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The Fat Cat, Kelham Island, Sheffield

23 Alma Street
Sheffield
S3 8SA
Phone: 01142494801
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Tris C left this review about The Fat Cat

Originally built in 1850 as the Alma, the Fat Cat acquired its current name in 1981; a lovely Cannon Ales mosaic can be seen in the entrance doorway, an indication that this was once a Wiliam Stones' pub. Indeed, CAMRA considers this place to be noted for its Interior of Some Regional Importance.
Comprehensively described below, I got the impression that this place didn't have the slightly more upmarket aspirations as its neighbour but it did have a more vibrant atmosphere as well as two passing lovely local lasses who joined our group photo. However, it was starting to fill up and I can quite imagine that later in the evening it would be rather crowded, something which doesn't appeal to me.
Ales: too many to list and probably all on rotation, but my half of Eagle Brewing's APA was great, though at £1.80 was quite steep by Sheffield standards.
Unlike its neighbour around the corner, this pub, despite its name, doesn't have a cat so if you fancy a break, have a KIT cat, a superb double-header.

On 19th July 2019 - rating: 8
[User has posted 912 recommendations about 899 pubs]


Steve of N21 left this review about The Fat Cat

I was slightly concerned about trying to visit this Kelham Island institution on a Friday evening but as it happened, although it was busy I managed to initially get seated in the bar room and then moved to the room across the corridor which I recall being a more comfortable room to sit in.
My note and photo taking skills had deserted me by this stage of the crawl and all I can confirm was on was the regular Kelham Island Pale Rider which I thought it would be rude not to try on an inaugural visit.
I did try to return on the following day Saturday Lunchtime to make better notes and to take a look at the garden, but it was even more packed in the bar room with what looked like a hen party and escapees from some sort of wedding or other function at the nearby Kelham Island Museum with a queue almost out the door waiting to be served, so I cut my losses and headed off to the KIT.
For its importance to the Sheffield real ale scene I was hoping to be blown away by this one, but perhaps I will need to visit mid week for that to happen.

On 16th July 2019 - rating: 8
[User has posted 1659 recommendations about 1608 pubs]


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Gill Smith left this review about The Fat Cat

A must when on a real ale crawl in Sheffield. A pleasant friendly bar that is usually very busy, and a separate room across the corridor, plus a garden seating area at the back. Plenty of beers to choose from includin 3 from the nearby Kelham Island brewery. We chose beers from Ascot and Chin Chin breweries, both in excellent condition. Reasonably priced meals and popular pork pies available.

On 31st March 2018 - rating: 8
[User has posted 1296 recommendations about 1186 pubs]


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This pub features in the following crawls:
Sheffield - Valley of Beer #1 by Old Boots
Sheffield crawl - November 2009 by Gill Smith
Sheffield 22.10.10 by Gill Smith
Will's 60th birthday pub crawl by Will Larter
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by hondo .
Sheffield, 1.03 miles, 19 min walk (show)
Darnall, 2.92 miles, 56 min walk (show)
Meadowhall, 3.76 miles, 1 hr 12 min walk (show)
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19th Jul 2019, 20:54
Review submitted by Tris C amended by Tris C
 
19th Jul 2019, 20:32
Review submitted by Tris C

Pub Details

Pub details supplied by members of this site to the best of their knowledge. Please check with pub directly before making a special trip.

  • Accommodation : No last updated 16 November 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 27 July 2013 by Will Larter
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 27 July 2013 by Will Larter
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 27 July 2013 by Will Larter
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 16 November 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Car Park : No last updated 27 July 2013 by Will Larter
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 16 November 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Darts : No last updated 27 July 2013 by Will Larter
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 16 November 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Function Room : Yes - x2. - last updated 19 July 2019 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 27 July 2013 by Will Larter
  • Jukebox : No last updated 27 July 2013 by Will Larter
  • Karaoke : No last updated 27 July 2013 by Will Larter
  • Live Music : No last updated 27 July 2013 by Will Larter
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 27 July 2013 by Will Larter
  • Micropub : No last updated 19 July 2019 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 27 July 2013 by Will Larter
  • Pool Table : No last updated 27 July 2013 by Will Larter
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 27 July 2013 by Will Larter
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 27 July 2013 by Will Larter
  • Real Cider : Yes - including perry - last updated 07 August 2013 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 16 November 2014 by Aqualung .
Opening Hours
Sunday12noon - 11am
Monday12noon - 11am
Tuesday12noon - 11am
Wednesday12noon - 11am
Thursday12noon - 11am
Friday12noon - 12noon
Saturday12noon - 12noon
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
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