The Jigger Inn
“Possibly golf's best-known 19th hole” - AA Inspector
ST ANDREWS, FIFE
Golfing history is an all-embracing experience at this former stationmaster’s lodge on the now long-disused railway line from St Aadrews to Leuchars. It's in the grounds of the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa, which sits alongside the world-famous Old Course Golf Course of St Andrews. Belhaven brewery supplies the appropriately named Jigger Ale, brewed exclusively for both the pub and its sister golfing resort in Wisconsin, USA. Available all day is seafood landed in nearby fishing villages, carefully selected pork, lamb, beef, game and poultry reared by award-winning Scottish producers, and seasonal fruit and vegetables from local farms. Main courses include Fish and chips; Cullen skink; rib-eye steak with grilled Portobello mushrooms and peppercorn sauce; and the Jigger Inn burger with Mull cheese, Ayrshire bacon and fries.
- Children welcome
- Open all year
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About the area
This 20-mile wide peninsula between the Firth of Forth and the Firth of Tay is an ancient kingdom, once the home of Scotland’s kings and saints. Despite its modern bridges it still seems curiously detached from the rest of the country. Travelling along Fife’s grand coastline reveals a fascinating legacy of caves, castles, and ancient fishing ports. Blend coast and countryside by following stretches of the Fife Coastal Path, or take an exhilarating trek in the Fife Regional Park.
St Andrews has a unique place in Scotland’s heritage. According to legend, the city was founded by St Regulus in the 4th century, who was carrying relics of St Andrew, patron saint of Scotland, when his ship was wrecked off the coast. Thereafter, the town grew as an important religious centre, eventually home to the largest church in Scotland, now an attractive ruin, with the powerful bishops wielding great influence over church and state. Today, St Andrews is famous for its university, the oldest in Scotland, and as a world golfing mecca. The Old Course at the Royal and Ancient Golf Club claims to have 15th century origins and to play a round on these hallowed links is many golfers’ dream.
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