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“The Mecca of Real Ale” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Fat Cat

Fat Cat
Ranked #108 of 1,417 Restaurants in Sheffield
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“The Mecca of Real Ale”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2012

If you like good quality handpumped ale this is an absolute must-go. I've sat in the Fat Cat & got in conversation with people from all over the UK (& the occasional oversees visitor) who are 'in the know' and will travel 100s of miles for a visit. Yep, it really is that good. The place is a good old booze house bereft of chrome and plastic. Oh and treat yourself to a pork pie - top quality snap! A place wonderful enough to make even the most hardened tee-totaller fall off the wagon.

Visited July 2012
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English first
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Top Real Ale”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2012

The Pork & Cider casserole I tried was excellent and good value, but I'd come here for the beer. I've always found Pale Rider to be a little on the sweet and heavy side, but a half went down very well, followed by Easy Rider a slightly lighter version of PR. Bete Noire was also on excellent form. A pub not to be missed.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank SheffieldLee_12
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Yorkshire
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94 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Real Ale Pub”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2012

A proper pub with a bril atmosphere.
Had the steak pie, £4.50, a bargain (home made).
I am not a real ale lover, but i enjoyed the ale recommended by the bar staff.
Def go again.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jewls123Yorkshire
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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319 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“Real real ales”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2012

Excellent fun cosy homely old fashioned pub that has one of the widest choice of beers in the whole of Yorkshire. Also excellent food particularly steak pie but also great for vegetarians.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Chris B
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great beer & good choice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2012

Great beer & good choice - appreciably better (& much better value) than City Centre pubs with electric mainstream beer

Visited May 2012
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