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“Restaurant OK but in need of a refresh”
Review of The Golf Hotel

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The Golf Hotel
Ranked #4 of 9 Crail B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Restaurant OK but in need of a refresh”
Reviewed July 31, 2013

Stopped for an evening meal in the Golf during early July 2013. Restaurant feels a bit dated and décor has an early 1990s feel to it, but I am not going to be overall negative about that because it was clean and I would imagine that some guests like a more ‘traditional’ setting.

Food was quite bland and standard pub fare, in my opinion it was quite expensive. Menu consists of pretty standard fish and chips, stake pie etc. Again I realise that this is a pub/ restaurant but for the money I was left disappointed by the choice and quality.

Staff and service was good so no complaints there.

Overall, the Golf is fine, but don’t go there for something special.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

Called 5 minutes before descending on them for an unplanned family meal. Ended up dining at 5pm on a Friday evening and the restaurant was already full. We were happy enough to sit in the small lounge where the staff were happy to push tables together to accommodate us. We decided to have the high tea menu. The food was up to its usual high standard and staff were happy to top up the tea throughout. Only disappointment was the pancake and cakes - felt they were all of the same kind of idea but home made cake none the less. Pancake could have been used as a frisbee but edible! Will be back soon no doubt

  • Stayed July 2013
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golfadmin, Owner at The Golf Hotel, responded to this review, July 24, 2013
Thank you for giving us such great feedback on your TripAdvisor review following your visit to our establishment. We are delighted you enjoyed your experience with us and thank you for taking the time to let us know about it. I have shared all your kind comments with our team and we are all very appreciative. I note your comment about the cakes and pancakes and will look into this.

We look forward to welcoming you back.

Kind Regards

Graham Guthrie
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Walsall, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed July 10, 2013

My partner and I decided to visit The Golf Hotel for some food because we were staying in the village of Crail.

We walked in and found ourselves in the dining room, which doesn't seem to have been redecorated since the 80s. I'm not sure about the 'atmosphere' people in other reviews are talking about. It's a fairly bright lit room, with unattractive decor, and awful music! Needless to say we didn't fancy spending the rest of our evening there after our food.

The food itself was average at best. The prices are steep for what you are presented with. I had a Chicken Caesar Salad, which was okay. Nothing to rave about. My partner had a Lasagne which he has described as wet, and soup-like with bright orange cheese on top - which came with no side salad chips or anything!

Overall, overpriced. Wont be returning.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Fife
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197 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
Reviewed June 23, 2013

Regular visitors here and the food and atmosphere are always superb.
Whether its a quick snack to full meal, The menu choice is vast and the quality of food is excellent.
Always friend fast and efficient service.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed June 18, 2013

I have been visiting Crail for 20 + years from Edinburgh. Drank in the old bar which is smallish but full of character. Stayed in the Hotel a few times an the rooms are spotless and all you need for a goood night's sleep. The dining room could do with a 'wee freshen up', but the staff were friendly. The portions and service were nothing less than you would expect from a small family run hotel. Beats the big five star jobs with staff 'trained to smile and say good morning' without being genuine. We will be back.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed June 10, 2013

We didn't stay at the hotel but used both the bar and the restaurant. The bar is pretty small but full of character and the service was quick and very friendly. Really enjoyed it. We weren't as keen on the restaurant itself, the staff were again great and the food was really good - we enjoyed our meal immensely. Tasty and a good sized portion. Would say it was a little pricey but can't have been too over the top as we returned the next evening!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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golfadmin, Owner at The Golf Hotel, responded to this review, June 14, 2013
Thank you for your positive review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your restaurant experience and our bar. We look forward to seeing you again.

Kind Regards

Graham Guthrie
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sheffield
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 8, 2013

I had a Great Experience and fantastic service, I would certainly recommend them. The food was nice, well cooked and presented. The portions were good and tasted great, the entire experience (not only in the restaurant) was cost effective. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The location was very good for golf and the area had character.

Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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golfadmin, Owner at The Golf Hotel, responded to this review, June 12, 2013
Thank you for your review. We appreciate your positive comments regarding our food and portion size. It is nice to know that we can satisfy you and the majority of people who enjoy eating and drinking at the 'Golf'.

Kind Regards

Graham
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Property: The Golf Hotel
Address: 4 High Street South, Crail KY10 3TD, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Fife > Crail
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Crail
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Golf Hotel is a quality hotel, bar and restaurant in a 18th century Grade A listed building, perfect for a relaxing weekend away or golfing holiday. Situated in the picturesque village of Crail and with fantastic facilities and great food, visit us to wind down or for a weekend getaway. For golfers, Crail has two links courses and is perfectly situated for a trip to 'the home of golf', St Andrews. If you're simply looking to relax, the scenic coastal paths offer a fantastic opportunity to explore the stunning eastern coastline of Scotland. ... more   less 
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