www.bestpubs.co.uk
 



Home 
Our Blog 
Search Whats On 
Search For Pubs 

------JOIN BESTPUBS------- 
Landlords 
Contributors 
Advertise 

-----SWITCH AREA TO------
Edinburgh 
East End 
Leith/Northside 
New Town 
Old Town 
Outlying 
Southside 
West End 
Midlothian 
Perth/Kinross/Fife 
Scottish Borders 
Stirling/Clackmannan 
West Lothian 

Search Other Areas 

--------SHORT CUTS--------- 
Contact Bestpubs 
Pub Books 
Cookies 


 Selected Comments in Perth/Kinross/Fife

Sadie
 looked like Mother Gothel
landlady had a face like a smacked arse
and the lager was not only flat but stunk and tasted funny.
needs a face lift the pub and the landlady
Thursday, August 23, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Gordon Brown
 
Fine Fine Pub
Tuesday, June 12, 2012Rating: rosettes

PHYLLIS WHITELEY
 bEST pUB
THE PENNY IN KIRKCALDY IS THE BEST PUB
Monday, December 12, 2011Rating: rosettes

P Ireland
 lunchtime
I can't comment on the food (which may indeed be excellent) because my friend and I left without ordering. We often go out for lunch on a Friday and almost invariably enjoy a good set lunch at a reasonable price. the Inn doesn't seem to offer such a menu. The menu on offer was a dinner-style menu and very expensive: not really what you are looking for at lunchtime. When we asked if there was a set menu we were told, rather bluntly, we could have a bowl of soup. The place was virtually empty and there was a peculiar smell in the dining room. We won't go back.
Friday, August 27, 2010Rating: rosettes

Siobhan
 Our Engagement Party :)
Me and my fiance kev had our engagement party here in july 2010 the staff were lovely, the function room is huge, there was plenty room and a really cheap bar, will deffinatly be hiring this hall again for future parties.
Thursday, August 5, 2010Rating: No rosettes

tracy farrell
 we miss you
we spent wonderfull days and nights at the inn and have wonderfull memories . since changing owners i have tried over and over to stay and ask that we can vacate at 11 am rather than 10 am as its a weekend break . no is always the reply . i undrtstand family commitments but i want to eat there , use the bar and just feel relaxed . the terms to me are more like a b & b . am sad no exception on a sunday morning , only one hour , happy memories of the inn and we miss the way things used to be ,
Sunday, March 14, 2010Rating: rosettes

Heather and Stevie Williamson
 
stayed here twice last year.First time just me and hubby then we brought mum and dad 2nd time..loved it.Peaceful with fab veiws.The food is great and the prices overall are more than reasonable.Roger,Irish John and the staff are all friendly and do their jobs well.The fact that they allow dogs is great for us too.Its just a nice warm,comfy place to stay.Cant wait to visit again this year
Sunday, January 24, 2010Rating: rosettes

john
 Great night!!
visited this pub in aug 09 on a sat night, Had a great night taking part in there games night, play ur cards right and prise bingo, very funny, Pub busy full of friendly people..made to feel very welcome...
Thursday, September 3, 2009Rating: rosettes

toni
 
this pub was one so friendy and had a real family feel.the owners made us feel really welcome.it was a warm friendy place and have told many of my friend to visit the pub,they have came to to australia feeling the same way.toni
Tuesday, August 18, 2009Rating: rosettes

Jan Allegaert
 A warm wellcome at the Country Inn
Fantastic place to stay and with Roger as a director with a great hart.
I was biking around Scotland and this day -after a trip of 180 kms- I couldn't find a place to camp. As a small light in the darkness, The Country Inn was my ultimate salvage. Roger offered me (as a lost son) a fine room with a comfortable bed and a real Scottish breakfast (with beautiful view over Loch Lomond) for a very reasonable price. Fantastic experience... !
I will certainly come back with wife and children.
Sunday, August 16, 2009Rating: rosettes

Hazel McCully
 Great Hotel to stay in
Had a full week at the hotel, great staff, made me feel comfortable and wecome.
Beautiful surrounding and peaceful area.

would recommend The Lomond country Inn, for a short stay or long stay.

reasonable prices and good quality food at reasonable prices too.
Saturday, February 28, 2009Rating: rosettes

Christian
 
Fantastic staff, beautiful views over the loch, delicious sunsets, all in all a great place to stay.i traveled half way around the world and the service was so pleasant i felt like i never left home.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008Rating: rosettes

kirstie
 great food, great service, great price !
I had the menu on the website, and as I was visiting Dunblane with my mum for the weekend, it seemed like a good choice for a meal for us.

