What’s On in Crail 2020

Due to Covid-19 most of the annual events planned for 2020 have been cancelled however there are lots of activities in the area for everyone to enjoy. If you are planning to spend some time in Crail with us at Sandcastle Cottage this summer, here is a list of shops, visitor attractions, restaurants and pubs that are open.

Whats On Crail
Crail Harbour

Restaurants Open providing deliveries or Takeaways

Bistro Dorey Pittenweem is a Seafood Restaurant. They prepare meals on Saturday’s and Sunday’s. You can order by clicking this link Bistro Dorey. Meals can be collected or delivered.

The Cellar Anstruther is the East Neuk’s only Michelin Star Restaurant and is open from the 6th of July and taking bookings through their website at www.thecellaranstruther.co.uk

Craig Millar 16 West Shore St Monans Harbour

Only a 15 minute drive from Crail. Fine Dining in the evenings also good place to go for lunch. Now open from 29th July, Wednesday to Sunday. Booking advisable. For more details click this link

The Pavillion Cafe/Restaurant Elie (next to Elie Golf Club) are currently offering a three course carry out dinner which can be ordered by email at fineeastneuk@gmail.com or call 07760917848.

The cafe will be open from the 6th of July. Customers with Smartphones will be required to download the app “Hopt”, order, pay, sit down and wait for the food to arrive.

The East Pier Smokehouse – St Monans Harbour

Only a 15 minute drive from Crail. Outside seating and rooftop gallery. Excellent views over the Firth of Forth towards the Isle of May. A good range of seafood and a good spot to stop for lunch. Open Wednesday to Sunday. Lunch 12 – 2.30, Evenings 5 – 7.30. Booking is advisable. Click this link for more details.

Crail Fish & Chip Shop High Street Crail opening 6th July and offering a takeaway service. Opening hours are: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 4.00pm – 8.00pm Friday 4.00pm – 9.00pm, Saturday 1.00pm – 9.00pm, Sunday 1.00pm – 8.00pm. Closed Mondays

Brodies Granny’s at Crail Harbour. Variety of Ice Cream, Light snacks, teas and coffees.

Crail Harbour Gallery Shoregate Crail. Providing a takeaway service teas, coffee’s, light snacks. Limited seating in the courtyard as well as picnic benches available at Crail harbour.

What's on in Crail 2020 Crail Harbour Gallery
Crail Harbour Gallery

Pubs with Beer Gardens

The Golf Hotel Crail High Street opening Monday 6th July. Limited number of tables due to social distancing measures, sanitisers and extra cleaning. Limited food and bar service to start with. Only five minutes walk from Sandcastle Cottage.

Beer Garden open 12.00noon till 9.00pm weather dependent. Breakfast Rolls, tea, coffee, home baking available from 10.00am sit in or take away.

Limited bar food menu served from 12.00noon – 8.00pm. Carry out service available on Friday and Saturday 5.00pm – 8.00pm.

In door restaurant and bar now open serving meals. Strict social distancing rules apply. Booking essential by telephone please. Click this link for details

Please call 01333 450206 to order, pay and get a time for collection or to make a table reservation. Or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=Golf%20hotel%20Crail

Balcomie Links Hotel Balcomie Road Road Crail. Only five minutes walk from Sandcastle Cottage. Providing a Take-Away Meal Service between 4.00 and 8.30pm. To place an order call 01333 450237 and collect at the time given. Beer Garden opens 6th July food and drink will be served. Strict social distancing and hygiene rules apply to protect customers and staff. More details see Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Balcomielinkshotel/

The Haven Shore Street Cellardyke. Great location overlooking Cellardyke Harbour

The Ship Inn The Toft Elie overlooks Elie Harbour and beach.

Food Outlets offering Deliveries

Penman’s Butchers Crail.

Penmans will take orders for delivery to your holiday accommodation in Crail. Orders can be placed by telephone on 01333 450218 or through Penman’s Facebook Page

What's on Crail 2020
Penman’s Butchers

Green’s Greengrocer Crail

Orders can be made by telephone 01333 450010 or through Green’s Facebook Page

Bowhouse Link

Bowhouse is a local online market based in St Monans offering you a link to local food producers. During Covid-19 outbreak all orders will be delivered to your holiday home in Crail. Click this link to find out more

Ardross Farm Shop

Ardross Farm Shop offer a wide range of locally grown vegetables, meats, fine wines, and pre cooked frozen meals. They will deliver to holiday homes in Crail. To find out more click on the link

Barnsmuir Farm Shop on the outskirts of Crail on the A917 to Anstruther. Fresh Strawberries, Raspberries, Blackberries, Vegetables, Jams.

