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Cat & Mutton (City Pub Company)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Essex Street - Cat & Mutton Pale AleExcellent2
Siren Craft - Soundwave IPAExcellent1
Five Points - Five Points PaleExcellent1
Hackney - Red AleExcellent1
Essex Street - Cascade Session IPAAcceptable1
Signature Brew - Extra Pale Ale (E.P.)Not Tried0
Redemption - Rock the KazbekNot Tried0
Crate - GoldenNot Tried0
Sambrook's - WandleNot Tried0
Redemption - Fellowship PorterNot Tried0
Signature Brew - Backstage IPANot Tried0
Truman's - SwiftNot Tried0
Picture 1. Cat & Mutton, Hackney, Greater London
Picture 2. Cat & Mutton, Hackney, Greater London

Visits Details

24 May 2020 (Stephen Harris)
I had been aware for a while that plenty of pubs were now 'open' in my local area, but had resisted temptation up to now. Beer being sold here in plastic cups from a doorway on proviso that it could not be drunk on pub property. This meant nobody could sit on the pub's benches, but people were standing drinking on the pavement. We took ours across the road to the park. I'm not sure what else was available - my friend drank Guinness.
Siren Craft - Soundwave IPA5.60ExcellentAfter eight weeks of canned and bottled beers this tasted so good.
01 Aug 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Late afternoon. Clientele is primarily solo drinkers with laptops.
Essex Street - Cascade Session IPA4.00AcceptableInitial impression is of malt, followed by bitter hop.
Redemption - Rock the Kazbek4.00Not Tried
Crate - Golden4.00Not Tried
21 Aug 2017 (Magnus Greel)
Late afternoon and busy with folk outside on a grey but muggy day.
Essex Street - Cat & Mutton Pale Ale4.50GoodCrisp, dry and refreshing PA
Signature Brew - Extra Pale Ale (E.P.)3.50Not Tried
02 May 2017 (Magnus Greel)
Later part of lunchtime and busy with drinkers rather than diners. As per pre/post visits today all new pubs for me.
Essex Street - Cat & Mutton Pale Ale4.50ExcellentAs a PA should be. Crisp dry and refreshing.
Truman's - Swift3.90Not Tried
09 Mar 2017 (ChrisE)
My first visit here and it was pleasing to see some original Charrington windows although not all were original, especially the ones advertising cocktails.
Hackney - Red Ale4.10Excellent
Redemption - Fellowship Porter5.10Not Tried
Signature Brew - Backstage IPA5.60Not Tried
Essex Street - Cat & Mutton Pale Ale4.50Not Tried
27 Oct 2016 (Stephen Harris)
Busy in the early evening.
Five Points - Five Points Pale4.40ExcellentA great, full-bodied Pale Ale.
Sambrook's - Wandle3.80Not Tried
Hackney - Red Ale4.10Not Tried

About the Cat & Mutton

The pub sign. Cat & Mutton, Hackney, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Hackney, Greater London, E8 4QJ.

This pub has been present since at least the early eighteenth century, and lends its name to a nearby bridge over the Regent’s Canal. There have been a few variations on the pub’s name over the years. Traditionally a Charrington’s Brewery house, that brewery has left its mark on some of the window panels and there are one or two pleasing, surviving features inside. On the whole though this is a much-modernised house, with single, large bars at ground floor and first floor levels. There are also a few pavement tables. There are four handpumps on the bar counter, usually dispensing London-brewed beers.

We have visited this pub 6 times, seen 12 different beers and tried 5 of them.

Map location

Postcode: E8 4QJ