Tips & Reviews

The Suffolk Arms Cheltenham | Review

October 9, 2017

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,


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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.


  • Reply Telina October 20, 2017 at 10:18 am

    This sounds like a great place. The food looks soo good!

  • Reply Nichola - Globalmouse October 20, 2017 at 7:44 am

    Pizza and gin? Is there ever a better combination? This looks yummy and I love Cheltenham so will bear it in mind for my next visit, thanks!

  • Reply Laura October 9, 2017 at 11:23 am

    Oh my, everything looks so yummy! Especially that mac and cheese – it sounds like the perfect comfort food for Autumn! x

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

    • Reply MissPond October 10, 2017 at 9:25 pm

      Mac n cheese is so perfect for autumn 🙂

  • Reply Jenny October 9, 2017 at 11:10 am

    I love Cheltenham but haven’t been in years. This looks like a great place to eat.

    • Reply MissPond October 10, 2017 at 9:33 pm

      You should really revisit. It’s changed so much 🙂

  • Reply Sophie O'Reilly October 9, 2017 at 8:08 am

    I have never been but everything looks super tasty, especially the BBQ Pork Pizza!

    • Reply MissPond October 10, 2017 at 9:35 pm

      It was super tasty!

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