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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.

Blog

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 […]

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M-N-O of the Ardgowan and Playfair’s

It’s that time again! We’re continuing on with M-N-O of the alphabet. M is for Minick Last week, we wrote about Luvians, one of our amazing local suppliers who makes all of our ice creams. This week, we’re focusing in on our meat supplier in St Andrews, Stuart Minick. This local artisan butcher gets much […]

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J-K-L of the Ardgowan and Playfair’s

It’s that time again, readers! We are happy to continue on with J-K-L for the Ardgowan and Playfair’s alphabet this week. J is for Jams We wrote on our blog a few weeks ago about our talented team of chefs making everything in house. We highlighted how they put time and effort into creating all […]

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G-H-I of the Ardgowan and Playfair’s

This week, we’re continuing on with G-H-I for the alphabet of the Ardgowan Hotel and Playfair’s Restaurant and Steakhouse!   G is for Golf How could we talk about St Andrews and not mention the great sport of golf? Here at the Ardgowan Hotel, we play host to many golf groups throughout the year. Our […]

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D-E-F of the Ardgowan and Playfair’s

Last week, we started a new series of blogs journeying through the alphabet of interesting details on the Ardgowan Hotel and Playfair’s Restaurant and Steakhouse. We’re happy to continue on with D-E-F today! D is for Duncan Our Head Chef Duncan has a great story of how he got where is is today. Starting out […]

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