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The Cat's Back, Wandsworth, SW18

Pub added by Rex Rattus
86-88 Point Pleasant
SW18
SW18 1NN
Phone: 02086173448
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Quinno _ left this review about The Cat's Back

Traditional backstreet Harvey's pub. A fat L shaped interior; the main bar as you enter with a narrow spur off right leading to an impressive semi curricular bottle green banquette. Red walls, wallpaper and white ceiling as well as a nice dark wood bar area with wood flyover and gold trim. A fire was on the go but the embers were dying, which was a shame. Beware of the toilets, a long slog upstairs through the curtains with no signage. Four pumps with three Harveys ales, the Old being off. Unfortunately the Armada died fairly quickly in the glass (NBSS 2). It's a decent little pub; maybe I got unlucky with my beer but you wouldn’t get a duff one in the Royal Oak… 6.5

On 6th January 2020 - rating: 6
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Moby Duck left this review about The Cat's Back

My first return here since it became a Harvey's pub, It no longer has the quirkiness it once had but remains a pleasant pub with three beers on when I turned up,Old Ale, Kiss and IPA, there was a turned Sussex Best clip, this came on during my stay, I went for the IPA, a mistake as it was rather bland and a little tired. I still like this pub and although for me doesn't have the attraction it once did I would be happy to call by again.

On 4th March 2018 - rating: 7
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Aqualung . left this review about The Cat's Back

The Cats Back was a Watney's pub called the Brush (presumably with a landlord called Basil) but according to the more recent (mid nineties) copy of the SW London beer guide it was originally called the Forester's Arms but by that time had become a free house bearing the current name. The outside of it has some well preserved old green tiling but not surprisingly the main windows have been replaced with new Harvey etched ones.
Inside it's a fairly basic single room with a wooden floor. An upstairs function room is advertised. The toilets are downstairs which is unlikely to be an original feature in what looks like a Victorian pub.
The bar has four hand pumps which had Harvey's Best, Old, IPA & Christmas Ale. I went for the Best which was in good nick but at four quid like most London pubs is daylight robbery. I'm unlikely to revisit this pub not because there's anything wrong with it but because I see no reason to return to Wandsworth.

On 27th December 2016 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
Wandsworth Town, 0.75 miles, 14 min walk (show)
Putney, 0.91 miles, 17 min walk (show)
Imperial Wharf, 1.67 miles, 32 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Cat's Back, SW18
6th Jan 2020, 22:33
Review submitted by Quinno _
 
22nd Dec 2019, 14:45
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 06 January 2020 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 06 January 2020 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 06 January 2020 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes - Rear verandah - last updated 06 January 2020 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 06 January 2020 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 06 January 2020 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 06 January 2020 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 06 January 2020 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 06 January 2020 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 23 December 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 06 January 2020 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 06 January 2020 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 06 January 2020 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 06 January 2020 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 06 January 2020 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 06 January 2020 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 06 January 2020 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 06 January 2020 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 06 January 2020 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 06 January 2020 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 06 January 2020 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 27 December 2016 by Aqualung .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 06 January 2020 by Quinno _
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