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Stone's Public House

4.7
4.7
1398 Reviews
$30 and under
Gastro Pub

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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, American, Irish

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (508) 881-1778

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Ashland

  • Cross street

    Homer Ave/Summer Street

  • 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.

  • Public transit

    We are approximately a mile and a quarter from the Ashland MBTA Commuter rail stop.

  • Entertainment

    Come in and enjoy live music every Saturday evening starting at 8:30 and every Sunday morning at 11:30. Check out our Facebook page to see who is playing this week! Test your knowledge of everything Trivia with "Whatta Ya Know Trivia" every Tuesday starting at 7:30.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,398 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. KC

    KathleenC

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, Stone's did not disappoint. Excellent service, great food and wonderful vibe!
  2. HK

    HoKo

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We both got small plate selections that were very good and plenty for a meal. Service was excellent as always.
  3. T

    Tina

    New England

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always enjoy dining at Stone's Public House. The food is exceptional and I love dining on the patio. The staff is always very friendly and exceptional at their jobs.
  4. LR

    LaurenR

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are always a fan of Stones… Great rustic ambience, delicious food, excellent service. I highly recommend the lobster roll and french fries!
  5. PM

    PaulM

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly attentive staff delivered outstanding dishes in John Stones historic setting, as always. The only detraction was choice of Muzak.
  6. h

    happycamper

    New England

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always have a good meal and a good time at Stone's. Our server, Matt, was friendly and attentive. The food was delicious. We didn't feel rushed. What's not to like?
  7. m

    magpieboston

    New England

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Stone's never disappoints. Also a bonus when your waiter is excellent!
  8. s

    sunflower

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu with lots of tempting options: comfort food more delicious than home. Everyone at the table loved what they got. Portion sizes were just right. We loved the ambiance on a week night, was not busy. We will definitely be back!
  9. S

    Surprise

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Surprise gem of a pub! Service and ambiance were great. Beer selection was nice too.
  10. EG

    EmilyG

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always super good food, friendly staff, and great atmosphere. Thank you!
  11. R

    Renee

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second trip to this place and it is now on our top 3 at least! The pub burger here is the super star. I have yet to find a burger at a restaurant that tops it. Home made cut french fries top this dish off very well. Perfect burger and fries entree on a delicious brioche buttered roll. We actually ordered their amazingly delicious mac and cheese entree as an appetizer as we got it last time due to the description of gruyere cheese in the menu....it did not disappoint. Get it and take it home for later. It's worth it. I got half chicken and augratin potatoes with garlicky spinach. Chicken was ok, but not the star of the plat at all. The augratin and spinach was amazing. The only suggstion I have would be to include a gravy on the chicken..chicken can dry quickly, gravy would be the bonus to this delicious plate. We got apple crisp for dessert, waitress spoiled us with extra ice cream and we each devoured it. 4 stars, also it's just a cool building.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent ambience, food, and service; and, the best local restaurant in the metro west.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Grumpy hostess
  14. L

    Lucia

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    I enjoyed most of my experience, but I was given some serious attitude by the person at the front desk. My reservation was for outside, but she told me it was going to rain. We checked the forecast, which did not predict rain so I requested to be seated outside. I got an eyeroll, which I did not appreciate. BTW, it didn't rain. Our server could not have been any more polite or efficient.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and food we will be coming back! Cozy place to get a drink and a bite to eat
  16. MW

    MetroWesterner

    New England

    166 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    166 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stone's is a favorite of mine. My lunch companion enjoyed his burger, but was overwhelmed by the generous serving of fries. I had the Cobb salad which was a little disappointing. Everything tasted good, but with the ingredients dropped on top of a large pile of shredded romaine lettuce, it was awkward to eat. There's so many other good things on the menu that the next time I'm at Stone's, I'll have something else. And there will certainly be a "next time". Many of them, actually.
  17. DB

    DavidB

    New England

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Date night again, and a surf of Open Table landed us at Stone’s Public House. This was an unusual trip as we had about 50 minutes’ drive to get there from our home. But let’s not bury the lead here, the trip was well worth it! We were sympatico with this meal as we split a Caesar Salad to start, and right away we knew we had something good. Fresh romaine, house made dressing, mild white anchovies, and freshly toasted croutons made this salad wonderful! We both then had the roast 1/2 chicken with gratin potatoes and garlic spinach… again outstanding! The chicken was juicy and the sides were tasty too. She had a Sauvignon Blanc and me, a Chardonnay from a small but pretty darn good wine list. If you are a beer lover, they have a wonderful choice of draft beers, and they do make some of their own infused liquors for some interesting cocktails if you are so inclined. Top it off with a Guinness brownie sundae and you have a terrific meal! The praise doesn’t stop with the food. Our server, Clau, was outstanding! She was not only knowledgeable, but personable and prompt. The rest of the staff was equally welcoming and friendly. The atmosphere was pleasant, as Stone’s is in an old (1832, I think) building that was well maintained. It is also quiet, without being library-like, so you could have a conversation comfortably without feeling like you were at a funeral. Bottom line, if in the area of Ashland, stop in. If feeling adventurous, take the drive, you will be pleasantly surprised. This place is an absolute gem. Don’t worry, we will be back.
  18. TM

    TonyM

    New England

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Not as good as usual. The seared scallop polenta app was definitely different and not for the better. The polenta, while more than usual, didn’t taste as good, maybe not cooked thru or missing something. The crunch from the nuts was not there as while they were in the polenta, they were whole and not crumbled as typical. My fish and chips was ok, but visually the fried fish had almost no coating and was white, not golden brown ….. maybe chef was on vacation?
  19. T

