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Cat's Back

(formerly Forester Arms; Brush)

86-88 Point Pleasant
SW18 1NN

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Opening Times

Monday5.00 pm - 10.00 pm
TuesdayMidday - Midnight
WednesdayMidday - Midnight
ThursdayMidday - Midnight
FridayMidday - Midnight
SaturdayMidday - Midnight
SundayMidday - 10.00 pm

About the Pub

Small backstreet local close to the river, renamed in the 1990s after a lost cat who returned. Acquired and refurbished by Harveys in 2012 and now parading Harvey’s windows and façia, it is Harveys' second London pub (15 years after they took over the Royal Oak in Borough, SE1) and a good addition to Wandsworth.

Under new management since May 2017.

There’s a new veranda along the back, and a function room upstairs. All the bric-a-brac from the previous era has gone but it still retains its warm, intimate atmosphere with comfortable sofas to help ensure an enjoyable visit.

Four real ales are available from Harveys plus an occasional guest.

The pub offers live music (mostly blues and folk) on the first Thursday of the month film screenings every other Thursday, starting at 8pm, as well as a poker night each Wednesday.

If the pub and beer were not enough, the food offering is excellent, especially Sunday lunch.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 3 regular beers.

  • Harvey's IPA
  • Harvey's Old Ale
  • Harvey's Sussex Best Bitter

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 1 changing beer.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Harvey's --seasonal--

Beers from Harvey's range and occasional guests.

Source: National

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Cat's Back, Wandsworth


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access
  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals

    12-3 Tuesday to Saturday; 12.30-6.30 Sun.

  • EveningMeals Evening Meals

    6-10 Mon-Sat.

  • Garden Pub Garden

    One bench on pavement at front and rear patio with chairs and tables.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Events Events

    Host for annual Wandsworth fringe; poker night; life drawing; quiz night; cycling club. Contact for details.

  • Games Traditional Pub Games
  • LiveMusic Live Music

    Jazz and Blues evenings.

  • RealFire Real Fire
  • WiFi Wifi

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Cat's Back

86-88 Point Pleasant
SW18 1NN

Sat Nav Reference

51.46184, -0.1995


  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Station Close to Railway Station
  • <Underground Close to London Underground / Overground / DLR

Nearby Bus Routes (160m)

37, 39, 170, 220, 270

Nearby Station (850m)

Wandsworth Town

Nearby London Underground/Overground/DLR (850m)

East Putney

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