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87 Market St, St. Andrews 01334 472414, Scotland
KY16 9NX
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Ranked #6 of 107 Restaurants in St. Andrews
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Dining options: Late Night
Description: We have just been to an award ceremony picking up the best pub in Scotland 2014. We are truly honoured to have great customers who put us forward. We have been trading since 1979 in the centre of st.Andrews. We are a very friendly, family run local bar that strives to make all our customers happy at all times. We are very passionate on malt whiskies with over 100 malt whiskies at any time, with new ones coming in all the time.
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English first
Skelmorlie, Scotland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Small, cosy, friendly, great grub, wonderful service. And not a student or golfer in sight - just locals! Heaven ...

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

What a small family run Bar should be, great owners, great staff, who care about you. This has been my husbands local for years and now has second generation family at the helm. Superb!

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Glasgow
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49 reviews 49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Very reasonable prices with an excellent choice of spirits. Do not expect anything fancy but the service and welcome from the staff are first class. The pub is very basic and the toilets could be a lot better. That said I it would not stop me going back if I was in St Andrews again and would recommend the pub... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

£2.50 for one of the best ham & cheese toasties I've eaten in a long time and drinks at very reasonable proces. Warm & welcoming it was full of friendly locals. The only downside was the toilets which were pretty bad. Had they been cleaner and more recently decorated I'd have given 5 stars

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40 reviews 40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Carol the owner who looks far too young to b so knowledgable greeted us with buckets of enthusiasm. I wanted a gin and tonic. 3 samples of gin and two samples of whiskey later I plumped for the Strathearn. Trev is drinking the Kilchoman. Come to this gem in St. Andrews. They sell soup, toasties and nibbles. We didn't indulge.... More 

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

By far the friendliest staff in St. Andrews, creates such a great atmosphere. Locals, golfers, and students abound in a very relaxed context. The whiskey selection is astoundingly large and very reasonable. One of the cheapest pints in town as well. Hot, delicious and simple food also on offer. Don't think twice about heading on into the keys over any... More 

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Scotland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

After looking at the very high prices in Saint Andrews for a bar lunch, we came across this place. The prices were reasonable for both food and drink They serve delicious toasties with crisps for less than £3. The drinks prices were good also. There was great atmosphere about the place, and the staff were very friendly. Would definitely return... More 

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78 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Spent a week in St Andrews in July and visited the keys bar 3 times. every time the staff were friendly, welcoming and efficient. great place to people watch from the terrace outside. met quite a few nice welcoming locals who made me fall in love with the place, we could happily live there and make the keys bar our... More 

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Tranent, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 via mobile

spent a great night here recently sampling the rums and great selection of vodkas. The toasties were great as well and the drinks prices at least half of that of the hotels on the front (you know who you are). Claire and the rest of the staff were very friendly, helpful and always willing to let you try before you... More 

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Scotland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We live locally and have visited the bar in all seasons. Always good value, with prices more than reasonable - and prominently displayed. Good staff, good atmosphere, lovely toasties, great selection of beers etc. It's right in the heart of the town with an outside area to survey the world and his wife (or bidie-in). Quality!

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Address: 87 Market St, St. Andrews 01334 472414, Scotland
Phone Number: KY16 9NX
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