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Stone's Public House

4.5
1158 Reviews
$30 and under
Gastro Pub
Dear Friends,

Beginning Monday August 30, 2021, we will be closed for renovations (Not COVID!). We anticipate being closed for two weeks, reopening on Monday September 13, 2021. Please check online as we will post updates as we get closer to completing the projects for a firm reopening date. We wish to thank you all for your loyalty and support, and we deeply apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause. We look forward to welcoming you back for a pint soon. Cheers!

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!

Support Stone's Public House during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1158 people are saying
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vipBostonian
New England
45 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Their food is constantly good, service is very good. I wish they would change up their standard menu a bit or offer specials. They only have one soup and for a fabulous tavern as this is, pleaase put onion soup on your menu as a 2nd choice, not everyone likes chowder.

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vipDrea
New England
12 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They don't have many vegetarian options, but they do offer a Veg Shepherd's Pie. It's delicious and one of the main reasons I keep going back. Service is usually on point too with friendly staff.

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JohnA
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside, was seated at a table for four and we were a two, which I like, I hate being seated at a small table. Waitress was excellent.

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Diane
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Burger cooked as requested. Wait staff personable and efficient. Highly recommend.

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JCNYC
New England
8 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Cool building with lots of history. Food was mediocre at best, service was terrible. We had to hunt down our server everytime we needed something.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chose this restaurant randomly and it became an instant favorite. The ambiance, food, service- all outstanding and just what you’d expect in New England. Can’t wait to return!

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vipDelicious
New England
11 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to Stone’s several times over the years, and it is always a great experience. Friendly and personable service, awesome food and great beer selection. So happy to be back last night and thrilled they still serve their awesome burger and fries.

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Diner
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was good. Service was good. The hostess needs more training. We had a good time, but you need to spray for mosquitoes. All four of us went home with bites on our feet, ankles and legs.

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CTerry
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite local spots for casual dining. Great bar, great local beers on tap, solid menu, interesting specials on rotation, and the staff are always super nice. Wish they’d bring back the Guinness Stew!

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vipAmyR
New England
8 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great family dinner last night. Server was Nina and she was fun & energetic. Everything we ate, from apps, meals & dessert were delicious. No complaints at all.

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CindyO
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Been coming to Stone's for awhile with work colleagues. Nice setting on an enclosed patio to be outside with friends.

The nice selection of draft beers keeps us coming back. Service was a little off this time, but I am sympathetic to hiring issues right now. I'll definitely give it another go.

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vipAndrewN
New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very nice outdoor patio with plenty of room.

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KenD
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We travel 20+ miles to go to the Stone's Public House for their exceptional food, service and ambience! Highly recommended!

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vipTina
New England
70 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love going to Stone's Public House with my family and friends. The staff is always very friendly and the food is delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch and service

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CarolP
New England
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I’ve ever eaten! Wire chairs very uncomfortable. Trains rumbling by

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Mario
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

What can I say, our waitress was quite young which is no problem, believe me but she was trying to act like she was our best friend and had no training or knowledge of the menu. We had ordered and then she disappeared and we didn’t see her. No utensils, no bread, no water. I had to ask one of the other waiters for his assistance, thank God for him. Food quality unacceptable. Couldn’t wait to leave and go home to eat

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LtCastillo
New England
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made accommodations for us on short notice. Great grub and libation selection. Appreciate your flexibility. Waitstaff is super friendly and attentive to food allergies.

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ElizabethD
New England
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice outdoor patio with good food. Trains were loud, but overall it was a pleasant evening.

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JEH04
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks are always good, service is nice, friendly, fast and knowledgeable, atmosphere can't be beat, especially when they have the fireplace on.

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Beekman
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our first times eating indoors since the shut-down, this was a great experience. Stone’s is one of our local favorites (have been doing take-out from them this past year) and we were really pleased to be there in person AND have a friend along to show her some the best of Ashland. Great food, great service!

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DevonBrit
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our meal In the courtyard. Food was good and staff were friendly and efficient.

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MaryEllenL
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to meet up with friends. Varied food choices will profit everyone’s tastes. The bar well stocked. The staff is delightful. And the history of the place just makes you want to be part of the history!

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NinaT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fabulous meal and service!

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CarolP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We like Stone’s very much! Trains rumbling by are entertaining.

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Bett
New England
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Nice relaxing atmosphere, great friendly service, interesting menu.

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CelesteL
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would go back in a heart beat. The food was wonderful, especially the cheese tray.

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LaurelS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Lamb Shepard's Pie was delicious. Our waitress was very attentive and provided excellent service

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vipMetroWesterner
New England
143 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The corned beef and cabbage egg rolls are not to be missed!

Four foodies each had unique and excellent meals.

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DianneO
New England
11 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, yummy food and great outdoor patio! We will return! They have a beautiful bar inside with a fireplace for fall and winter dining!!

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vipTonyM
New England
34 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding…. From the drinks, the incredible scallop app , both our steaks to the mashed spuds, hand cut fries and spinach, all was great ….. best meal in a while

MJ
MJBK
New England
8 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Our meal was just ok.... it was hot in the pub area because they had the door open to the patio.

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KimD
New England
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Had a 6:15 reservation & arrived at 6:00 & were seated right away. Great service & great food! Extensive selection of IPA’s. Highly recommend this restaurant!

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patriciac
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Scallops with polenta was super. Steak and salads good. Salmon with mustard very good the portion was actually too large.

Service was prompt, a small complaint is server awfully chatty. The server kind of chipped in to a table conversation which was odd and out of place. Otherwise we enjoyed our whole experience. Noise came when trains went by since we ate on the patio which is very pleasant.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had to wait about half an hour for a table to open up- even with a reservation but the food was delicious

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StephenR
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Overall great place to eat. Unfortunately our Server had the personality of a shoelace with a nasty attitude which left us with a pretty sour taste in our mouth. Disappointing because otherwise it was a great night out.

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NancyS
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday night and raining so quiet in the restaurant. The Bartender took care of us the entire night and he was so nice. We started with a tasty salad and we both ordered the fish taco specials, and dessert. We really wooped it up. Everything was delicious. His service was polite and outstanding and genuine. I started going to Stones back in the late 70's as I was a Framingham State student JS's served free cheese and crackers at the bar! Today, I live a couple of towns over and still frequent "Stones" and still enjoy the ambience, the service and of course the food. The only thing I would suggest is to change the cocktail menu more frequently. I love seasonal cocktails - !

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TapsT
New England
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good specials. Great apps. Good variety of entrees.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Service was somewhat slower due to being short staffed but it overall was a good experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love John Stones Public House! Never disappoints! I had a cheeseburger topped with a fried egg. Hubby.had the pulled pork sandwich. Unbeatable! They make their own fries...outstanding. They served us a flight of 4 different beers that we wanted to try. Some we're good, some, were just ok. They were ice cold. One was an IPA, which neither of us are fond of, but we ordered it, just to try again.
Service was great! Someone else besides our server brought out the food...hot & fresh. Didn't need anything else. I love the rustic atmosphere! Built in the 1800s, some of the wood (esp.thewide planked floors) are original to the building. The commuter rail goes by every now & then, but it only adds to the atmosphere!
We go there Everytime we want a good meal for little $$. We will keep going back!

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 4.5 stars by 1158 OpenTable diners.

Stone's Public House does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.stonespublichouse.com/store/gift-card.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.