The Cat and Custard Pot
A three-mile radius encompasses Westonbirt Arboretum and Westonbirt school, Highgrove gardens, and the Beaufort polo club. Badminton and Gatcombe horse trials are both within easy reach. We are 24 miles from the Roman spa town of Bath and from the city of Bristol, both with their many attractions. Cheltenham races are 34 miles from the Cat.
Apart from these attractions, we are in the heart of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) with many wonderful walks direct from our front door. We welcome well-behaved dogs.
Our chef’s mission is to serve delicious pub food at reasonable prices. Our ingredients are fresh and largely sourced from local suppliers. Our menu changes with the seasons and availability of quality produce.
Pizza Terrace Booking
Multiple dates availableThis is a booking for our outdoor terrace area. In this area we serve a selection of our favourite pizzas from our dedicated pizza kitchen.
Restaurant (Indoor) Booking
Multiple dates availableThis is a booking for an indoor table within the pub. In this area we serve our full menus.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Belly of Pork
served with a potato rosti, bacon creamed savoy cabbage, and apple compote`
Homemade Beef Burger
topped with smoked cheddar, lettuce and beef tomato
First day out of lockdown and considering this the food and the ambience was delightful. The chef did a great job, service was fine and I am sure will get really slick like the rest of the pub. Much enjoyed, thank you.
Lovely old Cotswold pub. Food not as we would have expected. The cheese souffle was a flat, overcooked creation floating on top of an underflavoured liquid. The meat pie had too much gravy and looked the part but, again, wasn't flavoursome. The server made no enquiry as to whether we enjoyed it or not and, normally, we would give direct feedback at the time. Such a lovely location, they'll do well but, equally, there is better food in nearby locations.
Their pizza terrace is a very comfortable setting. The pizzas were good with crisp crusts but thin base. Staff were excellent, very friendly and attentive. would recommend a visit.
Lovely pizza terrace . Cat and custard have done a great job 👍🏼
Fantastic Pub, lovely setting and service and food are brilliant.
Fantastic outdoor facilities under cover with the benefits of a gas heater and blankets. Definitely worth a visit.
Lovely experience and wonderful food, can’t wait to eat here again!
The food was great, with very good and friendly service. The new outside area was perfect, sheltered but still catching the evening sun.
We only stopped for a drink but has olives and hummus, both were delicious. Pizzas looked great.
The new outside space is really lovely, good quality comfortable garden furniture, plenty of space and a covered area if it is raining.
The pizza's were excellent and the service friendly and efficient. We will certainly be back!
Had a lovely evening and fab pizza.
The new outside area is very cosy and inviting.
Enjoyed the new outside space and the pizzas were delicious. As always good beer and friendly service
The new outdoor area is fantastic. I expect it will be an asset not just for safe dining but wet dining.
New garden terrace is lovely. Great pizzas and service
Our server was a bit inexperienced but problems were quickly corrected and food was outstanding! Lovely setting too.
Good food, friendly welcoming staff, pretty outside space
A stunning venture with incredible food! We will be back.
Lovely outside area - great pizzas - have missed this pub not being open due to lockdown
Couldn’t wait to visit and try the new outside terrace and it did not disappoint
Really good pizza, fresh and so tasty.
The back outside area is done so well.
Starters and puddings were lovely too.
Very rich brownie.
Harry was a wonderful server! Would visit again just to meet him. Outdoor dining was very nice on the large patio. Pizza was delicious.
Brilliant pizza, well done for getting the new terrace built!
The food was delicious and the staff very helpful and friendly. We will be back!
Not been here for a few years. Great experience safe feeling ref Covid. Food very good excellent Steak. Rose wine a disappointment. Overall will return again
easy to book via Open table and called to say running late due to motorway closure - very understanding and relaxed about it. Welcoming warm fire and lovely décor upon arrival. Tables are well spaced for social distancing and almost felt like we had the pub to ourselves. Our host was very genial and chatty, explained in detail about what was available on wine and food menu. My friend and I both had the mushroom wellington as no veggie roast available - we thought it was an excellent meal. Not enough room for pudding unfortunately and we could not linger due to heading to Westonbirt for Christmas lights. Have decided we would like to return to try for pudding as well next time! Highly recommended as relaxed atmosphere with great food.
Roast dinner was very disappointing; poor roast potatoes and yorkshire puds with dark, powdered, instant gravy - it all felt like it had been kept under a heat lamp too long and was hard/dry. Kids meals were huge and too expensive. £5 for two scoops of ice cream didn't feel like a fair price.
All portions were enormous but it would have been better if there was less food of better quality.
Overall, it felt very expensive for the quality of the food that we received. Service was good.
Lovely meal. Could not fault anything about the evening
Lovely meal again, good service. Would of like a bit more choice for starters but otherwise great evening.
One of my favourite gastropubs in the area, the menu has something for everyone. The food in general is very good, we’ve eaten here a number of times, and the staff are lovely, we will be back!
Great meal out - had a room to ourselves, which was perfect for the dogs !
Good covid measurements in place so you feel safe. We’ve enjoyed our food very much on our last two visits.
First class food, setting and service
Very nice staff
Food and service excellent. Covid awareness first class. Will make the drive from WSM to Shipton Moyne again once the current situation is over.
Thoroughly enjoyed our meal and the staff were excellent
Lovely little place to eat, drink and sleep; very chilled and relaxing
Excellent pub, food and service was great, Will definitely be going back again. Well worth the 40 minute drive.
Very covid conscious. We felt very safe. The food was nicely presented and very tasty. The prices were reasonable.
Excellent food. Topped off a great day out with the family.
Easy place for an enjoyable lunch. Mostly if not all home prepared, and suitable portion sizes. Plenty of space for distancing. Friendly service.
Great choice of reasonably priced, good quality, food and drinks. Service was excellent and the setting very clean and full of character. Would definitely visit again.
The Cat and Custard Pot is rated 4.6 stars by 159 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.