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Criterion Public House

99 South Street, St Andrews KY16 9QB, Scotland
+44 1334 474543
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Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pies” (30 reviews)
“bacon roll” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, International, Vegetarian Friendly
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LOCATION
99 South Street, St Andrews KY16 9QB, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 138 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago 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 4 days ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a lovely traditional pub and was upped to 5 stars thanks to the lovely bar staff. Vegetarian pies had run out but the girls couldn't have been nicer sorting out veggie food. The beef pie was big and tasty and there was even...More

Thank ElaineDoris
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stopped in here for a couple of beers. Selection of Ales and particularly the Whisky's is excellent. Not a big place inside but there are three tables outside which, in the sun, is a prefect place to watch the world go...More

Thank Droggs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice pub to stop in for a meal or just a pint. The staff was very friendly and prompt. We enjoyed the soup of the day and salad. The pies looked wonderful but be very hungry they are large!

Thank mgtnjm
Reviewed 31 August 2017

I am a visiting student at St Andrews University and I use to come here because it is a friendly place with a good service. Beers are good and I also got the cri-pie a few times, not bad at all!

Thank Roberto C
Reviewed 26 August 2017

The Criterion is an institution that I have enjoyed visiting when in StAndrews ever since a student in the 80s. Friendly staff, great ales and the finest of cocktail's that enable me to go there with her ladyship are but a few of the reasons...More

Thank traveller9752015
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Really fab place for a drink. Didn't eat but saw the pies and they looked great. Lots of tourists and they were received with courtesy and politeness. Prices reasonable and staff very welcoming. Going to St Andrews? Pay the Cri a visit. Only criticism.. They...More

Thank MotorPete
Reviewed 4 August 2017

I have visited St. Andrews many times but only recently stayed over in the town for a few days for the first time. This gave us a chance to really try out places we'd only popped into before while on day trips. The Criterion was...More

Thank MJC_On_Road
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Our favourite place to go for our bacon rolls when we are in St Andrews. Its good that they really like dogs in the pub as they always get a warm welcome. Look forward to our next visit.

Thank charlie c
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lottheo
6 September 2015|
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Diederik1996
16 February 2015|
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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

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$3 - US$13
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Friday
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
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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Description
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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