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Fat Cat

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23 Alma Street, Sheffield S3 8SA, England
+44 (0)114 249 4801
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Drinks, Lunch, Seating

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  • 116
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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I am not one for real ales so did not know what lager to order and hubby did not know what beer to order but the knowledgeable young barmen offered us a little taster and advised what each drink tasted like. So many different lagers and beers to choose from some brewed in the Kelham Island Museum... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
julie_spafford
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am not one for real ales so did not know what lager to order and hubby did not know what beer to order but the knowledgeable young barmen offered us a little taster and advised what each drink tasted like. So many different lagers and beers to choose from some brewed in the Kelham Island Museum brewery just behind... More 

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Thank julie_spafford
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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181 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Authentic Victorian pub with local real ale and pub food. We enjoyed a very reasonable and good value Sunday lunch.

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Thank jchrisj52
Manchester
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here and Kelham Island, both have great beer and a really good atmosphere. The Fat Cat has more room though. Staff were lovely and the beer fantastic.

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1 Thank TomMar203
Hastings, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Food is brilliant: all home cooked traditional pies with as many veggy as meat and at 'how do they do that' prices. The craic is lively and inclusive: all ages, all sorts. But that is not why you go there: it is the beer. As Kelham Island's own pub it doesn't get better. All in all: if you want a... More 

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1 Thank peter k
Manchester, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

So I haven't been to this pub since Uni and little had changed thank goodness. Great atmosphere, range of beers and food served in a truly traditional pub. Good value too and served by friendly staff.

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Thank William J
Leeds, United Kingdom
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149 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

I have been going to The Fat Cat since it opened in 1981, and rarely visit Sheffield without going there for a few pints and something to eat. There's always an excellent range of beers, in great condition, good bar snacks, great food - including great vegan food - and the service is always first rate. It's a bit off... More 

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Thank Mark B
Douglas, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

A few pints after a visit to the nearby industrial museum. Good selection of ales and the 'tap' for the adjacent Kelham Island Brewery.

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Thank Manxguy72
Manchester, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Situated near t other fantastic real ale pubs on the outskirts of the City this fine pub has a great delection of ales, friendly staff and an eclectic clientele [to say the least]. Brilliant

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Thank SteveBury
Shefford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

Un pretentious traditional pub. Good choice of beer. Friendly staff. Simple but decent food. Reasonable prices. Well worth a visit

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Thank ooti99
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Spent last Saturday evening here while having a weekend in Sheffield. Unfortunately we were too late to sample the food although we did indulge in the pork pies which were excellent. It's cosy and traditional with really friendly staff crammed into a small bar serving area. Also nice friendly clientele with a nice throughput due to there being a couple... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 23 Alma Street, Sheffield S3 8SA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  South Yorkshire  >  Sheffield
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)114 249 4801

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?