The Peat Inn

Chef/patron Geoffrey Smeddle and his wife, Katherine, run their ‘luxurious, very special’ restaurant-with-rooms in an 18th-century coaching inn close to St Andrews and the Fife coast. 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.

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, ½-acre garden.

Background music

in restaurant.

Children

all ages welcomed, not under 7 in restaurant at dinner.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2017] per room B&B from £195, D,B&B (including tasting menu) from £325. Set dinner £50, tasting menu £70, à la carte £58.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

Chef/patron Geoffrey Smeddle and his wife, Katherine, run their ‘luxurious, very special’ restaurant-with-rooms in an 18th-century coaching inn close to St Andrews and the Fife coast. A ‘warm welcome’ includes a decanter of sherry in the bedrooms – ‘which we were urged to help ourselves to’. Past the ‘blazing log fire’ in the reception lounge, sit down, in one of three dining rooms, to the sort of ‘outstanding’ modern cooking that earned the restaurant a Michelin star. ‘I had a beetroot starter, veal sweetbreads and an apricot soufflé – all outstanding.’ Diners opting for the tasting menu may need to clear the evening: ‘The cooking was superb, but we thought three hours for six courses was too long.’ Alternatively, eat off the à la carte menu or, like other Guide readers, settle in and enjoy the ‘unhurried feel’. In the separate residence, ‘nice, modern’ suites have a large lounge area stocked with chess, draughts and magazines; a ‘beautifully tended garden’ is ‘lovely both to look out upon, and to sit in’. A continental breakfast is brought to the room at a pre-arranged time: smoked haddock, soft-boiled eggs, pastries and home-made preserves. (J and HT-P, Anthony Bradbury)

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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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