Stones Public House ~ Formerly John Stones Inn, Ashland MA

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                               Pub/Restaurant Profile of Stones Public House, Ashland, MA 01721


Stones Public House formerly know as John Stone's Inn is located in the center of Ashland Massachusetts at 179 Main Street. The pub/restaurant sits next to the "T" commuter rail that heads to Boston. This famous Ashland landmark was built in 1832. It was built by John Stone who called the business the Railroad House. The pub was originally open by Stone as a hotel when he heard that the railroad would be passing through the center of town.

This old style Irish pub has a terrific atmosphere. The interior has classic New England charm. There is a massive brick fireplace for cold winter evenings, large wood beams, and stately built-in book cases. You will find candle lit tables that gives you a cozy warm feeling.  The exterior is complimented by a large sprawling porch and a tucked away patio area.

John Stone's Inn has quite a bit of history. The restaurant is believed to be haunted! You can read the whole story here for "Captain John Stones Haunted Inn". According to the stories this famous Ashland MA restaurant has a "super natural" past. If you enjoy ghost stories you will love this article.

The man who is considered to have turned this pub/restaurant to it's former glory was Leonard "Cappy" Fournier who purchased the building in 1976. Stones Public House has changed hands a few times since then. Fournier is also credited with digging up the storied haunted past.

The Menu at Stone's is filled with modern Irish cuisine and an ample selection of beer. My favorite item on the menu has to be the seared mustard crusted salmon with spinach, bacon, and roasted potatoes. Can you say delicious! For a complete run down on the Stones Public House menu click the link to their website.

Lastly, Stones Public House is home to weekly entertainment with some excellent local Blues bands. If you are looking for a relaxed atmosphere be sure to check out this place out. You won't be disappointed!  Sunday evenings are dedicated as open mike nights where you can see an interesting combination of local talent.

Of course during the warmer months Stone's patio is an excellent spot to relax and have a drink!

If you happen to visit Stone's Public House and see me there make sure you say hello!



About the author: The above restaurant review on Stones Public House/John Stone's Inn, Ashland Massachusetts was provided by BillRE/MAX Executive Realty Mendon Mass Real Estate Gassett, a Nationally recognized leader in his field. Bill can be reached via email at or by phone at 508-435-5356. Bill has helped people move in and out of Ashland MA and other Metrowest towns for the last 25+ Years.

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Linda Scanlan
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Hi Bill - Interesting story about ghosts and what a lovely place. I love to visit historical places and hear all the stories that come with them. Thanks for sharing!
Sep 26, 2007 08:32 AM #1
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Linda - This place is great for a relaxing dinner. John Stones Inn has a rich history and most people know that it is haunted. I have a co-worker who bartended there years ago and she tells me that she has had 1st hand experiences with the ghosts.
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