The Scolt Head

4.8
170 reviews
£25 and under
British
The Scolt Head is a family run local in DeBeauvoir. If you crave a proper pub then come to us. Serving ale, good wine and great food.

We had hoped to be able to welcome you inside in April, sadly that won’t be the case until May 17th at the earliest.

We are going to be running The Scolt Head at a fraction of our capacity for the first month. With this in mind we have made the decision to take evening bookings for groups who are ALL eating. We realise this won’t suit everyone but we have to find a way of working that is viable for us.

From 11am to 6pm daily people can eat or drink in the garden. From 6pm we ask that everyone at a table eats a full meal.

We are using a system of deposits for all bookings. Nothing is taken from your card if you come & eat as agreed. No fee for cancelling 24 hours before a booking. £10 per head under 48 hours. £15 a head for a no show.

We are looking forward to seeing you all & getting ba

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 170 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.6
value
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Goldstein
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and good food. Will definitely be back.

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HelenA
London
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely staff who really looked after us and delicious food!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service as always - my fave local!

SE
SarahE
London
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and a giant umbrella to keep our socially distanced lunch sheltered.

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vipnbls
London
15 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and ambiance, service a bit slow as it was busy

DH
DaisyH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Beautiful pub with great food and ambience, nice interiors!

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Jetta
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed our meal very much, tasty food and good-sized portions. Service was friendly and helpful. The offer of hot-water bottles was very welcome, but some heaters for the outside would better!

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danb
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great staff, great beer. Can't wait to go back

JR
JoshuaR
London
6 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best pubs in London. Always great friendly service and food is top notch.

LM
LouisaM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This pub is just your absolute best local. Nice staff, brilliant food and lovely ambience. I had steak with a gorgeous hollandaise and chips.

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Fern
London
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always my favourite pub and so happy to be back after lockdown. Christmas menu is fabulous and the staff are always so great!!

LD
LucyD
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be back ! Always a good time, the food is such a highlight!

BJ
BelJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delivers. A fantastic local to have up the road - feel truly blessed.

RM
RoryM
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff, the food is really really good, and the pitchers are priced very generously!

SW
SarahW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Always great food, super affordable and great vibes here!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The special menu is a Portuguese treat. We were wowed! Thanks so much guys

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laurenbv
London
6 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Sunday roast here, which was delicious. A vegetarian and a vegan option which is amazing. The mushroom pie roast was incredible. Bloody marys were top notch and there’s a wide selection of wines at reasonable prices. Service was friendly and fast. Good spacing of tables and strict Covid measures so felt comfortable and safe too. Overall, would recommend.

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Carola
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect afternoon; yummy food and great atmosphere.

VL
ValL
London
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great staff, great food, great ambiance despite the current situation

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Dalston123
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best pub in Hackney!! Amazing garden outside. Delicious food. The Nuno Brunch on Fri & Sat is exceptional. Love this pub! Always have the best time with friends.

ML
vipMorganLePrix
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Good food, understandably limited menu but limited service. Had to chase to pay before departure

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Coquettey
London
9 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a couple of drinks with friends and some fries. Great service, clean, efficient. Had a a live jazz band playing which was a lovely surprise! Great pub. Thanks!

C
Cdwmladies
London
5 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great as always

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Jsocal
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Enjoyed the pork roast I had. Crispy Yorkshire pudding and red cabbage an absolute must. Only addition would have been some gravy.

JO
JaneO
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first outing to the Scolt Head but definitely not our last. Had brunch in the garden. Excellent custard tarts! A lovely space and obliging staff even fetched out a garden umbrella when rain threatened. Shame we never discovered it before covid restrictions. Still, their safety measures made us feel safe and looked after. Multiple bike racks just across the street a big bonus for cyclists.

HW
HughW
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I LOVE The Scolt Head.

Moved to Bristol a year ago and made a special trip back to East London specifically to go to The Scolt Head. Amazing food, wonderful service, and a beautiful bar.

I could not recommend this place more. Perfect.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The Friday / Saturday brunch by Nuno Mendez is unbelievable value and so delicious. Love supporting this all walks of life local in Dalston / De Beauvoir.

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Teal
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In pub garden. Service was fine. Tables were well spaced. Quality of the beer was excellent. Everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves without being over exuberant.

CW
CaitlinW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff and a really great Sunday roast with options for veggie, vegan and gluten-free, which was great for our group. Thank you!

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NazV
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time for Nuno's brunch and I can't wait to go back again. THE OLIVE OIL CAKE is the best thing i have tasted in a while!

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Harry
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love the Scolt Head, best pub in London. Food is good and reasonably priced, atmosphere fantastic and great staff.

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lovesfood
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

great pub, excellent Sunday roast, great vibe, enjoyable outdoor seating.

SC
SamanthaC
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, great service, had a lovely time

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Halina
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nuno Mendes’ brunch on Friday and Saturday is excellent. Book in advance!

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danb
London
4 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So lovely
Food brilliant as ever and the team are just wonderful

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Liis
London
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Scolt's Head has the perfect pub garden to have a nice drink and roast

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lovesfood
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great vibe, friendly staff, visited Sunday evening, only disappointment was that the roast beef and chicken were finished. Roast pork was excellent, mushroom pie has room for improvement (bit dry and too few mushrooms. Definitely going back.

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Nigel
London
5 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience1

This is a nice pub and I had booked an outside table so I was ready for a good, Covid safe evening. I was really disappointed to see they had rented out the back room which you go through to get to the toilets for a party of maybe 25 people some of whom were moving between inside and out. There was no social distancing, it was like the good old days with music and dancing, and a complete change from my last visit a few months back when it was table service only. It felt dangerous and was completely inappropriate (illegal?) in the context of the “rule of six” and a possible new lockdown: the only difference from normal was we were told we had to wear a mask at the bar. If you value your health I’m afraid for now I think you should avoid this place. Pub owners taking this attitude will cause much spreading of infection and get their whole industry shut down. Really sad.

NP
NaomiP
London
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely little local pub with fantastic food and lovely staff. Nice to see a place take proper precautions for Covid too.

SS
SaraS
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely and professional staff.
The food was amazing, very tasty.
Cosy and relaxing ambience.
Defiantly recommend for a date or drinks with friends.
Sara

FAQs

The Scolt Head does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. The Scolt Head also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7254 3965.

The Scolt Head is rated 4.8 stars by 170 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.