Betty Nicols Bar and Bistro

Betty Nicols Bar and Bistro

Betty Nicols Bar and Bistro
4.5
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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A traditional Victorian Bar dating back to 1741, retaining period features. Serving a wide range of premium spirits, including 40 malt whiskies, with 60 gins and great choice of rums and vodkas. We have a large selection of Tall Horse South African wines, served by the glass or bottle. We are in CAMRA Good Beer guide and always have Jarl on tap plus at least one other Guest Real Ale on tap. A choice of 9 loose leaf teas as well as a full selection of coffees. Food is served from noon until 3pm Monday to Saturday, with the Bistro available for private hire for meetings and events. Bistro hire is free, we offer buffets for up to 35 people seated, which are available from £6.95 per person. Included with any selected food option is room dressing in you choice and colour and bespoke music playlist to your choice. Afternoon Teas served between 3pm and 4pm daily, which must be booked at least 24 hours in advance. Fortnightly quiz nights, plus Rock and Roll Bingo.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Andy S
2 contributions
Jan 2020
We were in the area, and a friend arranged a (slightly early) Burns Night at the establishment. We were given a quaint and well appointed function room at the back of the establishment (seats 36 - we were only 7), It was cosy and warm. The staff were great - they fed us to within an inch of our lives with 3 great food of beaut soup,fab haggis+ neeps & tatties, an epic cheese board (all scottish cheeses). The lady serving was polite, engaging and "managed us" with a light touch ensuring our glasses were never empty and all needs were covered. I didnt need to venture to the bar, but at a glance it was well stocked and the bar area has some beautiful original features. If i lived in the area this would be my local without a doubt - i could recommend for a pint or if a group of you want somewhere to dine (NB it wasnt expensive).
Written January 18, 2020
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Iain A
Kirkcaldy, UK608 contributions
Dec 2022
First visit for many years to this traditional style pub in Kirkcaldy High Street. It was busy when we visited, late on a Friday afternoon, but the service was good, the drinks were reasonably priced, the bar was cosy and there was a friendly atmosphere. Won’t leave it so long to return.
Written December 18, 2022
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Ali K
1 contribution
Jun 2021 • Couples
We had a great Saturday evening eating and drinking here. The food is deliciously home made with the best chocolate fudge cake ever and made by one of the lovely and friendly bar staff. A warm welcome and relaxed atmosphere make this a lovely place to relax and enjoy fab food and quality drinks. Thanks to the great staff for making g this a lovely night out.
Written June 12, 2021
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Norrie B
1 contribution
Jul 2021
Enjoyed afternoon tea in Betty Nicols yesterday. The staff were very welcoming and attentive during our visit. The afternoon tea was delightfully displayed on tiered platters. Staff explained what everything was.
The food was simply delightful, very plentiful so much so that we took two doggy bags home !.
A very pleasant way to spend a Saturday afternoon and to entertain my elderly mother who had a ball.
Written July 25, 2021
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Barry D
2 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
Visited Kirkcaldy for our puppy's first visit to a beach and called in for some lunch. It's dog friendly and the staff were brilliant and friendly, even when our puppy had a couple of accidents when she got a little over excited. The food was excellent and reasonably priced. We'll definitely visit again if we're out that way and can't recommend it highly enough.
Written August 14, 2022
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caledonianbear
North Berwick, UK22 contributions
Feb 2022
Called in there for lunch a few days ago. Really nice pub with quirky decor and great staff. Comprehensive menu and the best chips I have tasted in a long time. Will certainly go bacl.
Written February 25, 2022
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Gmc91
14 contributions
Sep 2017 • Friends
Such a let down. Went with couple friends. Planed to spend evening but bar man made this too uncomfortable. Short man with glasses. When buying bottle of wine he was rude. He was there for local, catered to them and was just blank and rude to anyone else. No wonder this place had name of being for locals and nobody else. 😕He made approaching bar too uncomfortable so when elsewhere,shame because we were comfy. Owner so nice. Review who employing, grow man acts like teenager. Pub too classy for that
Written September 13, 2017
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norriebee
Kirkcaldy, UK19 contributions
Feb 2017 • Family
Took our mother who is in her late80's here for afternoon tea to celebrate her birthday.
The attention to detail from John Nan and their staff was excellent.
The food was simply to die for.everyone present and there were 23 of us thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
This is a hidden gen,Afternoon Tea at Betty's is a must on anyone's wish list
Written February 19, 2017
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paul n liz e
Kirkcaldy, UK217 contributions
Jan 2015 • Friends
We don't go here very often and don't think we will be back. On our last ATTEMPTED visit - 3 of us on an afternoon - I went to get cash, the other 2 went in - had a look about and a member of staff asked if they could help - our 2 said they would go to the loo - staff advised that toilets were for customers only and therefore they couldn't use them - my 2 friends were astounded - obviously they left - cutomer welcome I don't think so!
Written April 15, 2015
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Alex L
Kirkcaldy, UK37 contributions
Aug 2015 • Friends
It's all change as new owners have just taken over.Plans are afoot to make some changes with Wine nights on the cards.I was here last Friday 21st August.at a night out and really enjoyed the experience.Staff are friendly and efficient.Food was Buffet Style as there were a large number at the night out and was excellent.It was tasty and included Prawn cocktail,savoury sausage rolls and pakoras.Fab.The new owners have started well and I will be back.
Written August 29, 2015
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Thank you on behalf of the team at Betty Nicols for your comments. Positive comments are what make its all worthwhile Thank you. Kind Regards
Written September 26, 2015
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Betty Nicols Bar and Bistro (Kirkcaldy) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go

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Betty Nicols Bar and Bistro is open:
  • Sun - Sun 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Mon - Mon 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Tue - Wed 12:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Thu - Thu 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Fri - Fri 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
  • Sat - Sat 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM