Scolt Head

Bars and pubs, Gastropubs De Beauvoir Town
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Scolt Head
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A wholly unscientific survey suggests that more than half the pubs in De Beauvoir Town and nearby London Fields now have ambitions and/or pretensions towards gastropub status; even the boozy Prince George, a holdout for years, has succumbed and installed a kitchen. Demand in the area doesn’t always meet supply, especially during the week. However, this cheery, capacious and altogether likeable corner pub was thriving on the Sunday lunchtime we visited.

The kitchen understands its limits: four starters and four mains constituted a reassuringly short menu, even if not everything excelled. The lively flavours in a spiced carrot soup outshone the rather thin texture, and a small starter of barbecue ribs was too dry for comfort. Still, a Sunday roast anchored by tender lamb shoulder was very decent, while a pumpkin and mixed cheese strudel was, as they say, a good bake.  On Sundays, bloody marys made with peppery Bloodshot vodka join an otherwise straightforward drinks list.

The prices suggest that the management knows they’re in a crowded market: £3.10 for a pint of ale is as cheap as you’ll find outside a Wetherspoon’s.

 

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Venue name: Scolt Head
Contact:
Address: 107A Culford Road
London
N1 4HT
Opening hours: Open noon-11pm Mon-Thur, Sun; noon-midnight Fri, Sat. Lunch served 12.30-3.30pm Mon-Fri; 12.30-4pm Sat, Sun. Dinner served 6.30-10pm Mon-Sat; 6.30-9pm Sun
Transport: Rail: Haggerston rail
Price: Main courses £10-£18.50
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jutney
Tastemaker

This pub seemed a very special place the first time I went, with a nice (specially in the summer) outside area and charmingly ‘hidden’ in the De Beauvoir area. The food is ok, nothing special but not bad. The drinks options are quite good, but on a Friday or Saturday evening (and sometimes at other times too), you might wait 15min to be able to talk to anyone at the bar: that’s how crowded it gets. Between this and the high volume of the music, it’s not always the best place if you just want a drink in a pub with friends...

Milly E
tastemaker

I love this pub! Brilliant outside area for sunny days and roomy interior to cosy up on dark winter nights. It's unpretentious which is a pretty rare find in Dalston and the staff are straightforward and friendly. 


I spent a particularly nice NYE there one year so can also attest that they have a great function room for birthdays etc. 


Brilliant pub and writing this has just made me want to go back there even more :) 

Andrea F

Nice pub with average food, but a great outdoors space. Recommended for a sunny day with friends!

Alex M

I love this place. Cute, unpretentious, loves dogs, great patio, what's not to love?

Andrew

Really nice and friendly neighbourhood boozer away from the mayhem of the Dalston "Strip". Good ales, decent food, pleasant decor, a good quiz now and then and it's not too loud. Can't understand the mean-spirited "soulless" comment below - this is what pubs are meant to be like. You're not supposed to feel like you're trapped in a pinball machine.

KJ

Awesome local pub. Great atmosphere and delicious food. My kind of pub.