When the sun shines in Courier Country, it doesn’t last long. Which is why it’s handy to know the best places to enjoy a drink or meal ‘al fresco’ well in advance.
So whether it’s a waterside getaway or a family friendly area, make the most of the summer sun when you can by enjoying time outdoors with loved ones.
This handy guide will point you to some of the best suntraps in the area for when the temperature rises.
The Caird’s fantastic new outdoor patio area is perfect for a bite to eat or a drink at any time of the day.
Open from 10am for coffees, The Caird is the perfect place to catch up with friends and family or just enjoy the great atmosphere and ambience.
And on a sunny day, why not have a relaxing cocktail, glass of wine or a beer outside. The Caird’s patio area has its own private bar and can even be booked for barbecues to celebrate birthdays, engagements and more.
Head along to The Caird and enjoy a drink or have a bite to eat in style. Whether it is after a long day at work for a refreshment, a break during the day to enjoy a light bite from the bar menu or a great night out with friends.
At Forbes of Kingennie, guests can enjoy a comfortable seat outdoors regardless of the weather, thanks to their covered veranda.
The veranda features soft canvas seating, log end features and an outdoor fire, so even when the temperature dips, guests are still cosy. There is even a hamper of blankets to keep visitors warm.
Enjoy coffee and a cake or a bite of lunch outside while you watch the fishermen cast their lines.
It is also a dog-friendly veranda, so your four-legged friends can be by your side while you relax and take in the beautiful waterside view.
Chef and proprietor Colin offers each and every customer at the Pear Tree a warm welcome. And with their covered patio area, diners can enjoy their meal al fresco and drinkers can have a tipple in the sun.
The well-stablished restaurant has been in business over 20 years and is set in the country, part of Auchterhouse Country Sports, offering fantastic views and the chance to see some local wildlife.
The Pear Tree is open from Wednesday to Sunday from noon to 8pm for lunches, high teas and dinner, with booking recommended.
There is a traditional menu, with many dishes created on the premises.
So, whether the sun is shining or not, outdoor dining and drinking is always an option at the Pear Tree.
The Press Café and Bistro is a new venue housed in the former Johnson Press building in the heart of Cupar.
In the warmer months take advantage of their outside, south-facing terrace area to enjoy the full menu, as well as smaller plates and a cold beverage, in the Scottish sunshine.
Run by local brothers Grant and Paul Hughes, The Press offers a wide selection of freshly prepared dishes available to sit in or takeaway. Their goal is to use only the finest produce sourced locally from artisan suppliers to offer a high quality dining experience.
Whether you are looking for breakfast or brunch, cake and coffee or a full lunch or dinner, they aim to cater for all.
They are also open late Thursday to Saturday to offer a range of fine wines, beers and cocktails in a contemporary bar setting.
Bon Bon offers a colourful menu, filled with seasonal and fresh food and drinks – all of which can be enjoyed on their lovely patio.
From a tasty eggs Benedict for breakfast to a high tea with the family, Bon Bon caters for all tastes and appetites. And when the sun is shining, there’s no better way to enjoy a scrumptious slice of cake, cold beer, cheeky glass of wine or tempting cocktail than outdoors.
Bon Bon’s first jazz and tapas night, featuring vintage Gypsy Jazz band Vardo, was an overwhelming success and many more of these themed nights are lined up. Visit the Facebook page for more upcoming events and to find out about Christmas booking.
Bon Bon makes a fantastic venue for any small function, whether a birthday, retirement, wedding or anniversary. With its wonderful little dancefloor in the conservatory and space for 40/50 seats it is the ultimate intimate party venue!