The Peat Inn

An 18th-century former coaching inn, which gave its name to the village that grew up around it, is run today as a restaurant-with-rooms by chef/proprietor Geoffrey Smeddle and his wife, Katherine. More

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The Peat Inn
Peat Inn
Fife
KY15 5LH
Scotland
01334 840206

Hotel information

Bedrooms

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

Open

all year except 1 week Christmas, 1 week Jan, open from 27 Dec for Hogmanay, restaurant closed Sun/Mon.

Facilities

lounge (log fire) in restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (terrestrial), 1/2 -acre garden.

Background music

in restaurant.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B from £225, D,B&B from £280. Set dinner £55, a la carte £58.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

An 18th-century former coaching inn, which gave its name to the village that evolved around it, is run today as a restaurant-with-rooms by chef/proprietor Geoffrey Smeddle and his wife, Katherine. The accommodation is in suites. One is on a single level; seven have steps down to bedroom and bathroom, and up to ‘a large lounge area with a settee, table, chairs… all in a nice modern setting with carefully chosen wallpaper’. Here, guests take ‘an undoubtedly good continental breakfast’. There is no breakfast room, no full Scottish – but, then, it’s not about breakfast. People come to experience Mr Smeddle’s modern take on classical cooking, to dine at a leisurely pace, on such dishes as tagine of wood pigeon, couscous, sweetheart cabbage, spiced dried fruits and almonds; seared stone bass, cauliflower cheese, poached lettuce, pink grapefruit and Champagne butter sauce. ‘The welcome is warm’, with sherry in the room on arrival. The garden is well tended. In the 1980s, under previous owners, the Peat Inn became the first restaurant in Scotland to gain Michelin stardom. It has gone from strength to strength: a gourmet base for visits to the Renaissance splendour of Falkland Palace. (AB, and others)

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The Peat Inn
Peat Inn
Fife
KY15 5LH

Guest comments

'Most rooms are split-level, five steps down to the bedroom and bathroom, eight up to large lounge area, all in a nice modern setting with carefully chosen wallpaper. There is a lovely garden to sit in. Sherry is in the room on arrival, and the welcome is warm. The a la carte menu was outstanding. But the problem was the deliberate slow pace at which it is served. Three hours for six courses is too long. The Peat Inn system of breakfasts is unusual. No breakast room, and no hot food . Instead ,residents nominate a time at which an undoubtedly good continental breakfast is brought to ones room. We would have preferred the option of going over to a breakfast room and having the usual full range of breakfast foods available. ' - Anthony Bradbury - June, 2016
'We were given a warm welcome. The rooms are very special, overlooking the beautifully tended garden. The huge double bed was extremely comfortable. The bathroom was well equipped and attractive, apart from no grab rails in the bath. The restaurant has a lovely reception lounge, with a blazing log fire and comfy seats. We couldn’t fault the food, and the service was impeccable. Although the restaurant was busy, it has an unhurried feel. There is no piped music. Breakfast the next day was served in our room by two lovely cheerful ladies. It was a perfect amount for the morning after a big meal. Not cheap but very luxurious! ' - Jackie and Hugh Tunstall-Pedoe - January, 2016
'Refurbished this year, a very comfortable base for touring the small coastal villages nearby, and St Andrews. Excellent and very professional cooking and service, and a good breakfast provided in your own sitting room. ' - Colin Adams - June, 2015

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