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The Blue Stane

5 Alexandra Place, St Andrews KY16 9XD, Scotland
+44 1334 474068
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
5 Alexandra Place, St Andrews KY16 9XD, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In a recent visit to St. Andrews my friend's and I decided to go to a local pub. As we walked around St. Andrews we came upon The Blue Stane. We sat at the bar and was welcomed by the bartender. We enjoyed a few...More

Thank TheEdgeNYC
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This definitely has a college bar atmosphere. Service at the bar was okay but we ordered nachos and waited at least 30 minutes for the saddest plate of "nachos" I've ever seen. We definitely overpaid for a saucer of Doritos sprinkled with cheese and jalapenos...More

Thank Deb L
L2scott, General Manager at The Blue Stane, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Deb, Thank you for taking the time to review us. I’m sorry you did not receive the service you should have and will address the quality issues you describe with the Kitchen Manager. If you would like to discuss this further please contact me...More

Reviewed 15 May 2018

5 years since last visit and it looked like the advertise photos but now looks more like a closed abandoned pub, ripped seating, dull and dismal you would find on homes under the hammer and if Belhaven have no interest in investing in this pub...More

Thank Kay D
L2scott, General Manager at The Blue Stane, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2018

Hi Kay, Thank you for providing feedback on the business as you found it when you visited. My apologies that you did not enjoy it. As a new manager to site I fully take on board your comments. If you would like to discuss this...More

Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

I have never been to the Blue Stane before so did not know what to expect but was invited there by some work colleagues. It looked a little small, pokey and dark and would not be my choice of venue for a night out but...More

Thank Karen R
L2scott, General Manager at The Blue Stane, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2018

Hi Karen, Firstly let me apologise for the delay in responding to your review. As a new manager to site I had to wait for a trip advisor to verify my account. Secondly, and most importantly, I wholeheartedly apologise for the poor service you received...More

Reviewed 12 April 2018

I am a St Andrews resident and took my husband and three kids plus my friend with husband and two kids for lunch today, knowing it was a Bellhaven Pub and would cater for the adults and children. In entering the pub - and being...More

1  Thank Emma W
L2scott, General Manager at The Blue Stane, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2018

Dear Emma, I would like to offer you a full apology for the frankly disgraceful service you received on your visit to us. Please be assured that this has been fully investigated. Thank you for bringing this to my attention. If you wish to discuss...More

Reviewed 28 March 2018

Watched a recent Scotland match here. Typical Bellhaven pub with decent menu and range of beers. The locals were friendly and the staff were very helpful, I'd definitely return.

Thank Mark K
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Was looking for somewhere to watch sport on tv in St Andrews. One of few places that does do so in the area. Busy Saturday night. Quick bar service and plenty of screens to watch

Thank Brett S
Reviewed 5 January 2018

A traditional old style pub with stone floor etc. This place is great for families or friends alike. A perfect place for food or drinks. Great location right next to the main shops etc. The food was great, and the service even better. A lovely...More

1  Thank Val R
Gordon C, General Manager at The Blue Stane, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2018

Hi Val. Many thanks for taking the time to post a lovely review about our establishment and giving Tula a special mention. I will ensure she gets the feedback. Hope to see you again soon Kind Regards

Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely lunch on Christmas day. Gordon and Sarah were very welcoming and the atmosphere was great. The kitchen did really well..we all enjoyed the day. Would recommend any time of year as food good and all the staff are very nice😆😆😆😆

1  Thank frances1968
Gordon C, General Manager at The Blue Stane, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2018

Hi Frances, Many thanks for the lovely review. Glad you had a great Xmas Day with us. Look forward to you booking for next year and seeing you throughout the year as well. All the best for 2018 Kind Regards

Reviewed 30 October 2017

Called in here while on a visit to St Andrews. Prices were very reasonable. Good food , friendly service. We had a bottle of the house wine which was very nice and not over priced. Would recommend this little pub.

1  Thank jan16081
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Questions & Answers
2 February 2018|
Response from Val R | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry but I'm not sure. However, I m sure if you phone them they will be happy to tell you.
5 January 2017|
Response from Gordon C | Property representative |
Hi Grant, We have a few dishes on our menu that are gluten free. Some we cannot guarantee due to fryers also being used for breaded products. If you can send me over an email address, I can supply a full list of possible... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$18
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Alexandra Place, St Andrews KY16 9XD, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Fife  >  St Andrews
  • Phone Number: +44 1334 474068
  • E-mail
Welcome to The Blue Stane, where hospitality counts Any pub in historic St Andrews is bound to appeal to a wide range of people and The Blue Stane is no exception. Taking its name from a Pictish relic alleged to have been the coronation stone of King Kenneth McAlpine, it's a stylish, friendly bar that appeals to everyone from golf-playing tourists to local families, students and pensioners. Sports fans are kept occupied with six televisions and two Sky boxes showing all the major fixtures. Anyone can try their skills on the pool table or dart board, and whisky drinkers can explore the many malts behind the bar. With good food, good company and a good pint of Belhaven Best, The Blue Stane keeps everyone on side
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