Sit back and prepared to be inspired

From good-to-know information to bucket list experiences, read all about it here.

We went along to meet the Pittenweem Chocolate Company’s owner – Sophie Latinis to find out what inspired her to start the business and why she chose the East Neuk.

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Our guests will be familiar with Rufus, the much loved Rufflets teddy bear. However, not many people know the story of how Rufus first arrived at Rufflets. Luckily our Head Housekeeper, Heather, will tell you the story along with some Rufus trivia!

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July is the perfect time to discover Fife's outdoor attractions and open-air events. We have more than our fair share of beautiful gardens to explore and since many are within palaces and castles, it's also an opportunity to peek inside.

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Rufflets' pastry chef, Petra Brandhorst comes from Bremen, Germany and enjoyed telling us what is traditionally baked in her home town as well as in kitchens throughout Europe and further afield. 

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It may be winter but don't let that stop you from exploring the beautiful Kingdom of Fife. November is packed with plenty of things to do, just grab your hats and gloves and come and explore before the year ends.

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In the current climate of excessive food packaging and unacceptable food waste, the trend towards foraging seems particularly significant with the added attraction of eating locally and seasonally.

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Get set for the next half term holiday with our ideas for events and activities happening across Fife during October.

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A new year calls for new adventures. This New Year (and new decade) presents an opportunity to make good on all those broken promises to travel. Find the perfect activity or place to visit from our top 20 to put on your Fife bucket list!

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We’ve had more than our fair share of rain in St Andrews recently which has meant it’s been a soggy few weeks in the kitchen garden. We caught up with Head Gardener – Phil Harper to find out what is happening in the garden and what we can expect to see on the menu at Seasons Restaurant in the coming weeks.

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We always offer our lowest prices on our own website. If you find a lower qualifying rate within 24 hours of making your reservation, we will match the lower rate, and add an extra 5% discount.

If you need to cancel your reservation, as long as it’s at least 24 hours prior to your planned arrival date, we won’t charge you. Just e-mail (does not apply to advance purchase rates)

When you book directly with us, we will upgrade your booking to the next room category, subject to availability at check-in


Lunch and bar served from 12pm daily

Afternoon Tea served between 2pm and 4.30pm daily 

(minimum 24 hour advance booking required)

Dinner served between 6pm and 9pm daily