Stone's Public House
Stone's Public House

Stone's Public House

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.stonespublichouse.com/
  • Phone: 5088811778
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 3:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Gastro Pub, Irish
  • Executive Chef: Gregg Bergeron
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Entertainment: Come in and enjoy the Sunday night Blues Jam with Pete Henderson every Sunday at 8PM. Test your knowledge of everything Trivia with "Whatta Ya Know Trivia" every Tuesday starting at 7:30. Thursday nights at Stone's features a number of local artists from acoustic to four piece ensembles. Music starts at 8:30.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Homer Ave/Summer Street
  • Public Transit: We are approximately a mile and a quarter from the Ashland MBTA Commuter rail stop.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We have our own private lot in the rear of the building. Guests can also use the street parking in front as well as the municipal lot across the street for no charge. We just ask that they use care in crossing the street and the railroad tracks.
A word from Stone's Public House
Stone's Public House, in the time-honored tradition of New England and the old country of Ireland, invites you in for a pint, a conversation and, of course, some of the finest cuisine Metrowest has to offer. Our Public House prides itself on a rich history of fine food and drink, friendly service, camaraderie and, perhaps, a whisper of spirits not to be found anywhere else!
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Stone's Public House reviews from OpenTable diners
76 reviews since April 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (52)great for outdoor dining (39)good for groups (25)kid-friendly (24)great for lunch (24)fit for foodies (20)great for brunch (19)special occasion (18)vibrant bar scene (13)late-night find (7)hot spot (6)romantic (5)notable wine list (2)Show More
  • Exceptional service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Our server was fantastic, she kept such good care of us. Wish I recalled her name. Blonde hair pony tail, we sat near handicap entrance. The tuna was awesome, the Putin fries excellent & white sangria went down way too easy!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and beer list
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This was our second time to the Pub. We sat out on the spacious patio. Our waitress was friendly, knew the menu and beer list. The food was great. Everything has a gourmet touch. We will definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Arrived at 5:10 on Saturday, and were seated at a table for two just inside the front door. When we asked for a larger table, they declined. (Six were visible.) when we left an hour later, five of the six tables for four were still unoccupied. Frankly, that introduction to the restaurant colored the rest of the experience. The menu didn't offer things they said the offered online. The beers, while craft rather than generic, were limited in selection (8). The food was good - but they created an inhospitable first impression and didn't recover. I don't plan to go back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ashland treasure
    Blazepi13VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This is our go-to restaurant in the Ashland area. The food is fantastic, the outdoor seating is cozy and comfortable, and the building itself is full of history (and spooky ghost stories)! Definitely recommend going here. We had the salmon and the chicken sandwich with the fries and curry sauce appetizer. The fries are so good! Our waitress was phenomenal and gave us a book to read about the haunted happenings at Stone's. We'll definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Great Service
    HappyPants
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We've been visiting Stone's for many years, and I would like to say that the past 6-8 times we've had lunch or dinner here, we've had fantastic service, the beer is fresh, the wine list long, and the food is great. Vegetarian friendly, kid friendly. Great to spend time on the patio on a hot afternoon.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • reliable and consistent
    magpieboston
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Stone's never disappoints but I do wish they offered dinner specials. They have never done this. The food is always good but the menu is very limited and a bit expensive. Even seasonal specials would be nice. Otherwise Stone's is a great place and I am proud to have this restaurant in our sleepy little town.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great outdoor dining
    CriticaldinerVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    I was there years ago and was good, but much more fun now. The cheese plate was perfect for 3 of us. Entrees were very tasty. Sherards pie was like an Irish stew with mashed potatoes and my daughter loved it. The chicken was cooked perfectly not dry at all. Fish and chips was very fresh and not too much batter. We will return soon with friends.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Live Entertainment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Had a band the evening we were there. The band was on the bar side and sitting on the other side was good. Could hear the music but still hold a conversation.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never let down
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Dining at Stones public house is always a good experience ...excellent service from Kerrin ! We had friends in town visiting and it was a perfect night, the good was fabulous and the service was great. No complaints from this crowd.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had problem w Open Table gift cert
    Marushka
