Criterion Bar

Criterion Bar

99 South Street, St Andrews, KY16 9QW


The Criterion is a multi award winning small family run traditional Scottish Pub established in 1874 in the heart of St Andrews, we have a wide range of locally sourced food and drink specialising in Cask Ale & Whisky, with over 160 whiskies, 80+ Scottish Gins and our FAMOUS CRI PIES.

Our year-round outdoor seating area is the perfect place to while away the hours people watching and enjoying our locally sourced pub food menu. One of the few remaining family-run locals in St Andrews where you will experience genuine Scottish Hospitality.

We are open and licensed from 10 am every day of the week and Dog-Friendly. We look forward to welcoming you.

Our FAMOUS CRI PIES served until 11:45pm.

Winner of Best for Spirits in UK – Great British Pub Awards 2019
Winner of Best Pub – Menu Food & Drink Awards Fife & Tayside 2019
Winner of Best Pub in Scotland 2018 – Scottish Entertainment Awards
Finalist of Parliamentary Pub of the Year 2018

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