2015 is the year Scotland celebrates its array of food and drink and in typical stereotypical fashion we’ve listed 5 of the best Fish & Chips you can find near the our best golf courses.
Anstruther (St Andrews, Kingsbarns, Crail)
As the Old Course, St Andrews is for golf, Anstruther is for fish and chips. Just 20 minutes from The Home of Golf, Anstruther harbour is the perfect spot for lunch in between rounds at Kingsbarns/Crail/Elie or any of the seven St Andrews courses. Past visitors have included former royalty, Hollywood actors and even the odd visiting golfer.
What’s Best? Here it’s simple – the fish and chips.
The Wee Hurrie (Prestwick & Royal Troon)
Hidden away in one of Scotland’s most recognizable place names the search for ‘The Wee Hurrie‘ fish and chips bar is worth it. Admittedly not in the most glamorous of settings in and around an industrial harbour it oddly adds to the charm of your visit. Also onsite is the restaurant MacCallum’s Oyster Bar for anyone looking to enjoy a more formal seafood dinning experience.
What’s Best? It’s obscurity on the edge of the Irish Sea.
The Bay Fish & Chips (Trump Int & Royal Aberdeen)
This one ticks all the boxes. If your itinerary has you driving north from St Andrews/Carnoustie to Aberdeen for golf at Royal Aberdeen, Cruden Bay or Trump International be sure to take a detour through the seaside town of Stonehaven for some fish and chips. Looking out over the North sea the neighbouring ice cream shop of Aunty Bettys is the perfect desert for those looking to fully indulge.
What’s Best? It’s sustainability efforts with locally sourced produce.
Tailend St Andrews (St Andrews Town Centre)
For those staying in St Andrews you will soon discover everything is in walking distance. As fish and chips go a personal favourite of mine is The Tailend Restaurant in the centre of town. For the long summer evenings in St Andrews nothing beats watching groups finish their rounds in the amphitheatre of the 18th green at the Old Course, with fish & chips in hand.
What’s Best? It’s location in the middle of town.
The Fry (North Berwick, Gullane & Muirfield)
As with every good Scottish golf town North Berwick is home to a popular local fish and chip shop. Located on the aptly named Quality Street in the town centre and minutes from the golf course the famous Fry is a hit with locals and visitors alike. With what many suggest to be some of the best fry around and a golf course like the West Links North Berwick it makes for a pretty tasty collaboration.
What’s Best? The friendly welcome & close proximity to the course.
Often described by visiting golfers as a misconception it must be added that Scotland is home to some of the world’s most sought after food produce. From fresh seafood such as langoustine prawns, lobster or salmon to Scotch lamb and beef.
* 2015 is the Year of Food and Drink, a celebration of Scotland’s natural larder and the role that food and drink plays in shaping our economic success. For more information visit the website.