This 300-year-old former coaching inn enjoys a rural location and is close to St Andrews. The…
The Peat Inn
“Wonderful local produce and bold combinations in a stylish setting.” - AA Inspector
PEAT INN, FIFE
This 18th century coaching inn has long been a dining destination – a contemporary restaurant with rooms in a separate block. The look is sleek and stylish, with pale wood, bright colours, and modern art on the walls. Seating is very comfortable, and the feel is smart and elegant, with three dining areas. The wine list is great, and the staff, led by chef-patron Geoffrey Smeddle, are friendly, formal and professional. The main menu changes seasonally, and there’s also a daily-changing menu and a tasting option. This is thoughtful, imaginative modern Scottish cooking with great attention paid to local produce.
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Facilities – at a glance
Credit cards accepted
- Seats: 50
- Private dining available
- On-site parking available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Assist dogs welcome
- Closed: 25–26 December, 1–10 January
- Wines over £30: 360
- Wines by the glass: 25
- Cuisine style: Modern British
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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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