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Submitted on Wednesday, 29th October 2014
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Tris C left this review about The Cat and Mutton
A second visit since my first back in mid-2013 and this pub is much improved, probably due in part to the further gentrification that has taken place here in the interim three-year period. There's a fair amount of bare brickwork but some very interesting carved motifs to the bar and rear which have a certain Palace of Westminster whiff about them. Also a bit PoW are the tiles to the bar's apron which look a bit Minton. Also of interest are the old brewer's mirrors with gilt lettering to the rear, panelled ceiling and the charming Charrington's red lettering panels to the picture windows, some of which are modern additions. Thereafter furniture is fairly conventional and the floor is boarded. Up the helical staircase is a rather grander lounge bar which looks a bit like a Victorian clubroom. The lavatories are vastly improved since my last visit when lumps of masonry adorned the floor.
Ales: Redemption's Big Chief IPA and Trinity, Signature's Session and Hackney Brewery's APA which was good as it should be at £4.60 a pint, especially when served in an E8 postcode!
Worth returning, this is a far better hostelry than before with better ale though at a price. Certainly better than the Pub on the Park across London Fields.
On 28th September 2016
- rating: 6
[User has posted 1004 recommendations about 996 pubs]
moby duck left this review about The Cat and Mutton
Another very busy pub with a mixture of hipsters and tourists,also another expensive pub which was a theme in this area,obviously once a traditional Victorian boozer now given a modern touch with lots of exposed brickwork,the bar top is copper contrasting with a brass foot rail,there is an impressive spiral staircase in one corner, with a nod to its former Victorian roots there are a number of stuffed animal heads on the wall behind the bar.Four pumps with three on,Darkstar Hophead,Adnams Ghost Ship and Deuchars IPA, my half a hophead was in good form but set me back £2.20. A nice pub and better than I anticipated.
On 27th March 2016
- rating: 7
[User has posted 795 recommendations about 785 pubs]
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john gray left this review about The Cat and Mutton
This must have been impressive in its heyday.Large high ceilinged one room but slightly faded interior.Busy.4 handpumps with Breakspear -bitter,Pedigree and Hophead. Nice atmosphere inside and seating at the front.
On 20th June 2015
- rating: 6
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- Child Friendly : Yes last updated 19 October 2014 by Alan Winfield
- Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
- Real Ale : Yes last updated 07 August 2011 by hondo .
Last inspected: July 1st 2016