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Kingsbarns Distillery and Visitor Centre

Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Kingsbarns Distillery and Visitor Centre in the beautiful East Neuk of Fife opened its doors in December 2014. The whisky distillery is situated between St. Andrews and Crail, close to the world famous Kingsbarns championship golf course. The...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
East Newhall Farm, Kingsbarns, St Andrews KY16 8QE, Scotland
+44 1333 451300
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 28 February 2015

We visited Kingsbarns last week for their Dream to Dram tour, which is the very detailed journey through the journey towards the distillery today and beyond. I am a little disappointed with the review that seems to specifically mention the café only and gives no...More

4  Thank Smallbrownbike
Kingsbarns D, Manager at Kingsbarns Distillery and Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2015

Thank you for your lovely review. Haste ye back, slainte.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

We're fairly local but are also renting a cottage in the area with our little ones. On the way to Kingsbarns beach, although we'd had the local pub recommended to us, we passed the gorgeous-looking signage and thought, given we had little ones with us,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just popped in to have a look around and was pleasantly surprised by this lovely building, we didn’t have time for a tour of the distillery but had a very nice snack lunch which was delicious. We then had a look around the shop and...More

Thank Malcolm T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to Kingsbarns on a bit of an impulse. We were treated to an excellent tour of the gin distillery by Alan. Knowledgeable, adding local and national history tales to the technical stuff about distilling gin. And a couple of wee tasters too! Good...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Knowledgeable staff. Tours are available but need to book in advance. We tried samples of both whiskey and Gin.

Thank boopgrant
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were visiting friends in Kingsbarn so we decided to take the gin tour while we were there, and (even as someone who doesn't consider herself a gin fan) I'm so glad I did. Obviously the tour was great for my husband whose go-to drink...More

1  Thank PennyPriddy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good education on how Scotch is made but Kingsbarns scotch won't be ready for another year. So I would pick another distillery that has scotch ready to be drunk. And by the way you can't get drunk on scotch in Scotland small pours.

Thank Joe A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have booked in advance the "dream to dram" tour. The tours takes around 2 h, very intensive with deep explanation and a nice short talk with the distillery manager. Was one of the best tours we have got. Great tasting of Wemys whiskys is included...More

Thank Christian M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely tour with many interesting details about the history and of course the whole brewery process. Best part of the tour was definitely Louise role as a tour guide. She was lovely, humorous and had great about knowledge about everything!

Thank Seaside187141
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Sunday afternoons were made for tea + cake. Not if you make the mistake of visiting the café at the distillery. In spite of the claims on the menu board, there was NO CAKE!!! No scones either. Just a few sad bits of traybake... Come...More

Thank Shirley R
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Four of us golfed at The Kingsbarns Course and enjoyed it so when we heard about the distillery nearby we stopped there. Margo gave us a nice tour and we heard about the short history. Once the first whisky is ready the tour will probably...More

2  Thank Pat R
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

We dropped in for a tour without prebooking and found the premises to be very impressive with excellent accessibility features for 1 member of our party who was in a wheelchair. The staff were very friendly and the coffee shop had a great selection of...More

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Response from The-Old-Scribe | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I hope you enjoy your trip. Distillery choices depend on your spirits of choice. There are now many craft gin distilleries across the UK, but because you asked in the context of a Scotch whisky review, I will stick to... More
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8 July 2016|
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Response from Roblx | Reviewed this property |
Yes it does, it is mainly on 1 level but has a lift t (elevator) to the tasting room.
Claire Y
8 February 2016|
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Response from M1DXB | Reviewed this property |
The Stagecoach service 95 (St Andrews to Leven or vice versa) passes the entrance to the distillery, then there is a short walk (200 yards or so, I would guess) down the track.