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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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Sherman, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have frequented The Keys on our trips each of the last three years. The staff is outstanding - friendly and wonderful - they remember us year to year ... And always help celebrate our anniversary. Regulars are warm and welcoming - atmosphere is perfect Scottish pub. Outstanding selection of Scotch - cold beer - and an outside space. You... More 

Thank sherrylittle74
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We asked a few locals which pub we should go to and they all The Keys Pub. Great location and very welcoming. There is no doubt this is a locals pub whom appreciate the tourists. Highly recommend a stop here.

Thank Tim T
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great find and I think one of the cheepset bars we visited. The staff are lovely make everyone very welcome, great selection of whiskies.

Thank Jima578
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great little pub with a very large selection of scotch. The bartender was very helpful and gave us a great tasting experience.

Thank defreecec
Tayport, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a warm welcome, lovely toasties, great whisky selection, good measures and cosy surroundings. Its a small bar, no frills but nice staff.

Thank heather_suds
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

found the keys on a day trip to st andrews and was very pleased to have found it.. busy pub with a friendly atmosphere. good selection of malt whiskies with a malt of the month at a good price. food limited to toasties and sandwiches. tried and enjoyed toastie.

Thank xalo c
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely pub, good offers on house drinks, accessible, servers were very approachable and helpful, had a great time, family friendly but also good for a drink. Would definitely come back.

Thank John-Joe J
Bathgate, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for a quick coffee with the kids.We sat outside as the weather was nice.It is not a big place just a few chairs and tables outside.The coffee was hot and fresh with added condiments the waiting staff was friendly and polite and checked if we were happy with our drinks which sometimes never happens in a upmarket... More 

Thank galina175
Perth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

1St Class family friendly pub in heart of the old town of St.Andrews popped in for quick pint while down there the staff were just 5 Star and couldnt help enough will be back again when in the area

Thank chefgeorge88
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Fantastic wee pub. Cosy wee pub, friendly customers & staff. A visit to St Andrews is not complete without a few visits to The Keys. Highly recommended.

Thank Wendy R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Bar, Pub
Lunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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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