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British, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
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Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Non-smoking restaurants
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Reviewed May 29, 2022

Place had a nice, open pub feel. Black and tan was great. I got fish and chips, and unfortunately they were soggy almost immediately. I know it can be a fine line with keeping the "crunch", but for a place that has a small menu...and probably serves this at every table every night, I was disappointed. The fries were tasty, but also quite limp. My biggest complaint was the tarter sauce. I was given literally about 1 tablespoon for my entire meal. I asked for another (although my meal was almost done at that point)... it took another 10 min to get it. It was a much larger portion, but found out later on the bill I was charged $1.50 for that. The owner came by later to check on our experience (appreciated) and I explained the fish problem, and she apologized and said she'd talk to the kitchen. I was told she "can't give things away for free", which is why I was charged for the extra tarter sauce. That would be fine if you gave an ample portion with the meal to begin with, however. My wife had the Shepherd's Pie, and she liked it... so it wasn't a complete disaster.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 22, 2022

What could be better than fish and chips with a good dousing of malt finger a pint of Guinness and Irish Bailey ice cream? And to top it all off live Celtic music. Staff are friendly! Decor it dripping in all things British

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed January 22, 2022

We had the Shepherds Pie which was very good and a very ample serving. The ambiance of the restaurant made us feel like we were back in London!

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed April 19, 2021

I was feeling under the weather, so I was unable to partake in the full experience. They have a proper menu, (Scotch egg right on top)... Food was excellent. Waitress was ON POINT! handled the entire place by herself. The owner came by and introduced...herself, and invited us to come back for live music. We felt welcomed and at home. This reminded me of when I was in England, and when I managed a British Pub in California. Thank you 100 times!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed November 9, 2020

I went here this past weekend after not being here for about 16 years. The place has a quaint feel, we had lunch in the mid afternoon during the COVID era, and it was definitely a little different than what I remember 16 years ago...as a college student. We were the first ones there, but as we sat, they got busier. However, there was only one server, so our service was very slow. The food was pretty good, my boyfriend's leek and potato soup was a bit bland, but overall not a terrible experience.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed October 9, 2019

We came in, a large group of 12 musicians and partners. No problem. Two tables were set up and a third table added later. Food was great - comfort food: mashed potatoes, sausages, I had a burger - a bit too rare and they had...run out of buns. I was fine with that because I follow a Paleo diet - no bread or grains. someone ordered a plate of fries. Nice and the sauce fit well. Everyone seemed happy with their meal and drinks. Our waitress was BUSY but she got our orders to us in good time. Thanks Black Sheep!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 28, 2019 via mobile

Popped in for lunch and headed up the disgustingly dirty carpeted stairs to a large eating area. Told to sit anywhere by a nice young man. Then waited ages to be served. Seemed to be only 2 servers on duty. Moved tables to a window...seat which was ok only to be confronted by a female server puking as she wiped up a spillage on the disgusting carpet. Still hadn't been served by this point. On sight of this server's behaviour we got out if there fast. Still ferling sick at the thought if the place.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 9, 2019

The menu is traditional and tasty British pub-style food. Service was prompt and friendly. Black Sheep sponsors many live events, from bands to story-telling. Located up a very steep flight of about 20 stairs, this restaurant is not accessible for people with mobility issues.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 2, 2019 via mobile

Stopped in for dinner after a walk around Ashland. Good varieties of brews and drinks to suit your party. Menu had a little bit of everything but exactly what you would expect. Fish and chips were very good. Some folks in our party licked their...plate clean. I tried the sloppy joe. It was good but nothing special. The “chips” were average. They also have a dart area in the bar. Nice little pub!More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 19, 2019 via mobile

We stopped into Ashland for a quick lunch looking for something different than the “usual sandwich fare”. We really enjoyed our lunch. The special of the day was crab and prawn cakes which was delicious! The fish and chips didn’t disappoint and our party would...recommend this pub if you’re looking for a great British lunch or dinner.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 8, 2019

Really good fried food if you're in that mood, the bangers n mash are a favorite. They have a great drink selection, and lots of different events. It was kinda weird to be asked to pay cover in the middle of dinner finding out our...dinner overlapped with a show though.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed May 20, 2019

Great Englishpub themed bar and restaurant in centre of town directly adjacent Lithia Park and the Shakespearean Theatre. Great English styule menu and craft beers. Reasonable prices and friendly atmosphere. Recomment to anyone (not very American but we are not British either so still fun)

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed May 7, 2019

Really fun authentic feeling UK pub - often has music and special events (even a banjo meetup musical afternoon and lively Halloween gathering too

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed February 14, 2019

First impressions leave you feeling like you've stumbled into an apres ski lodge lounge with fireplace and convivial chatting groups hoisting glasses, or going silent as their food arrives. Fun loungfe, great food, personable staff and a welcoming crowd.

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

This is probably the worst service we’ve ever experienced. Our server didn’t like her job and it showed. After we ordered another round for our meal, she disappeared. I went to the bar where a new bartender just started his shift and was chumming with...friends. Our ticket was still in the machine. He made the drinks and I took them to our table. We had to flag our server down to get our check. And it’s too bad. Cute atmosphere and good food but it needs management badly. Until it gets it, go someplace else.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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We just heard from a local resource that it's been purchased by new owners and will stay open!
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The Black Sheep Pub & Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4