About Us


The Carnock Inn is set in the historic village of Carnock which dates back to ancient times and has rich historical connections. The village is found in rolling countryside within the county of Fife, and is said to be named for St. Cearnock, a disciple of St. Ninian. Alternatively the form may derive from Caer-cnoc, the meaning of “Caer” to be a fort or castle and “cnoc” which is known to mean an isolated hill. On the Main Street of Carnock lies the Parish church which was built in 1840, though in the nearby kirkyard lies the remains of the original 12th church which was rebuilt in 1602. Nextdoor to the church is Carnock Primary School, this school serves both Carnock and Gowkhall. The school was built in 1864 with an extension added in 1912 and another in 2007. On Main Street is the The Carnock Inn, and we are one of the oldest buildings in the village dating back to the 16th Century, and one which became a public house in 1884. Next door to the Pub is a local craft shop / studio in what used to be the village Post Office .

Carnock Olympian:- A former pupil at Carnock Primary was Debbie Knox part of the Gold Medal winning team at the Winter Olympics in Curling at Salt Lake City. She did come back to the school to show her Medal to the pupils and to crown the Gala Queen.
The village also boasts the Community Centre built in 2005 and available for hire to local people.
We are a very friendly community and the Carnock Inn is happy to support other business within the village whenever possible.
Carnock’s perfect location offers you the ideal base to discover the magnificent Kingdom of Fife, as well as Edinburgh and beyond. There are a few places to stay within the village and with so many fun and exciting things to see and do, come and visit Carnock, Dunfermline – Scotland’s Ancient Capital and the Kingdom of Fife and find out just what makes us so special.