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Criterion Public House

) #23 of 106 Restaurants in St Andrews , British,
99 South Street, St Andrews KY16 9QB, Scotland
+44 1334 474543
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pies” (26 reviews)
“bacon roll” (3 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, International, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
99 South Street, St Andrews KY16 9QB, Scotland
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Reviews (127)
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We read on the board outside the pub that there was a quiz on Sunday nights at the Criterion so we arrived at 8pm. Our son is 16 but the notice at the door said 16/17 year olds were welcome if accompanied by an adult...More

Thank lindsay L
Reviewed 2 days ago

Dropped in for drinks and some lunch couldn't wait to try the pies as they looked and smelled great. Left after having a drink and before ordering as we saw a dog owner with their dogs sitting on the seat at the dining tables. I...More

Thank SuzyQScotlandUk
Reviewed 6 days ago

I’d heard rave reviews about the pies at the Criterion so was sure to visit on my last trip to St Andrews and they didn’t disappoint! 3 out of 4 of us ordered pies (the 4th person enjoyed their toastie however looked on at the...More

Thank Mikaela K
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Excellent food and drink selection. Staff are very friendly. Local hangout, a good sign. Went several times over 2 weeks.

Thank 12craig
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Took an American friend into your pub and she loved her Cri pie... as we all did.. too much for one though.. but we ll be back..

Thank 482donna
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Took a day trip to St Andrews on one of the few sunny days we get. L9oking for somewhere for a spot of pub lunch and happened across this little place. Seated outside to people watch we ordered a goats cheese salad and a chicken...More

Thank Mark170974
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Walked into the main streets of St Andrew's, about 1 mile from our accommodation. Found The Criterion Pub, had a couple of drinks. Looked like the local for some of the people.

Thank Diane D
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Been here a few times when up St Andrews, this is a character public house and appears to be well frequented with the locals, well stocked, well kept, interestingly decorated, the staff appear very pleasant, well worth a visit when in this neck of the...More

Thank author55
Reviewed 6 April 2017

We dropped in here for a pint of local ale and it was well worth it. It looks as old as it is - this adds to its charm.

Thank stephen p
HL75, Owner at Criterion Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

Thanks for visiting, hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards Hazel

Reviewed 29 March 2017

Visited for a quick drink, the girl behind the bar was friendly and the pub was clean and tidy. It was fairly busy with a mix of students and locals which was nice - good variety to choose from

Thank malcolmh730
HL75, Owner at Criterion Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2017

Thanks for the review Malcolm. Hope to see you again soon. Regards Hazel

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Questions & Answers
5 September 2015|
Response from Richard H |
16 February 2015|
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 13
Bar, British, Pub, International, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
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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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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