The Cat and Custard Pot

4.6
159 Reviews
£25 and under
British
The South Cotswolds holds many attractions and events and the Cat is superbly situated to be able to enjoy many of these. Both the historic towns of Tetbury and Malmesbury are within a stone’s throw of us.

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.

Experiences

  • Pizza Terrace Booking

    Multiple dates available

    This 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 available

    This is a booking for an indoor table within the pub. In this area we serve our full menus.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 159 people are saying
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JonathanS
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

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.

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RobinaV
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

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.

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SimonW
Brighton
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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.

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Tinipop
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Lovely pizza terrace . Cat and custard have done a great job 👍🏼

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LizC
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Pub, lovely setting and service and food are brilliant.

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MaggieC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic outdoor facilities under cover with the benefits of a gas heater and blankets. Definitely worth a visit.

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Indi
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely experience and wonderful food, can’t wait to eat here again!

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Gordon
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, with very good and friendly service. The new outside area was perfect, sheltered but still catching the evening sun.

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DawnK
Worcestershire
4 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We only stopped for a drink but has olives and hummus, both were delicious. Pizzas looked great.

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JulieC
London
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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!

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AdamM
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Had a lovely evening and fab pizza.
The new outside area is very cosy and inviting.

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LouiseW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the new outside space and the pizzas were delicious. As always good beer and friendly service

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AndrewG
Bath
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The new outdoor area is fantastic. I expect it will be an asset not just for safe dining but wet dining.

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LauraB
Memphis/West TN
6 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

New garden terrace is lovely. Great pizzas and service

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vipSydyY
Manitoba
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was a bit inexperienced but problems were quickly corrected and food was outstanding! Lovely setting too.

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SophieE
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, friendly welcoming staff, pretty outside space

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BenL
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A stunning venture with incredible food! We will be back.

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DawnS
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

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

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SueE
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good pizza, fresh and so tasty.
The back outside area is done so well.
Starters and puddings were lovely too.
Very rich brownie.

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Sarah
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Harry was a wonderful server! Would visit again just to meet him. Outdoor dining was very nice on the large patio. Pizza was delicious.

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MichaelP
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Brilliant pizza, well done for getting the new terrace built!

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FloS
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the staff very helpful and friendly. We will be back!

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MalcolmP
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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CharmaineC
London
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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RachelC
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience5

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.

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KimO
Bristol
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal. Could not fault anything about the evening

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DonnaD
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal again, good service. Would of like a bit more choice for starters but otherwise great evening.

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ClaireD
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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!

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alexandra
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great meal out - had a room to ourselves, which was perfect for the dogs !

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DebH
London
21 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good covid measurements in place so you feel safe. We’ve enjoyed our food very much on our last two visits.

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OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First class food, setting and service

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Debs
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food
Gorgeous pub
Very nice staff

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AlanJ
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service excellent. Covid awareness first class. Will make the drive from WSM to Shipton Moyne again once the current situation is over.

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Jenny
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal and the staff were excellent

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SarahD
London
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely little place to eat, drink and sleep; very chilled and relaxing

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GregorR
Bath
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent pub, food and service was great, Will definitely be going back again. Well worth the 40 minute drive.

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ElizabethS
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very covid conscious. We felt very safe. The food was nicely presented and very tasty. The prices were reasonable.

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SallieT
Bath
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food. Topped off a great day out with the family.

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Scott
Bath
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Easy place for an enjoyable lunch. Mostly if not all home prepared, and suitable portion sizes. Plenty of space for distancing. Friendly service.

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Malcolm
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

FAQs

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.