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Criterion Public House

99 South Street, St Andrews KY16 9QB, Scotland
+44 1334 474543
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good38%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, International, Vegetarian Friendly
99 South Street, St Andrews KY16 9QB, Scotland
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A proper real pub run for years by Phil who is a star. Both the food and drink are excellent and there are loads of fun regulars too. Food is basic and really excellent. The stovies and mince and tatties are superb . And they...More

Thank Tony D
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Good fun pub. By the time we got to this pub we were a bit over served from lunch at the Adamson. After a great lunch we went on a pub crawl and arrived at the Criterion. They looked after us and had a good...More

Thank Doug G
Reviewed 3 January 2018

came here after food for one drink before we went back to the Fairmont but ended up staying the whole night met lots of nice friendly people was a great wee atmosphere

Thank McFarlane1
Reviewed 29 December 2017

We enjoyed the variety of real ales, and had a delicious lunch. Atmosphere really good on Christmas day.

Thank John C
Reviewed 15 December 2017

If you enjoy a good pie with thick brown gravy, large pieces of meat, and a fine pastry on top, then this is a great place for a meal! Each pie is large enough to split, unless your mate is very hungry, in which case...More

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Reviewed 28 November 2017

Best steak and ale pie EVER! We wandered in off the street, found a seat, enjoyed much local color and characters, and left feeling we had really been among the locals. Excellent!

Thank Mary C
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

We went here a couple of times during our stay in St Andrews. They have a couple of flights of whiskey so you can try a few. The prices aren’t too bad. They also have a nice selection of cask ales.

Thank Climb14ers
Reviewed 6 November 2017

We had a pleasant pub lunch in the Criterion Bar on South Street St Andrews. The food is not fancy, but very tasty and portions were a good siz . The bar staff were friendly and the atmosphere was convivial . In short a quite...More

Thank rankbajin
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Saw a few students dining outside on what looked like very large tasty meat pies. Went inside, and we each ordered a chicken pie. It was piping hot and tasty. Beer select is excellent. Staff is great, and allowing the locals to bring their dogs...More

Thank 2010Riley
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Great pub with varied range of beers and whiskies. The menu is good but the steak and ale pie is a real winner..

Thank Ewan C
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5 September 2015|
Response from Richard H |
15 February 2015|
Response from HL75 | Property representative |
Hi, We have our ale on rotation so always something new to try. The local beer from Eden brewery we have is crit ale and clock brew. Kind regards Hazel Latto
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$3 - US$14
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
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Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 99 South Street, St Andrews KY16 9QB, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Fife  >  St Andrews
  • Phone Number: +44 1334 474543
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We are a family run traditional scottish pub in the centre of St Andrews, offering a range of traditional pub favourites from the kitchen and have over 130 Malt Whiskies and 6 Cask Ales. Open from 10am every day and licensed, we have FREE WIFI, Barista Coffee, Live Sports shown, outside seating and are Dog Friendly. Pop in for a true taste of St Andrews.
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