The staff were all extremely friendly and accomodating and we were under no pressure to eat up and shift out. The food was absolutely delicious. Do not miss the beer battered cod with homemade chips and if you have room, you really have to try the sticky toffee pudding - it was the best I have EVER tasted !!!

All in all, a fantastic evening, and 2 people, 2 courses and 2 glasses of wine for under £40 !

I would be delighted to travel from Edinburgh just for the meal.
Sunday, July 20, 2008Rating: rosettes

Mrs Lothian
 Divine
Hear, hear Mr Grath. I am a regular visitor at the Sherrfimuir Inn and have always experienced exceptional service. Yes there are days when it is incredibly busy but the attention from the staff is always first class and when you consider that this is a family run business with the same staff always on duty you can only ever be sympathetic to the fact that serving has to stop at some time to allow people the opportunity to have a break before the evening rush. I can never decide which I like best lunch or evening dinner, both are an experience which should be sampled, relished and enjoyed. The food is divine and the service is second to none in the local area, it's even exceptional value for money - you don't find that often! My personal reccommendation would be the strawberry pavlova - yum yum, I have never tasted another one like it anywhere in the world. Sheriffmuir Inn deserves 5 stars for food, service, and vlaue for money.
Thursday, February 22, 2007Rating: rosettes

T McGraith, Lanarkshire
 can't believe you rated it a 1!
Shocked to see Sheriffmuir Inn receive a rating of 1, particularly as most people give it full marks. I visited the Sheriffmuir Inn and had a great meal. The pub restaurant has a traditional menu with big portions, and a specials board for people who like something a bit different. The food and service was of an exceptional standard with a venue and atmosphere to match. The beautiful hills of Perthshire, which you can look at whilst you eat, are also something special!
Thursday, February 22, 2007Rating: rosettes

Dr Ian & Mrs Kathy Fraser
 Scotland at its worst!
We had a lovely lunch here in late December when we celebrated our mother's life after a burial at nearby Logie Cemetery. As a young woman she had walked here with her fiance to eat bacon and eggs- this was the only place to enjoy this delicacy because of war rationing.
Different story when Ian and Kathy Fraser returned on Sat Feb 17th to revisit her grave and unwind with a half pint and a bowl of soup.
We had already enquired at the funeral lunch if we could bring our well behaved springer dog in to the bar area when we returned. Most welcome . Kathy went in to the bar first at about ten to two,just to check that we could come in to the bar area with said dog. We could indeed.
We sat until 2.15pm without being asked for an order- they were obviously busy, but we were not in a hurry. Eventually we managed to stop a running waitress to ask if we could have soup from the blackboard displayed in the bar. She informed us we were too late- orders stopped at 2pm. We explained we had been here since 1.50. She would ask the chef. Meanwhile a charming barman offered us a drink- had not realised we had not been served. We ordered drinks and crisps as we were somewhat hungry by this stage.
We were then accosted by the woman who had admitted us to the establishment in the first place who accused us of not having stated that we required food when we entered the establishment at 10 to 2. We were rather stunned by her agressive attitude ( as were other diners who raised their eyes skywards in sympathy) we only want a bowl of soup, we replied but if its too much trouble -better cancel the drinks too as we need some food
The upshot was that we got the soup, having to listen to a constant barrage of shouting from the kichen, which had been going on constantly. The ultimate screaming at a loud and long pitch suggested to us that there were major problems going on amongst the staff. Shame - the soup was ok!
Wednesday, February 21, 2007Rating: rosettes

Peter Carrigan (junior)
 Anyone remember Peter Carrigan?
My father Peter Carrigan died in Coventry 27 years ago. In his belongings i found a reference from the Wheatsheaf dated 01/03/1951. He was born and brought up in Kirkcaldy in 1929. Does anyone remember him please, or do they know his younger brother James or his son also called James as we lost contact years ago.
Thanks
Wednesday, February 14, 2007Rating: No rosettes

