The Blue Toad Opens Inside Pub

Photos By Yvette Stafford : ©2011 : Blue Toad owner Todd Rath chats it up with a couple of customers this past weekend as he opened the inside of the pub. An official ribbon cutting will be held this coming Saturday 10.15.11 at 11AM.

Nelson County, VA

After months of renovation and preparation The Blue Toad opened its indoor portion of the pub to customers this past Saturday. The deck and outdoor seating has been available for several weeks since opening back in July. But, the inside was undergoing a major transformation.

The Blue Toad now sports a new bar and large flat panel televisions.

For patrons who may remember the original D’Ambola’s Restaurant, you will be completely surprised when walking inside. According to Toad’s Facebook wall,

“The beam you see them holding up with the big Excavator in the shot is what our Centerpiece of the Dining Area turned into. These beams were the main support beams for the Irish Catholic Church that the Irish Settlers built while building the 3 Tunnels through Afton Mountain around the 1850’s. When the Church was no longer used, a barn was built on the same foundation in 1930. All of that wood and metal is used all over the pub, tables, walls, you name it…”

Historic era beams were used in the remodel of The Blue Toad, now open 7 days a week.

Though the inside has been opened now for nearly a week, an official ribbon cutting ceremony will take place this Saturday at 11AM.

See you there!


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