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About 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!

179 Main Street
Ashland, MA 01721
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Gastro Pub, American, Irish

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

Cross Street:
Homer Ave/Summer Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(508) 881-1778

Website:
http://www.stonespublichouse.com/

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.

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.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Stone's Public House Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.1

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Bar Seating (18)
Casual (15)
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Neighborhood Gem (15)
Comfort Food (15)
Cozy (13)
Good for Groups (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Good for a Date (10)
Fun (9)
Live Music (8)
Authentic (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Great for Brunch (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Worth the Drive (6)
Business Meals (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Healthy (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Live Sports (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Romantic (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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Tapas (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Good food, good prices and a great selection of beer. Waitstaff was very attentive and courteous. I love the fireplace, but the menu is a bit limited and selections although the food is good. I've been going here for a while now and it would be nice to see the menu change up some.

Tags: Great Beer
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 6 days ago

Sunday brunch menu offers limited but tasty selections. American and Irish breakfast was very good. Eggs were fluffy and well seasoned. Salmon omelette was delicious. The staff was friendly and helpful.

Tags: Live Music, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The service was great not rushed and the food was amazing

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food was delicious! Cool atmosphere.
Our waitress was very slow and forgot our drink order.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Went to New Year's Day brunch to listen to Dave Penza perform. He is amazing and we'd have gone where ever he was playing. So happy it was at Stone's. I had never been. We had a party of 11 and the service was fantastic, the food delicious and the drinks yummy. The head chef came around personally to the tables to say hi and check in. Nice touch. Highly recommend. We will definitely return.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Fun, Live Music, Great Beer, Cozy, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

It’s a shame this place has gone downhill since the change in bar management. They ruined the bar atmosphere by trying to change it into a sport bar with multiple TVs. The new servers (the new management got rid of some of the old severs) are rude and seem inconvenienced.

We were seated at a table that was so close to the table next to it, that there wasn't enough room to get into the chair. We moved the table over a few inches so my friend could sit down. The server comes over, notices the table is wobbly and asks if we moved it. We state that we did. She was so unhappy that she ran off to report what we did to someone and get something to re-level the table. She basically never got over it and was rude to us the entire duration of our meal. We won't be going back, ever.

If you want to try Stone's, just don't move the table, the server can't handle it.

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Really outstanding! Excellent food. Must try the Mushroom Risotto!

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We had a party of 8 and our server handled us very well. He was always there when needed and we didn't feel like he was hovering. Portions are ample. Two of our party ordered the meatloaf and thought it ordinary. After trying another's Shepard's pie, they wished they had ordered that. Everyone else throughly enjoyed their meals. The curry sauce from the child and curry was so good that what was left was kept on the table to enjoy with a side of fries. Other entrees included roast pork chop, seafood stew, duck pastrami sandwich, and seared tuna. The soy glaze was left off the tuna as requested. There was no room for dessert.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We have been going to Stones or John Stones for years. Great atmosphere, history, food and beer. Service is always slow so don’t be in a rush, just enjoy the meal. In cold months the main dining room is freezing with both the back and front doors being frequently opened so opt for the bar area.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Our server was very young and inexperienced and has a lot to learn in order to be an adequate server. Everything else was phenomenal, as always.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Live Music, Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Fun
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Delicious lamb shepherd's pie. Nice atmosphere. The guitar player/singer was good but amp was too loud.

Tags: Cozy, Healthy, Comfort Food, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Late birthday celebration for my daughter. She was very happy with our evening. The food was delicious and I loved the fireplaces.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Our entire party of 4 loved the restaurant - especially the fireplace!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music
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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We love going to Stone’s! We just moved from Boston, so the limited number of restaurant choices out in the ‘burbs had us down a bit until we found this place. The food is good, craft beer choices are great, but the ambiance is excellent for a variety of occasions. It’s now our go-to restaurant!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We are regulars at This restaurant and this time the overall was not as good as the other times.
The waitress was below average. We had an outdated menu and we waited forever to be served/taken care of.
We will come back as mistakes can happen but hopefully the service will be better next time.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Classic American Inn dining complete with a ghost upstairs. Not everyone will enjoy the food (e.g., Lamb pie, Seafood stew), since it's not everyday fare, but my wife and I absolutely loved it!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Live Sports, Notable Wine List, Casual, Special Occasion, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food was good. Service was super slow.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

I have eaten here twice with a friend and we both love the food, the service and the ambiance.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Absolutely horrible service. Waited 45 minutes for drinks and bread for the table. Server nowhere to be found. Then entrees followed apps almost immediately, no surprise. Couldn't get a water refill to save our lives. This is not our first bad service experience at Stones. A real shame, because the food is well prepared and the atmosphere is cozy and charming. But not worth the angst; bad service sets the tone and hard to recover from that.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Our server was an older woman who seemed like she didn’t care and had been there for ever. She barely looked at us, physically seemed upset when we asked for limes for our water, put them on the table looking away and though I said thank you, said nothing and actually asked us if “we were ready to order yet”. Truly she seemed put out we were there. (Her other tables had smaller children that seemed to actually get her to smile a little). Anyhow, don’t need to go to a place where its an imposition my wife and I are there....

