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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.


Year of Food and Drink 2015 – Whisky

  As part of the Year of Food and Drink 2015 in Scotland, May is Whisky Month! Started in 2009 as part of the Homecoming Scotland programme, May was set as a month-long celebration of Scotland’s famous national drink, Scotch whisky. All throughout the country, there are several festivals and events to celebrate Scotland’s ‘Water […] more

Links with History Golf Package!

  As many of you know, the 2015 Open Championship is going to be held in St Andrews at the historic Old Course this upcoming July. While we are absolutely thrilled about the event, it does mean that the Old Course will be closed for play a bit of inconvenience for our golfing friends in the […] more

Breweries Around St Andrews

As part of the Year of Food and Drink Scotland, we have been focusing on different topics each month pertaining to facets of Scottish food and drinks. For March, the focus is Brewing and Distilling. Earlier this month, we wrote a bit about some breweries local to St Andrews, Eden Mill and St Andrews Brewing […] more

Year of Food and Drink Scotland – Brewing and Distilling

March’s focus for the Year of Food and Drink is Brewing and Distilling, celebrating Scottish beers and spirits. Beer has been produced in Scotland for nearly 5000 years. Naturally, Scotland is home to several breweries all over the country. Here in St Andrews, we are lucky to be the home of not one but two […] more

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

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