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Cat & Mutton, E8

76 Broadway Market
E8 4QJ
Phone: 02072496555

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custodian 42 left this review about The Cat and Mutton

Corner pub with bar to the rear. No real ales - two hand pulled ciders, rest keg.

On 19th September 2018 - rating: 4
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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
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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
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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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Alan Winfield left this review about The Cat and Mutton

The Cat and Mutton is a corner pub that is situated at what i would call the top end of Broadway market.
Once inside there is a single decent sized square shaped room with the bar facing,the room is bare boarded,there is a long bench seat down the left side with a long table,a few normal tables and chairs in the middle area,the right side had leather bench seating and some leather settees.
There was one real ale on the bar which was Robinsons Trooper,this drink was ok but slightly too warm for my liking.
The pub was empty when i arrived at about 11.40am,by the time i left just after 12 it was packed.
There is nothing special about this pub,but it is a proper pub.

Pub visited 4/10/2014

On 4th October 2014 - rating: 6
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Cat and Mutton

Apparently this pub was originally called The Cattle and Shoulder of Mutton. It’s at the end of Broadway Market and was predictably very busy with the market on the go at Saturday lunchtime. Clearly a classic pub, it sports the iconic polished granite pillars outside. Inside it’s nothing like the pub it once must have been. It’s bare-boarded, with the tables and chairs having very little room between them – indeed it all seemed very crowded and cramped in here, but that is probably partly due to being as busy as it was. The bar counter was unusual being very high off the ground, with the staff behind it looking down on you seemingly like the police sergeants in those old US TV shows. There was just the one real ale on – Deuchars IPA, which went off just as I ordered. I suspect that this is a much nicer pub when the market crowds aren’t present.

On 7th August 2011 - rating: 4
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