Barking Cat Alehouse
Poole, BH14 9BY

Barking Cat Alehouse
Poole, BH14 9BY

Cask beers available

Cask beers available

Critical Mass - 7.4%

Critical Mass

Dark Star

7.4% abv

A strong winter ale, Critical Mass is brewed with dark roasted barley malts and hopped with spicy Goldings hops. After an extended boil it is fermented using two English ale yeasts to deliver a perfectly balanced rich warming ale brimming with fruity esters.

Citra - 4.2%



4.2% abv

A light refreshing beer with pungent grapefruit, lychee and gooseberry aromas leading to a dry, bitter finish.

Aurora - 5.6%


Burning Sky

5.6% abv

Our premium strength pale ale 'Aurora' has a satisfying blend of malts to provide a juicy backbone and a pale amber colour. An expansive blend of US hops give a resinous mouthfeel - big citrus and tropical fruit flavours, which are prominent, yet well balanced.

Cappuccino Stout - 4.5%

Cappuccino Stout


4.5% abv

This black beer combines the dry character of this brewery’s award-winning stout with the warm, enveloping flavour of cappuccino. The initial nutty coffee aroma leads to a smooth coffee, chocolate and roasted malt flavour.

Dog on the Roof - 6%

Dog on the Roof

Hattie Brown's

6% abv

Mid golden ale, named after our Irish Terrier, strong and full of character, brewed with Challenger and Sovereign hops.

Grannus - 4.6%



4.6% abv

Red ale brewed with a careful blend of seven different varieties of grain and liberal does of US and NZ hops. Moderate bitterness, soft and stone fruits on the palate and a complex, deep malt base.

London Pride - 4.1%

London Pride


4.1% abv

A rich, smooth and wonderfully balanced beer, its distinctive malty base is complemented by a well-developed hop character, from adding Target, Challenger and Northdown varieties to the brew.

Rebirth - 6%



6% abv

Inspired by the very first ESB recipe, we've used hops from Britain, Australia, Slovenia and the USA to create a rich, complex, delicious ale. The original ESB from 1971, reborn. Collaboration with Fuller's Brewery.

Craft Keg available

Ola Dubh - 11%

Ola Dubh


11% abv

Matured in Highland park casks, Ola Dubh is a ground-breaking world first for any brewer. We partner with Highland Park, who allow us to age our midnight-black, high-gravity Old Engine Oil in casks that formerly matured their award-winning Highland Park 12 Year Old Single Malt Whisky, adding complementary notes to our chocolatey, bittersweet beer.

La Chouffe - 8%

La Chouffe

Brasserie d'Achouffe*

8% abv

Golden in colour with a thick, white head, La Chouffe is a popular Belgian pale ale that showcases a fragrant aroma of orange peels, toasted breads, and cloves with a touch of white wine grapes. It’s slightly tart in flavor with an opposite aftertaste which is both dry and bitter. La Chouffe is flavorful, smooth, and tastes great - what more could you ask for?

Junk Yard IPA - 6%

Junk Yard IPA


6% abv

IPA brewed with Comet, Cascade, Citra and Columbus hops.

Bridge Over Troubled Water - 5%

Bridge Over Troubled Water

Twisted Wheel

5% abv

This is our spin on 2 classic styles, the often overlooked Lager and the iconic IPA. The IPL gives you the crisp, refreshing characteristics of a lager topped off with a dry hop bill of Mosaic. Expect light tropical fruity notes from the Mosaic addition, a super smooth mouth feel paired with the clean finish from subtle malt back bone of the grist. Undecided which style to go for? Why not have both.

Triple Choc - 4.8%

Triple Choc


4.8% abv

Chocolate malts, real chocolate and chocolate syrups make this stout a real chocolate bomb.

Lemondrop Hill - 4%

Lemondrop Hill

Wiper and True

4% abv

Bright and citrus-fresh, this Pale Ale combines zesty lemon aromas with subtle pine notes. A final touch of florality to create a wonderfully balanced delight that is suitable for those living a gluten-free diet.

Freedom Four - 4%

Freedom Four


4% abv

A light pale lager reflecting all the brewing values and beliefs of Freedom. Four ingredients producing an inherently British lager conditioned for a minimum of four weeks resulting in a refreshing beer delivering both flavour and satisfaction.

Fruli - 4.1%



4.1% abv

Fruli is a high quality Strawberry Belgian fruit beer, produced at a craft brewery near Ghent. It is a unique blend of white beer and strawberry juice. The juice complements the zestiness of the wheat beer and the result is a balanced and refreshing beer that is packed with strawberry fruit flavour.

Pilsener - 4.8%



4.8% abv

One of the finest examples of German Pilsner brewed using natural spring water from its own mountain. It has a delicate dry and clean palate, fine carbonated body, slight bitterness and a light citrus finish. Brewed in Sauerland, near Dortmund, to the German Purity Law 1516.

Ciders & Perries available

Rosie's Pig Rhubarb - 4%

Rosie's Pig Rhubarb


4% abv

Medium-sweet, cloudy, and slowly matured still cider made from freshly pressed apples, paired with a refreshing infusion of rhubarb juice. The well balanced, fruity taste and tart finish provides a deliciously moreish cider.

Devon Mist - 4.5%

Devon Mist

Sandford Orchards

4.5% abv

Made with plenty of scrumpy soul. Not every cloudy cider has to be a challenge, Devon Mist is a gentle joy. Rich autumnal fruit with a perceptible sparkle and satisfying finish.

Very Perry - 5%

Very Perry

Snails Bank

5% abv

A fruity medium Perry with a complex yet balanced flavor only found in real Perry. This little number is made from Stinking Bishop Perry pears and has all the hall marks of a top quality Perry.

Old Rosie (2019) - 6.8%

Old Rosie (2019)


6.8% abv

Old Rosie is the name given to our 1921 Aveling and Porter steam roller, that still sits in our yard in Herefordshire. Strong, reliable and so loved by everyone in the Westons family, we named this cloudy cider in her honour. Light, crisp and dry, this truly old fashioned cloudy cider is slowly matured and left unfiltered.

Dead & Berried - 4%

Dead & Berried


4% abv

We’ve blended our classic medium dry cider with a selection of mixed red berries. Strawberry, raspberry and blueberry fuse in juicy layers. Smooth bodied with a textured palate and a natural delicate sweetness.

Dry Cider - 5.2%

Dry Cider

Cornish Orchards

5.2% abv

A natural tasting apple cider full of West-country character. A blend of specially selected bittersweet and dessert apples to give a long dry finish.

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