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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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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles 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

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Thank MCurtis583
Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank Telandjune
Stowmarket
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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 

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Thank PianomanRob
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66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Thank apache2149
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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.

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Thank Christopher A
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

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

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Thank Robert B
Thetford, United Kingdom
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296 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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

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Thank s g
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66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Thank apache2149
Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Went for food and drinks with family. Cheap bar meals and possibly the biggest pork pie available on any pub menu in the local area! Very good selection of drinks ranging from gravity fed beers to Adams first rate gin. Worth a visit and definitely worth a few gins on the way into town. The staff are very pleasant and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

This pub has all of the right ingredients . A wide choice of drinks including spirits, real ales and even drinkable wine which unusual for a pub. The food is simple, home made and extremely well priced. The staff are efficient , polite and friendly and the general ambience is relaxed and friendly. Probably the best in town for those... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Pub
Meals
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?