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The Keys Bar

87 Market Street, St. Andrews KY16 9NX, Scotland
KY16 9NX
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good22%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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87 Market Street, St. Andrews KY16 9NX, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited St. Andrews for a bucket list golf trip. Did my research and put the Keys on our list. Definatley a locals pub, mostly caddies and the like which was fine. Tiny place, cool history and fairly friendly. Highlight of the evening was watching...More

Thank YanniFoundaki
Reviewed August 17, 2018

Fantastic range of gins. I had Eden mill love gin, scoop of berries with tonic in a huge glass and it was amazing. Prices very reasonable. Staff very friendly. Great traditional bar. People obviously love it and are regulars. Well worth a visit.

Thank MrsMushroom
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

If you to sample a fine variety of whiskey, this is the place to go. Great prices for flights and a wonderful, friendly place to gather. You will be well served to visit and have a pint or a dram!

Thank Destination796418
Reviewed August 8, 2018

We also were sent here by "the locals" and they were spot on. Everyone was super friendly. Unbelievable selection of Whiskeys. Because we were on a quest to sample as many scotches as we could on our week long trip we asked the bartender to...More

Thank John S
Reviewed July 31, 2018

We were sent to this bar by the proprietor of the bottle shop we had been using. Sign out front said it was the Best Whisky Bar in Scotland for 2017. Good first sign. It was comfortably crowded. Good second sign. Dog friendly-third sign. Golf...More

1  Thank Richard8878
Reviewed July 24, 2018

A friendly bar with a very welcoming atmosphere all due to the staff and Claire who runs it.Always busy and very reasonably priced. If you are looking for a drink in St Andrews a must visit.

Thank Tom D
Reviewed June 24, 2018

Been a 'tourist' drinker for in excess of 20years and it just ticks all the boxes. From locals, to passing golfers, caravanners, it just has a great pub atmosphere, and ALL the girls behind the bar are knowledgable about the massive whisky menu they carry,...More

1  Thank Francesca121
Reviewed June 19, 2018

We traveled to St. Andrews for a few rounds of golf after spending two weeks traveling around the country, from the Highlands to Edinburgh.This was my favorite pub in the country and home to the best bartender (Skye) in all of Scotland. Skye was knowledgeable...More

Thank JPW60763
Reviewed June 18, 2018

The Keys Bar is a typically old traditional Scottish pub. Very well stocked ! Also usually very busy.

Thank Mary S
Reviewed June 17, 2018

Fantastic range of whiskey and gin. The staff are very knowledgable and helpful and are happy to take time to recommend gin/whiskey based on your preferences. Dog friendly too .

Thank Linda H
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July 26, 2016|
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Response from lm583 | Reviewed this property |
unfortunately Scottish Law says that children under 14 are not allowed into the bar. there are bars in town that have a kids licence though. the bar does have a seating area outside that is technically a public pavement... More
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Restaurant Details

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Bar, Pub
Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Bar scene
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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