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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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Stowmarket
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 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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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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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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195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 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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65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 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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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

I went on a weekend when they had a beer festival and a rockabilly duo. This was a Saturday night, several beers had run out so the selection was less than expected and the music finished too early. However when I left the pub was still full and many people were clearly having a good evening.

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Thank LifestyleUK
Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

Was actually planning on visiting a nearby pub for lunch and it was closed, so called in at the Gladsone. Little town pub which looks like a lot of the locals frequent. However that said myself and daughter were made to feel welcome as soon as we walked in. We ordered the chicken curry and rice and were informed most... 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
Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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?