The Cat and Custard Pot

4.5
292 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 292 People Are Saying
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JonP
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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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DC73
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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colinl
Angus
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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
3 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
1 review
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Sunday roast. Good service. Great location.

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JuliaS
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

WE arrived late and a large party had come in so it was slow before we could order food, but we understood that this was our fault. We had drinks and nibbles in the meantime. when we got the food, it was very good.

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PeterL
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food was rather bland and expensive. Very quiet to the point that any noise made seemed to amplified beyond normal. Staff were pleasant though.

JB
JanetB
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious sea bream, with yummy sweet potato fries. The scallops here are very tender and served with a very good pea purée

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Julia
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Lovely lunch. Very busy for a Monday. Service was slow but staff lovely and friendly and were doing their best. Definitely will return.

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Fropps
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely evening. Service and food was fab. Would recommend

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Sharon
Devon
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience2

Delicious lunch really enjoyed it. Look forward to return

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Foodies
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic pub food, served in lovely surroundings. The best steak ever! We chose to eat here because the reviews were so good, and they weren’t wrong! Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place to eat
Lovely size portions

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Buggy
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

pizza was great. service was friendly and fast. we weren't offered knives and forks which made eating the soggy bits hard.

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Lunchlady
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, staff were welcoming and friendly

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JudyR
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fabulous pizzas in delightful setting. Service a bit vague but well-intended, so all good overall. Will definitely go again.

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JayC
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would highly recommend the Cat. Without a doubt it’s the best pub in the area.

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SamBermuda
London
8 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We were celebrating an anniversary. We booked in advance and was sad to see the table we were given.

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Linda
Surrey
5 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a lovely familly meal (6 of us aged 60 to 88). The service was very good and food excellent. There was a bit of noise from some young children nearby but this was not a problem.

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JennyG
London
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent pub and as we were staying in The village it was lovely to be able to walk both ways!
Good varied menu with vegetarian choices.

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love2eatlocal
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely food from Mario and his team (as always) and atmosphere. Service a little ‘off’ - slow, too much standing and chatting rather than keeping an eye on the tables.

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Stig
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Beautiful pub with amazing food. Good selection of well conditioned ales. Social distancing rules still enforced, so book ahead for food. Staff are lovely and do their best to accommodate everyone as much as possible.

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Mousetraps
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

The staff were very pleasant and attentive and the meal, when it arrived, was delicious. Unfortunately there was a very long wait for the food to be brought to us. Forty five minutes from ordering to delivery is excessive.

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EveM
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an absolutely delicious Sunday Roast here. The Cat & Custard Pot had fabulous service, lovely decor & outside areas to eat/drink and great ambiance. Would definitely return & would recommend to visit.
Dog friendly too!

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Lillybet
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good choice for a Sunday roast. Lovely location. Must try the pizza another time.

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PaulD
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was nicely cooked and well presented. Certainly big enough portions, although for what I'd say is higher end prices being £18 for the Sunday roast beef, it should be...... as for the drinks!...... Something I don't agree with is 10% gratuity added to the bill whether good service or not, the customer should make up their own mind on this.

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NickT
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The menu had a fairly small selection but cleverly caters for all tastes and moods. The food was of a very high standard offering excellent value for money, particularly when compared to other restaurants and gastro pubs in the area which in some cases are more style over substance.
If you want excellent food in a relaxed setting, options to eat in or outside, you can't go wrong with the Cat and Custard Pot.
Highly recommended.

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Marshall
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

What a shame, the food content may have started life well but it was crucified in the Kitchen, then served just about warm to the table. on complaining, the staff were sympathetic and offered to warm it up but you just can't warm up scallops. That was it, just Goodbye.

FAQs

The Cat and Custard Pot is rated 4.5 stars by 292 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.