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The Fat Cat (Kelham Island)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Abraham Thompson - Madagascar stoutExceptional1
S43 (formerly Sonnet 43) - I Shall But LoveExceptional1
Sheffield - NuggetExcellent1
Colchester - MetropolisExcellent1
Black Iris - Nelson SauvinExcellent1
On the Edge - Smokey Peat's Winter StoutExcellent1
Axholme - Eastoft Elderberry StoutExcellent1
Welbeck Abbey - Night WatchmanExcellent1
Salamander - Orient TarExcellent1
Tigertops - Burnt AbbeyExcellent1
Castle Rock - Shaggy Ink CapExcellent1
Kelham Island - Pale RiderExcellent1
Kelham Island - King of the Rocket MenGood1
Derventio - King ArthurGood1
Black Rock - Pale AleGood1
Chantry - New York PaleGood1
Holsworthy - Old Market MonkAcceptable1
Emmanuales - Ryejoice Not Tried0
Little Ox - OddbodNot Tried0
Tigertops - Completely Lost the HopNot Tried0
Stamps - Swedish BlondeNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Late StarNot Tried0
Tigertops - Haka HopNot Tried0
Arkwright's - Tarquin Fin tim lin bin whin bim lim bus stop F'Tang F'Tang Ole Biscuitbarrel Not Tried0
Cross Bay - Alright CupcakeNot Tried0
Axholme - Special ReserveNot Tried0
Exit 33 (formerly The Brew Company then Sky's Edge) - Winter WarriorNot Tried0
Timothy Taylor - LandlordNot Tried0
4T's - Mango FeverNot Tried0
Kelham Island - Best BitterNot Tried0
Teignworthy - Maltster's AleNot Tried0
Silver Brewhouse (formerly Raw) - Blizzard BitterNot Tried0
Kelham Island - Tin Can AvengerNot Tried0
Topsham - Black Oar HardNot Tried0
Brakspear (at Marston's Wychwood) - BitterNot Tried0
Wild Weather - Black NightNot Tried0
Kelham Island - Kelham Best Not Tried0
Hop Studio - AscalonNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Fat Cat, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Visits Details

