The Bank's recent refurbishment has brought it up to being a serious contender for attracting both guests and passers through, seeking a pleasant atmosphere, and good food, without excluding "Locals."
It's attractive and very clean outside appearance does much to add to this delightful fishing village.
I was pondering on that "Certain Style" as I sat in its delightful Beer Garden, which fits in so well among the surrounding buildings.
You have to walk down to it, which just goes to show how much digging there must have been to fit all in. It's rumoured that smugglers used this neck of their woods, to do what smugglers do. It's very close to the once rather splendid Smugglers Inn (and which surely could do with its own refurbishment!)
There's something distinctly "continental" about The Bank, particularly at its back; and in the "brownness" of the pleasant Bar.
The Dining Room is very elegant and there are 8 en-suite rooms, if you're seeking accommodation.
I was merely seeking a coffee. If I have a criticism, it would be that the £2.50 could well do with being served with a square of Tablet, or some such added "sweetie."
Just a suggestion. All else looked like very good value.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Bank is situated with one of the finest views in Anstruther where the Dreel Burn merges with the Firth of Forth. The Bank offers something for everyone's tastes whether it’s from our Bar Lunch and Bar Supper menu, or a drink from the largest selection of real ales, draught beers, wines and spirits in the area. The Bank was refurbished this year developing into a family run hotel with quality and service in mind, with leather seating, open fires, 2 large screen TVs showing sky entertainment proving a big hit with locals and visitors alike. Homely, traditionally home cooked food prepared from quality local produce served in our Restaurant area and also in the Garden Bar. The large mature gardens offers what has been described as a "Sun Trap" surrounded with substantial stone walls for privacy. The beer garden is open when weather permits and offers a children's play area to keep all the family happy!!!We are only 9 miles from all the famous golf course in St Andrews, but we also have Carnoustie, Kingsbarns and Charlton on our Doorstep. If your here to sightsee then a day out to Edinburgh is a must or why not have a days walking following the "Fife Coastal Path." Our Guest Rooms: We have a eight en-suite guest rooms that can be converted into singles, twins, doubles and we have one family room sleeping two adults and two children in adjoining bedrooms. All of our guest rooms have been decorated to the same standard throughout and provide what can only be described as a "Pure luxury." We have sky entertainment, Large Screen TVs, Hospitality Trays, complimentary Shortbread & Mineral Water, Hair Dryers, room Safes & Fridges and a range of Bath Soaps. We offer our rooms on a bed and breakfast basis with breakfast included in the price. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Bank - Anstruther Fife