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Ale House

(formerly Bar Nine)

9, John Street

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Opening Times

MondayMidday - 3.00 pm
5.00 pm - 11.00 pm
TuesdayMidday - 3.00 pm
5.00 pm - 11.00 pm
WednesdayMidday - 3.00 pm
5.00 pm - 11.00 pm
ThursdayMidday - 3.00 pm
5.00 pm - 11.00 pm
FridayMidday - Midnight
Saturday11.00 am - Midnight
SundayMidday - 11.00 pm

Meal Times

12 - 2.30, 6 - 9 Mon - Sat
12.30 - 2.30 Sun

About the Pub

Converted into a pub in late November 2012 by a proprietor known previously for running Good Beer Guide pubs in East Anglia. It stands on the corner of John Street opposite the Cornhill Market, home to Stroud’s celebrated Saturday farmers’ market, in the semi-pedestrianised middle of the town centre.

Entrance is via a long hallway into the main bar which features a high counter with a white top and a brightly lit back bar showing off the wine and spirits selection. Equipped with 12 handpumps, of which one is dedicated to cider and the other to perry. High ceilings throughout - the one in the main bar is of glass panels to permit top lighting. Seating is a mix of scrubbed tables and upright backed chairs, sofas, pews and pouffes. Large open fire opposite the bar.

Live music Friday or Saturday, world-class jazz once a month on a Thursday. Fiendishly difficult quiz on Sunday set by the landlord - who also prepares the specialty home-made curries, chilli, sandwiches and other dishes. Disabled toilet in ground floor entrance corridor (ramped access to pub via a door to the side), Gents and Ladies up a steep flight of stairs. Dogs welcome, children tolerated. Previously Stroud CAMRA Pub of the Year for five years - an unprecedented run.

A restored bar billiards table is a welcome recent addition.

Historic Interest

Grade-II listed, built in 1837 for the Poor Law Guardians. The bar occupies the double-height top-lit former boardroom.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 2 regular beers.

  • Burning Sky Plateau
  • Tiley's Special Pale

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 6 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Electric Bear Werrrd!
  • Grey Trees Afghan Pale
  • Siren Broken Dream Breakfast Stout

The pub's range of changing beers regularly includes the following rare beer styles:

  • Porter
  • Stout
  • Strong IPA
  • Old Ale

Source: National

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Ale House, Stroud


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    One cider, one perry always changing.

  • LocAle LocAle Accredited
  • BeerFestival Beer Festivals
  • Quiet Quiet Pub


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access

    Side passage with ramp to courtyard. Wheelchair accessible WC on ground floor.

  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals

    Curries are a house speciality.

  • Garden Pub Garden

    Enclosed courtyard to side.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly

    Water bowl, dog biscuits bestowed by landlord.

  • Events Events

    Example active participant in Stroud Fringe.

  • FunctionRoom Function Room
  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Bar billiards, cribbage, dominoes.

  • LiveMusic Live Music

    Thursday (Jazz once a month), Friday or Saturday.

  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • RealFire Real Fire
  • SeparateBar Separate Bar
  • Smoking Smoking Area

    Enclosed courtyard with awning.

  • SportsTV Sports TV
  • WiFi Wifi

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Ale House

9, John Street

Sat Nav Reference

51.7443, -2.2164


  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Station Close to Railway Station

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Nearby Station (150m)

Stroud (Gloucs)


Opp. Cornhill Farmers' Market

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