The Cat and Custard Pot, Shipton Moyne, Gloucestershire   1 comment

Cat and Custard Pot Shipton Moyne sign southside

A little out-of-the-way on this run, I couldn’t resist the name “Cat and Custard Pot.”  As it turned out, the pub was worthy of the extra mileage without the moniker which has something to do with a fictional pub used as a meeting place in an old novel, an illustration from which appears on the south face of the pub sign (above).

Cat and Custard Pot Shipton Moyne pump clip

Spoilt for choice on the range of beers, I still wasn’t sure which I was going to use for the Daily Tipple and as I was drawn to the Elmers pump clip I went with that one (Elmer was the Flying Monk for which the brewery was named, a truly mad 12th century friar).  It was not at all a bad choice, either, brewed just down the road and yet a very American styled (floral hops and lots of ’em) beer.

Cat and Custard Pot Shipton Moyne Elmers

Sitting around outside with the sweat drying in the cool breeze, I listened to the family conversations nearby (“more pooh, please,” requested a kid that had been escorted to the loo a couple of times already) and noticed the north side of the pub sign was much more modern:

Cat and Custard Pot Shipton Moyne sign northside

Spotting the sign to the church where I would pick up the next segment of my trek, I finished my drink and headed out.  This, however, is definitely worth another stop when I’m out this way next.

Cat and Custard Pot Shipton Moyne

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