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Blue Toad Hard Cider

9278 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Afton, VA 22920-3183
+1 434-996-6992
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Overview
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good30%
  • Average24%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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“rockfish” (4 reviews)
“pineapple” (2 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
American, Pub
PRICE
$$ - $$$
DETAILS
9278 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Afton, VA 22920-3183
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

Delightful change from a winery! Delicious ciders to drink in a lovely setting! Had the good fortune of meeting the owner while we were there as well! Took cider home to enjoy later and will be looking for Blue Toad Hard Cider back home in...More

Thank Lori P
Reviewed 3 April 2017

I was really excited to visit Blue Toad because I love hard cider, but I was super disappointed. There was a decent variety, but I really didn't enjoy them.

Thank nataliemey1988
Reviewed 15 February 2017

A great combination. Very nice casual atmosphere. Service was pretty slow on a Saturday afternoon. But the monster stuffed Chicken Quesadilla was well prepared and very flavorful.

Thank passingthrough961
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Blue toad has a lot of cider choices. The service is rather slow, and the food is okay. This is not the place to plan to eat a meal on the 151 trail, but a good place to grab a cherry or harvest cider. Both...More

Thank Lori1694
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

We visited their location near Devils Backbone. I do apologize for the review I wrote a few months ago. I hit the wrong rating number which was low vs excellent which they are. Their prices are very reasonable and they have creative names for each...More

Thank Marci B
BeerLover76, Owner at Blue Toad Hard Cider, responded to this review

Thanks for the fix and your patronage! Hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

We visited on a rainy Sunday afternoon when it wasn't packed. Service was great, had a great convo. 10 ciders on tap so we did the flight. Meh. I prefer the carbonation at Bold Rock to the comparatively flat cider at Blue Toad. Blue Toad...More

Thank Dana S
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Did a tasting of various ciders. But loved their seasonal special aged in bourbon barrels. Pineapple cider was also really good. All local grown apples!

Thank Michelle J
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Stopped by on way to Massanutten to try something refreshingly different. We were really surprised of how great the tastings were and how large the pourings were--no need to order an extra drink at all; wish the wineries followed suit. Excellent ciders and plan on...More

Thank TarHeel071
Reviewed 11 November 2016

wide variety of ciders with exotic flavors. They pour great size pours, enough to not need to drink any more! We went to the old Wintergreen Winery location next to a river. It is a gorgeous property.

Thank tcamp0000
Reviewed 30 October 2016

We ended up here as a second choice when Blue Mountain was absolutely PACKED. We were able to be seated immediately and the pleasant server got our drinks and orders quickly. They had music outside and it was good. It did take a while for...More

Thank Sue R
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Restaurant Details

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Cuisine
American, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9278 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Afton, VA 22920-3183 (Formerly D'Ambola)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Afton
  • Phone Number: +1 434-996-6992
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Description
Old-school values, new-world sensibilities.
Born in a barn, Blue Toad Cider honors the tradition and legacy of America’s first preferred beverage by brewing an all-natural and eminently drinkable hard cider using locally grown apples in Western New York and apples grown in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Rather than solely using European-style tart and bitter apples, Blue Toad Hard Cider uses a cider blend of three to four different apple varieties (replete with natural seasonal variation) grown in areas near Rochester, New York and Tyro, Virginia. Our production takes place at our cideries located in the Genesee Regional Market in Rochester, New York and at the base of Wintergreen Resort in Roseland, Virginia. We believe our cider is different – more authentic, more drinkable, more responsibly produced, more of an experience – than the more mass-produced ciders that may use imported concentrates. We hope you’ll treat yourself to a bottle, can or glass of our hard cider soon to savor that difference. We think you’ll be back for another.