The Cat and Custard Pot

4.5
316 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 316 People Are Saying
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MurielP
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It happens to be a really good and reliable venue mid-distance between friends, so suits us very well.
We have never been disappointed.

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RuthF
Bristol
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Catchup with busy working children so decided to eat in a new place together .
Beer really good ,son coming back for Biltong ,
Easy social distanced dining no fuss.
Will return soon

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DeborahL
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

We did wait a long time for our food. But when it came it was very good.
We were placed near a fully open door so it was uncomfortably drafty. We understand that there is a need for ventilation due to Covid but we realised a bit too late that there seemed to be other tables further in which were empty which we were not offered.

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Mark
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice food, staff very friendly and welcoming.
Bar area and restaurant area very well cleaned. Definitely recommend. Will visit again. Well done to all the team.

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AlanG
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stayed at The Cat and Custard Pot for 2 nights in September and ate in the restaurant both evenings. It was a delight - we have been away recently in other places, and I have lost count of the times I have had to ask for noisy music to be turned down; however, The Cat and Custard Pot had no music playing - it was bliss. The food is prepared to a high standard, really tasty with good but not over-bearing portions.
We can highly recommend The Cat and Custard Pot; we will certainly go back when we are in that area again.

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AndrewB
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice meal my steak and Ale pie was excellent. My partner had the Cajun burger which they liked. No room for pudding so come hungry! Grouch on tap too.

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LisaH
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely surprise. Really good food - good selection of choices. Quality experience.

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apple
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Would highly recommend - delicious biltong salad and a very generous helping

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MegH
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, delicious, dining room comfortable, warm, well decorated, interesting pictures. Stare friendly and profess, would definitely eat here again!

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GaryM
Bristol
3 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Yes and I have to friends at work. Looking for suggestions on where to go for a quality Sunday Lunch.

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MikeH
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have eaten at The Cat & Custard Pot on a few occasions recently and when i was asked to take some good friends for Sunday Lunch this weekend it wasn't a gamble to book a table here. we were not disappointed and thoroughly enjoyed the lunch, the service and the ambiance . . we'll come gain soon.

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IanS
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

A warm welcome from the staff who provided a good service. The food is a little pricey as we knew but so were the wines. One of our the four meals ordered, a duck dish, was not edible due to the quality of the meat. The staff did apologise and deducted this from the bill so no complaint with that.

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NicP
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very warm welcome & excellent service. Good menu choices at reasonable prices.

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PhilipC
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food at a sensible price. Nice atmosphere, friendly staff. It was busy on a Wednesday lunchtime which showed how popular it is. Only criticism is very limited vegetarian and vegan options

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DerekB
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff were very friendly and efficient, the food vey good in a pub full of character. What more could you want for a lovely lunch?

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PatriciaF
Bedfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very enjoyable meal with good friendly service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked a table on our way home from a girls weekend away in Stow-on-the-Wold. Such a lovely Sunday roast. I would definitely recommend.

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Terri
London
4 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Lovely pub building with charming front garden. Service attentive and professional. The disappointment is the quality of the food - very ordinary indeed. Won’t be dining again and imagine it is a nice spot for a pint and a chat rather than lunch.

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DeeF
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Good was lovely and overall had a great time but service was a little sporadic. Started off very well with the wait team showing a fabulous level of knowledge on the beers and wine they were offering however it then tailed off we ordered a couple more beers and it was a good 15 mins before they appeared, they then cleared only half our plates asked if we wanted to see the pudding menu - yes please but it didn’t materialise. Ended up going inside to pay as taxi was due so we left without pudding and the dirty plates still on the table. Overall thought this wouldn’t stop us returning

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KateC
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal and great service. Booking in again very soon!

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JulianS
London
7 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great find! close to Tetbury. Large car park to rear, plenty of seating at bar and two or three 'alcove' dining rooms. We enjoyed a pleasant Saturday lunch. Good menu choice, usual 'autumn suspects'. Cooked well, good size portions (although scallops a little pricey for portion of only three - nevertheless delicious, quality than quantity), lovely fresh plentiful veg. Staff were friendly and service was good/quick. Busy atmosphere which added to the meal.

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StevenW
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A lovely village pub with excellent food and beer. A quiet, idyllic location.

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Nikki
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful service, delicious food, and the setting was idyllic.

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JonP
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We walked here from Tetbury for lunch on the pizza terrace. Good pizzas all round and a lovely pint of Hook Norton.

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AnnieC
Shropshire
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Best service had in a long time. Especially by guy outside looking after pizza area. Also inside night before. Highly recommended 👌

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NicolaS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good friendly service. Comfortable seating and good menu choices. The steak pie was delicious with tasty and tender beef and perfect pastry topping which may well have been home made. Definitely a good place.

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Biddy
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A wonderful find. We had the pizza terrace menu which was spot-on. The choices allow for the traditional but also offer something a bit quirky in the pizza line. Service was attentive. We'll be back

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DC73
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Disappointed. The food was average, the service was poor. We were seated and had to wait a good 20 minutes to be offered drinks and a similar time to pay.

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Allotmentshed
Bath
3 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good all round excellence as before. Will look forward to another visit.

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colinl
Angus
7 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious food and generous portions. Clearly a very popular place. We didn't have pizzas but they look fantastic.

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julian
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Food was good - but after ordering our mains the waitress had to return to say there was no fondant potatoe, as specified on menu ... and when I asked for lemon cheesecake the waitress also had to return to say that this was no longer on the menu!

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KateL
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great pub, food and service although crumble had a very hard topping so stick to main course

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AlisonP
Devon
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely great quality food. Excellent range of drinks. Great service.

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Dray
5 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Well spaced tables, good menu, excellent service, hearty and tasty food. Strongly recommended

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NicP
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pizza on the rear terrace and the star pizza is a fab choice and very substantial.

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Allotmentshed
Bath
3 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovey Cotswold pub which is worth the small extra effort to find, you will not be disappointed. Excellent choice of menu away from the usual bland and boring pub food served by many. The Ox Cheek was superb. Staff couldn’t be more helpful. We have already booked to return soon.

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AlanS
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First time eating here after finding the pub on a Sunday walk. Really good food, served by friendly staff in a lovely setting. Nice menu too. Service took slightly longer than I would have liked but the pub was really busy (even on a Tuesday night) and the food was definitely worth waiting for so not a problem.

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HCPR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had really lovely food and the service was friendly and efficient. Thank you for a very pleasant evening.

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Willsd
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Was disappointed, one staff member was lovely but the whole experience was ruined by time and others. The food was salty , some members weren’t friendly or overly nice , the wait time not only for food but rather clearing stuff away was ridiculous. I didn’t feel I wanted to tip because of being let down but obviously the fine print on the bottom of the menus said I had to do so. I’d return but might wait a bit of time to see if the reviews help management knuckle down on service in order to better themselves.

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EmilyP
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was exceptional, really tasty and great quality. Only spoiled with somewhat slow service, we did arrive early, but were there a long time before we got served, with others coming and being served much quicker.

FAQs

The Cat and Custard Pot is rated 4.5 stars by 316 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.