The other week Mummy Pond and I went on an adventure to Cheltenham. Arriving at lunch time we were a bit peckish so on our walk into town from the train station we stopped off at the Suffolk Arms.
The Suffolk Arms is set in somewhere I can somewhat liken to Didsbury in Manchester. But the early days before the chains came in. Indie restaurants, pubs and shops, in a beautiful setting. Cheltenham really has had a bit of a change since I paid my last visit.
On offer on the lunch time menu were a variety of bar nibbles and homemade sour dough pizzas. There was also a decent gin collection, served the proper way and some lovely beers on tap. Mummy Pond and I ordered drinks whilst we decided on food.
We’re kinda big into sharing so we decided to go with the BBQ Pork Pizza and a selection of bar nibbles. We ordered the Mac n Cheese with Roast Peppers, the Calamari and some Skin on Fries. The pizza was cheesy and BBQ-y, spot on really. The dough was crispy and the pulled pork very melt in mouth. It was messy to cut up, but we really enjoyed it.
The mac n cheese was ridiculous! Covered in shaved Parmesan, roasted peppers and then it was incredibly cheesy itself. My only issue was there was a bit of oil from the roast peppers on the mac n cheese but I managed to spoon it off ok.
The fries, were just fries, but they were tasty. We had a selection of dips for them. And fought over the last few. The calamari were sadly a bit lacking and chewy. I’d order something different next time.
Overall we enjoyed our meal and drinks at The Suffolk Arms. It was a relaxed pub, no rush and we were well looked after. It’s also the perfect stop off for a drink on the way to/from the station from the town centre!
Have you been to Cheltenham? Would you visit the Suffolk Arms? Let me know in the comments,
P.S. We paid in part for our meal, as ever all words, photos and opinions are my own.
P.P.S. The Suffolk Arms is located at 40 Suffolk Rd, Cheltenham GL50 2AQ.