    Tina

    New England

    85 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love dining at Stone's Public House. Their outside patio is a great place to sit, the staff is always very friendly and the food is delicious!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great family restaurant food is always spot on
  21. HH

    HHIvisitor

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The patio is lovely - definitely worth sitting outdoors while the weather is still good. Great service on a Saturday night.
  22. JA

    JoAnnO

    New England

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Ate outside on the patio. Every seat was filled. Service was outstanding considering how busy it was. Wait staff was very friendly, attentive and assured that every order was correct and satisfactory. Food is consistently good. Drinks are generous. A great place to eat, especially if you want outdoor dining.
  23. NS

    NikiS

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely night out on the patio! Loved that we could reserve a table outside. Service and food were great. Shrimp Appetizer, Chicken Cheddar Chutney with side salad and Potatoes Gratin, and a craft brew. All delicious.
  24. h

    happycamper

    New England

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Four of us sat on the patio on a very hot late afternoon. Luckily it's shady! Our waiter, Kyle, quickly brought us cold water and was friendly, fun, attentive, and efficient throughout. We ordered 4 different types of cold beer - all good - and a variety of food - all delicious. We'll be back!
  25. m

    markn

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    great ambience, enjoyed the experience, will be back
  26. DA

    DeniseA

    New England

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So nice to be able to sit outside on the patio. Other than the very loud commuter trains, we had a lovely night. Food was excellent as was the service. One of our "go-to" places!
  27. T

    Tina

    New England

    85 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had Hannah as our server and she was incredible. And our food was delicious.
  28. F

    Foodie814

    New England

    37 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience5
    I hate to ever say anything negative but food was average. They overcooked a couple things. A couple of other things were ok. Best thing is the shrimp app. Service is awesome. I added a star for service but food is 3 star. Drinks menu could use a couple extra options/creations. The experience is good bc the waitress is awesome and she did take something off our bill. So I can’t say enough about how great the people are.
  29. MT

    MillerTime

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great find for us in Ashland! Great selection of draft beers with complete descriptions. Food was excellent. The lobster roll delivered. No celery used to supplement which is a positive for me! Generous portions. Plenty of food options. Sat out on porch on a warm summer night. Great ambiance and shaded. Abuts MBTA train stop so three times had to hear the loud horn and the rattling of the tracks. The kids dining on the porch loved it! Service was prompt. We shall return!
  30. SG

    SaraG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was amazing . We sat outside but kinda regret it as it smelled like there was trash near by (husband said it smelled like low tide) . Our server was great ! She recommended great food items & drinks . Outdoor sitting was beautiful besides the smell . We will definitely come back
  31. JL

    JoshL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We really enjoyed our meal on the patio of Stone Public House. The beer selection has good variety, and I enjoyed a very local IPA from Hopkinton, while my wife chose a favorite local Jack's Abbey brew. She had the shepherd's pie, which she said was wonderful. It was served nice and hot, and had amble, delicious lamb. It was a good portion that she wasn't able to finish. I had the cod, which was wonderfully fresh and flaky, over slices of small golden potatoes, with cream sauce, a couple of scallions, and a few tasty clams. It was perfect. The wait staff was pleasant and attentive.
  32. ND

    NancyD

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our food was great, and our server was wonderful! We all enjoyed our meals and desserts.
  33. M

    Mike

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Stones has history along with great service and food to match .. a great local attraction
  34. RA

    RAD8

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It was a wonderful celebration of my dad's 89th b-day. They were incredibly accommodating (party of 16). We were set up on the outside patio. My pub burger was delish. It was perfect!
  35. RO

    RyanO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very good experience at Stone's Public House. We sat on the patio on a nice night, and the service and food were both excellent. Great drinks and great set up outdoors.
  36. S

    Suzie

    New England

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our meal was delicious Our server, Tory, was amazing. She is sweet and very efficient.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat outside on a beautiful night. Great drinks, great food, great service!
  38. MG

    MikeG

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Two of us had the Baked Cod, it was delicious; a nice combination of Cod, bacon and potatoes in a cream sauce = Yum! and one had the Steak; who said it was a good tender steak cooked to perfection. The restaurant is inside an old, supposedly haunted, house; always a fun take! in a relaxed setting, not fancy. Good friendly service, reasonably priced, good selection of local beers on tap. We've been here several times and will be back soon.
  39. CB

    CatherineB

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Best place in the area to eat. I like that they have a small plate option. Our go to place, all summer, as we visit the State Parks in the area for swimming and hiking.
  40. F

    Frog

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I am a preservation architect and am most impressed with the improvements to the Inn inside and out

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Stone's Public House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (508) 881-1778.

Stone's Public House is rated 4.7 stars by 1398 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Stone's Public House

179 Main Street, Ashland, MA 01721

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Homer Ave/Summer Street

  • Neighborhood

    Ashland

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, American, Irish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • 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.

  • Public transit

    We are approximately a mile and a quarter from the Ashland MBTA Commuter rail stop.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Come in and enjoy live music every Saturday evening starting at 8:30 and every Sunday morning at 11:30. Check out our Facebook page to see who is playing this week! Test your knowledge of everything Trivia with "Whatta Ya Know Trivia" every Tuesday starting at 7:30.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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