Route 84 - Mon-Sat approx. seven journeys per day
The pretty village of West Hoathly may be quite small, yet it is home to both a lovely country pub called The Cat Inn, and the delightful Priest House which is now a fascinating Folk Museum. This 15th century timber-framed hall house in North Lane was originally built for the Priory of St. Pancras in Lewes. In the 16th century it had central chimneys and a fine Horsham slate roof added to create a substantial yeoman farmer’s house.
The rooms are now full of well-presented country village furniture, ironwork, textiles and domestic bygones, ‘bringing history to life’.
There is a selection of souvenirs and gifts to buy in the small but well-stocked Museum shop. Some of the plants raised in the garden are also for sale, and when taken home, will provide a lasting reminder of this charming place.