The Peat Inn

Peat Inn, Fife

Amid rolling countryside, this unassuming roadside inn is so renowned for its outstanding food that it gave its name to the hamlet that grew up around it. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

Amid rolling countryside, this unassuming roadside inn is so renowned for its outstanding food that it gave its name to the hamlet that grew up around it. Owned by chef Geoffrey Smeddle and his wife, Katherine, it regained its Michelin star (first won in 1987) in 2010, and has held it ever since. Original features of the 18th-century building – raftered ceiling, exposed-stone walls – form the backdrop to a modern elegance of white walls, soft-grey and teal-blue furnishings, and contemporary art. Bedrooms, in a separate building and all split-level bar one, are ‘light and comfortable’ with views over fields. In calm colours, they’re restful spaces, ‘even on a rainy evening, a lovely light place to sit’. Bathrooms, most shower only, are big and modern. Drinks are served in the lounge before a ‘fantastic’ dinner in one of three dining rooms. When our inspectors called, they enjoyed ‘perfect fresh asparagus with lemon en croûte’ from the tasting menu. Or you can pick inspired dishes such as home-cured sea trout pastrami with cucumber and grapefruit, and roe deer with butternut squash and passion fruit purée from the à la carte menu.

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 £245, singles from £225. À la carte £65, tasting menu £78.

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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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Last updated: October, 2019. Information from the 2020 Good Hotel Guide