MR,MRS DENTON
 BEST LUNCH IN KIRKCALDY
THIS BAR WAS A REAL DIMOND, LORRAINE AND SEAN ARE SADLY MIST BY ALL REGULAR LUNCHERS, WE WERE ALLWAYS MADE WELCOME AND NOTHING WAS EVER TO MUCH TROUBLE WE TAKE THIS TIME TO WISH THEM BOTH THE BEST FOR THE FUTURE. IF ONLY HAPPY DAYS WERE HERE AGAIN.
Tuesday, December 12, 2006Rating: rosettes

sharon
 Nice local pub
This was the second time i visited the area and this pub, had a great night, staff and customers were friendly and made us laugh!!
Friday, October 20, 2006Rating: rosettes

J.Roberts
 The Abbey Hotel
Worst pint i've ever had, don't waste you're money going here, unless you like you're drink watered down.
Thursday, October 12, 2006Rating: No rosettes

the wilson family
 excellent
never been here before and found the place by accident. We only stopped for a drink but where impressed by the friendly staff and the way they chatted to people and made them feel welcome. We were greeted warmyly the minute we walked in by a delightful young lady who is marrying the chef soon. we will go back next time we visit, this time for a meal if the food tastes as good as it looked going past us!
Monday, September 4, 2006Rating: rosettes

Ellie
 Top notch!!!
Yet again the Sheriffmuir Inn has changed hands and its newest owners have got it right. The old Bouzy Rouge décor remains but the atmosphere and the menu have both improved, most likely because it’s family run. Good old-fashioned friendly and attentive service and food cooked to a high standard…would definitely recommend!
Tuesday, August 8, 2006Rating: rosettes

Heather Cameron
 Bar Itza is great!
Bar Itza is a relaxing but fun bar. I love the design inside as it's just ma style. The prices on student night r brilliant!Hope they stay the same.
Friday, May 26, 2006Rating: rosettes

Anon.
 Bar Itza
You can find the bar itza website at www.baritza.com - It's pretty basic, but it's kept reasonably upto date.
Monday, April 3, 2006Rating: rosettes

joanne
 hot stuff
i thinjk its a grate pub only if they had bar staff that didnt flirt with everyone that walks through the door and the bouncers are very sleezy great pub though just they to problems to b delt with
Sunday, February 12, 2006Rating: rosettes

Paulina Kinyua
 The best mexican meal in Fife
I have being going on and off to Bar itza in kirkcaldy with my husband for a meal and we think its great. The best meal I had was a cancun mexican steak meal it was fabulous, I enjoy itr so much I always go on special occasions or when I fancy a great meal and evening out with my partner. Have a drink, have a meal, have a great night out.
Tuesday, February 7, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Deryk Cook
 Missing Scotland
Tony, hope your trip to the United States was great. Staff was fantastic. Came from Canada and should have never came back. Can't wait for the next visit. Cheers to Kerry, you pour a fantastic beer.
Monday, February 6, 2006Rating: rosettes

nicola
 a lagh
i think bar-itza is a reely gr8 place to go out but one problem the bar staff are lazy and all they think about is havin a laugh with each other and they dnt reely look like they no wat they are doing
Wednesday, January 18, 2006Rating: rosettes

nadia n fiona
 tha place 2 b!!
Wel we stotter along here evrytym b4 we go 4 a nyt out. Its a rly gd atmosphere n guaranteed 2 get the nyt started. The bar staff are very friendly n the music wil def get u in tha mood 4 tha wkend. The drinks reasonably priced as wel which helps.
Tuesday, January 10, 2006Rating: rosettes

Lee
 baritza nites
everytime we go out in kirkcaldy we go there the atmosphere fab the drink reasonable and the staff are friendly do not have to wait long to get served. Sunday afternoons are great with live bands a top place to go if u are every in kirkcaldy drop in.
Tuesday, January 10, 2006Rating: rosettes

emily
 New Year
I went to Bar-itza to see New Year in and it was amazing. The tickets were so reasonable and pluss it was a free bar, anything you wanted! Every body was having a laugh and enjoying themselves, the barmaids were great aswell and they were all dressed up. What a brill night! They'r was also a piper and a magition i couldnt have had a better new year ill definatley be back next year.
Thursday, January 5, 2006Rating: rosettes

