The Peat Inn

Peat Inn, Fife

A dream destination for golfing gourmets, Geoffrey and Katherine Smeddle’s restaurant-with-rooms offers Michelin-starred cooking just a 12-minute drive from St Andrews. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

A dream destination for golfing gourmets, Geoffrey and Katherine Smeddle’s restaurant-with-rooms offers Michelin-starred cooking just a 12-minute drive from St Andrews. Whitewash and window boxes at this former Georgian coaching inn seem to speak of a traditional pub, but the interior is smart and contemporary, with modern artwork that complements the decor. Geoffrey Smeddle brings classical training to his creative cooking of seasonal Scottish ingredients, and has had Michelin’s seal of approval every year since 2010. A typical dinner might include wild halibut, lime and seaweed butter, scallop mousse, Jersey Royals, asparagus and caviar butter sauce; from a tasting menu, hay-baked onion, braised shoulder of lamb, wild garlic, grain mustard, onion cream, shallot rings, spring truffle. In The Residence, all but one of the suites are split level, with views over the neat garden to fields, a walk-in or over-bath shower. They have a palette of taupe, turquoise and teal, a fridge and tea-/coffee-maker, and a mezzanine lounge in which to enjoy a terrific continental breakfast, delivered by the ‘lovely, friendly staff’.

Hotel details

Address

Peat Inn
Cupar
Fife
KY15 5LH
Scotland

Telephone

01334 840206

Bedrooms

8. All suites, on ground floor in annexe, 7 split-level, 1 suitable for disabled.

Open

all year except 24–26 Dec and 1–6 Jan, restaurant closed Sun/Mon.

Facilities

lounge in restaurant, in-room TV (terrestrial), ½-acre garden, EV charging, restaurant wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.

Background music

in restaurant.

Children

all ages welcomed, extra bed for under-12s £65, no under-7s at dinner.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

B&B doubles from £275. 
À la carte £65/£75 (3/4 courses), tasting menu £95.

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Comments about The Peat Inn

It is set in lovely rolling Fife countryside. Lovely friendly staff. Dinner was fantastic. Breakfast brought to the room the next morning was also fantastic: 'continental' doesn't really do it justice. . - ANR - June 2019

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Information from the 2022 Good Hotel Guide.