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“Risen From The Dead”
Review of The Dreel Tavern

The Dreel Tavern
Ranked #7 of 25 Restaurants in Anstruther
Cuisines: Southwestern, Scottish
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 19 August 2017

This is the third or fourth incarnation of the Dreel that I have experienced and was not a great fan of this place in the past. However, first impressions of the new set up were very favourable. The bar area is oldie world and though small, atmospheric. Good selection of beers, I had Caledonian Pale Ale which was excellent though served too cold. The pub has three distinct dining areas and a small outside beer garden overlooking the burn, so have a look round if you get a choice of table. Excellent varied menu and specials all at very reasonable prices. I had the tempura squid to start and it was melt in your mouth, which is not easy with squid. Our party of four were all delighted with their choice of dishes and the house red wine was very drinkable at £17 a bottle. The service is casual and friendly. So new addition to our list of places to eat and recommend in the area.

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alleee87, Owner at The Dreel Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for such a lovely and informative review of us! Really happy that you and your group enjoyed your time at The Dreel and that you approve of our changes.

Look forward to seeing you again :)

Alli & Hannah

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Reviewed 19 August 2017

Dogs allowed in the bar, and very friendly staff. The menu was varied, we had squid as a starter and pea risotto. The family had burgers .

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alleee87, Owner at The Dreel Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for reviewing us! We are pleased you liked your visit to the Dreel & look forward to seeing you, the family & the dogs again soon! :)

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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

A super old low roofed tavern newly opened I believe serving tasty food. Menu choices from bar food and sharing platters to more formal dining. Roast hake with samfire and chorizo was superb and the fish cakes with pea purée also tasty albeit could have done with more pea purée to add moisture. Reasonable wine menu too from about £18. Mains were in the £12-15 mark generally . A recommend for this venue.

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alleee87, Owner at The Dreel Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your kind words Andrew! Really appreciate you taking the time to review us. Will be sure to pass on your comments to the kitchen team.

Best wishes,
Alli

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Reviewed 13 August 2017

After being moved from a table beside the kitchen door to the conservatory we were much happier. Menu is fairly limited, but all very good. Service was a bit slow. My concern was how long our dogs were in the car.. After main course I brought the dogs to the beer garden and they were made welcome in the restaurant.

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alleee87, Owner at The Dreel Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review us!

We are dog friendly everywhere but the dining area by the kitchen so next time bring the dogs with you.
Glad you approved of the menu, we have kept it limited as we cook everything from fresh and wanted to really concentrate on offering great dishes. We also have a specials board :)
As for the slow service, my apologies - we have only been open a few weeks and still learning / figuring out the best systems.
Hopefully when you visit next time it will be speedier! Look forward to seeing you again.

Alli

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Reviewed 13 August 2017

Under new management has been redecorated much brighter food highly recommended not expensive. Sirloin Steak ordered and cooked to perfection exactly how I requested. Sweet menu was great couldn't make up our minds what to have so ordered four different desserts and shared loved all of them. Will definitely go back next time in Anstruther highly recommended.

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alleee87, Owner at The Dreel Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to review us Irene and so pleased you enjoyed your steak and variety of desserts!
We look forward to seeing you again.

Alli & Hannah

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