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The Criterion

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Great dog friendly bar

Friendly bar staff, great beer, good pub food, very dog friendly (water and treats available at... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2018
Mike A
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Fantastic pub in St Andrews

Had such a great evening in this friendly, characterful pub. Our dog was so welcome and the Cri Pie... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2018
Rachelbal
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99 South Street, St Andrews KY16 9QW, Scotland
+44 1334 474543
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Reviewed 10 June 2018

Dropped in for drinks on the road home typical little Scottish tavern with a great atmosphere busy but welcoming and friendly

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Reviewed 23 May 2018

Friendly bar staff, great beer, good pub food, very dog friendly (water and treats available at door). This bar is always an excellent stop-over after a walk on the West Sands.

Thank Mike A
Reviewed 14 April 2018

Had such a great evening in this friendly, characterful pub. Our dog was so welcome and the Cri Pie is amazing!

Thank Rachelbal
Reviewed 18 December 2017

A wonderful pub in St Andrews. I always visit when in St Andrews. A good selection of beers and real ales. Great atmosphere with friendly staff. But I have to tell you all about the steak and ale pie. It is the most delicious I...More

Thank anthonyfraser
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Lovely atmosphere, a typical friendly pub. Food was excellent, & plenty of it. Staff were friendly & cared as to whether you enjoyed your meal.

Thank marianm360
Reviewed 3 September 2017

The Criterion is a great bar with outstanding ambience, friendly staff and a great range of drinks including real ales. My only suggestion would be that the price list is reviewed and better displayed. I had a real ale at £3.70 which seemed entirely reasonable...More

Thank traveller9752015
Reviewed 1 August 2017

We stopped by before heading to another castle and had the local beers and the pie...really good!. The place was cozy and friendly.

Thank Lola M
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Just happened on this place by mistake while looking for somewhere for lunch. The food was excellent and the chef even told us the secret recipe to making his salad dressing which was delicious! Staff were really nice and served us with a smile and...More

Thank Feegeeheatlee
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

St Andrews is blessed with many great pubs...but this one is the best! It's comfortable, the staff are friendly, reasonably priced, great selection of drinks and brilliant food. I highly recommend their famous 'Cri-Pie', I had the steak and ale version...it was totally delicious. You...More

Thank AlanandTheKids
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

What a friendly pub full of locals whom made u feel very welcome will return sampled eden mills gins

Thank Kayt M
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