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The Keys Bar

87 Market St, St. Andrews 01334 472414, Scotland
KY16 9NX
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Ranked #14 of 107 restaurants in St. Andrews
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English first
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We visited this pub as it won pub of the year in a Sunday paper competition. On entering, I probably expected more, decor wise. However after chatting with the staff, very friendly and taking in the warm atmosphere, I can see how this triumphed.

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Oslo, Norway
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is the bar in St. Andrews closest to my heart! It's not a tourist trap, but a bar for the locals (but very welcome to guests). We met some lovely caracters here and they had a great choice of Scottsh. If you want a tast of the reall Scottland, go here... We will be back.

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KeysBar, Owner at The Keys Bar, responded to this review

So glad you had a great time. Lovely customers such as yourself make our job a pleasure! We hope to see you again some time! More

Palo Alto, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

A wonderful locals bar owned by Clare, who epitomizes Scottish hospitality..one of the nicest person you will ever meet. We went multiple times and enjoyed it greatly. Their Scotch selection is awesome...:)

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KeysBar, Owner at The Keys Bar, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your comment, it really means such a lot to us! Hope to see you again! More

essex
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Quick stop off looking for a quick bite to eat. staff as friendly as you can get. Nothing too much trouble. Great Toastie & Beer with a selection of Single Malts to die for...Pay them a visit!!

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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89 reviews 89 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Just a brilliant small old fashioned pub that is frequented by the locals.Great assortment of draught beer and friendly service and atmosphere.Give it a visit.

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dundee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014 via mobile

Worked for a number of years in st andrews a lot of years ago and even poured pints for stewart and carol on occasion! Didnt know carol had passed away until yesterday but her warm mein host lovlieness lives on through her daughter & staff! Will b back soon

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

I visited the Keys with my wife, daughter and family dog on a wet Tuesday in November. It turned out to be a great choice. After a walk on the beach, we were cold, wet and miserable. First off, we were delighted to be told that our golden retriever was welcome. When I went to order my favourite malt whisky... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

We loved this pub as most other places in the area are chock full of students.this place is different.great beers,resonable prices,great atmosphere.we had a chat with a couple of caddies and there is always someone to have a chat to about golf.really enjoyed out evening in there. If you like old school pubs defo check it out.

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San Diego, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

We met the local cadies and had a great time talking to them about St Andrews golf course No complaints

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Abu Dhabi, UAE
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Claire is by far the friendliest and most passionate whisky lover I have ever met. First of all this place has a tremendous amount of different whiskies on hand. Second of all, if Claire sees that you are genuinely interested in the whisky and in this Scottish tradition, she is willing to let you taste each and every one of... More

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