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Welcome to The Whey Pat, for your own piece of the past

It's the bar with the longest history in St Andrews which, according to the staff, makes it the most experienced and thus the greatest. Somewhere near this site from as early as the 12th century, enterprising locals were serving up gruel to pilgrims as they entered the West Port. The 'pat' from which the pub takes its name was the pot they served it from. The current building dates from 1902, but there's been a hostelry here since 1580. All of this has led to the most traditional and homely of bars, the kind of place you can set your clock by the regulars. Popular also with postgraduate students, real ale drinkers and tourists, The Whey Pat guarantees the friendliest of visits.

Opening times

Mon-Thur: 11am-12am

Fri-Sat: 11am-1am

Sun: 12pm-12am


Main menu served daily from 12pm-3pm

Nachos menu available every day from 11am to 11pm


Working for Belhaven can be many things to many people – for some it may be a fun job in a stimulating environment with great colleagues, for others it may be more about a career with a respected employer who offers exciting prospects. Whatever you’re looking for, we may have just the role to suit you. All our senior management team have a history of working behind bars long before moving into their current roles and indeed we run a bespoke course to help develop assistant managers into our managers of the future. So why not apply today? It might just be the best move you make!

Get in touch: wheypat.standrews@belhavenpubs.net