Old Course Hotel's Jigger Inn Reopens Following Renovations

Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa is pleased to announce the reopening of its beloved pub the Jigger Inn on Wednesday 1st May.

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Published: 01/05/2024

Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa is pleased to announce the reopening of its beloved pub the Jigger Inn on Wednesday 1st May. The historic venue has undergone significant renovations and now features a refreshed menu designed by the resort’s newly announced Executive Chef, Coalin Finn.

The most famous 19th hole in golf, the iconic Jigger Inn, dates back to the 1850s when it was the stationmaster’s lodge for the St Andrews Links railway station. Today, the traditional Scottish pub has been thoughtfully renovated to improve its offering. Updates include an interior décor refresh whilst maintaining original features including the brickwork, signature railway booth seating and signed Major Winners’ caps which have returned to their home above the bar. Other improvements include an expanded kitchen to allow enhanced menu offerings and improved service, in addition to the refreshed beer garden which has been paved. Updated accessible restrooms, a new path connecting to St. Andrews' main walkway and landscaping to the gardens complete the enhancements to this iconic establishment.

In addition to the interior revamp, the Jigger Inn's menu has also been reimagined under the direction of Executive Chef Coalin Finn. An acclaimed chef with experience across some of the UK’s finest establishments, Coalin’s pub fare offers a fresh take on the classic Jigger Inn menu, focused on high quality and locally sourced seasonal ingredients. Standout dishes include the Great Glen venison charcuterie board, Ayrshire haggis crumpets and traditional Cullen skink. Pub classics return including the Jigger Inn Beef Burger and the classic Jigger Ale battered haddock and chips. Expanded dessert options include seasonal ice creams sourced from St Andrews’ very own world famous and award-winning ice cream shop Jannettas, as Old Course Hotel continues to celebrate the local town. Guests can also enjoy an extensive selection of drinks including Scottish whiskies and local ales, featuring the pub’s own Jigger Ale.

“We’re thrilled to re-open the doors to the Jigger Inn following its recent renovations and to welcome new and returning guests to enjoy golf’s most famous pub,” says Louise Dougall, Jigger Inn Bar Manager. “Offering hearty food and perfectly poured pints, the Jigger Inn proudly remains the same Scottish pub we all know and love, now with a refreshed space and updated menu celebrating local ingredients”.

The reopening of the Jigger Inn is part of a larger series of food and beverage enhancements underway at Old Course Hotel. Most recently, the resort unveiled its new rooftop bar and dining outlet, the West Deck which offers seating areas and dining pods for outdoor get-togethers.

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