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The Cat Inn (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Black Cat - OriginalExceptional2
Long Man - Old Man Excellent1
Firebird - Parody Session IPAExcellent1
Larkins - TraditionalExcellent3
Harvey's - Old Ale (or Sussex XXXX Old Ale)Excellent4
Long Man - Long Blonde Good1
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterNot Tried0
Bedlam - HibernationNot Tried0

Visits Details

17 Feb 2019 (Wittenden)
Sunday lunch with the family.We sat in a little room off the thronged bar.A cracking pub.
Harvey's - Old Ale (or Sussex XXXX Old Ale)4.30ExcellentFirst sighting of this,this winter.Silky,hedgerow berries.Superb.
Firebird - Parody Session IPA4.50ExcellentHazy gold,black currants.Moreish.
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Bedlam - Hibernation4.80Not TriedHad a taster:a wheat beer with added orange and coriander.Better than it sounded.
04 Dec 2016 (Wittenden)
We'd been doing Christmas related things nearby, and came on here for Sunday lunch.Humming with drinkers and diners.
Larkins - Traditional3.40ExcellentIdeal autumnal session beer,Hedge fruit. Bit cold.
Harvey's - Old Ale (or Sussex XXXX Old Ale)4.30ExcellentDark, cosy,sinful wintry delight.
Long Man - Long Blonde 3.80GoodPale, nettley hops.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
01 Mar 2015 (Wittenden)
Busy Sunday lunchtime session.We sat in one of the smart new rooms to the rear.
Harvey's - Old Ale (or Sussex XXXX Old Ale)4.30ExceptionalBest Harvey's Old I've had in ages.Luscious chocolate and raspberries.
Larkins - Traditional3.40ExcellentTrad at its toffeish farmyard best.
Black Cat - Original4.20ExcellentA really good brown best bitter:leaf tea,woodsmoke.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
22 Nov 2014 (Wittenden)
Lunchtime on a mild and misty November Saturday. Good mix of drinkers at the front and diners to the rear. Grand.
Long Man - Old Man 4.30ExcellentNot far off a 5.My first meeting with this Sussex brewer.Dark brown to black:coffee and plums . Long dry finish.A real find.
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not TriedVery tempted, but only time for one.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
08 Mar 2014 (Wittenden)
Busy with drinkers and diners on a sunny March Saturday lunchtime. Very welcoming.
Black Cat - Original4.20ExceptionalNew brewery for me. Really well made best bitter.Brown, herbal, best seeds hay.
Harvey's - Old Ale (or Sussex XXXX Old Ale)4.30ExcellentDark and luscious.A proper chocolaty dark 'un.
Larkins - Traditional3.40GoodLovely session bitter:not as toffeeish as usual.

About The Cat Inn

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in West Hoathly, West Sussex, RH19 4PP.

Attractive white brick and tile-hung pub opposite the church. Inside, a saloon bar, together with several little rooms laid up for dining and a recently added couple of airy dining rooms.

We have visited this pub 5 times, seen 8 different beers and tried 6 of them.

Map location

Postcode: RH19 4PP