Cat's Back

Bars and pubs, Pubs East Putney
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Cat's Back

There’s a focus on quality ale at this dinky Victorian boozer between Wandsworth and Putney – it’s even got a gong from Camra to prove it. It’s not all about the booze though - expect decent food, cocktails, wines and a bunch of special events, too.

The beer list goes big on Harvey’s, with Sussex Best, Old Ale, Wild Hop, Armada and seasonal guests on rotation, plus continental lagers, Guinness and Thatcher’s Gold on draught. A solid selection of whiskies and bourbons should keep those partial to a wee dram happy.

The regularly changing food menu ranges from small plates of sausage rolls with homemade piccalilli or cheese and onion tartlets to larger plates of smoked chorizo and avocado salad, roast beef and ale pie or penne pasta with a homemade rocket and parmesan pesto. Cheeseboards and charcuterie platters are available, too.


Venue name: Cat's Back
Address: 86-88 Point Pleasant
SW18 1NN
Opening hours: Monday 12pm-10pm Tuesday to Saturday 12pm-12am Sunday 12pm-10pm
Transport: Tube: East Putney tube or Wandsworth Town rail
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4.9 / 5

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Gemma H

I'm reluctant to tell people about this place, because it's the best place in Wandsworth for a homemade Sunday roast, and there's already a chance they might run out before mid-afternoon.

The Cat's Back is one of my favourite locals - a small victorian pub with friendly staff, an ample selection of beers, wines and spirits, and a menu to tantalise your tastebuds. They also have an open fire to keep you warm in the winter months, and music and films nights throughout the year.

Make sure to ask for their homemade horse radish!

Caroline W

A breath of fresh air on the London pub scene, a pub where you feel welcome as a regular or new visitor. Great food and always interesting things going on from films to music!

Alex B

Friendly bunch behind the bar, quality ale and tasty comfort food make this place a draw. Plus a great fire in winter adds further to the appeal.

Tamara C

The cat's back is a trendy, warm and inviting local pub. The staff are absolutely wonderful and the food is superb

Tamara C

The cat's back is a trendy, warm and inviting local pub. The staff are absolutely wonderful and the food is superb

Stephen B

Lovely welcoming atmosphere, traditional yet somewhat funky: top beer and home made food, thanks to a fabulous kind team running the pub.

Daniel R

Personal, cosy with a great sense of community. Also amazing programming of simple yet varied Arts events.

Nikki K

Amazing venues. Lovely staff. Great food. Varied choice of drinks. Always fantastic entertainment

Abbi W

Love this place. It's a true local,always friendly,good beer and great food.

Helen V

Friendly and charming pub, that feels like a local. Good food (especially roasts), beer in proper glasses with a handle, cinema nights and very close to Wandsworth Park and the Thames for a walk before/after.

Angela C

Quirky and interesting pub near the river and surrounded by high rise! Good food and atmosphere.


If you like good beer, sausage rolls and great vibes the Cat's Back is the place for you. Cosy, Old London boozer with a friendly, welcoming staff. And they put on movie nights. What is not to love?

Diane Didi M

Amazing home cooked food, fun & friendly staff, a selection of events, music & cinema upstairs in the function room (which has a lovely homely vibe), lovely outdoor area with firepits out the back... what more can I say?


I called into the nearby Cat's Back again on Friday after work for a cheeky few. The bar is small, unpretentious and it has a really relaxed atmosphere. Not tried the food, but would really like to - decent prices and looks really appetising. The clientele is mixed to say the least, but the staff are friendly, and helpful. Some great ales on tap too - it's worth checking out. They have a film club every Wednesday, which I believe is free to attend - definitely going to check that out - the price is right, as they say.

shaun P

Oh well what else can I say was here again last night after a few months off and it did not dissapoint great food as always.

My partner had the joypuree vegatsble which was specially made for her as she wanted something with lots of flavour. I had the chicken tikka naga which was hot but again different to my partners dish so it was really nice blend.

The service was great as last time and the staff make sure each dish has a personal touch ranging from the starters right up to the deserts.

Keep up the good work guys will defiantly be visiting again next time in London.


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!