12 pubs to visit on the Fife circle train pub crawl

12 pubs to visit on the Fife circle train pub crawl
12 pubs to visit on the Fife circle train pub crawl

Fancy a pint or two?

Hop on a train along Fife Circle Line, take in the area’s scenery and try this long distance pub crawl through Fife’s towns and villages.

Rosyth

The first port of call is The Gothenburg Hotel in Rosyth a charming family-run hotel roughly five minutes walk from the town’s train station. Take advantage of the bar’s excellent steakhouse and line your stomach in preparation of the boozy day ahead.

Dunfermline Town

Next stop is the East Port Bar, roughly ten minutes walk from Dunfermline Town station. 

Long established, the bar is charming, inviting and buzzing at weekends. Best of all, food and drink are both reasonably priced.

Alternatively nip into the Creepy Wee Pub which lives up to its name with a spooky, gothic theme – the pub often hosts a good standard of live music

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Dunfermline Queen Margaret

Make the short trip to Dunfermline Queen Margaret and visit The Elizabethan – a refurbished and trendy bar equipped with a great selection of drinks. If weather is on your side, make the most of the pub’s sun drenched beer garden.

Cowdenbeath

Now disembark at Wee Jimmies just off Cowdenbeath high street. The spacious, family run pub is at its lively best on Saturday nights when karaoke is in full flow.

Cardenden

Up next is the Village Inn in Cardenden, conveniently located a stone’s throw away from the train station. The pub is typically packed with exuberant and friendly locals on weekends.

Glenrothes with Thornton

Zip along to Glenrothes with Thornton and nip in into the Station Hotel for your next drink – as the name suggests this is only minutes from the train station. The pub provides a great selection of beer to thirsty travellers.

Kirkcaldy

The Penny Farthing has been a permanent fixture on Kirkcaldy’s main thoroughfare for forty years and is comfortably one of the best pubs in town. The bar is run by an affable group of staff who serve up a decent range of drinks for a very reasonable price.

Kinghorn

The Crown Tavern is a real gem of a pub in the pleasant seaside town of Kinghorn and should be the next stop on your Fife Circle pub crawl. Cosy and inviting, the tavern is a laidback haunt blessed with a great range of single malt whiskys.

Burntisland

A proper old fashioned pub situated on Burntisland high street, the OldPort is typically filled with lively and friendly locals. Painted a vibrant white and blue, the alluring inn hosts live music throughout the month making for a fantastic atmosphere.

Aberdour

Move further along the coast to beautiful Aberdour where you can enjoy the hospitality at Foresters Arms. Real ale and real good food are both available at the traditional Scottish pub – consider soaking up some of your drinks with a meal here.

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Dalgety Bay

Enjoy your final drink or two at the Hillend Tavern in Dalgety Bay where this pub crawl terminates. The taproom won CAMRA’s Fife pub of the year in 2017 and its easy to see why given the awesome selection of real ale on offer, along with the amiable staff and locals who make you feel at home in this traditional village pub.