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“A favorite every year”

The Black Sheep Pub & Restaurant
Ranked #42 of 166 Restaurants in Ashland
Price range: US$10 - US$25
Cuisines: Gastropub
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Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner
Description: The Rogue Valley’s own British Public House brimming with eclectic fayre, libation, patrons and conversation.
Reviewed 27 June 2012

If you enjoy pub food and football (soccer) on the TV, this is your place. This is your place for Fish and Chips, Bangers and Mash, and a superb Rarebit, not to mention Spotted Dick or Trifle, and all the fitting beers or British special drinks, like Shandy. It is worth the climb up the stairs for a taste of the isles.

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Reviewed 27 June 2012

Our annual visit to Ashland usually starts with a 6pm dinner at Black Sheep the evening of our first play. This place really needs three separate reviews, first as a Pub, second as a restaurant and third as a sports bar. It has all 3 faces! Im just doing the pub and restaurant.

The pub with plain pub fair is very very good. Ie scotch eggs, black & tans, Snake Bite, lots of British mixed beer drinks, hard cider drinks, etc. Most all of the pub food is quite good.

The setting is in the second floor of one of the buildings in the main plaza near the festival. You have to look up to see the big sign! If you don't know where to look, you will miss it. The only thing you can see from the outside is a set of red doors, and some relatively inconspicuous signs.

When you open the door there is a 25 foot staircase you need to climb- not for the handicapped, or un-fleet of foot.

Remember this stair case in case you decide to drink a bit too much - there are no air brakes on the way down!

So the pub fare is good, its got a nice set of tables and bar arrangement- all in all very pleasant. This is a good place for family outings- all ages up until formal drinking time in the evening.

The restaurant seems a bit more spotty. ( haha serving spotted dick for dessert notwithstanding). Most of the dishes are good or above average. SOme of the dishes used to be great and are now lack luster ( ie fish pie). Some of the dishes are outstanding ( fish and chips - sometimes using salmon) and some are dreadful - I had wild boar for a change ( what was I thinking) I came out dry and listless with some kind of sweetish, teriyaki-ish ( yah i know) vegetable concoction. The same vegetable concoction they served with the grilled szechwan tofu.

Their breads are quite good. The list of items from "smackerels" are good, it is only when you get into their menu section "specialties of the house" that they sometimes miss the mark badly. Not often enough to shun the place, but often enough so that we mostly order from the main pub menu! Nice pub ambience except for the high ceilings and no smoke- hah. It deserves a few visits to soak up some of the fun of the place.

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Thank Mithra
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Reviewed 23 June 2012

The atmosphere is fun and clever. I love the entry with old traditional doors and then up the grand carpeted stairs. Once I reach the top I can hardly wait to taste that first sip of Guiness or one of the many blends like a Half and Half or a Poor Mans Black Velvet.

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Thank january24_s
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Reviewed 11 June 2012

We've been to Black Sheep many times. The food is always good and they serve the full menu which is nice if you don't make it to dinner before your play, all the other places in town only have a bar menu after about 9. They also offer board games to play. Black Sheep is our go to restaurant. Good for a dinner then a slow drink and games. Just a nice place to wind down. There are stairs going in.

Thank AnamikaRaks
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Reviewed 1 June 2012

We like this place but my rating is only average because the food is lackluster. We've tried several menu items but the only dish worth repeating is the Fish n' Chips. I can't testify to their authenticity but they go very well with a pint o Guinness.

We visit frequently to enjoy the Sunday afternoon Celtic Jam. Black Sheep has an appealing atmosphere with a very high ceiling, English pub decor, darts, a huge fireplace in the corner and only one television (bless you). The wait staff is rather slow at times but always friendly and accommodating.

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Thank lostinoregon
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