18 Dec 2018 (Magnus Greel)
Late afternoon fairly busy with a group of chaps in and a couple at the bar. No visit complete without sampling one of their delicious pork pies, washed down with some fine ale.
Colchester - Metropolis3.90ExcellentLight zesty and refreshing
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Kelham Island - Pale Rider5.20Not Tried
Stamps - Swedish Blonde4.30Not Tried
Kelham Island - Kelham Best 3.80Not Tried
Tigertops - Haka Hop4.30Not Tried
Cross Bay - Alright Cupcake3.90Not Tried
Exit 33 (formerly The Brew Company then Sky's Edge) - Winter Warrior6.00Not Tried
4T's - Mango Fever4.60Not Tried
03 May 2017 (Magnus Greel)
Mid to late afternoon on a cold grey day, one other customer in the bar area soon joined by others. My first visit in over 15 years and has not changed a bit, unlike the surrounding area which is undergoing major redevelopment.
S43 (formerly Sonnet 43) - I Shall But Love6.80ExceptionalDescribed as a toasted mocha coconut porter. Did what it said on the clip and accompanied my pork pie perfectly.
Kelham Island - Pale Rider5.20Excellent
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Brakspear (at Marston's Wychwood) - Bitter3.40Not Tried
Wild Weather - Black Night3.90Not Tried
Kelham Island - Kelham Best 3.80Not Tried
Hop Studio - Ascalon4.50Not Tried
Emmanuales - Ryejoice 5.40Not Tried
Little Ox - Oddbod4.00Not Tried
01 Nov 2014 (Nick Willis)
My first visit here, disappointed as there was no room inside. Had my pint on the pavement outside. Loads of beers on but no room to note.
Derventio - King Arthur4.30Good
11 Oct 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Inevitably crowded on a Saturday evening. I sat in the rear garden for the first time since the summer of 1989 (have I mentioned that I have a good memory for pub visits?). I have not taken note of the full list of beers available.
Sheffield - Nugget4.00ExcellentPale, sharp, fruity.
Black Iris - Nelson Sauvin4.00ExcellentOh yes! There doesn’t seem to have been much Nelson Sauvin hop around lately – perhaps because it is all in here.
Welbeck Abbey - Night Watchman5.60ExcellentExcellent smoked Stout.
Kelham Island - Pale Rider5.20Not Tried
Kelham Island - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
01 Feb 2014 (Stephen Harris)
The original destination real ale pub in Sheffield, and still always worth a visit. Everyone knows this; so it was packed. I stuck it out in the corridor, only spotting my elusive friends in the main bar as I was leaving. I really should pay more attention to incoming text messages.
Black Rock - Pale Ale4.20GoodPale gold, hoppy and refreshing.
Holsworthy - Old Market Monk6.10AcceptableAmber-coloured. Said to be in a Belgian style. Too malty for my liking.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Kelham Island - Pale Rider5.20Not Tried
Kelham Island - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
Teignworthy - Maltster's Ale5.00Not Tried
Silver Brewhouse (formerly Raw) - Blizzard Bitter5.00Not Tried
Kelham Island - Tin Can Avenger3.80Not Tried
Topsham - Black Oar Hard5.30Not Tried
15 Dec 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
Superb atmosphere as ever here, busy but managed to squeeze into the front room.
Abraham Thompson - Madagascar stout3.90ExceptionalFantastic flavour for such a low strength in a stout. Chocolate, coffee, toffee and berry fruits combine to give a superb thick beer. My score 18/20.
On the Edge - Smokey Peat's Winter Stout4.10ExcellentExcellent flavoursome stout for its strength with roast coffee and dark chocolate malt flavours and a good dose of hops. Full bodied mouthfeel. My score 17/20.
Salamander - Orient Tar4.50ExcellentRoasty stout with good coffee malt bitterness and some hop for balance. Full bodied with a dry roast finish. My score 16/20.
16 Nov 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
Busy mid afternoon on a Friday.
Castle Rock - Shaggy Ink Cap4.50ExcellentDark brown porter with chocolate and vanilla notes. Full bodied with a smooth, malty finish. My score 17/20.
Chantry - New York Pale3.90GoodThis sample was apparently brewed at Weetwood. Quite hoppy pale ale with a good balance of citrus hop and malt with a refreshing finish. My score 15/20.
Arkwright's - Tarquin Fin tim lin bin whin bim lim bus stop F'Tang F'Tang Ole Biscuitbarrel 3.90Not Tried
Axholme - Special Reserve7.20Not Tried
05 Oct 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
Pleasantly buzzing on a Friday afternoon.
Tigertops - Burnt Abbey4.20ExcellentStrong mild style with a reddish/brown colour. Sweet and malty with a good caramel/toffee flavour and low hop rate. My score 17/20.
29 Sep 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
Busy with the usual atmospheric buzz.
Axholme - Eastoft Elderberry Stout4.50ExcellentA black and fruity stout with a complex mix of dark roast flavours and fruity sweetness. My score 16/20.
Tigertops - Completely Lost the Hop4.30Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Late Star5.00Not Tried
15 Jul 2012 (Blair)
Came by with the family for a couple of drinks before retiring to the hotel. Pub was rammed in both bars and we had to squeeze onto a table with a few others. Great atmosphere to the place, full of conversation.
Kelham Island - King of the Rocket Men4.50GoodPale and very hoppy with quite a bitter finish to it. Pretty good.

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About The Fat Cat

The pub sign. The Fat Cat, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S3 8SA.

Possibly the most famous drinking establishment in Sheffield. Always has at least 10 ales on, dozens of bottled beers and fantastic food to boot.

We have visited this pub 41 times, seen 95 different beers and tried 68 of them.

Map location

Postcode: S3 8SA