In Passage Road is a fish restaurant called the Passage Inn. Arlingham FC, based near the parish church, is in Stroud League Division Four. The church has some of the oldest stained glass windows in Gloucestershire.
Arlingham is on the course of a Roman road which crossed the Severn (by a ford or ferry) to Newnham. The ford was in use until the 19th century but a change in the course of the river in 1802 made the ford difficult. The ferry continued in use until after the Second World War. In 1810 the Severn Tunnel Company secured an Act of Parliament to build a tunnel under the river here, and there were various schemes for a bridge, most recently in 1950.