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Cat And Canary, Canary Wharf

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user reviews of the Cat And Canary, Canary Wharf

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One of my favourites in Canary Wharf. Get's the sun outside after around six. Service is always good even when busy. Is the most normal pub in Canary Wharf. Good selection of drinks but no cocktails.

On the downside it's not cheap - but the same or less the others in the area. The food is not great, not up to normal Fullers standards.
roblondon75 - 6 Aug 2015 20:19
My first visit to this Fullers pub for a while and it was busy at 5.15pm with people watching the World Cup on the large screen and TV’s inside.

6 ales on the hand pumps....3 ales from Fullers plus 3 guests which were York Guzzler, Notting Hill Blonde & Fullers Two Halves which was my choice and was fine.

Decent quick service though I had to remind the girl of the drink I did want and not the one she started to pour.

Not cheap however, probably as you would expect for the area…nearly £9.00 for a pint of ale and a bottle of Sol.
lezford - 4 Jul 2014 11:21
Not a bad pub really, if you get the right barman they can actually pour Guinness which is a bonus. Some good ales too. Would be nice if they did some live music every once in a while.
BeerMe10 - 30 Jul 2013 09:35
The Cat and Canary used to be my pub of choice before I worked in Canary Wharf.

Decent Fullers pub, good selection of their ales always on.

Sometimes the service is not the best and of course it gets really busy, but they have heaters outside for the smokers so even in winter you can sit outside if you desire.


lezford - 12 Jul 2013 14:05
Fullers make a fantastic range of bottled ales; such as Gales Old Ale, Brewers Reserve, Vintage Ale, 1845 and so on. All of them well worth seeking out.

Unfortunately, for some reason I have never been able to fathom, and despite protests to the Brewery, they are never available here! Which begs the question, why bother making the bloody stuff in the first place?


AbieVee - 30 Dec 2012 13:03
Good pub with nice pint of London Pride and about 4 other ales on tap. Fast service although it was busy. Sky Sports. Could become my after work regular.
LordCarson - 29 Mar 2012 10:44
Gets busy on a Friday lunchtime (or when the cricket is on) but otherwise a great pub. Friendly staff, good pints (and a variety of ales) and a great beer festival. Food is expensive but good for pub grub
mikecoxon - 3 Aug 2011 16:45
Not a bad pub to have an evening drink in, especially if you sit outside. Fabulous surroundings, plenty to watch, people, planes, the DLR. Beer was fine, served quickly even though pretty busy with suits after a hard day earning obscene amounts of money!! Think the round was 1 dearer than later pubs visited over in Greenwich but worth it for the buzz of the area I guess. Would jump off the DLR and grab a pint if passing on a warm summers day for sure.
phill1110 - 28 Oct 2010 21:43
I think this pub is good, if expensive. It's a great place to sit outside on a warm day with a pint of lager or to call in to after the gym.
jogoctopus - 30 May 2010 10:02
Fair play to Fullers, they've had a go here at trying to inject something approaching a traditional pub into the most artificial of surroundings. The pub is organised into an L-shape and features sky sports prominently. Disappointingly London Pride dominates, although ESB and Discovery (3.20) also on. I don't find myself in Canary Wharf often but if I did I would probably make this a regular haunt but that says more about the dearth of decent competition than the quality of this place itself.
ChrisP87 - 10 May 2010 19:37
Too noisy for my liking. Price of beer is 3.25p per pint of London Pride.

HAs free Wifi


mycetes - 14 Apr 2010 18:58
Best pub on the wharf, actually feels like a pub
seanyboy666 - 30 Mar 2010 15:52
Not bad for The Wharf. The beers are good (especially the Pride) and staff are friendly but I've eaten there twice and the food didn't impress, it's a good place to watch sports and enjoy the sun. A word of warning to people outside - don't use the fire exit to get in to the pub as you might end up with a dart in the head / leg depending on who's playing.
raoulduke - 9 Dec 2009 20:02
Cool bar for the Docklands compared to its other horrible bars. Dart board , good screens for all sports. Good Guinness and selection of booze.

Cant fault it.. Also does nice grub. Like a traditional local. Well worth a visit.
Rob101 - 28 Aug 2008 15:46

This pub has a great atmosphere friendly bar staff and management. Fruit machines, itbox, 6ft projector screen for live sports, and dining during the day. Excellent in the Summer and Sunday roast on Sundays, this pub is a hit with family's, youngsters and old codgers alike.

A.Haliti - 15 Jun 2008 18:00
The only real decent pub in the Wharf where I have spent many a nice Friday afternoon long lunches with colleagues and many after work pints. Not the finest pub you'll ever go in I admit, but it serves a few decent ales on the pumps and a few in bottles and also does not bad food. Pretty good prices as well compared to other places in the area.
essjaydee - 16 Apr 2008 15:32
North Pole, 2-50 for a Pride, also has Landlord and Old Speckled Hen. Far better pub, better beer-no contest.
BlindTiger - 22 Dec 2007 16:12
Probably the best pub in Docklands - yes, I know it isn't saying much - but I've just come back from a long liquid lunch with work colleagues, the London Pride was spot on at only 2.80 ( it costs 3 in the Counting House in the City ) - do YOU know a better drinking place round here - if so, let me know ASAP ?

