Has now been bought by a chain and sanitised and cleansed of any of the aforementioned character, a public house lobotomy if you will. . .
The Cat's Back
86-88 Point Pleasant, Wandsworth, London SW18 1NN
- Putney Bridge Underground Station (1.0 km)
- Putney Bridge Station (1.0 km)
- Wandsworth Town BR Station (0.8 km)
- Putney Station (1.2 km)
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- Opening hours:
Fri - Sat 11am-02am members only after midnight
12 reviews of The Cat's Back in English
Great little local, quirky and fun atmosphere. It’s the sort of place you wouldn’t feel out of place drinking on your own, if need be. Also they have held several street parties which have been great with jazz bands and DJs later. They hold an open session for musicians on Sunday upstairs which is also great fun. Overall great little place I’d whole heartedly recommend and my local!
That was then …..now, they have lobotomised the place returning to this pub after the takeover was like meeting an old friend whom had much of his brain removed. All the character and heart has been replaced by the robotic uniformity of any number of sad soulless establishments. A crying shame.
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DonStevie, 19 August 2012:
Recommended this place by a local bloke living in Putney. Its a good old trot from the nearest tube station but me & me mate were impressed. We both enjoyed a very tasty burger & chips washed down with a good old pint of real ale. Bar lady was very friendly and even put a head on our pints (cos it’s better that way). A place that wreaks of character & history. In the few hours we spent relaxing, we crossed paths with an eclectic array of folk, ranging from thirsty student, foreign traveller, clocked off labourer, business exec, senior citizen to the northern binge drinker such as myself.
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This is a charmingly unique pub. The internal decoration has that random look to it, which I am sure is probably planned that way. Whatever – it creates a nice impression.
I was very pleased to see a couple of ciders on tap. That made up for only having ale from Sambrooks available, not my favourite of brewers (their beers are ok, but nothing special in my experience)
Had a chicken burger to eat, but wasn’t particularly impressed by it.
A good local, particularly with the membership option, which amongst other things allows you to drink later on Friday and Saturday nights!
Big Dave got so drunk in here on a random midweek night that I had to work from home the next day. Seeing as I'm a self employed builder, I've now got a bodged extension without any planning permission. The council is surely going to f**k me for it, but it was well worth the night in this quality backstreet boozer that plays reggae and serves great beers.
The cat is most definitely back. I have no idea what that's supposed to mean but my god it sounds sexy.
Sumptuous Sunday roast and cracking ales (lovely pint of Wandle last time I was there).
The staff are very friendly and once the candles are lit the bohemian charms of this quirkily kitted out place start to feel really rather romantic.
Slightly off the beaten track amongst the new-build blocks around it, this is the most wonderful oasis of pub to stumble upon, as I was so lucky to do.
Brilliant pub! Incredibly quirky, you really have to go along and experience the decor for yourself. You also get very friendly service, great drinks and the food is excellent.
Im just annoyed that my sister has now moved from this area so i dont get to go anymore! Highly recommended, my favourite pub in London.
I have a real fondness for this quirky original pub, especially on Sundays. The roast lunches (as is all of the menu) are first rate and the atmosphere is super chilled. Great for kicking back and recuperating with the Sunday papers after a heavy night out. If you can’t find a table downstairs (a common issue as this place gets busy) there is a fabulously ornate dining area upstairs. I was lucky enough to call this my local at one point, but even if you don’t live in the area I highly recommend you check this place out.
This is one eccentric pub full of quirks and oddities. No, literally, full, floor to ceiling and beyond, it’s crammed with bizarre stuff from around the world.
Even more bizarrely, it’s unusually named after a cat that disappeared and then returned.
this oddball gem, named after the owner’s cat, which - the story goes - calmly strolled in through the door having been missing for a month. All manner of knick-knacks are scattered around inside, creating a uniquely cosy atmosphere: there’s an old Calypso fruit machine, at which one pull costs the princely sum of 1d (old currency), Barbie dolls in glass cases and golliwogs in wooden boxes.
The dark red walls are covered in celebrity B&Ws and watercolours, with a pair of resident artists happily painting away the day in a corner. On our most recent visit, the outside seating for smokers was a barber’s chair - it could just as easily have been a Victorian dentist’s chair with head clamp, since the furniture changes in regular rotation.
Built in 1865, this über-friendly local avoided becoming another flatpack new build only because of the owner’s determination to preserve it as a pub; the international clientele that packs in here, a good representation of the variety of modern London life, seem appropriately grateful. If you’re feeling in need of some decent entertainment, the live sessions vary from jazz to West African music. The beer, meanwhile, ranges from Sundancer and Queen Bee to Edelweiss.
This is my local. Locals call it the best pub in London, and for good reason. It’s quirky, independent, and definitely a great place to party. I’ve eaten there too many times to count as well as hired the function room. It’s not haute cuisine. Simply honest British grub. I’ve heard a rumour the owner is selling out, so if you want to sample a truly independent pub with loads of charm, it’s best to try sooner rather than later.
This proper old boozer has a great atmosphere with quirky decorations including the petrol pump outside. Nothing will make you think of chain pubs and wine bars and a fun mix of people all come here to enjoy a pint or two. Downstairs can be really busy and hot especially after 23h on weekends when the door has to be kept shut to keep the neighbours happy. I have never eaten here but food is supposed to be really nice too, especially the Sunday lunch.
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