Pub History & Tales

The Rogue Valley’s own British Public House is brimming with eclectic fayre, free-flowing libation, felicitate patrons, storied history and stimulating conversation! Located behind the red doors on the Plaza in Ashland, Oregon, we boast a smashing view of the mountains for your dining pleasure. The Black Sheep offers traditional British recipes along with vegetarian and Pacific Northwest favorites for dinner and late night fayre. Our homemade cuisine is prepared fresh daily by our team of artisan cooks led by Chef Jones. We use only the finest and freshest, locally sourced, quality organic ingredients available to prepare your meal with love and care. We invite you to browse our assortment of events, reading material, enjoy a game of darts, pub puzzles, cards, chess, checkers, backgammon or Scrabble. Or maybe you’d rather relax and make a telephone call in the British phone box or engage in a lively conversation with a new found friend.

Behind The Red Doors

ESTABLISHED IN 1993

Housed in the historic International Order of Odd Fellows building (IOOF), which was built in 1879 in a hotly contested construction race with the masons at the end of the plaza. We clothes ourselves in history, mystery and a bit of fine art here and there. If you take a picture, be sure to share it with us on Facebook, Instagram and Google.

COMMUNITY IS ENCOURAGED

We are a public house, after all! We have games of chess, checkers, backgammon, Scrabble, playing cards, pub puzzles, Cards Against Humanity and more. For more high pursuits we offer an assortment of reading material, including a few British tabloids. And for those who wish to try a more physical endeavor, darts are available at the bar.

ALL AGES WELCOME

All ages welcome until 11pm. An 18% gratuity may be added to parties of 6 or more, and there is a $10 corkage/cake service fee. Cakes must be given to the kitchen prior to ordering so that it can be cut, plated and presented to your table during the dessert course. Note: we cannot serve cakes that have been previously nibbled on.

The British Telephone Box

Experience a British memory in Southern Oregon

This red monster weighs in at 121.43 Stones (1700 pounds) and originally serviced the public of Sheffield, England. It arrived in pieces and was carried, re-assembled, and lovingly restored by assorted staff members. Yes, it is very heavy. You may not have heard, but the British government has been removing these monuments of tradition from the streets of Britain and replacing them with boring, regular phone booths. An antique merchant informed me that most of the removed phone boxes have been sold to Americans and converted into showers. Crazy. Call us conventional; we installed a pay phone inside of ours. Now you can experience a British memory right here in Southern Oregon!

4.4

Google Review Average

3+

Weekly Events

29+

Years Serving Ashland

20+

Classic British Dishes

100K+

Pints Served

Serving Southern Oregon for over 29 years.

The International Order of Odd Fellows

Historical landmark building

The International Order of Odd Fellows is a fraternal order that originally built the historical landmark building which houses The Black Sheep. It seems that in 1879, racing with the Masons to see who could build a club house quicker, using huge river rocks for a foundation, old growth headers, and brick, the Odd Fellows finished first! Well haste makes waste as they say, and eventually the facades of both buildings began to peel away and needed reinforcement and repair. Again a sense of urgency was injected into the building. Once all was secure, the Odd Fellows gathered on Thursday nights, sang songs (I found some of the sheet music in the walls while renovating) and did whatever guys did for a kick back then when forests were old and thick. Over time, this grand space has welcomed many different people for many different purposes. What better history than that for The Black Sheep?

Our Pub Kitchen

The Black Sheep offers traditional British recipes along with vegetarian and Pacific Northwest favorites for dinner and late night fayre.

Our homemade cuisine is prepared fresh daily by our team of artisan cooks led by Chef James Jones. We use only the finest and freshest, locally sourced, quality organic ingredients available to prepare your meal with love and care.

CHEF
James Jones

My passion for cooking starts at breakfast with family & continues through closing
with my second family,
The Black Sheep.

15 YEARS IN HOSPITALITY

PUB PROPRIETRESS
Clarinda Merripen

Whether working for our community or talking
face-to-face at the bar,
it’s a true public house
“Where You Belong!”

15 years in hospitality

DAY MANAGER
Kevin Tracy​

People make a point to stop by because it’s their home-away-from-home. View, ambiance; in the heart of everything. See it all from upstairs!

30 years in hospitality

NIGHT MANAGER
Lorah Galati

Everyone turns into family here! It’s like a cozy living room… supportive, safe, and a good time. Come share a story, we’ll make you comfortable.

16 YEARS IN HOSPITALITY