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The Spindrift Wins More Guesthouse Awards!

We are pleased to announce that we have again been awarded AA 4 STAR GOLD GUEST HOUSE for 2018 along with BREAKFAST and DINNER awards for high quality food with emphasis on freshly prepared local ingredients.

It is with special thanks to our housekeepers Debbie Ketchen and Nicky Cromar and our girls from THE WAID who waitress and do the housekeeping at weekends.  Without all of them we could not achieve our awards.



Spindrift Guest House Staff Raises £330.50 for Children in Need

Ken and Christine Lawson, proprietors of the Spindrift Guest House, and their staff of young workers who also go to school at the Waid, raised £330.50 at the coffee afternoon they hosted on Saturday, Nov. 18.  Proceeds will benefit the Children in Need charity, and over £2500 has now been raised by these coffee get-togethers.

Staff waitresses — dressed in the bright yellow t-shirts and wearing the kitten ears of Children in Need — provided warm welcomes and enthusiastic service as they handled the afternoons’ ever-changing rotation of visitors eager to contribute to the charity and enjoy a cuppa and a blether.

The Guesthouse, gaily decorated with balloons, opened their doors at 2pm to begin hosting visitors, and the dining room and lounge were immediately at capacity with supportive — and hungry — visitors.  An extensive variety of sandwiches, sausage rolls, cupcakes, brownies, cookies, fairy cakes, layer cakes and more were all on display, ready for the choosing (and eating!).  Everything served was home-baked, and baked by staff members.

Thanks are given to visitors who came to support Children in Need, and especially the hard-working efforts of all the staff at The Spindrift Guest House.


The Spindrift Guest House is awarded WorldHost Recognition

The Spindrift Guest House has become the latest organisation in Scotland to gain national recognition for its commitment to customer service, after being awarded WorldHost Recognised Business Status.We are passionate about service standards and are incredibly proud to have achieved this award.When our guests see the WorldHost logo displayed in our business,they know that we have made a commitment to delivering an exceptional experience for them.Not only does this generate a positive buzz about  the service we offer, but it helps to promote Anstruther and The East Neuk as a friendly and welcoming tourist destination.The staff are mainly made up of university and college students or pupils at Waid Academy. and have a broad range of duties, and our hope is that their training and experience at The Spindrift will interest them in careers in hospitality with their training as the first qualification towards that.

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The Spindrift Celebrates 15 Years of Hospitality

The Spindrift Guest House, is celebrating their 15th anniversary as an award-winning guest house in Anstruther by offering special three-course dinner menus using locally-produced ingredients during November and December.  Booking is essential as these special dinners sell out fast (tel. 01333-310573, or email

The special dinners are being offered on November 11th, 13th and 14, and December 5th, 9th, 11th, 12th, 18th and 19th.  Priced at £25 per person, diners can choose from four starters, four mains, three sweets or oatcakes and cheese; freshly ground coffee and chocolates will give an elegant finish to the menu.

Using only the best locally produced foods and produce, diners will enjoy beef, lamb and pork sourced from farms in Fife, Tayside and Angus by J.B.Penman, the well-regarded butcher in Crail.  Fish and seafood comes from J.C. Morris & Sons,  Ru an Fhodar Smokehouse in St. Monans and The Fisherman’s Larder, Pittenweem.  Local potatoes come from Abercrombie Farm, while Ivan Wood & Sons, Ltd. in Ballingry supply quality fruit and vegetables.  G.H. Barnett’s Baker, the award-winning baker in Cellardyke will provide artisanal breads, the St. Andrews Farmhouse Cheese Co. will offer up their made-on-the-spot  Anster cheeses, handmade oatcakes baked by from Adamson’s in Pittenweem, and handmade chocolates (under the watchful eye of owner Sophie Latinis)  from The Pittenweem Chocolate Company in Pittenweem will be enjoyed. A small, carefully created wine list and a licensed honesty bar can be enjoyed before, during, or after your meal.

Ken and Christine Lawson have made The Spindrift  a  Visit Scotland 4 Star Gold Guest House by virtue of  their attention to detail, personalised care of guests, and accommodations that rival any larger upscale hotel.  Winners of numerous hotel and tourism awards over the years, the couple are popular and well-known in the area due to their deep involvement with area community and tourism development activities.