The Kinneuchar Inn is now open

Kinneuchar Inn

Fife move for leading London chef and restaurateur at The Kinneuchar Inn

Chef, James Ferguson and partner Alethea Palmer have opened The Kinneuchar Inn in Fife today.

The pub in the East Neuk village of Kilconquhar has been closed for two years whilst undergoing refurbishment and will reopen at the end of September with Alethea managing front of house.

Kinneuchar Inn

James has been a driving force in the East London food scene for the last decade and is known for his particular take on modern British cooking with an eye on diverse global influences. An executive chef with 20 years of experience in the industry, he has worked at The Connaught, as launch head chef at and mastermind behind Beagle in Hoxton, and headed the kitchen at Rochelle Canteen with Margot Henderson.

For the last eight years, Alethea Palmer has been General Manager at Arnold & Henderson.   She oversaw the running of Rochelle Canteen in Arnold Circus.

Kinneuchar Inn

The Kinneuchar Inn has retained the traditional pub area, with a separate dining area for 32 covers, a private events space, and a cosy nook for drinks and bar snacks. With open fires, furniture carefully crafted from local wood and its own growing area, the inn aims to provide a relaxed setting for locals and visitors alike.

Kinneuchar Inn

The menu features foods both wild and farmed that have been sourced directly from the nearby Balcaskie estate and producers nearby. With a new purpose-built butchery, James and the team will work closely with local farmers to source whole carcasses, which he can butcher on site.




The Kinneuchar Inn,
9-11 Main Street,


Opening this autumn, the restaurant will open for lunches (Thursday to Saturday) and dinners (Wednesday to Saturday) and a long, relaxed Sunday lunch. The pub will be open from Tuesday evening through to Sunday and will serve a range of local, British and European beers alongside a carefully selected wine list.


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