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Stone's Public House in Ashland

heatherfields | Jan 2, 200809:43 AM

Went there for dinner the other night and was VERY pleasantly suprised. I've been before, but the menu had changed since I've last been. The addition of some authentic British/Irish food (colcannon, champ, YUM) on the menu made me excited.
I had the cod cakes to start, which were very fresh and tasty, but would have liked more cod and less filling for the price I was paying.
I had the fancy mac and cheese (with morel mushrooms and parmesean), which was fantastic and plentiful (I had it for lunch the next day). My husband had the duck (very slightly overcooked) with parsnip colcannon.
My only gripe was the bartender. She didn't know how to make a hot toddy at all. First, she wanted to put brandy it in. I've heard it could be made with brandy, but not in an Irish restaurant/pub. After I explained how to make one, she loaded it up with a ton of cinnamon, but no cloves. Is a hot toddy such an uncommon thing to have in an Irish restaurant?
I will go back to John Stone's for the food, but I'm bringing a litle flask of whiskey with me next time!

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