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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.


Drinks of Love in Scotland

2015 is Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink, and to focus for February is the Food of Love. Last week, we wrote a bit about the items on Playfair’s menu that are perfect to share with the one you love: amazing grilled steaks, fresh seafood, and delicious chocolate desserts. We thought we would take a […] more

Year of Food and Drink Scotland – Food of Love

  Last month, we introduced Visit Scotland’s new focus for 2015 – the Year of Food and Drink. Each month will focus on various aspects of food and drink in Scotland. January was all about traditional Scottish foods, like haggis, New Years steak pies, and Scottish shortbread. Appropriately for the month of February, the focus […] more

Taste our Best Award

Here at the Ardgowan Hotel, we are privileged to be a part of so many different organizations that focus on exploring and promoting the best of what Scotland has to offer. We also have an amazing restaurant, Playfair’s, where Head Chef Duncan McLachlan always seeks to offer the best in Scottish fayre, from fresh local […] more

Burns Night

The Scottish government has declared that 2015 is the Year of Food and Drink. This initiative gives us the chance to spotlight, celebrate and promote Scotland’s natural larder and quality produce to residents and visitors. Each month has a different theme, focusing on a different aspect of Scottish food and beverages, which we will highlight […] more

…Hello 2015!

We’re almost to the end of 2014, and naturally, we’re excited about several different events taking place in 2015 throughout Scotland!   The event that most people are excited about for 2015 is the return of The Open to St Andrews, the Home of Golf! The town will be buzzing the 2nd week of July, […] more

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