Levi
 Baritza
I go to bar-itza every weekend i think its brilliant! All the bar staff are really nice and the service is quick i hardly had to wait a minute. I also think that the DJ is good he plays a variety of music which always gets me in the mood to go out, the atmosphere is always brilliant and bar-itza is a great pub to go to so id recoment it to anyone.
Thursday, January 5, 2006Rating: rosettes

cathrene mclaine
 complaint
wen to bar about 2 weeks sgo, i think if the manager spent less time drinking and the bar staff spent less time flirting, it would be a much better place to be. i waited 15 min at the bar to be served, is this because iam female?? i think so.
Wednesday, December 14, 2005Rating: No rosettes

claire leyton n mikie
 good enviorment
hey hey hey great wee pub always a good laugh and karaoke, ma favourite part of course, like a second home for us lot,
Tuesday, October 18, 2005Rating: rosettes

graeme
 cracking
this buzzing lil pub is amazing whether it be the calm afternoon drink with the locals such as butler and spanner with his cute lil dog it is simply sublime. evenings are lively and fun with very friendly staff. competition pool table for sporty types!
Monday, August 29, 2005Rating: rosettes

Anonymous
 rhj
A little pub at the side of the road that really is something special. I had a party thete and the food, hall and staff were amazing, huge and friendly.
Sunday, August 7, 2005Rating: rosettes

Suzy Wong
 Dogs Bollocks
Pure dead brilliant man, free pool to 6? sorted. Spaghettie soup sond.And if you miss the dialy special on monday you stand a good chance of getting it on the sunday.
Friday, June 24, 2005Rating: rosettes

Jon Andvik
 My regular PUB No.1
Staying in Kirckaldy for almost 2 years I was a regular guest at The Penny Farthing. I have never been in a place with such good athmospher and kind management anywere Ive been in world ! Thanks to Tony and the rest of the people working there...also to the other regular guest. My best wishes to all of you !
Tuesday, May 31, 2005Rating: rosettes

John Lindsay
 Very Friendly Pub
Welcoming village pub where you don't feel out of it if your not a local (No Slaughtered Lamb moments as you enter here.) Great food and a nice garden area for the odd day in Scotland when it doesn't rain.
Thursday, May 12, 2005Rating: rosettes

B MACFARLANE
 POOR SERVICE
There is never enough staff to cope with customers. The staff seem to take forever. Shorts are saturated in ice and cheap mixer, make sure to get bottled mixers. Good atmosphere though.
Thursday, March 31, 2005Rating: rosettes

matt haughey
 NEW YEAR
To see in the bells at the end of 2004 we chose Bar Itza for a party. The tickets we reasonably cheap and the bar FREE! What else could you ask for? Everyone was in the party spirit and the night was fab. The dj wasn't to be expected but didn't think he was geting paid for it anyway!! All and all great night. Good place to go for a laugh and a wee drink with your mates. Only ONE bad comment though, NO WEBSITE??? or it's murder to find? SORT THIS OUT BAR- ITZA!!!
Saturday, March 26, 2005Rating: rosettes

GEORDIE MUNRO
 THE DAZ
COULD U TELL THE DALZEL MAN TAE GO BACK TAE AIRDRIE AND STAY THERE.
Monday, January 10, 2005Rating: No rosettes

jumping bean
 Better as a bouzy rouge
I've been to the restaurant while it was a Bouzy Rouge and recently since it has changed hands. You can't beat the location and the food has always been to a high standard although slightly better when a Bouzy Rouge was operating. Staff were friendly and atmosphere enjoyable. Would recommend
Thursday, January 6, 2005Rating: rosettes

wee jimmy smith
 Cool flat
Hey gogs r u still in the penthouse at the harbour ?
Wednesday, December 29, 2004Rating: rosettes

Gordon Ritchie
 Great Pub,People,Staff
Aways welcoming,good food,
Wednesday, December 15, 2004Rating: rosettes

Kay L.
 Great Place
I was there just last week on vacation, we ate there twice. Lovely atmosphere, great meals. This is the real Scotland.
Thursday, December 2, 2004Rating: rosettes

WEEGARY@HOTMAIL.COM
 WEE GARY
DOES JOHN O HARE STILL RUN IT?
Monday, November 15, 2004Rating: rosettes

Bobby Law
 Wild west
I just stay up the road from this pub so i decided to stop in on passing for a swift pint. When entering i noticed a large number of under agers. Felt very intimidated as they were using bad language and spitting on the floor. No place for a lady thats fo r sure.
Monday, November 15, 2004Rating: rosettes

tre
 Waited and Waited
As the header suggests the service is very very slow and the barpersons serve their friends first . I wont be back.
Monday, November 15, 2004Rating: No rosettes

Kermit Masterton
 Charming
Wow I was very impressed with high st establishment. I was told my grandad drank here when it was the imperial bar. It was my first visit to scotland after my parents emigrated to Alaska in the 70's. wished they hadnt cause i would have loved 2 have lived here.
Monday, November 15, 2004Rating: rosettes

Daraius Master
 New Chef New Menu
I live only 20 minutes away and will rant and rave about this pub until I'm red in the face. Mark the new chef has really pulled out the stops and designed a first class menu.

