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Hotel in the Heart of St Andrews

Enjoy complete relaxation and a warm Scottish welcome at The Ardgowan Hotel and The Pilmour Hotel in St Andrews. We are Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star rated accommodation, centrally located within walking distance of the University of St Andrews and the world famous Old Course.

The Ardgowan was designed by the famous Scottish architect, George Rae, and was built in 1847. Now a family run hotel, The Ardgowan comprises of 29 comfortable en suite bedrooms across the two adjoining Georgian town houses. The Pilmour Hotel, located just next door, dates from 1820 and has a further 7 en suite bedrooms.

Playfair's Restaurant

Our restaurant is set back from North Street by our own south facing terrace and enjoys an excellent reputation for top quality, freshly prepared food. All of our menus have a Scottish twist and our dishes celebrate the best in local and seasonal produce wherever possible.

Playfair's Bar is located in The Pilmour Hotel and serves a fantastic bar menu prepared by our team of chefs. The bar is a great place to relax or watch sport, with our 7 big screens and wonderful team of staff.

Our boutique, modern Scottish style, fantastic guest rated restaurant, friendly atmosphere and perfect location make the hotel the ideal choice whatever the reason for your visit to St Andrews.


Goodbye 2014…

As the year comes to a close, we can’t help but look back on all the fun and excitement of 2014!     In Scotland   Scotland saw many changes and events over the last 12 months. 2014 was the Homecoming year, with several important events taking place in Scotland. The 2014 Commonwealth Games were […] more

Y-Z of the Ardgowan and Playfair’s

Whew! What a journey! We’ve come to the end of the alphabet. Check out how we’ve gotten creative with Y-Z!   Y is for Yards We always say that we’re the perfect location for golfers coming to play the Old Course, but do you know how close we actually are? Only a mere 200 yards! […] more

V-W-X of the Ardgowan and Playfair’s

We’re almost to the end of the alphabet for the Ardgowan Hotel and Playfair’s Restaurant and Steakhouse! Check out what we have for V-W-X!   V is for Vegetables At Playfair’s Restaurant and Steakhouse, we’re proud of the local suppliers that we depend on every day for our fresh, local products. We’ve already highlighted several […] more

S-T-U of the Ardgowan and Playfair’s

We’re almost at the end of the alphabet! Next up, we have S-T-U for the ABCs of the Ardgowan Hotel and Playfair’s Restaurant and Steakhouse.   S is for Steakhouse   Did you know Playfair’s hasn’t always been a steakhouse? Back in March of 2014, Head Chef Duncan McLachlan saw the need in St Andrews […] more

P-Q-R of the Ardgowan and Playfair’s

This week, we’re focusing in on P-Q-R of the Ardgowan Hotel and Playfair’s Restaurant and Steakhouse. Curious to see what we’ve chosen? Read below to find out!       P is for Pumpkin Pie Though we here at Playfair’s Restaurant consider ourselves to be a Scottish restaurant, we appreciate the traditions of our American […] more

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