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“Faultless!!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Staghead Inn

Staghead Inn
1 Cupar Road | Largoward - Near St Andrews, Leven, Levenmouth KY9 1HX, Scotland
+44 (0)1334 840 205
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Ranked #9 of 27 Restaurants in Leven
Price range: $3 - $23
Cuisines: Italian, Fish & Chips, Sandwiches, Pub, Family Fare, Pasta, Tea Room, Soups, Scottish
Description: Built in 1610 as a coaching inn and still retaining some of the original features. A family friendly pub, where meals are served and a large selection of beverages are available. The other side of the pub offers a lounge bar area, a cosy snug and a dining room in which we can hold sit down meals for up to 40 people and large functions for up to 100 people. Lunches are available from 12pm till 5pm Wednesdays to Sundays & dinners are served from 5pm till 9pm, Wednesday to Sunday. The food served is good home-cooked food, where all the produce is sourced from local suppliers and cooked fresh on premises. Saturdays & Sundays, come and enjoy a leisurely afternoon tea, with Home-Made scones, a selection of fine teas, freshly made sandwiches and a choice of tasty cakes. We are only 10 minutes from St Andrews, 15 minutes from Leven & not far from all the coastal villages.
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Description: Built in 1610 as a coaching inn and still retaining some of the original features. A family friendly pub, where meals are served and a large selection of beverages are available. The other side of the pub offers a lounge bar area, a cosy snug and a dining room in which we can hold sit down meals for up to 40 people and large functions for up to 100 people. Lunches are available from 12pm till 5pm Wednesdays to Sundays & dinners are served from 5pm till 9pm, Wednesday to Sunday. The food served is good home-cooked food, where all the produce is sourced from local suppliers and cooked fresh on premises. Saturdays & Sundays, come and enjoy a leisurely afternoon tea, with Home-Made scones, a selection of fine teas, freshly made sandwiches and a choice of tasty cakes. We are only 10 minutes from St Andrews, 15 minutes from Leven & not far from all the coastal villages.
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“Faultless!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We were staying about a mile along the road at The Inn at Lathones. Fortunately for them The Inn lost out to the Stag due to their excessive wine pricing policy. The Staghead doesn`t look much from the outside, and the frosted windows don`t give much away. I am so glad I took the time to go in to investigate further and ask the pleasant gent behind the bar to see the menu. There is nothing remarkable about the menu except the prices. Usual pub fayre but not cashing in on the tourist trap market. All mains under £9 apart from the steak which was only around £15 with all the trimmings. Instead what they offer is good home cooked food at and exceptional price. We had read previous reviews saying that portions were large so we ordered a bruschetta to share. The bread was toasted to perfection not to hard with sweet piccollo tomatoes dressed in garlic oil and basil. I am salivating whilst typing thinking of how tasty they were. My wife went for the locally landed haddock and I went for the chicken breast done in brandy cream and mushroom. Both portions were huge and I am so glad we only shared a starter. We had 1 starter, 2 mains, 1 side, 2 pints and 2 wines and only came to around £36. The patron came to our table and gave us 10% off our next visit. I`m sorry mr patron we will pay full price. You deserve it! Nothing was a problem for them either, was too quiet when we went in so we asked for some background music which we got. Also our server, never got her name was very friendly but not overbearing. If you are in the area try this old coach house out! I can`t wait to again.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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“Locally sourced food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

My wife and I were fortunate to have lunch here today. We decided to stop here due to their informative website, which stated that they locally source their main ingredients. Our expectations were of a typical inn serving good food at at a low price.

First impressions....typical inn from the outside, car park was in need of fresh gravel. Inside you enter into a pleasant enough looking bar. The decoration is dated, but there were some nice antiques around the room, and some pictures of the old course. Unfortunately the restaurant was very quiet. We were told during the meal that the inn had been on the go for about 400 years.

Meet and greet....was fine, we were welcomed by the gentleman behind the bar, and asked if we would like to eat in the bar, restaurant or "the snug". We opted for the snug which was a cosy little room with a few tables for two, a fireplace and a sofa.our menus were presented, and drinks order taken. Welcoming and effective start.

Menu...typical pub fayre, but with an italian slant. Starters included breaded garlic mushrooms, soup, and a tomato and garlic bruschetta. For mains you could have st monans haddock, fillet of hot smoked salmon from the nearby smokehouse in st monans, steak, and various pasta dishes. A kids menu is also available. We chose the bruschetta to start followed by haddock and chips, and a very local (just up the road) venison burger.

Service....as expected, good turnover of food, friendly staff, only slight mistake, was that we asked for a large glass of wine, but were given a small one instead.

Food..., lovely. The bruschetta was absolutely delicious, and incredibly juicy. The mains were also really good, with a juicy venison burger, and ultra crispy battered haddock. The chips were also a highlight. Portion sizes are on the large size.

Value.....was very good, with one starter, 2 mains, 2 glasses of wine and a lager for £28

Overall....we would want to return, and recommend to anyone wanting some good locally sourced food. Worth the trip away from busy st andrews.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Perfect for family dining.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

I enjoyed very good food served in a great family environment. This family run restaurant made us feel very welcome. We ate in the lounge where Alex 'the proprietor' gave our kids toys to play with and dougie 'our dog' a small bone.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Nice country pub, great food, friendly service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

We stopped off on the way back from st andrews. The atmosphere and staff were both welcoming, and the food was pretty good. Main course was tasty, deserts not amazing but ok. Only gripe was we had a dog so had to stay in the bar area, even though there was a labrador running around the restaurant area. Also no water was offered for our dog. On the whole a very decent place for a quick bite with room for improvement.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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alexander r, Owner at Staghead Inn, responded to this review, October 23, 2012
Dear Sir,
I am glad you enjoyed your visit to The Staghead Inn & enjoyed our food but I am a little upset about the comment on the dogs. The area you said the Labrador was in is not the restaurant but the lounge area where you would have been more than welcome to bring your dog and there is also a large bowl of water for dogs along with a bag of tasty treats, the resaurant is at the far end of the property (which the Labrador has never been in). I used to have dog bowls in the bar area but they where constantly kicked over so thought it would be better leaving them in the lounge, I am always willing to get a dog water if the owner requests it. If you visit us again please try out the lounge area.

Best Wishes
Alex.
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“great find and dog friendly”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2012

Warm hospitality and very nice home cooked food at very reasonable prices. We ordered a fish, a steak,a chicken and an itallian meal. All thoroughly enjoyed our choices. Will be back for sure. Give it a try you won't be disappointed not far from Kilconquhar Castle.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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