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87 Market St, St. Andrews 01334 472414, Scotland
KY16 9NX
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Ranked #10 of 111 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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Peterhead.Scotland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Walking past and wife suggested to go in for a quick beer and glass of wine-.inspired choice.Lovely warm and professional welcome from lady behind bar(I believe her dad owns the bar).Terrific and genuine service.Nothing was too much bother for her.We had a few beers,couple of toasties and a few wines!! Lovely company either side of us and warmth also from... More 

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tour_contact
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69 reviews 69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Stopped in here while one a general wander around on a Saturday night as it had a sign saying it had been voted bar of the year. Even though it appears to be more of a "locals" bar what a great experience. A really strong Scotch selection (80 - 100) with the normals and ones that had been procured through... More 

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Patras, Greece
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I visited St Andrews at Christmas 2014. It is a lovely place to ride!I We were very lucky because everything was closed but there was a ''light at the end of the tunnel". The Keys bar, an open oasis (the only one) in the icy Christmas evening! People (employees and customers) were very friendly and we chatted with almost everyone... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

If your an Old Man looking for a local this is for you . Tumble weed blew by as we entered . Everyone was friendly enough ?? Had a quick drink and left ...was like a bar scene out of Star Wars . Each to their own and may suit many travellers .

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Very friendly and cosy environment. I ended up there out of pure luck and I was really amazed by the hospitality and the warmth of the stuff. I ordered the whiskey tasting pallet, which I recommend to every whiskey enthusiast, and along with the other friendly and open hearted customers I had one of my best nights out in Scotland!!!... More 

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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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
27 helpful votes 27 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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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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Address: 87 Market St, St. Andrews 01334 472414, Scotland
Phone Number: KY16 9NX
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