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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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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is truly a local hangout. It appears to be mostly regulars, and many of those are caddies. There are a few students that stop by for a quick drink, and lots of smokers that partake on the small patio in front. The pub is on the small size, but the bar is packed with hundreds of whiskeys. This is... More 

Thank Ann L
St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best toasties in town. Very tasty and great value. Service excellent and good range of drinks especially the huge number of different whiskies and gin

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Bathgate, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Terrific tasty toasted sandwiches. Warm friendly atmosphere. Efficient and welcoming staff. Highly recommend .

Thank marilyn j
Kingsbarns, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A friendly old style pub. Limited real ale options but we'll priced. Loos could be better, though only been in gents.

Thank barthok1225
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

A lot has changed since I was last here. Has an impessive whisky selection. Still serves a great pint of Mc Ewans 80 or Guiness'

Thank Allan A
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Amazing place that was recommended by the taxi driver. So glad he did; fantastic little bar and even more fantastic staff. Tell them what you like and they give you a selection of tasters to try from before selecting your drink. Brilliant recommendation!

Thank Sarah M
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Local's bar where the lovely barmaid let us taste loads of local gins and the locals chatted away to us. Thanks to all of them!

Thank Allen M
Duluth, Minnesota
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256 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

They advertise 150+ whiskies. The staff is knowledgeable about recommending which you should try, and when you're unsure, they will give a taste from a few different candidates. I liked the place and was there 2 nights to try a lot of different scotches from different areas of Scotland.

Thank JWK1969
Ebeltoft, Denmark
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

And relaxed atmosphere. Good place to grap a pint of beer. Old golf shoes with plants in, funny and original idea.

Thank Carsten B J
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

friendly place and the drinks are a great value . darts cards or just meeting the locals its a must stop

Thank Bill H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?