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Food was ok but not up to previous standards. Lamb chops were disappointing - smaller portion and too much potato.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great food!! Great environment!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 24, 2017

This is our go to restaurant and always delivers on quality food and service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

History of this place is what drew us in, ambiance was great, there is 3 fireplaces. Food is a bit pricey. Service was great. Extensive beer list is a big +

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

The food was pretty bland. My fish and chips seemed chewy like it was microwaved..... our waitress seemed bothered each time we wanted something.... love the charm of this place but each time I go the food seems to be getting worse...

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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Always a solid meal. Fried oysters app was good & roasted chicken excellent as were sides risotto & asparagus. Service was attentive & prices were fair.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Despite making reservations, we were seated in the bar. Our server was not friendly and made us feel rushed. She never took the time to introduce herself to us. Additionally, she did not even know the wines on the wine menu as I had to explain to her after she took my wine order that the wine I ordered was indeed on the wine list. I’m not expecting the server to fly to Chile and back just to get me a glass of Malbec.

Some people are wired to work with people and some people are wired to count ceiling tiles. Our server was in the latter group.

In the past we’ve received much better service upstairs. However, the bartender was very polite and responsive.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Not a great experience, and realized why it's been awhile since have visited. The waitress was probabky one of the worst have had in some time for her lack of desire and customer service. Will be sometime, if ever head back.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Cool ambiance...good food. Right near the train and you can hear that for sure, but adds to the charm. Service could have been a little better on the restaurant side...service st the bar was great.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on October 31, 2017

I am a vegetarian and had the roasted vegetable sandwich along with an un-oaked Chardonnay. My usual. And always very good. My husband had the salmon sandwich which is his standard dish too. We were there for a casual evening dinner and it is one of our regular restaurants.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Romantic, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Waitress was very helpful. Salmon was over seasoned and the steak Diane was ordered medium rare came out medium but we had to be someplace so we left it. Might be better for sandwiches and appetizers.

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Good food at reasonable prices but drinks are too expensive. Carefully poured glass of Pinot Noir was $15 and bottle of Bud Light was $4.50. Great atmosphere.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Went for brunch. Very nice brunch menu. Service was excellent. My only disappointment was that they changed the recipe for their corn beef hash. Used to be my favorite. Plenty of other good choices though and a nice menu of special brunch cocktails.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Three of us had dinner there on 9/30. We all thought the food was superb! My husband is still talking about the lamb Shepard's Pie! Best mussels ever!! A group of us are coming for Sunday brunch on 10/15 to celebrate a friends retirement and I have already decided that is where I want to go for my birthday on 10/21. Can't wait!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Live Music
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 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Our food was very good and the waitress was nice and attentive. A noisy table - with a loud laugher nearby was distracting - not the restaurant's fault. Had drinks at the nice bar after dinner and there was a one-man singer/musician whose sound we liked. Bigger place than we expected, lots of parking though.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Absolutely most delicious meal.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We have been living in Ashland for 15+ years and have always wanted to try Stones based on what we have heard from friends and read in reviews. We finally decided to go and we are now really disappointed... that we didn't go there sooner.

Stones is a historic place in downtown Ashland and is claimed to be haunted. Inside is reminiscent of the time it was originally built. The food is VERY good, with plenty of meat, vegetarian, and gluten free options. The wait staff is polite, attentive, and willing to recommend dishes or drinks when asked. They have a very good drink selection, and prices are all around are reasonable.

We'll definitely be going back.

Tags: Fun, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Sports, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Not our best ever experience at Stones.Upon arrival we were told there was no patio table available. Not a huge disappointment though being outside would have really been nice since it was upper 70's. Seated at a nice inside table with full view of the patio. There were 3-5 tables empty ALL night long. Not sure why we were relegated to inside????

Service was slow thought server didn't seem to be over committed. Request for a straw took 15 minutes. Request for bread was never satisfied. Getting the bill was problematic. Paying was excruciating. I finally asked another server to take it for us indicating our server had apparently died.

We'll go again but be a bit more careful with where we accept seating.

Tags: Great Beer
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 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Conversation is good except when the train goes by. That adds to the fun and ambience. We sat on the patio which was lovely except for all the bees. Isn't there a way to lure them somewhere else?
I do wish I'd tried the Irish breakfast rather than the American. Same price while the Irish offers more tastes.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Great atmosphere and lunch was, as always, terrific. Our wait staff was helpful , on time, not hovering and made us feel very welcome ....we come often and look forward to another visit!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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