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Whittington Cat, Highgate

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Something of a timewarp but that's a plus. Reasonably priced pints and a friendly atmosphere make this a great pub. Shame the landlord is having to close.
Notasaffa - 18 Sep 2013 02:37
Lovely friendly pub which fortunately doesn't appear to have been touched for at least 30 years (except for the unobtrusive small flat screens with the sport). Hopefully the interior is listed.

The real bonus is the total absence of background music, allowing the (mostly Irish) customers to enjoy their conversations without having to shout at each other.

The Irish landlord is very friendly, and whilst there was no real ale available on our visit, the Guinness is as good as one might expect, and was selling well.
vic_boner - 6 Feb 2013 12:37
Friendly typical London pub. Nothing special but worth a look for traditionalness
EricOlthwaite - 30 Mar 2012 17:02
The way pubs used to be. With two plasma screens
gaypostman - 11 Mar 2011 22:08
Visited last night to watch the 2nd half of the Spurs game.

Pub is a complete timewarp, and a very well-preserved one at that. Wood panelling, carpets and comfortable perimiter seating. Interesting windows and woodwork and traditional lighting. Two plasma screens.

There were only around 7 people in the pub - midweek at 9pm. The lady serving me was very pleasant and the few punters coming in and out were relaxed, mainly middle aged folk.

Handpump not in use, but saw Theakstons badge turned round. No problems with the Guinness, though! It is worth visiting for its interior merit alone, and its future seems precarious in today's world.

I am rating it not as a real-ale pub but as a friendly local the way pubs used to be.
lad_newton - 10 Mar 2011 22:39
Should be closed on hygiene issues,also full of old hooligan wannabes.
anonymous - 3 Sep 2007 14:48
I thought that Iíd watch a little cricket on Friday afternoon, so I went into the Whittington Cat. I only stayed for one as the cricket was on a small TV with the sound muted. This is not unlike many pubs, as you donít really need to listen to the commentary. The difference with the Whittington Cat is that on the bigger plasma screen was The Paul OíGrady show with the sound turned up. I know itís an old manís pub, but blimey, I thought I was sitting in my Grannies living room!
Strongers - 22 May 2007 11:19
A proper drinking man's pub.

Ideal when the racing is on as there is a bookies across the road.

Strong Arsenal support.
physician - 22 Feb 2007 13:21
Great for whiling away a boozy afternoon when you should be somewhere else... and fantastic sarnies!
anonymous - 11 Mar 2006 22:58
Had a pint in here the other night, traditional old Irish pub clientel, bit ttatty round the edges but ok.
wmon - 18 Aug 2005 12:51
drumandmonkeyfan - 24 Feb 2005 09:58
A fine traditional drinking establishment. Boisterous, largely Irish clientele. The pub seems to have most of its original features and has real charm. Who could ask for more?
Hal - 1 Feb 2005 22:32

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