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Took forever for them to figure out how to apply and said it could be used towards tip and then said it couldn't. Too many TVs (4) in the dining room
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BobGVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    This was our second visit and the place was just as crowded as our first visit. We waited about 20 minutes for our table; maybe that's just standard for Stone's. The food was very good. The fried oysters were exceptional and the soy marinaded hanger steak was well flavored (as well as being perfectly cooked). I was slightly disappointed with the wild mushroom risotto; I found evidence of a single mushroom, along with a lot of truffle oil. I suspect we'll be back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food but train too close
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We went for dinner and had reservations - while waiting to be seated we could not get a drink at the bar, could not get any bartender to acknowledge us. Once seated the waitress was very good. Sat out on the patio - was nice but when the train went by (3 times) while eating dinner - it was very loud.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Historic sight
    Quality13
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    If you enjoy historical locations this is the restaurant for you... a converted 1834 combo hotel and train station it is! busy bar scene, decent food, excellent service... Only negative here is that all the entres are ala carte. But even so, all in all worth the visit.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jjjjVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    always great, service wonderful, Kerin super waitress.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Stone's by the Tracks
    Jeff
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We took friends to this venue and were fully satisfied. The outside dining was active but not noisy...except for the periodic trains passing by less than 100 yards away. You never see them but it is impossible to miss their pass by. Servings were tasty, varied and ample. The variety of options will satisfy a broad range of tastes and appetites. There is plenty of parking behind the House and the capacity surprises. Using OT certainly was the right way to ensure seating at this worthy spot!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My Neighborhood spot!
    heidis
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    I love Stones. It has everything a restaurant should. Great food, great beer and wine, great atmosphere and great service! I love the patio. The spot for the summer. Hardest decision is deciding between all the great craft brews and their great wine list. That Tuna is amazing. And the cheese board? I never get tired of that. You can't go wrong with any of the items on the menu. It's just a GREAT PLACE!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Father's Day Visit
    Suford
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Tony writes: My wife decided to try this place for a Father's Day meal. The "Irish" (stuffed with corned beef and cabbage) eggrolls were very good. I had the lamb shepherd's pie--the sauce had a proper amount of rosemary and the lamb was tender. I finished off with the carrot cake. My wife went--as expected--for the petit filet mignon with grilled asperagus and the Jack Daniels chocolate cake for dessert. There are only a small number of non-alcoholic and sugar-free beverages. I settled for tea. Our room was somewhat noisy but the restaurant is close to the railroad and I enjoyed it when the trains came by. Service was attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A favorite place
    gladdiner
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    This is an historic old place with excellent food. I am gluten free and my family is not, and I appreciate that we all get the same menu. The items that can be prepared for me are clearly marked "gf." My husband likes the wonderful selection of beers. The service is friendly and attentive. It is a destination restaurant for us, when the point of the outing is the meal.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fathers day brunch
    GRF4
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    My family went to Stones Public House for fathers day brunch . It was a very nice experience. It had been a number of years since I have been here. I was pleased with the service and food we all ate brunch items such as omelets, French toast, corned beef hash, and pancakes. Everyone thought the food was very good and nice portion size as well. The waitress was very nice and attended to our every need. I would definitely recommend this for brunch. They have a very nice outdoor seating area although we sat inside due to our party size. We will have to come back and try it for dinner soon. It is a nice warm place to have a meal, good food, good service, fair price.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Food was very good. Interesting menu. Would not hesitate to return and/or recommend to friends. Service was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Glad we went back
    AnnieVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Live nearby and had not been in a few years. Dining room refurbished, more upscale. Food very good as was our waitress. Noisy at first with kids but quieter as meal went on, tables filled with adults in couples and small groups. Pear salad was excellent.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not so great
    hungry
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    I think the vinegar was left out of salad dressing. Burger s not cooked right. Screaming kids next to us. 150 wasted!! And the waitress didn't give back credit vCard ard. Had to go back next day again.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Local
    DeanK
