In addition to many of the world’s most renowned links golf courses and finest accommodations, St Andrews is also blessed with many great ‘19th holes’ to visit for a pint or dram after golf. Unfortunately, choosing this perfect pub to enjoy with your friends while you reminisce over your round can be a complete shot in the dark if it’s your first time in the Home of Golf. That’s why we’ve created for you a list of our favourite pubs in the Auld Grey Toon – The Best Top 5 Pubs in St Andrews, Scotland.
The 5-star Kingsbarns Distillery in the East Neuk of Fife offers visitors whisky and gin tours, tastings and delicious local food. They have three types of whisky distillery tours suitable for all levels of whisky interest.
Eden Mill Distillery, St Andrews
About three miles northwest of St. Andrews is Eden Mill, Scotland’s first single site brewery and distillery. The Haig Family made spirits on the property throughout the 19th century, and current ownership revived operations in 2012. Eden Mill combines an excellent water source to an outstanding, experienced international team of distillers. The result? A palate pleasing product that aims to be the world’s best small batch single malt whisky.
The Jigger Inn
Personally my favourite is the Jigger Inn (pictured above & below), which is owned by the Old Course Hotel. It sits just to the right of the Road Hole (17th). On a nice sunny day there is no better place to enjoy decent pub grub and good Scottish ales, while you watch fellow golfers live and die on one of the toughest and most famous holes in golf.
The Dunvegan Hotel, St Andrews
Found just around the corner from One Golf Place is the famous Dunvegan which is a favourite of the St Andrews caddies, so there are always plenty of stories to be told in there.
The Keys Bar
The Keys Bar, located between North and South Street, is a locals’ favourite where local characters are never in short supply.
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