The Balgedie Toll Tavern, an old coaching inn has stood on this spot since 1534. The Balgedie Toll Tavern is a welcoming and comfortable country tavern which, like many others built at the time in Scotland, was situated at a road toll where travellers would break their journey and pay tolls before travelling on (the Tolls were abolished in 1872). Now much extended, the oldest part of the building (the toll house) is at the southern end. It has two restaurant seating areas, one upstairs and one downstairs in the main bar plus a small snug bar. The interior is traditional with low ceilings, oak beams, stone walls and open fire places. An extensive choice of meals and bar snacks are available 7 days per week, freshly prepared to order by an award winning chef and his team. A good selection of Real Ales, Malt Whiskies, Wines, freshly ground Italian coffee and great food are served daily. A family run pub where you can be assured of a warm welcome.
The Balgedie Toll is surrounded by rolling countryside, with Loch Leven less than 10 minutes walk away. Loch Leven is large expanse of open water, – Loch Leven National Nature Reserve (NNR) provides a home for many different species of birds. With more freshwater breeding ducks than anywhere else in inland Europe, and links to Mary Queen of Scots, it combines history and nature. From late summer until spring, tens of thousands of wildfowl also use it for short- and long-term stopovers. There are huge flocks of wintering wildfowl. In summer, ospreys patrol the loch.