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Betty Nicols, Kirkcaldy

Pub added by elizabeth mcgraw
297 High Street
Phone: 01592642083

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Will Larter left this review about Betty Nicols

A fine pub with a classy front and an even better interior. The floor is a mix of bare boards and floor tiles, but it gets better as the eyes lift up. The walls have some outstanding tiling, and the gap from there to the ceiling is covered by a striking wallpaper with a dramatic thistle pattern. The ceiling is the cynosure, which my camera failed to do justice to, so you'll just have to come and see it for yourself. Oh, and check out the window with its crossed malt shovel and fork below a beautiful ship executed in stained glass.

The bar counter, in a corner near the front right door, is a picture too, with a dramatic bar back surmounted by a clock telling the right time, and the front having a wooden elbow rail with brass fittings, a brass rail for the feet, and hooks for your jacket or bag. Two hand pumps on the bar, and a friendly woman serving, joined by the cook so that they could both complain about not being in my photos. My half of Fyne Jarl, not one of my favourite beers, was in fine condition, but to be fair this pub is so good I think I might have given it an 8 even if there'd been no real ale. As a previous reviewer hinted, it's good enough to have been in Edinburgh, but here it is in Kirkcaldy. Just be grateful.

On 4th July 2022 - rating: 8
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Danny O'Revey left this review about Betty Nicols

Nice decorative pub with good beer and whisky, high ceilings and smart, could be in Edinnburgh

On 6th May 2019 - rating: 8
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Colin Walker left this review about Betty Nicols

If going for real ale and ignoring the local Wetherspoons this is the next best place. The bar has Deuchars and 2 guest ales. The bar owner is a real ale supporter and has a good knowledge of them and their drinkers. A traditional bar that look not out of place in the 1940's.

On 17th December 2015 - rating: 10
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