The Crusoe

Lower Largo, Fife
+44 (0)131 333 1320
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£123 - £350
per night

You're right on the water in this 1820 granary-turned-hotel, with calming bedrooms, bustling bar and restaurant serving excellent local fare


7 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

£123 - £350 per night

The Experience

The tide comes right up under the bedrooms and lashes the windows in the bar when it’s rough – you’ll feel like you’re on a sturdy boat. The bar downstairs with exposed stone walls is relaxed and filled with locals, guests and holidaymakers in summer; sip ales from local brewers here, or study the good wine list while you decide what to eat. All is sourced from local, listed suppliers and served in the upstairs dining room. The menu sports pub classics alongside plenty of seasonal seafood.

Bedrooms (one suite, the rest doubles or twins) all have sea views, large fluffy towels, Nespresso machines and soaps and lotions from Laura Thomas Co. You’ll drift off under Egyptian cotton to the sound of the sea. Wake for a cracking full Scottish (with veggie version) or locally smoked salmon with scrambled eggs and other choices.

At low tide you can walk along the beach, breathing fresh air, examining rock pools, feeling refreshed.

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We think you'll love

  • Listening to and watching the watery shenanigans from your bedroom window or the bar – endlessly fascinating
  • Setting off on grand walks along the Fife Coastal Path from the door
  • Coming back for homemade food and a special Sunday lunch (book ahead)
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You should know

  • Some rooms are dog friendly, £25 per dog per stay


  • EV charger
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming



Nightly price
from £123
1 Suite for 2
From £200
6 Twin/doubles
From £123


Booking information

Check in
Check out
24-25 December.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Come aboard The Crusoe! With polished wood and brass, porthole windows, rope and stained glass, this old inn feels more like a ship than a pub. The sea comes right up under the bedroom windows at high tide and waves crash up the slipway outside the downstairs bar. A great place to settle in for a dramatic winter break or a summer of beach walks and idleness.

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The neighbourhood

Lower Largo sits on the Fife coast with views over the Firth towards Edinburgh. There is a pub across the road and a café in the church but that's about it. Buses to Edinburgh go through the village every half hour. The Fife Coastal Path is 183km of stunning walking and the beach is a constant draw. Markinch for a train station is nine miles. Leven is close as is the golf course.

Local points of interest from Graham & Rachel Bucknall

  • Lower Largo is a beautiful village in the Kingdom of Fife, famous for being the birthplace of Alexander Selkirk, the 'real' Robinson Crusoe. The Crusoe sits overlooking the beach and harbour and is a great base for exploring the coastline.
  • Lower Largo has something for everyone: relax on the beach, cosy up in the bar or simply take a stroll along the Fife Coastal Path.
  • The East Neuk is one of Scotland's hidden gems – it was once the heart of Scotland's fishing trade on the east coast.
  • Discover the beautiful harbours of Crail, Anstruther or Pittenween, or visit Elie and enjoy some delicious seafood on the pier at The Ship Inn, our sister pub.
  • There are many world-renowned golf courses all within easy reach of The Crusoe such as Elie & Earlsferry, Dumbarnie Links, Kingsbarn Links, Crail Golfing Society, St. Andrews Bay and The Old Course, St Andrews.
  • St Andrews is known for its historic university and medieval streets. Visit the cathedral and botanical gardens, walk the wonderful West Sands, visit independent shops, learn about the history of golf and the medieval history of the castle and cathedral.


Graham & Rachel Bucknall

Rachel has three pubs in Scotland. She works closely with the chefs in each one as food is her driving force. You are looked after by a friendly team of well-trained staff.