A new restaurant and bar for Crail, opening in 2020.

Our new venture aims to use local producers and suppliers to help create varied and exciting seasonal menus, served in comfortable, friendly surroundings.

We’re currently waiting for planning permission to be granted so we can refurbish inside and out, before re-opening in late summer.


A business that works for Crail

We want to build something Crail can be proud of and have a business that provides great food and great employment opportunities to the community all year round.

We’ll be starting the search soon for local suppliers who can provide us with top quality ingredients and drinks, that showcase the amazing produce that the East Neuk, Fife and Scotland has to offer.

We’ll also be posting our first recruitment adverts, on this site and elsewhere, initially for a general manager and a head chef. We’re expecting both to take a leading role in shaping what we want The Shoregate to be and, over time, to build up a substantial share in the business.

We’ll also be advertising in the summer, once we have a firmer opening date, for the team to work in the restaurant, bar and kitchen. We want to provide flexible, well-paid job opportunities and ultimately a ‘John Lewis’ style model where long-term staff members receive business-related bonuses and a stake in our success.

A new lease of life for the old East Neuk Hotel

We shall be making some changes to ensure the building is accessible to everyone and to better reflect its heritage and its place in the Crail conservation area.

It’s one of the first business you see driving in to the centre of Crail from the west, and we want it to give a suitably clean and smart impression.

Over the next few months there may be some scaffolding up and some building work but we’ll keep any noise and fuss to an absolute minimum.


We shall update this site as we go along between now and when we open.

Please feel free to also email if you’d like any further information: enquiries@theshoregate.com