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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. A wine list is provided. Live music most Thursdays and Friday or Saturday. 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. Local CAMRA Pub of the Year for the last five years - an unprecedented run.

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 --varies--

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 6 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Electric Bear --varies--
  • Grey Trees Ind Craft Brewers --varies--
  • Siren --varies--

Source: National

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Ale House, Stroud


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available
  • LocAle LocAle Accredited
  • BeerFestival Beer Festivals
  • Quiet Quiet Pub


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access

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

  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub Garden

    Enclosed yard.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Events Events
  • FunctionRoom Function Room
  • Games Traditional Pub Games


  • LiveMusic Live Music

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

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

    Enclosed yard.

  • 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 (Gloucestershire)


Opp. Cornhill Farmers' Market

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