Outstanding service and a good range of drinks. The warm but classy recently refurbished interior is fantastic and the food is absolutely outstanding.

If you are a tourist wanting to taste the real Scotland, The Sheriffmuir is the place to be.
Friday, October 15, 2004Rating: rosettes

Student From Edinburgh
 Proper Bo
Went out in Kirkcaly for the first time last week for my 23rd birthday, started at 'spoons then onto Bar Itza, they were playing Bellissima when i walked in the door, it was as if they were expecting me.
Friday, September 17, 2004Rating: rosettes

collete
 what a difference a new manager can make
we think spoons at kirkcaldy is great we go every week for curry club & sunday roast we couldnt make it at home for that price . superb value for money and heather sure has made a massive difference to that place .well done youve restored our faith in spoons
Tuesday, September 14, 2004Rating: rosettes

derek
 great we love it
fantastic pub we love it the new manager heather is fab so is the team so friendly and all very hardworking the prices are an added bonus . keep up the excellent service guys
Tuesday, September 14, 2004Rating: rosettes

Alexander Mclaren
 Sheriffmuir Arms
Visited Sheriffmuir Arms approx. 3 weeks ago. Found the pub to be full of atmosphere the staff were friendly but not overbearing the meals were first class, the surrounding furnishings were excellent. The Manager was first class, very informative and friendly, will not hesitate to return again. Thank you.
Sunday, September 12, 2004Rating: rosettes

Peter Allan
 great place
I was recently on holiday from South Africa visting my parents in Buckhaven. Visted the pub on many occasions and found the service and food to be great . The owner remebered our order on our second visit. The waitress was very helpful and friendly and a real character - the type of person who adds to the atmosphere of the place and makes you want to come back
Wednesday, September 8, 2004Rating: rosettes

Charles
 Olde World
Good starting point for a night out in the centre of Kirkcaldy. Olde world type pub; mainly a Locals pub serving a great Pint too! It's small in size but big in friendliness
Friday, August 20, 2004Rating: rosettes

Charles
 Busy Wetherspoons
Wetherspoons pub with the usual good prices and a good atmosphere on a night; one drawback with being popular is the service can get pretty slow, especially on the weekend
Friday, August 20, 2004Rating: rosettes

simon r fae biz
 back in time
Didnt know pubs like this one still existed. deffo a spit and sawdust enviroment - still had a good time though. Pictures from famous scots battles made it interesting conversation.
Friday, August 20, 2004Rating: rosettes

Pete Burns
 warm and friendly
The bar staff certainly know their stuff; the guy on there - Tony I think his name was, was very friendly.
Friday, August 20, 2004Rating: rosettes

John W
 Spacious Pub
The Thirsty Monk is a spacious pub with a large dining area; also has the benefit of a west facing beer garden to the rear, which is nice on those sunny afternoons.
Saturday, July 24, 2004Rating: rosettes

John W
 Lovely view
Good food in the restaurant part of this country inn with splendid views over the Loch, making this a great setting for lunch
Friday, July 23, 2004Rating: rosettes

kevin parish
 complaint
been to bar itza many times never had a complaint till today,went for lunch was given table right away waitress was on herself,gave us menu's 10 mins later customers arrived she knew she then chatted for a bit and served those customers drinks and took their order while we still waited,after 20 mins we had enough and got up and left,her comment as we left was..sorry about that ..in a sarcastic manner..hope you will oblige us by replying
Wednesday, July 21, 2004Rating: No rosettes


Tuesday, December 12, 2017
YOU ARE IN
EDINBURGH

Whats On

List FEATURED Pubs



FEATURE SEARCH
Real Ale
Guest Ales
Wine Selection
Restaurant
Bar Food
Country Pubs
Town/City Pubs
Scenic Pubs
Student Pubs
Quiet Pubs
Accommodation
Function Room
Open Fire Pubs
Wooden Beams
Games Room
Beer Garden
Kids Welcome
Wheelchair Access
Pets Welcome
WI-FI Access
SKY Sports TV


View the Comments



Copyright © 1999 - 2013 www.bestpubs.co.uk ltd V2.1.19