The Ale House

The good pub guide review

Fine range of well kept beers and ciders/perries (third-of-a-pint tasting glasses available), enjoyable food including signature curries and good value Sun lunch, main high-ceilinged part with sofa by big open fire, other rooms off; live music and quiz nights; well behaved children and dogs welcome, small side courtyard with café-style tables and chairs, farmers' market Sat, open all day weekends.

Licensee Introduction

A Grade II listed building, converted into a pub in late November 2012 by a proprietor known for running Good Beer Guide pubs elsewhere before. In John Street in the semi-pedestrianised middle of the town centre. Entrance is via a long hallway into the bar area which is a high bar with a white counter top and a brightly lit back bar showing off the wine and spirits selection. Equipped with 12 hand pumps, two of which carry cider. High ceilings throughout - the one in the main bar is of glass panels. Seating is a mix of scrubbed top tables and upright backed chairs, settees, pews and stools. There is an open fire. Popular with a Bohemian cross-section of Stroud, who love good beer, good food, good music or simply to socialise & chat. Wine list is provided and simple warm food. Disabled toilet in ground floor entrance corridor, Gents and Ladies up a steep flight of steps from the entrance doors. Local CAMRA Pub of the Year.

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Contact Details


01453 755447

Exit the railway station, turn right onto Russell St. Walk up until you reach the clocktower, cross the street and continue to the right until taking the first left, John Street. The Ale House is at the top of the street on the righthand side. 5 minutes from the station.

Nearest motorway: M5

Nearest junction: Junction 13

Opening Hours

Weekdays: Varying currently due to Lock Downs