Cheers
JohnBonser - 11 Oct 2007 15:02
Overcrowded, overpriced Wharf pub. The acoustics in here make conversation a struggle, over the noise of the mob.
BlindTiger - 28 Sep 2007 16:04
Service is fast and staff are pleasant. Just PLEASE turn down the music in the evening. I get the impression that the music is more for the benefit of the staff than the customers!
bluegorillagolf - 31 Aug 2007 10:37
A nice pub to go to on a hot summers day if you like a bit of shade. Pretty standard Fullers pub with little character but in my opinion there are far worse places to be. Service was a little slow but not awful and the pint I had was OK if a little expensive.
TheHorsesMouth - 6 Aug 2007 13:02
Although the ales are generally satisfactory, this bar is well below Fullers' usual standards. The other night the music was turned up so loud at 6pm that conversation was almost impossible. Why not turn the music off and try to be a bit different from other Canary Wharf bars?
stevet37 - 16 Jul 2007 15:26
Fake olde-worlde pub, and done pretty well too. Great beer and lgreat ocation on the quayside.
Greshon - 11 Jul 2007 12:30
I would not (and do not) drink anywhere else in Canary Wharf. Agreed it is not a traditional pub but it is head and shoulders above the alternatives.
WillyTheTinker - 25 Mar 2007 10:13
Before it was recently refurbished, this was an over-crowded, scruffy pub with staff who did not understand how to handle real beer (witness the comment by a bar manager who claimed the beer must be alright as they'd only just changed the barrel. I asked if it had been given chance to settle. She looked at me like I was a martian or something).

Since it was refurbed, they have stumbled across the innovation of banning people from standing around tables. Instead, they push them all against the railings so you only get to use one side of them. You can just imagine the scene as groups of people who, instead of standing in groups around a table talking to each other, are instead lined up in some kind of bad-tempered line dance.

This pub is rubbish and nothing like as good as Fullers usual standard. Go to Davy's instead, at least they know how to keep a decent pint.
anonymous - 19 Mar 2007 12:02
Well below Fullers' usual standards. I could forgive the uninspiring location in the foot of an office block were it not for the general air of dirtiness about the place - discarded glasses and crisp packets etc. everywhere, and the state of the gents was poor even for London. My pint of Discovery was mediocre as well. Poor.
grecian - 9 Feb 2007 17:21
It's great to find a decent, dirty old man's pub around all the snobby wine bars in Canary Wharf, I love it!
monkeyjoe3000 - 13 Dec 2006 16:24
Overpriced and Average...nothing to write home about.
Venom - 9 Oct 2006 23:29
Visited on a Sat lunchtime - service quick for both food and beer. London Pride in good nick; veggie burgers out of this world! Food highly recommended.
mooglecat - 31 May 2006 11:31
too busy to get serverd. had to go to the bar next door.
anonymous - 22 Apr 2006 02:57
Very rude / semi retarded bar staff. Only darts board in canary wharf is the only saving grace of this overpriced dirty drinking hole.
anonymous - 12 Mar 2006 15:45
Better than the Henry Addington, there's marginly less chance you'll get punched in the face.

However still not great, the beer is just too damned expensive.
reverendlionelblair - 1 Jan 2006 22:13
A very average pub in the very dull area of Canary Wharf.
lwk198 - 26 Sep 2005 16:37
An ok pub in an area with bars! However, not the best experience I've had. Just so that John(below) is correct, the HA was the first pub in the wharf, and is by far the best place to go for a beer, anytime, you are always welcome!
CW_Northerner - 11 Sep 2005 20:37
An oasis for decent drinking and atmosphere in the desert that is Canary Wharf. This was the first pub to arrive on the Wharf and, with the arguable exception of the Henry Addington, is the only decent drinking hole in the area.
Proper pub - proper people. A bit like a City pub, which is the finest accolade possible. Highly recommended
JohnBonser - 30 Jun 2005 14:49
Not the best experience I've had in the Wharf. The staff are slow, and struggled to understand English. What a hard job, thought a beer in the evening was meant to be fun, thought I'd finished work!!!
anonymous - 8 Jun 2005 21:07
Wasnt a bad place to go and watch England stuff ireland a few weeks back.
bit more pricey than i am used to but i wasnt drinking much anyways.

Jackrum - 21 Apr 2005 23:03
A good place to go to watch the football at Canary Wharf.

An old fashioned pub with decent drinks and a quieter atmosphere if your not in the mood for the lively bars across the water!!
The_Hitman - 31 Mar 2005 18:11
A lively city bar with an excellent view over a quay. Gets quite busy.
Jack_Carter - 29 Mar 2005 13:54
Old mans pub in the middle of Canary Wharf. How is that possible?!
Alex - 17 Nov 2004 17:42
Just another bland pub full of suits all talking about money money money which is all the automatons in that area care about.
martin bailey - 11 Sep 2004 01:37
Bog standard chain pub with the good fortune of being in Docklands so the outside tables look across a quay to the Docklands Museum building.

The bars on the other side of the water are better but this is a useful place for a pint and a burger before hand.
MrScott - 7 Jun 2004 13:45

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