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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!
Ashland, MA 01721
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
Homer Ave/Summer Street
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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.
We are approximately a mile and a quarter from the Ashland MBTA Commuter rail stop.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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....
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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