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    I like it because it's walking distance from my house.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this place
    BDaddyP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Hadn't been here in about a decade and wonder why I haven't been back sooner. Great quality food and the service was 2nd to none. Great time!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodfan
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    A group of 6 from our office met at Stone's for a celebratory lunch. It was excellent both in terms of food and service. Great sandwiches and small plates. I was the only one of the 6 who'd been there before, and all others expressed delight at finding out about it.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Over priced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    A lot of suburban restaurants are trying to model themselves after city restaurants. Not only was it over priced it wasn't up to par. The ala carte style menu lacked favor and over all taste. Great location but the food needs work. A pass.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Went with low expectations
    BigDaddy
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    My wife and I decided on a whim to go to dinner...looked for a restaurant using "Open Table" found Stones Public House...we decided to try it.....the place is old school..very warm in a cool way...we were seated promptly and our waitress was fantastic...the menu, beer and drink choices were great....fried calamari was awesome, I had the pork chop and my wife the sea bass, both were excellent. The side dishes....mashed potatoes with blue cheese & risotto with mushrooms were fantastic...we will return with friends. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    It was an excellent experience at Stone Public House.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • So so experience
    kjs731
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Service was adequate. We've had better experiences at this place but will return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Comfort
    jamarjo
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Stone's is very quaint and comfortable. The 18th century inn vibe is a nice departure from cold/generic city restaurants. During warmer months they have a nice outdoor dining area. Comfort food is served here and they have the best fries served with a spiced ketchup. The wait staff is very accommodating.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Mothers Day Lunch
    DAMc
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    It was a beautiful day to sit outside and have lunch. The atmosphere was relaxed and the wait staff was friendly and the sandwich's were very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mothers day at Stones
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Took the family to Stones Public House for Mother's day brunch. Our kids ordered of the children's menu and my wife and I ate from the brunch/buffet that was offered.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Job
    anyexcuseOKtoeatout
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Went there for Mother's Day Brunch. Staff great, especially considering how busy it was. Food very good for a brunch. Will go again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mother's Day Brunch
    BeverlyVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Just ok. The chafing dishes were half empty when we went to eat so we took what was left then went back and there were no plates. Food was just ok. Service was good and waitress was very on top of things at our table
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great as always
    tsluveating5
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The food and services at Stone's is always great. Took two friends with me who had never been and they fell in love with it. Try anything on the menu and you won't regret it. Great drink list!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OU812
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Excellent atmosphere loved the outdoor dining. Baked macaroni and cheese for lunch tasted excellent and the portion was very large I couldn't finish it. Service was very timely and friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 40 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 66 reviews are from the Stone's Public House reviews archive.
  • Loud but not for Vegans
    Veganrunner
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Thought there would be more vegan options but not the case and the waitress seemed annoyed at the questions but tried to recover (too late). If you just want to go for a beer and a very noisy pub than this is the place. The other dishes (meat) were okay but we won't be back, just not very friendly. But it is a quaint, local pub feeling.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Big City Quality in a Small Town
    JCox
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    We love going to Stones whether it be for drinks and appetizers, brunch on the weekends, date night, or even dinner with the family. They really cater to everyone and it is always enjoyable. The food is always great. You can't go wrong!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was great - seared tuna
    diningEX
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    Food was great - seared tuna salad to shepard's pie to fish dishes! Not a huge menu but very diverse. Beer offerings were great. Service was really good. The rueben appetizers were super delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Irish Bar
    tk1180
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We had a excellent meal at Stone's. I would heartily recommend a reservation. It is a very popular place especially on the weekends. Very happy we made the trip.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.