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The Cat and Custard Pot, Paddlesworth - pub details

Address: Paddlesworth, Folkestone, Kent, CT18 8AD [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 29688) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Folkestone West (2.5 miles), Folkestone Central (2.9 miles), Folkestone Harbour (3.6 miles)

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> Current user rating: 6.2/10 (rated by 6 users)
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other pubs nearby:

New Inn, Etchinghill (1.8 miles), Brickfield Tavern, Folkestone (1.8 miles)

user reviews of the Cat and Custard Pot, Paddlesworth

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A first visit and really delightful. Happy, bubbly atmosphere, fabulous Dragon's Blood and loads of WW2 memorabilia. Well worth the visit.
boozyoldgit - 17 Apr 2012 21:13
Great pub, unchanged since the second world war (apart from the gastly low energy light bulbs)with loads of interesting royal air force memorability.

Great homemade food.

Let down by a boring selection of real ale (mainly Sheperd Neame crap), but they were in good condition. If they got some micro breweries in it would get 10/10.
pubinspectors - 6 Apr 2008 08:43
I must echo CjGs comments but must add the barman drew 2 pints before he was happy to serve me with the 3rd draw,a pint worth the wait.The menu was standard pub fare well presented.I will have to make a return visit with a second guest to get another outlook.
(I think the prop on the hurricane hanging by the fire place is to small for the aircraft).
sigtech - 31 Mar 2007 18:55
In so many ways the Cat and Custard Pot is a fantastic pub, a haven of individuality away from the increasingly ghastly Hawkinge. Maybe even a way out for Hawkingites? Either way, there is something not quite right about the place. The decor is certainly rather odd, a mix between trying to hard and not trying at all. The service tends to be pretty good, though occasionally a little too casual to suggest that this is a business rather than a tax loss. The beer is OK but not great, certainly a rare Free House in this part of East Kent should be serving more interesting beers.

None of this is in anyway to put you off a pub I rather like despite its faults. It is curious and for that I commend it - just don;t go expecting something wonderful.

CJG - 19 Feb 2007 17:53
Splendid little traditional 1940s freehouse situated in a miniature hamlet in the North Downs, near to Hawkinge. Previously frequented by pilots stationed at the nearby Battle of Britain airfield & as such is covered in photos & odds & sods from the war.

Good range of food at reasonable prices means the pub is popular at weekend lunchtimes. Although a freehouse, the ale range consisted solely of Shepherd Neame during our visit but the beers were extremely well kept & there was evidence of more adventurous guest & seasonal beers behind the bar.

The landlord & his staff were ever so welcoming to our new, townfolk faces, dogs & mucky hikers are also allowed. Check the website for directions (so far out the way I doubt that we'd be able to stumble upon it again) and for the story of how the pub got its most unusual name!

All in all well worth seeking out this friendly, quaint little time warp.
young_camra_collectiv - 9 Jul 2006 11:32

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