel, Vermouth and Caviar Veloute

Black Down Vermouth, Sussex

Salt Baked Parsnip
Goats Curd, Chestnut, Sorrel, Apple

Musar Jeune White, Chateau Musar, Lebanon

Beef Fillet
Stout Glazed Brisket
Potato Pressing, Rushcoff Onion
Hispi Cabbage

Chateau Puygueraud, Cotes de Francs, Bordeaux, France

Salt Chocolate Mousse
Cocoa Nib Crisp
Mint and Tonka Bean Ice Cream

Recioto della Valpolicella Classico “Le Arele”
Giuseppe Lonardi, Italy

Coffee, Tea or Herbal Infusion

The Price for this menu is £55
Wine Flight £45
(125ml glass served with each course)



The Cat Inn,
North Lane,
West Hoathly,
West Sussex,
RH19 4PP


(01342) 810369



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