The Cat and Custard Pot

4.5
250 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 250 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.5
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4.4
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CraigH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really good and so was the wine menu! Can’t wait to go back and try some more items off the menu…

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anonymous
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience2

good food but overall bill too high for what we had.

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JonathanS
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Easy dining with no fuss tasty menu. Good bar and selection of ales.

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Andy
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience2

The service was very slow and generally poor, we had to ask to be served continuously throughout the evening, even though we had pre booked as a group of 6.
The food was ok but not very hot, when dessert arrived one of the creme brûlée had curdled, so we sent it back and they said there were no more available. The staff really didn’t know how to deal with it.
The manager was apologetic, but the price tag of £150 for a disappointing evening has put us of returning, even though we are are staying just opposite the pub.
Very disappointed really as the pub was a selling point for booking the holiday cottage and we had planned on eating there all week.

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Jack
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Main course Ok. Fish and chips. Small piece of fish for money.
Sweet. cheese cake and a little dissapointed.
No creme creme brule. Sold out.
Nice pub and setting out in the country.

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GabrielD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great location and a really cosy pub. We sat outside on the pizza terrace which is well set out and serves great food, would definitely recommend

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Tori
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing, great portion sizes, staff were lovely. Only bad points were staff didn’t check if food was ok or offer more drinks. Apart from that everything was great. The new terrace out the back is a lovely addition. Thank you for a great visit

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Gordon
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was as good as ever, the pizzas were excellent, its a great place to have a relaxed meal, what a great idea the pizza terrace was particularly in this fantastic weather.

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SteveD
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice meal our usual place is temporarily closed and so pleased with our alternative. Think our usual place may have lost their repeat customer

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Sabina
Bath
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food , location and service was all excellent, will defo recommend to friends and family
Keep up the good work

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AnnabelD
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We booked online. 7 30 slot was full so we went at 6.30. We were almost the only customers. We were placed out of sight in a hollow and not offered any other table despite the sunnier spots with no reservations signs on them. Staff were insistent we sat there. No atmosphere at all when we could have watched the pizza oven goings on etc. Disappointed

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Sarahr
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service - lovely summer evening outside !

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MattH
London
5 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

More than village pub! Good food and environment for supper

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judith
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The menu was interesting with a range of items to suit different tastes - definitely a gastropub but with genuine pub food prices. I was slightly shocked that locals did not seem to wear masks when entering or walking round the pub despite the clear signs on the door. I can only assume that come 19th July this wil be a covid-friendly pub, and one I would hesitate to enter.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fabulous country pub. Can't fault it. It's a gem.

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GrahamB
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good menu and well cooked. Belly pork excellent. Great ales. Traditional pub with sunny terrace garden. Efficient servi ce and 10% discretionary charge is right.

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AnthonyB
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

yes, I'd recommend the cat and custard pot. very helpful - good food

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Kath
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Lovely pub. We ate at lunchtime and we had a great meal.

BM
BenM
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely food, great value and great service. What more could you want?

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AlastairK
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shared 2 delicious pizzas fresh from the wood fired oven, enjoyed then on the lovely terrace area. Staff service was excellent.

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AndrewR
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mateo’s pizza’s keep getting better and better. His latest menu is his best ever.

JP
JPherts
London
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Quaint pub just outside Tetbury. Car park at rear although we parked on the street.
Warm welcome to a lovely looking pub. Varied choice on the menu - not too many vegetarian options that I recall (1?)
Good service. Lovely food.
Nice ambiance - not intrusively noisy. Good clean decor.
Would go again.

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Croaky
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely old country pub in a beautiful village setting. (A well kept secret)!!
Food was delicious.. recommend the steak pie and belly pork!!!
They also have a pizza oven on the terrace at the back. Which looked very popular !
Was a very pleasant evening and we left well stuffed and happy!!!
Would have liked some background music in the pub to improve ambiance.

DH
DebH
London
21 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely visit to the Cat and Custard Pot last night. The work at the back to create a terrace and pizza oven is great and was lovely to sit there in the evening sunshine! We are in the restaurant which felt very safe with good service and lovely food. Thank you

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TetburyToad
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, delicious food, excellent service and will return again and again.

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ChristopherE
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic country gastropub with a very nice ambience and an excellent covered outdoor area. Food was very good indeed and the service matched the rest of the experience; it was excellent.

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cindyt
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely meal, drinks a bit slow coming to table ,but had a very enjoyable evening will return

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FionaJ
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous find. We visited on several occasions during a small holiday in the Cotswolds. Food was exceptional, staff were all very pleasant. We would recommend this pub/restaurant to anyone. The Sunday lunch was the best we’ve ever had…!!!

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RoseyDoze
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

After a long and hugely pleasant cycle ride we arrived at this very lovely pub with the most delightfully fun name... Service was great. We had the most scrumptious roast pork belly, superb gravy but was so DISSAPOINTED with the roast spuds. I was told they would have the crunchy texture like their chips, Not at all.. Uncrunchy and hard.
Hopefully, we'll experience a cuppla crunchy roast spuds next time :-)

OT
OpenTable Diner
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cracking pub, warm welcome and great food

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GrahamC
London
14 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Went here as a first get-together post lockdown. Good food, pretty place. Bit of an odd attitude on the guy who runs the place - but we all have off days…

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AmandaC
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely friendly staff made you feel very welcome.
Warwick the chef delivers wonderful food every time
Recommended to all my friends and family
Thanks

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Morris
Gloucestershire
4 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very good food, not sure about service charge. It is their job to bring food and check everything is OK not to be paid extra.

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Fred123
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Really pretty pub in a nice village but thought the food would have been better.

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KevinS
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely service and good food. Good observation of Covid guidelines.

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DaveS
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really good experience, tasty wholesome food, good service, nice pub.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service. Would highly recommend!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff very attentive and friendly, good service. Excellent, great quality food.

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Simon
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful location and one of the best Sunday dinners we’ve been served. All the team were very very welcoming and the special custard pot desert is a must! Hopefully be back soon on our next visit to the Cotswolds

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AmandaC
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and wonderful food which made a lovely evening

FAQs

The Cat and Custard Pot is rated 4.5 stars by 250 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.