What's On Crail 2020
Barnsmuir Farm Shop

Shops Open

Crail Pottery is now open between 9.00am and 5.00pm. Hand sanitiser at the entrance and contactless payment through the screen. Ideal place to find that special gift or momento from your holiday. http://www.crailpottery.com/

Crail Gallery in the High Street is now open for business from Monday 29th June. Looking forward to welcoming customers old and new. https://crailgallery.com/

Shells North High Street Crail for gifts, greeting cards and stationery, now open from the 29th June 9.30am – 5.00pm. https://www.facebook.com/ShellsCrail/

The Beehive High Street Crail for Ice Cream, Confectionery, Gifts and Toys

What's On Crail 2020
The Beehive

Indoor and Outdoor Activities

Festival Putting Green Crail is open daily throughout July from 2.00 – 6.00pm. You will find the putting green off St Andrews Road on the right past Beechwalk Park and the Community Hall.

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Beechwalk Park has tennis courts, an outdoor gym and a football pitch

Outdoor gym Beechwalk Park Crail
Outdoor Gym Beechwalk Park

Scotland’s Secret Bunker.

Located at Troywood just outside Crail. Underground bunker and museum of Cold War Relics. Now open although visitors are advised to pre book tickets through the website due to Covid -19 restrictions. To book tickets just click this link

Kingsbarns Distillery

Located on the A917, 3 miles from Crail 5/10 minute drive. The distillery cafe opened on the 15th of July offering coffee and light snacks. Distillery tours start on the 1st August however numbers are limited so best to book early to avoid disappointment. Click on this link for more details

Cambo Heritage Centre and Garden

Cambo is located 3 miles outside Crail on the A917 to St Andrews. There are woodland walks, childrens play area,large walled garden, shop and takeaway cafe which are all open from Wednesday 1st July. Click on the link for what is available and read our blog based on our visit. https://www.2crail.com/visit-cambo-heritage-centre-garden/ Cafe offers a vegetarian menu, light lunches, teas, coffees, cakes and scones served outside in the courtyard.

Boat Trip to the Isle of May

This is a fantastic day out and to find out more read our blog “Visit to the Isle of May”. Due to Covid -19 numbers will be limited due to social distancing so you are advised to book early. Sailings will start from the 15th of July. For more information click on this link

Coastal Foraging, Wild Eating

East Neuk Seaweed are doing “on the rocks” workshops. This is something for all the family. Learn about what is growing on the seashore that you can eat or cook with. July workshops already booked however there are still places available for August and September. For details click this link

For day trips from Crail read our blogs on St Andrews, and Dundee. There is also a free walking tour around St Andrews.


Crail is an excellent place for walkers and you will find a range of walks in the area on our walks page. The Fife Coastal Path passes our doorstep at Sandcastle Cottage.

Watersports and Beaches

For watersports enthusiasts East Neuk Outdoors based in Cellardyke (only 3 miles from Crail) are open and offer and range of outdoor activities. for details click on the link. Elie Watersports based at Elie harbour are open and running courses throughout the summer.

Kingsbarns and Elie have large clean sandy beaches with food outlets on the beach. The Cheesy Toast Shack at Kingsbarns is a particular favourite with our guests. Roome Bay (2 minutes walk down the beach path from Sandcastle Cottage) has a new children’s play area and is great for rock pooling and catching small fish. There is also a clean sandy beach at Crail Harbour which is very sheltered and great for kids.

Crail Harbour Beach
Crail Harbour Beach
Circular Walk Kingsbarns
Cheesy Toast Shack Kingsbarns Beach

As we hear of more outlets and visitor attractions opening during the season we will update this listing.

If you would like to find out more about Sandcastle Cottage, What there is is to see and do in the area then click on our website at www.2crail.com. If you would like to check our availability and prices then click on the book now button.

We look forward to welcoming you to Sandcastle Cottage.

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