18th Century Inn

"What care I how time advances, I am drinking Ale today""What care I how time advances, I am drinking Ale today""What care I how time advances, I am drinking Ale today""What care I how time advances, I am drinking Ale today"

Edgar Allan Poe, getting Life just right! 

About Us

History & Heritage


 If you love a little History read on.... If you're all about the now skip to Today, just below. 


The name Rotherfield is recorded from the 8th century and is likely to relate to the area and to predate any nucleated settlement. The Old English form of feld – means ‘open country of the cattle’. In the Weald, the field (Old English feld) element is strongly associated with ridges and, more specifically, areas of later medieval ‘downland’ or common. The ‘open country’ sense of feld suggests that woodland was thinner than elsewhere in the Weald or had been cleared and kept so by grazing. 


 Rotherfield has 22 surviving buildings, or groups of buildings, that have been identified as dating from between 1500 and 1800: two from the 16th century, nine from the 17th century, and 11 from the 18th century. Timber framing dominates this period, even being used into the 18th century, but the Catts Inn, is unusual for the pre-1800 buildings in Rotherfield in that it is entirely of brick. 


Since 1741, the Catts has been at the heart of the community. But did you know it is rumoured to pre-date that as a drinking house, apparently it was formerly a Tavern known as the Swan, so a tipple may have been enjoyed here since around 1635. What we do know is many generations have lived and loved the Catts Inn! 


Be a part of History, enjoy the company of our friendly village and a visit a truly historic Inn!



Our History is important to us. But some bright bloke (Einstein) once said "Learn from yesterday, Live for Today". 

We keep Great Beer & Great Company, mix that with some Live Music, a Quiz Night with Friends, maybe a low key Lunch with an Ale or two. One thing we do know... once you sit in the Catts for a while, the whole world stops! 

And really, is there anything more important in Life than the Sunday Meat Raffle! 

See you at the Catts! 

The Food & The Drink


Gastro this and Master Chef that - Stop!

Great, wholesome Food be-fitting of your 18th Century Inn and your rural village pub is what we serve here. But be sure... it'll be good! Pies, Puds, Burgers and Bangers. Our new Menu will be published here soon. 

A Vodka station, a Rum station, a Whisky station and a Gin Station! No it's not a Song, it's our new back bar, designed for your pleasure! Which will you choose? If Ales more your game we promise to have 4 lines at all times. And for the modern folk amongst you we have the wheat beer Blue Moon or a crafty drop of Beavertown Neck Oil!  

Wine too, check, all bases covered, check. A Tavern to delight... It's time to Go to the Catts!  


*please see the note at the foot of this page regarding our allergens advice

Up coming events


Saturday 18th January ~ Charity Burger Off ~ 7.30pm

Two of our regulars, Iona Baily and Rowan Luxton, are preparing and cooking Burgers with the money raised going to the Alzheimers Society UK. You just need to turn up with friends, drink your favourite tipple and buy TWO HALF BURGERS, one half from each Burger Chef, and Vote for the Winner. Book a Table now as it promises to be a Great Night. 

Thursday Jan 16th to Sunday Jan 19th ~ Panto Season

 It's panto season again ("oh no it's not"). Oh yes it is. For those of you who are supporting this year's production we would like to offer you 10% off your food pre or post show. Simply show your tickets to one of our waiting staff and get 10% off your meal. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Saturday 25th January ~ Burn's Night

Check out our Burn's Night menu for a feast of Scottish food. A 7 course has been put together for your cullinary delight. We also have a great selection of single malts available. Book now to avoid disappointment.

Friday 31st January

The wonderful Katie Sparkes is here again belting out your favourite tune. For those of you who have not seen Katie perform you have genuinly missed a treat. So make sure you put this date in your diaries.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUENiE-rP-I 

Saturday 1st Febuary ~ Six Nations

Wales v Italy 2:15pm

Ireland v Scotland 4:45pm

Sausage casserole at just £5 served from 2:30pm to 5:30pm

Sunday 2nd February ~ Six Nations

France v England 3pm

Burgers at just £5 served at half time.

Saturday 8th February ~ Six Nations

Ireland v Wales 2:15pm

Scotland v England 4:45pm

Chicken satay at just £5 served from 2:30pm to 5:30pm

Sunday 9th February ~ Six Nations

France v Italy 3pm

Burgers at just £5 served at half time.

We can cater for you... Parties for Birthdays, Christenings or Funerals.

Whether it's Private Dining for 12 or maybe a Buffet for 50 people. We can tailor to your needs, just give us a call and we will gladly discuss over the phone or arrange to meet with you. 

If it is just our daily Menu you are looking for just click the link below. 


Take a look at our video from the day we fully re-launched the Catts Inn following our refurb, come and see it for yourselves! 

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Don't Just Read About Us

Get on down to the pub for a drink and some pub grub!

Catts Inn, Rotherfield

Rotherfield, Crowborough, East Sussex, England, United Kingdom

01892 852577


Monday 11am to 11pm (Kitchen Closed)

Tuesday 11am to 11pm (Kitchen 12noon to 2.30pm & 6pm to 9pm) 

Wednesday 11am to 11pm (Kitchen 12noon to 2.30pm) Fish & Chip Van

Thursday 11am to 11pm (Kitchen 12noon to 2.0pm & 6pm to 9pm)

Friday 11am to 12 am (Kitchen 12noon to 2.30pm & 6pm to 9pm)

Saturday 10am to 12am (Kitchen 10am to 9pm)

Sunday 12noon to 10.30pm (Kitchen 12noon to 4pm)