18th Century Inn

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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


Sunday December 1st

Christmas Lights switch on.

Followed by Nate & Sean playing a gig here at The Catts Inn. Any money raised will go to the bonfire society.

Tuesday December 3rd

Christmas menu starts.

Friday December 6th

The return of Kevin Jones. If you like Neil Diamond, Elton John or John Denver, you will love Kevin.

Wednesday December 18th

Christmas Quiz. Fun quiz for all the family. Special prizes will be available.

Friday December 20th

Sean Fennessey and Co. A night of duets and Christmas songs for all the family.

Sunday December 22nd

Christmas meat raffle. Normal raffle PLUS a Whole Turkey, Whole Chicken and a Large Beef Joint. One not to miss!!!!

Christmas Day

We will be open for drinks only from 12 noon to 2pm. There will be a prize for the most wackiest Christmas Jumper.

Boxing Day

We will be open from 12 noon till 6pm with food served until 4pm.

New Years Eve

Tickets are now on sale for our New Years Eve party. £10 will get you entry, first drink and a buffet plate. There will be an evening of karaoke and dancing.

New Years Day

We will be open from 11am till 6pm with food being served from 12 noon till 4pm.

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! 

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Catts Inn, Rotherfield

Rotherfield, Crowborough, East Sussex, England, United Kingdom

01892 852577


Monday 11am to 11pm (Kitchen Closed)

Tuesday 10am to 11pm (Kitchen 12noon to 2.30pm & 6pm to 9pm) 

Wednesday 10am to 11pm (Kitchen 10am to 2.30pm) Fish & Chip Van

Thursday 10am to 11pm (Kitchen 10am to 2.0pm & 6pm to 9pm)

Friday 10am to 12 am (Kitchen 10am to 2.30pm & 6pm to 9pm)

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

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

Christmas Day 12 noon to 2pm (Drinks Only)

Boxing Day 12 noon to 6pm (Kitchen 12 noon to 4pm)

New Years Day 11am to 6pm (Kitchen 12 noon to 4pm)