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277 Alexander St, Ste 112, Rochester, NY 14607-1943
585-232-2626
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Ranked #70 of 1,112 Restaurants in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Cuisines: British, Pub
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Rochester, New York
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

It's a nice idea. Bring the UK to Rochester. The staff are all working on college credit in the service industry and very willing to talk about home. Even the bar itself was imported from England. The food is authentic with Shepard's pie and Yorkshire Pudding. They even have several vegetarian options. Their beer menu is a book and ranges... More 

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Old Warden, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

A great idea for a British themed pub. The beer however was not kept in good condition, I had Fullers London Pride and it was fairly flat. The meals showed promise, a nice range of starters and mains. Again on delivery they were Ok but not really more. I was disappointed.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Traditional English style pub with authentic frontage and fixtures and fittings shipped in from a pub in England. Great pub for fans of real ale with tons of choice.

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Ovid, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Great atmosphere and Englsh food and beers. The Yorkshire Pudding dinner was real comfort food. You would not have known you were in Rochester, NY.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Great atmosphere! 10/10 on decor and atmosphere. Excellent drink and bar list; the food was underwhelming. Out of five at our table, nobody enjoyed their food. Overcooked beef and puddings, soggy salad, and fish was not crispy; fries cold. That said, trivia night is fantastic, drinks are second to none, service was great, and as stated earlier, the restaurant oozes... More 

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We did not eat here but thoroughly enjoyed a very pleasant evening with both good staff and a good crowd of people - the main difference between this and an English/London pub was the number of other customers we chatted with in the Old Toad! The food looked nice but we had already ate but the lengthy list of beers... More 

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San Antonio
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

If you are in the mood for beer and a cozy pub atmosphere this is a good place to check out. I heard from a local that the food is really good as well. It seemed to be a 20-30-something crowd, though exclusively so. There are lots of places to sit close so you can actually hear one another.

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Toronto, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

When we went, there were notices on each of the tables indicating that summer students from the UK were on internship to learn about how a small business is run and to be aware that the service may be a little rough as a result. But, actually, we were pleased with our service, give a take a few glitches, and... More 

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virginia, usa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I've never been to England, so I can't really judge its authenticity, but we got a genuine English server, from Devon, with a charming accent. And the food was fresh, varied, and original. There were three of us, and we had fish and chips, "arrogant bangers" (vegetarian sausages), and a risotto. All very tasty. Beers for two, glass of wine... More 

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Rochester, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I have had a lot of fish fries. Rochester has many places that have fish fries, although one usually has to wait til Friday to get one. Not here, no sir-eeee. Thank you, Lord. Phenomenal. Just awesome. Cream of the crop. The fries were double fried and homemade. The fish was hand battered and made in house. Amazing. I can't... More 

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Additional Information about The Old Toad

Address: 277 Alexander St, Ste 112, Rochester, NY 14607-1943
Phone Number: 585-232-2626
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: British, Pub

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