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The Ale House, Stroud Town, Stroud

9 John Street
Stroud
GL5 2HA
Phone: 01453755447
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Ian Mapp left this review about The Ale House

Grade II Listed building - impressive high ceilings and loads of space. Like an independent Wetherspoons!

Architecture is where the similarity ends. This is a proper beer lovers pub - with a wide range of beers on offer - all detailed on slates over the long bar. I went for a breakfast stout - which was perfect.

Sunday night quiz seemed impossible :-) Not knowing the height in feet of Angel Falls, Venezuela, we sat on some wonderful Chesterfields in front of a superb open fire.

Lots to admire!

On 8th January 2019 - rating: 9
[User has posted 451 recommendations about 447 pubs]


Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Ale House

Imposing premises, apparently built in 1837 for the Poor Law Guardians, and now a multiple Camra-award-winning establishment. You enter via a corridor to enter the central bar area benefiting from an expansive roof light, with a large seating area at the front and a room off to the side at the back. The furniture is surprisingly on the semi-modern side, but the tall ceilings make the place seem rather lacking in atmosphere mid-afternoon on a weekday(although there were several other mid-afternoon customers when I visited, and I expect that it is much busier at other times). It also has a real fire, but that was struggling to make a difference on a cold December day. Excellent selection of ten real ales and two ciders from the impressive line of handpumps, and my pint of Tiley's Equinox from the Salutation Inn in Ham (£3.80) was in absolutely top form.

On 15th December 2018 - rating: 8
[User has posted 5216 recommendations about 5216 pubs]


Real Ale Ray left this review about The Ale House

An absolute gem this one and certainly ticked all the boxes on our visit. The entrance hallway with an impressive staircase and table lamps was like entering into an upmarket hotel. The next surprise was the sheer size of the two large rooms. The bar area was housed in the back room, which had high ceilings and a large glass panelled sky light which changes colour at night, when there is music played.
The young barmaid was very friendly and welcoming and was very patient and helpful when choosing a beer across their ten handpumps. I went for the Tiley's Citra Simcoe Session IPA, which was outstanding. Also tried was the Cotswold Lion Golden Fleece and Emmanuales beer Thou My Vision.
We sat in the front room which was finished in a deep heritage green colour and had boarded floors and large sash windows along the side and front. It was also good to see a lot of the younger crowd calling here for a decent pint of beer. Don't forget to visit Simpson's chip shop off the main square, as it's one of the best in the country.

On 28th February 2018 - rating: 10
[User has posted 2614 recommendations about 2614 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Stroud (Glos), 0.34 miles, 6 min walk (show)
Stonehouse, 3.27 miles, 1 hr 3 min walk (show)
Cam & Dursley, 7.28 miles, 2 hr 20 min walk (show)
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8th Jan 2019, 11:17
Review submitted by Ian Mapp
 
17th Dec 2018, 09:01
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 13 April 2018 by Komakino .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 13 April 2018 by Komakino .
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 13 April 2018 by Komakino .
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 13 April 2018 by Komakino .
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 13 April 2018 by Komakino .
  • Car Park : No last updated 13 April 2018 by Komakino .
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 13 April 2018 by Komakino .
  • Darts : No last updated 13 April 2018 by Komakino .
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 13 April 2018 by Komakino .
  • Function Room : No last updated 13 April 2018 by Komakino .
  • Hot Food : No last updated 13 April 2018 by Komakino .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 13 April 2018 by Komakino .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 13 April 2018 by Komakino .
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 13 April 2018 by Komakino .
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 13 April 2018 by Komakino .
  • Micropub : No last updated 13 April 2018 by Komakino .
  • Pinball : No last updated 13 April 2018 by Komakino .
  • Pool Table : No last updated 13 April 2018 by Komakino .
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 13 April 2018 by Komakino .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 09 May 2014 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 13 April 2018 by Komakino .
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 13 April 2018 by Komakino .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 13 April 2018 by Komakino .
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Last inspected: November 29th 2018
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