The Ale House
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.
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.
Name of Licensee
N G CROFTS
Weekdays: Varying currently due to Lock Downs