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The Criterion

99 South Street, St. Andrews KY16 9QW, Scotland
+44 1334 474543
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pies” (45 reviews)
“chilli nachos” (3 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, International, Vegetarian Friendly
99 South Street, St. Andrews KY16 9QW, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Cri is one of our local pubs and whether you want to stop for a pot of tea and bacon roll mid morning, are looking for a bite of lunch (the Cri Pie is a must), or enjoying drinks in the evening with friends,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank spacefairy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Saw a window seat and popped in for a pint and coffee with my wife around Christmas. Although there was a full coffee Barista style coffee machine my wife spotted the mulled wine on offer. My pint was delicious and her mulled wine came with...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Tom E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I visit this pub every time we stay in St Andrews. It is a real old atmospheric pub selling good ale and food. The atmosphere is friendly and is well used by locals and visitors

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank grumpystickboy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really good traditional pub that is welcoming to visitors. Didn’t eat food but looked hearty. Really good and cheap drinks selection.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank GJ730
Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

Great little pub in the town centre. Good atmosphere and service. Only had a drink but food looked good. Nice traditional bar with comfy stools

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank N8699PYpeterw
Reviewed December 2, 2018 via mobile

Paid a visit to this traditional pub when recently visiting St Andews. It has booths in the front and tables in the back. Not a large pub but the staff were very welcoming. Hubby had the buffalo burger which came with chips and salad. It...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Camilla M
Reviewed November 26, 2018

Otherwise known as The Crit, this is a local gem of a pub. Be sure to go and have a pint or two of Belhaven Best, the Guiness of Scotland!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ubjafe
Reviewed November 17, 2018

Always the first place I visit in St. Andrews because it is cosy, warm and the Cri Pie is always as good as I remember!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Paige A
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

This is a little gem! Great food served by lovely staff! We had the steak pies , and these were their speciality.... they have the potatoes in the pie. Very tasty and would highly recommend.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Irene M
Reviewed November 11, 2018

Found this lovely pub on Friday night ....as we were just sitting down to a table a girl came over with a bowl of water for our dog and a wee bowl of dog biscuits .what a lovely touch ! Had a couple of drinks...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank fiddlestix08
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Theo K
December 13, 2018|
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Response from honestperson1234 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I wouldn't bothered with gift vouchers as you never know who will be in business next week. Best to gift cash instead and give them an option where to go.
September 5, 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$3 - $13
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 99 South Street, St. Andrews KY16 9QW, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Fife  >  St. Andrews
  • Phone Number: +44 1334 474543
  • E-mail
We are an award winning family run traditional scottish pub in the centre of St Andrews, offering a range of traditional pub favourites made from locally sourced ingredients and have over 170 Malt Whiskies, 70 Gins and 6 Cask Ales. Open and licensed from 10am every day, we have FREE WIFI, Barista Coffee, Live Sports shown, outside seating and are Dog Friendly. Pop in for a true taste of St Andrews & Scotland.
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