The Toad

4.5
243 reviews
£25 and under
British

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Sunday Lunch
The Toad restaurant in Colwyn Bay on the North Wales Coast is one of the finest food led establishments in the area.
High quality, British traditional homemade food with all produce locally sourced.
Quality wines, spirits & premium lagers
Table service throughout the pub with Stunning sea views of the Bay of Colwyn
Breathtaking sea views from the beautiful beer garden
Friendly, approachable & professional staff.
We have a Separate dining area, ideal for private functions.
Award winning pub for real ales

We look forward to seeing you soon,
What 243 People Are Saying
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ROSINA
Wales
5 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service such a lovely atmosphere very helpful staf especially lovely Sarah

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MarilynE
Wales
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Considering Covid regulations we thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Toad

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ROSINA
Wales
5 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent would recommend good 👍 good service brilliant

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Cheeckyc
Wales
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great location on sea front, only problem was a lot of steps to enter premises. Food nice and hot, service friendly

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JanC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere! Couldn’t have had a better evening.

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DianeL
Wales
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely tasty food served by very pleasant, helpful staff.

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CarolW
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Service was a little slow and crowded entrance area due to bar stool seating area

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RoyS
Wales
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food, excellent service, place very clean and orderly, but very cold. Asked for the heating to be switched on but took some time to reach comfortable temperature.

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ChrisO
Wales
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, prompt service, great food and drink.

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HenryC
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Lovely old pub in a great setting, excellent food (we had the roast lamb) & ample portions. Could've done with a bit more buzz but hard to create an atmosphere with reduced seating at the moment I guess, so more an observation than a criticism.

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johne
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Most of these restaurants serve the same food these days,this was very nice,not quite as hot as we would prefer and yorkshire puddings inedible,they are not meant to be cooked to a crisp.We had the worst table upstairs in a corner looking at a wall.
We have ate out more during the pandemic to help out local businesses but my cooking is better than this,just saves the washing up.I would go back when we can but would not accept that particular table.Would still recomend though.

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Davidb
Wales
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent , cod Kiev best meal I have had out in a long time .

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JulieG
Wales
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Firstly, pleased to get a table at such short notice, lovely welcome and excellent food. Service with a smile (I think.... behind the masks 😊) Prefer to have sat in the lower area, but as I've said it was a late booking and nobody else in our area 5 minutes after we arrived. Would definitely book again, thank you

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ALD74
Wales
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Lovely food, setting and staff but the portions of squid and main stir fry were very small.

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RobertJ
Wales
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Had difficulty cutting through Ciabatta's and meat was a bit tuff

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KevinB
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We have dined here the last 2 Fridays, had the Salmon first time, this week we had the cod, and the chef has cooked the fish to perfection each time.

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Hightower
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food and reasonable choice. Pricing is fair and staff friendly and attentive. My in laws would love this place but sadly it not suitable for disabled persons.

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SARAHB
Wales
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food and lots of choice even for vegetarians. Would definitely go back and try other things on the menu. We had a lovely evening as a family.

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Jill
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly and efficient service. Very tasy food, good portions and pleasant atmosphere. Going again this week!

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NormanW
Wales
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Living locally I visited The Toad again having visited it previously.My cousin and a friend who came to see me had been before and were looking forward to visiting again.They were not disappointed.The food service and staff were first class.
Definately will visit again when friends visit me.

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EdwardW
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience2

Was shocked when adding my tip to the bill ,I was asked if I wanted to increase it

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OpenTable Diner
Wales
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Superb food and attentive (but not pushy) staff. This place is an absolute gem. Reccommend the Welsh Black Rump Steak, its fabulous.

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OpenTable Diner
Wales
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly staff, prompt service, good guiltily food, and non intrusive.

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PaulH
Wales
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I was with my disabled sister in law, the staff really couldn’t have done more. Food great as always.

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PamH
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent quality lunch today.
Reasonable price too.
Will return

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HelenC
Wales
5 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed a lovely birthday meal with my husband and two friends. The menu choices were great, as was the service.
Meals were all enjoyed with relish, and I would heartily recommend The Toad to anyone.

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SophieH
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food and service were great however, they had ran out if prosecco which unfortunately meant none of the table could have cocktails, which is what we were looking forward to. Also, we were told that they had none of the wines on their wine list and were told instead that there wine was of similar region and percentage. I would suggest updating their wine list or having a chalk board of their actual wines instead. Also, restock prosecco especially for busy periods such as Friday and Saturday evenings.

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SamC
Wales
3 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good choice on the menu, fast and friendly service. Food was lovely. Great location.

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scarylady
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a table in the window with a beautiful view of the sea. The pub is old and a little shabby, but in a charming way. It's very clean. The service was beyond excellent. I had put on my booking form that one of the party was allergic to dairy, and as soon as we were seated the server assured us that she'd discussed it with the chef and he was happy to adjust anything on the menu to suit. My friend was delighted not to be limited in her choices for once. The rest of us made a few minor adjustments to our choices - changes of vegetables, the addition of gravy etc, and there were no issues with it at all. The food was good. I've had better, crisper fish and chips, but it was perfectly nice. It's a great place to eat after a walk on the promenade: friendly, helpful and solidly reliable on food.

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SueT
Wales
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful roast beef & Yorkshire pudding. Beef was melt in the mouth. Staff very friendly and attentive. Will be going again!

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MichaelL
Wales
5 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovley place to have a meal and great staff. Would recommend

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JanetH
Wales
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Sunday roast was gorgeous - all piping hot & plenty of it. Very good value. The staff were all very good too, pleasant & friendly. Would definitely recommend

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LisaB
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely 2 course Sunday lunch. Food and service was outstanding. Will definitely be going back .

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NeilR
Wales
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food. I had black beef, roasted. It was a perfect rose pink. It came with pea shoots and parsnip chips, delicious red cabbage and veg. Delicious! And very reasonably priced.
My only issue was accessibility, as the dining room is up stairs, then the toilet is down stairs. You couldn't do it in a wheelchair and it's a real challenge if you're elderly.

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JoyceJ
Wales
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We've been to The Toad twice now and will certainly go again. Very pleased with the food and service. Nothing was too much trouble. Food is of a high standard and I'm fussy. You should know that there are a lot of stairs to the restaurant.

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MarieL
Wales
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Most enjoyable lunch, friendly helpful efficient staff. Food tasty, well presented, generous portion. Looking forward to my next visit.

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AnnW
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

After having had the roast beef dinner on a previous occasion which was great I was very disappointed with the roast turkey dinner. The meat and roast potatoes had obviously been reheated as had the somewhat gelatinous gravy. Had I not been with friends I would have made a fuss but didn't want to spoil or evening out. The first and third courses were fab. So although I'd recommend the Toad to a friend I'd tell them not to bother with the turkey!!

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NicolaC
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Literally our favourite place to eat out. Fab food and fab staff.

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SusanA
Wales
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very good food and drink. Warm and welcoming. Friendly, efficient staff. Thoroughly recommended.

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BarbaraC
Wales
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food in warm comfortable surroundings

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The Toad is rated 4.5 stars by 243 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.