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Stone's Public House

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American, Bar, Irish, Pub
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179 Main St, Ste 1, Ashland, MA 01721-3124 (Homer Ave/Summer Street)
11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Sun 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A warm and cozy old New England Inn. Stone's offers great food and drink with atmosphere and possibly even a visit from someone out of the past.

Thank Cliff W
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have eaten here many times, the food and service is always spot on. It is also family friendly so it is no problem for us to bring our 3 year old every once and awhile. Literally everything on the menu is good, but I love the corn beef sandwich, seafood stew and full Irish breakfast (for brunch). My wife... More 

Thank Bob B
Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Such a relaxed atmosphere where you can get the best regional crafts! Good wine list. The menu is really complete top to bottom. Hard to pick every time. Well worth the trip!

Thank Al M
boston area
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112 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

I really enjoy going to Stone's Public House (aka John Stone's Inn) for the atmosphere, the fact that they have a nice outdoor seating option, and it's fun to listen for the ghosts. I would like to see them make some changes to the menu options. What they have is creative and the food is good, but would love to... More 

Thank Susan S
StonesPublicHouse, General Manager at Stone's Public House, responded to this review

Hi Susan, Thank you for the review and feedback we appreciate it all. I am not sure how frequently you come in, but do say hi when you come in next time. We actually have done some recent additions. We have a new grilled steak sandwich, the bet salad as well as the option to make your salad a wrap.... More 

Grafton, Massachusetts, United States
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Went in for a quick bite and a eer. I had the chili and a salad. The chili was awesome with chunks of steak and just spicy enough (I like it spicy) to not overpower the flavor. The tap beer was ice cold and the bartender was extremely helpful while I was trying to make a selection from their drafts.... More 

Thank Happyagain322
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57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

We went there for a Mother's Day brunch, which turned out to be a buffet. The food was mediocre, not all that hot, and they had trouble keeping up with demand. For $20/person, I expected a better meal.

Thank ajweigl
StonesPublicHouse, General Manager at Stone's Public House, responded to this review

Thank you for the review... It's never easy to see negative feedback when you tried very hard to pull off a successful day. Nonetheless, we know that it's these types of reviews that keep us honest and causes us to reflect on what we can improve on. I actually had this very conversation with our owners that evening. We are... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

Stone's has become my place to go for dinner or drinks with family and friends. The bar is fun and often crowded. I love the high tops near the fireplace. The food is consistently great, beer selection outstanding and service wonderful. A real gem in MetroWest. Worth checking out for lunch or dinner.

Thank BostonGG2
Colleyville, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

Food was fine, but my son's fish & chips was soggy. Service wasn't very good, servers not very attentive. I wouldn't go back.

1 Thank luluwebs95
Ashland, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

One of our favorite spots for lunch, dinner, drinks or dessert. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. The food is excellent, especially the Colcannon soup and the Beef Chili (but beware, the chili packs a spicy kick). They always have a great list of local beers on draught as well as a decent wine list. The fireplaces are a really... More 

Thank laurabrooks0671
Boston, Massachusetts
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100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

Had a casual lunch here and ever thing was delicious . Corned beef sandwich was moist and really enjoyed the rye bread. Breakfast is great and the tuna salad made with fresh tuna slices was wonderful. Great burgers too.

Thank gypsywomen2

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Irish, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 179 Main St, Ste 1, Ashland, MA 01721-3124
    (Homer Ave/Summer Street)
  • Public Transportation: We are approximately a mile and a quarter from the Ashland MBTA Commuter rail stop.
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Ashland
  • Phone Number: 508-881-1778

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?