The Cat and Custard Pot

4.6
191 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 & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser 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
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 191 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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4.5
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4.5
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SarahS
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely village location. Plenty of parking available. Outdoor seating to front and rear. Excellent food and service.. would highly recommend.

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JanetI
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Sunday Lunch. The locally produced beef was amazing. Would also highly recommend the Lemon Cheesecake! We will be back.

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RebeccaR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Garlic bread and pizza were fab but puddings slightly let them down.

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Charlie
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was recommended this pub and was not disappointed! Great food, friendly service and all in the most beautiful setting. Will definitely be returning. Also want to try the pizzas on the veranda area - looked tasty

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LauraD
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent meal and very accommodating host. Would highly recommend.

LC
LouiseC
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We visited the Cat and Custard midweek as a family of four whilst holidaying in the area. It was amazing from start to finish, service was fabulous and the food equally outstanding. Children had the battered fish, chips and peas and we had the sea bream and ox cheeks which I would highly recommend. Really lovely location too with outside seating at the back looking out onto the countryside if you want a more informal setting or drinks in the warm weather!

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WendyH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. The service was quick and attentive. Nothing was too much trouble. Would highly recommend a meal at The Cat & Custard Pot

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LouiseC
London
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Nice pub in a nice location, but we booked specifically because it was a sunny evening, hoping to be able to sit outdoors and enjoy the sun. We could sit outdoors, but NOT in the sun as the patio at the rear (recently refurbished) is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. We were told this was for "Covid reasons". Food and service were good though.

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CarolO
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The service was a bit chaotic on the second evening we were there. But the food is excellent and the manager and staff are friendly and helpful.

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Hedowl7
London
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a great meal here on the 6th June.
No background music so the room was very quiet and felt a little awkward.
Service was fabulous from all the team. My goats cheese starter didn’t really taste of goats cheese, more like a crisp cake. The Charcuterie board made up for it though.
The roast beef was a triumph, proper thick slices of rare beef and homemade Yorkshire puddings.

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TanW
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a superb Sunday roast. The staff were friendly and the food was fantastic. I would highly recommend this pub.

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RobertH
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Sunday lunch was average which is why we thought it was pricey. Service was average also, with staff showing little or no interest in us as customers, just went through the motions.

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OpenTable Diner
Shropshire
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic pizza in a lovely garden environment at the rear of the pub

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SarahH
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, friendly staff, and really helpful and knowledgeable with catering for my food allergies.

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GinaE
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely meal. Took a while for food order to be taken after we’d asked for a couple of minutes extra to decide, but the staff apologised for the wait. Food was lovely and extremely generous with the portion sizes!

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SallyG
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Love the new Pizza terrace. The pizza was good and piping hot. The service was slow but the staff were friendly.

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TraceyH
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely decor, plenty of outside space which looked newly done. Couple of food choices not available , I guess because it was Tuesday lunchtime after Bank holiday. But plenty of choice for us. Food delicious, served promptly though bit slow taking order.

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OpenTable Diner
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most amazing lunch at this beautiful pub in this stunningly pretty village. I must admit, I was keen to book the pub initially due to its quirky name, but I was actually surprised at how perfect it was! The service was incredible, the food was delicious, will definitely book again!!!

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SarahS
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I have eaten here twice now - once for pizza and once in the restaurant. Both times we had excellent service with high quality delicious food with generous portions. Definitely recommended!

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Jantay
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

There was a wait but worth it in The end. Friendly staff too

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service…. Fantastic food! In a wonderful location!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and excellent service.

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CarolynW
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food in lovely surroundings . All staff helpful and cheerful . Love the new outside drinking and pizza area .
Bedrooms comfortable . Breakfast sets you up for the day ahead .

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TetburyToad
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

As usual consistently great food. Looking forward to trying the new terrace as weather improves.

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IanW
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food and wine were excellent. It was far better than the food offered in our hotel so in terms of food , it was excellent . However the wait for the main course was a little too long but worth the wait . The manager seemed extremely stressed , and we were sat next to the point where the staff and himself congregated so we were within earshot of some technical problems which were being discussed! Didn’t really wanted to hear staff being told off ??!!

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mango
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A splendid evening -- everything first rate. We called in the next afternoon for a drink and a snack. we had a delicious pizza which was lovely and just what we needed.
Thanks to all staff

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Villager
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have been coming to the Cat and Custard Pot for more than 30 years. It is my "local" .
I have always found them to be welcoming and very kind. I am always happy to bring friends and family to enjoy a meal or a drink with me. Of course it has changed over the years but has not lost its delightful atmosphere.
Thank you

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WendyS
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Meal was nicely presented. Yorkshires were disappointing. Broccoli was a bit brown. Carrots delicious. Pork slightly tough. Waiter was extremely pleasant.

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AndrewW
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time great lunch won’t be last time as will return

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vipLizzie
London
5 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Fawlty towers
Worst food ever had. Everything overcooked and overpriced

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Erin
London
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Definitely needed music as was awkward atmosphere. The two servers were amazing though and very knowledgeable of the bar which was amazing. The food however was a let down and had to be sent back. However staff were extremely apologetic.

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Easy parking with space for about 20 cars I’d guess. Comfortable seating outside front and rear and inside of course. Nice-ish food which I had (burger n steak n ale pie over 2 days) is I suspect bought pre-prepared. I believe it could easily be improved with more preparation on site. It tended to be rather tasteless. The staff are friendly, attentive and the service is good. The decor seems new and the loos and general standard of cleanliness is good and all seems well run. I’d go again but opt for Pizza in the back garden, which I understand is all original Italian and made on site and under cover outside. Good selection of beers and wine. All in all a pleasant experience.

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JonathanS
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2021
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 on 17 May 2021
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 on 16 May 2021
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 on 16 May 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

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

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LizC
London
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MaggieC
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
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 9 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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

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Gordon
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 7 May 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.

FAQs

The Cat and Custard Pot is rated 4.6 stars by 191 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 bookings at the moment.