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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
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.
Our visit was a real disappointment. We'd been to Stone's a couple of years ago and had a excellent experience and wanted to try it again. Service was slow. We waited over five minutes at the table before our server came by. Our drinks took quite a while. Bread came with the meal, not with the appetizers. We asked twice for water. Only when our food was delivered by a second server and we asked again, did we get water. A glass of wine ordered with dinner came almost at the end of the meal.
On doctor's orders I'm gluten-free, by choice I don't eat meat, and I have other medical dietary restrictions. Most restaurants we visit are very accommodating. The gluten-free options here contained meat; when I asked about modifying a fish dish to meet my needs, our server suggested the shepherd's pie. (Isn't lamb meat?) After some negotiation, she agreed that I could order the swordfish special with the sauce on the side. What arrived was a thin piece of perhaps previously-frozen swordfish that I had requested "not over-done" since the server told me they could not cook white fish medium-rare. It was dry, and charred on the outside. The accompanying "risotto" lacked creaminess and cohesion. It was like minute rice with oil and some chopped vegetable. The summer squash was fine, though bland. All of this came swimming in a puddle of green oil that seeped into everything on the plate. For this we were charged $29. I would have sent it back but it was my husband's birthday and he didn't want to pursue the issue and, frankly, I thought it would be too much of a hassle dealing with our server. She just didn't seem willing to acknowledge that our needs mattered.
We eat out frequently in the area and when we travel. This is the first truly unfortunate dining experience we have had.
Terrific food and terrific service. I have several challenging food allergies (onions and garlic) and the server didn't even blink an eye at my requests. I had the seared sea scollops and they were amazing, along with a side order of a vegetable. Both my friends had sandwiches (lobster roll and roasted veggie with cheese) and were very pleased. The food was incredibly fresh and the combinations of flavors very interesting. Well done!
Lisa was our server,Its so nice to deal with professionals,we were a big party,Lisa seemed to handle us with ease.Attentive and very Professional,the food was really good,we were all over the board with our menu selections,everyone enjoyed the meals and went crazy for the poutine appetizer.Please keep up the good work all of us look forward to our next trip to stones public house!!
Our family always enjoys dining at Stone's Public House. The restaurant offers a wide variety of choices and the ingredients are always very fresh. We also receive great service when we are there. They have a patio that is nice to sit on during warmer weather. We are already looking forward to our next visit.
Went with a party of four. Hanger steak was very tough..almost inedible but my friend didn't want to make a fuss since the other dinners were okay. Filet mignonette was very good and the meatloaf was tasty as well so, overall, a decent dining experience....
Been going here for over 30 years. Obviously has had different owners and menus over the years, but I've always enjoyed the ambiance. Old haunted house , huge fireplace for the winter and outdoor patio for summer. Great burgers, we had delicious mussels this past time. Menu doesn't change much over the years, but always good. My one big grip for the past 10 or so years is the wine pours..........BAD ! I always feel like "ugh" another small glass of wine for $10. If you go have the beer!
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