The annual guide by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has just been published – and features a host of bars and brewers across Fife.
It highlights venues selected by its members "as places to savour good beers from small breweries as well as cask-conditioned lagers and world beers and some pubs are highlighted for serving real ciders too".
Here are 21 of the Fife bars – including four new entries – that feature in the 51st edition of the guide and what CAMRA said about each of them.
The guide, which surveys 4,500 of the best pubs across the UK, is the definitive beer drinker’s guide for those seeking the best pints in the nation’s pubs.
CAMRA Chairman Nik Antona said: “The last few years have been an incredibly difficult time for the industry, and we need more support than ever before to keep our nation’s pubs and breweries open and thriving. I’d encourage everyone to use this year’s Guide to visit the very best pubs and breweries across the UK and support them for generations to come.”
1. Betty Nicol's, High St, Kirkcaldy
CAMRA said: "The pub is proud to serve two real ales, often from Fyne Ales, and also offers a selection of bottled beers, wines and spirits" Photo: George Mcluskie Photographer 37
2. Railway Inn, Station Wynd, Lower Largo
CAMRA said: "Numerous items of railway memorabilia adorn the walls, the fireplace and the bar counter. In warmer months you can relax outside, with the views of the local
harbour." Photo: na
3. The Criterion, South Street, St Andrews
CAMRA said: "In addition to the four cask ales, a large selection of whiskies and gins are stocked, and the famous Cri-Pie is served until late." Photo: na
4. The Ship Inn, Halketts Hall, Limekilns
CAMRA said: "The pub features in Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel Kidnapped, in which two characters are carried across the Forth after an alleged tipple here." Photo: na