In the fall of 2010, the Blue Toad Pub opened its doors. The idea of making hard cider was still a few years off. The pub was purchased as a restaurant, and for several years served great food to local people in Afton, Virginia. Eventually, the restaurant sold and Blue Toad Hard Cider was starting to take shape. The aforementioned restaurant served as the perfect brand to continue on through cider, and in 2013, Blue Toad Hard Cider was started.
The restaurant that once held the name Blue Toad was then re-purchased by the Blue Toad clan, and reopened its doors as what it is today.
Blue Toad Hard Cider Pub is located on Route 151 in Afton, Virginia where there is a plethora of breweries, wineries, cideries and great restaurants. It’s known as a great place to escape to on weekends to nearby locals in Charlottesville in Richmond. There are bus tours that drive up and down the road, dropping off folks from place to place, trying all the local fare.
The pub has a full menu of food and also serves as a tasting room for our Hard Cider. It often hosts live music and even Cornhole Tournaments. We have an outside porch where you can watch the beautiful sunsets over the Blue Ridge Mountains and watch your kids play on the playground. We are set back off the busy road a bit, so the bustling sounds of cars is far off in the distance.
We’d love to have you stop by and try some great pub food and sample the cider. Check out our Facebook page for the next event. When you’re finished, be sure to take 151 down to our Cider Farm where you can see where Blue Toad Hard Cider is made.