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The Keys Bar

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87 Market Street, St. Andrews KY16 9NX, Scotland
KY16 9NX
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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Popped in for a quick beer when arriving at St Andrews the welcome was warm and friendly. We tried 3 beers before deciding on the St Andrews ale which was smooth and delicious. The girls behind the bar looked ready to do a coyote ugly, if you have not seen the film you should do, by the way that is... More 

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Southport, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing pub with friendly staff and the most amazing selection of whiskys I have ever seen in my life. This is a proper local with nice staff who have time for a chat. Lots of history on the walls and indeed local history books to read from the Bar. We found this to be the 2nd cheapest pub in St... More 

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Thank 80declan
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Keys is a good pub if you are looking to avoid student/younger people vibes in St A, plus it's right in the centre of town!

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Thank Kathryn W
Dundee, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic, welcoming, friendly pub. Staff friendly and very efficient. Toastie and beer of a chilly Saturday afternoon was just the job.

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Thank Lorraine W
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can find just about any whisky you can imagine; the selection is amazing. The staff was helpful, and the service quick. The prices vary but are clearly marked. It's a small space, but worth a visit if you are a whisky lover.

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Thank scoffintpt
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My pal took me here,been to St. Andrews often but a pleasant surprise when popped in to this friendly atmospheric not to large Pub.The service was brisk Staff always alert and vigilant and more st of all friendly,mainly an older generation when I was there but all age groups seemed to like the place.

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York, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came across this on our first evening and were attracted by the reference to the huge range of drinks. (It may only have mentioned whiskies and neither of us is a whisky drinker, but it attracted us nevertheless) Great atmosphere, friendly bar staff, good prices and extensive range of gins, including Love Gin, from the local distillery. We came back... More 

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Fabulous pub. The choice of drinks were great. However, the real stars were the staff, friendly personal, and very keen to recommend drinks.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Regularly visit St Andrews with our dog, she loves the beach. Wandered around town after and ended up in The Keys for a toastie and a pint! Gem of a place, couple of times we have been here now. It's a locals bar, great atmosphere, very friendly and the toasties are fab! Bar staff are so nice, they even bring... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Love the Keys Bar, only regret we found this place on our last night in St.Andrews. This the kind of place where locals come and go, they play cribagge or domino's. They will even give you a taste sample of any Whisky (Scotch) if you are not sure

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 87 Market Street, St. Andrews KY16 9NX, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Fife  >  St. Andrews
  • Phone Number: KY16 9NX
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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