Cat's Back

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© Gemma Day

The land around the Cat’s Back is increasingly given over to modern residential developments, but this wonderful, bohemian community pub (revamped in 2014) continues to plough its own singular furrow; it’s the kind of eccentric, genuinely alternative place that’s all too rare in this corner of the city. Locals gather conspiratorially round the cosy main bar, a fire-warmed cabin decked out with intriguing tat.

There are real ales and a handful of wines, all sold by the glass. That whirr you hear in between three-minute snatches of indie din is a dumb waiter, lowering the likes of lamb kofta or rib-eye steak; you can also eat in an upstairs room where live bands play amid Nick Cave prints and vintage artwork. The cat’s miaow, and no mistake.

Venue name: Cat's Back
Address: 86-88 Point Pleasant
SW18 1NN
Opening hours: Open 11am-midnight Mon-Thur, Sun; 11am-2am Fri, Sat. Food served 11am-10pm Mon-Sat; 1-4pm Sun
Transport: Tube: East Putney tube or Wandsworth Town rail

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This is a great pub that does one of the best roasts on a Sunday I have had in a long time. The best bit is they charge £11 for a pork roast with crackling, loads of veg (and I mean LOADS), roast potatoes and yorkshire puddings which is amazing value considering a pub down the road charges £17 for just pork and potatoes!!!! Staff are really nice and it's no longer just full of staring locals which is a plus!