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The Old Toad

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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277 Alexander St, Ste 112, Rochester, NY 14607-1920
+1 585-232-2626
11:30 - 02:00
Closed now
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Sun 17:00 - 02:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 02:00
Sat 12:00 - 02:00
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a darling little pub and restaurant serving authentic English food. I had the soup of the day, Manhattan Clam Chowder and Shepherd's Pie. Both were delicious. It was a busy night, so service was a little slower, but worth the wait for the food!

Thank Tess B
Geneseo, New York
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is very authentic and delicious. The wait staff is great and are from England so sound wonderful. Price is very reasonable and good beer selection I highly recommend

Thank lhouse1
Erie, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great pub near downtown Rochester. It actually has two sections - traditional pub area and dining area. Walls separate the two except for doorways between them. I had drinks (Fuller"s London Pride) and ate meat & cheese board at the bar. I actually felt I was back in Britain where I worked for a few month. Looking forward to going... More 

Thank Carl W
Greenwich, Connecticut
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432 reviews
341 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was second visit here and we love the beer selection. There is something for every taste and the bartenders help with samples and selection advice.

Thank Ron T
Jonesboro, Arkansas
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256 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

This place has a drink menu that is quite diverse and offers descriptions of each of their offerings. Prices aren't bad. Service was on point. Nice little stop with my newfound conference buddies before dinner!

Thank femaleboxer
Hammondsport, New York
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89 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We used to love this place. Great British food, real pub experience. It had been a couple of years since we had been there, but we stopped in Rochester on our way to the airport. The service was friendly, but they gave my husband the wrong beer. The fish and chips had great batter and good chips, but the fish... More 

Thank Julie H
Fairport, New York
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266 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Most authentic English pub in Rochester, even have English bartenders. Great selection of beers from Britain and authentic English food.

Thank Clarkvara
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

The beer cheddar soup was excellent. The Portabella mushroom was the best I've had in a while. Very quaint authentic bar. A little pricey for a beer, but I would go back there and recommend for lunch.

Thank Looorie
1 review
Reviewed 12 December 2016

I went in on a Thursday afternoon and I was initially worried as no one was in there. The small bald bloke from behind the bar was stood laughing with other bar staff when he could see that I was waiting. I had a pint of beer and you could tell the lines are rarely cleaned and glass was warm.... More 

Thank BEN T
Greenwich, Connecticut
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432 reviews
341 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

This is an authentic pub. Was told the staff is brought in annually to work here and saw group staff pictures on the wall going back for years. Beer selection was huge. We did not eat here but everything smelled great that came out of the kitchen. Loved sitting at the bar.

1 Thank Ron T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 277 Alexander St, Ste 112, Rochester, NY 14607-1920
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 585-232-2626

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?