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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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Tris C left this review about The Cat's Back

This is a mid-19th century pub which I suspect was rebuilt in the 1930s, originally the Ye Olde House at Home later the Foresters, then Brush, the current name arriving in the ‘90s after a prodigal cat, the Harvey’s acquisition dating from 2012.
The interior is moodily lit, with herringbone parquet floor and at least one leaded stained-glass partition, along with a decent bar back and front. Furniture is conventional, décor amounting to knickknacks with odd anthropomorphic prints of animals dressed as royalty. There was a mixed local crowd, a good overall ambience and much more traditionally pubby than Harvey’s Royal Oak.
Disappointingly there were just two out of four pumps in use, one illegible in the gloom then something called Forward’s Choice at £2.60 a half and ok but nothing special.
This is a very decent pub, easily the best in the immediate vicinity, but I’m not a disciple of Harvey’s beers and my drink was as unadventurous as their mainstream lineup; the one unisex cubicle could prove problematic too.

On 20th February 2024 - rating: 6
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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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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
20th Feb 2024, 18:27
Review submitted by Tris C
 
6th Jan 2020, 22:33
Review submitted by Quinno _

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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 : Yes last updated 16 February 2024 by Tris C
  • 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 : No last updated 16 February 2024 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 06 January 2020 by Quinno _
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