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The Gladstone Arms

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2 Combs Ford, Stowmarket IP14 2AP, England
+44 1449 771608
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Suffolk, UK
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

get what it states on the tine, tasty food, friendly pub, but no chips but they will let you get them from chip shop opposite, but the food does not need chips

Thank LindaSuffolk_UK
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An excellent old style (real) pub. Good service. Excellent service. Excellent staff. Perfect management. Foods good. Beer well kept and the perfect serve.

Thank Kevin M
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 February 2017

This pub is a proper Suffolk country pub with locals at the bar, the food is reasonably priced and very wholesome - Balti cottage pie, veggie chilli is lovely

Thank MCurtis583
Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We've been in on a couple of afternoons after shopping. Can't fault the choice of well kept and presented beers, served by polite, professional and personable bar staff. However.... on both occasions, the experience was spoilt with parents letting their toddlers wander around unsupervised other drinkers tables. Control them and we would return and it would be a 5 star... More 

Thank Telandjune
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

Very enjoyable local always with lots of guest ales. Small menu but certainly very tasty. I normally have the chilli with cheese bread but heard so much about the Balti pie I tried it today ............WOW! It's gorgeous and may well take over as my regular lunch time meal. Nice locals and just a relaxed place to come with friends... More 

Thank PianomanRob
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66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

A great pub with huge range of real ale on offer. Friendly staff, Not a food pub although they do offer a fantastic BALTI cottage pie!

Thank apache2149
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

A good little pub offering some great craft beers on tap - somewhat of a surprise for Stowmarket. Staff always friendly and always a good spot to meet with friends.

Thank Christopher A
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

A very friendly establishment many real ales to choose from,friendly staff and a very good atmosphere

Thank Robert B
Thetford, United Kingdom
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309 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Visited freinds who come here alot . Like other people say not large menu .bot enough .Had stew which was lovely others had shepherds pie said was very good .Nice beer garden and nice place to just relax and have bit pub grub at a good price

Thank s g
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66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

The great thing about this pub is that it has not fallen into the 'norm' of becoming a pub restaurant. There is food available but its limited. The balti shepherds pie is to die for! The staff are friendly as are the regular clients and the beer range is exceptional. Worth a visit!

Thank apache2149

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Seating
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Combs Ford, Stowmarket IP14 2AP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Stowmarket
  • Phone Number: +44 1449 771608

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?