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Fat cat is a political term originally describing a rich political donor , also called an angel or big money man. The New York Times has described fat cats as symbols of "a deeply corrupt campaign finance system riddled with loopholes", with Americans seeing them as recipients of the "perks of power", but able to "buy access, influence policy and even veto appointments. It is also commonly used to describe a rich, greedy person who, due to ownership of large amounts of capital , is able to "live easy" off the work of others. In the United Kingdom , it is also used to refer to executives whose pay is deemed by others to be excessive. The word was first used in the s in the United States to describe rich political donors. The term's coinage for political purposes has been attributed to Frank Kent , a writer for the Baltimore Sun  whose essay "Fat Cats and Free Rides" appeared in the American Mercury , a magazine of commentary run by H. A Fat Cat is a man of large means and slight political experience who, having reached middle age, and success in business, and finding no further thrill, sense or satisfaction in the mere piling up of more millions, develops a yearning for some sort of public honor, and is willing to pay for it. There are such men in all the States, and they are as welcome to the organization [i.
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Good atmosphere, nice beers and plenty to choose from. Spent the evening with some friends for which this is a great venue. Home to the award winning Fat Cat Brewery. Live music, Food and an outstanding choice in beers. Brilliant pub, great atmosphere, really good selection of beers and the cheese boards are awesome! They have a fair bit of live music at weekends and always good bands. They have Motherchip now which is chips with various toppings, goes down really well after a few ales. We pre booked a table for 6 and a cheese board, well it was a fantastic afternoon. Great beers as always friendly helpful staff and a cheese board that not only served us, but we passed it on to other customers!
We are a small, friendly Free House where you can enjoy a wide selection of up to twenty real ales served straight from the cask from our temperature controlled tap room. Also on offer are up to seven real ciders as well as a selection of gins, whiskies, rums, wines and Belgian beers. Find out more by perusing our drinks section.. We are temporarily not allowing takeaways, this includes pizza at this time. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.