The Scolt Head

4.6
55 reviews
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The Scolt Head is a family run local in De Beauvoir. We have a main bar, an excellent restaurant serving seasonal British food and an events room. If you crave a proper pub then come to us.


Come to the Scolt Head for ale, good wine and great food.
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J
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

We booked our table for 6.30 on a Saturday, not realising there would be football on and the pub would be packed, although the dining area was empty. This of course impacted on the atmosphere somewhat as we were expecting more of a sedate neighbourhood gastropub where we could have a quietish meal. The dining room filled up after the football finished and people started eating. Food was perfectly fine pub grub – the chicken pie looked pleasingly homemade and was tasty and a smoked mackerel starter was a decent-sized portion and seemed very good quality. We had a nice evening, the staff were pleasant despite getting very busy later, and there was no pressure to vacate our table.

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FH
London
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Roasts are outstanding. The staff are attentive. Advise to book a table.

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S
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cracking Sunday roast, the meal is always well balanced and excellent value.

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HM
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great pub food and friendly efficient service. Child friendly

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always

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EC
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I live locally and don’t know why I have never been for a Sunday roast before! This pub is a neighbourhood gem. The decor is authentic but it’s a great place for some really tasty comfort food, impeccable service and great value for money. The terrine starter was probably the best I’ve ever had and the Sunday roast had a sublime melt in the mouth taste - I would have preferred my beef pinker but appreciate this doesn’t appeal to all but it still didn’t disappoint. The sticky toffee was a little burnt and would have tested better with custard - but you can’t have everything. Oh and the wine menu is really good value for London!

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MB
London
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always a great spot for Sunday lunch. Good vibes, pleasant staff. One of the best pubs in the area.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

My Parents were visiting, good venue

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v
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great pub, lovely decor, and fantastic value food.

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SH
London
11 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A lovely little local pub with great indoor and outdoor seating. Food was lovely and the service was very good. Would recommend.

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TC
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Scolt Head is everything you'd want in a pub - fun and lively without being too noisy, friendly service, delicious food and just an all-round winner. New favourite pub.

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VV
London
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Kind staff. Food was very good. The atmosphere was lively but not too noisy. A great spot for a friends' get together.

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CD
London
5 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food and ambiance was great and service was very friendly but a little too slow and had to cancel dessert order. Would recommend and will be back but have plenty of time.

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S
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favourite local pub. I’m there once a week at least. Staff is super friendly and the general vibe of the pub is great.
Nice vegan options 👌🏼

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GG
London
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice place. Good Sunday afternoon.

christ! I said something nice and thats not good enugh for you ay
Im not writing any more as Im not a critic, write your own stuff for goodness sake!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We've been eating at this pub probably every 2 months for 3 or 4 years. The food is always very good, apart from a veggie burger which (not surprisingly) was less than perfect. The beers are excellent, prices reasonable and the staff always make us welcome. Perfection in a local pub.

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Kent
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent atmoshere, marvellous staff, amazing food

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h
London
26 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice food and service, pub bit loud, had to shout a bit to e heard, but there was football on.

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C
London
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Casual atmosphere, great service from laid back chaps, very decent food in a good old pub. Yeah.

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b
Wales
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The burger and fench fries that i had were excellent as was the veggie burger that my wife had. Vegetarian curry was described by our companion as very tasty. Chilli con carne was lovely. Good selection of cheese and tasy sticky toffèe pudding to finish. All reasonably priced. Service was friendly and efficient.Very goodvalue for money. Would definately recommend

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CP
London
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Bad atmosphere, average food, wrong order arrived for both food and beers, disinterested staff, not a good experience.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I wanted to take American work colleagues to Sunday dinner. We had a lovely roast with all the trimmings. The food was absolutely delicious, it was so well made with a lovely balance of flavours and really filling. Our dessert was also excellent and the waitress serving us was very friendly and helpful. Overall a top experience for us and my US friends loved it.

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o
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had Sunday lunch and meat options were all roasts. All well prepared and presented. Good consideration (e.g. a cushion to sit on!) for my grandson.

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c
London
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great pub and food, did smell a bit of wet dogs but that might be because there were two wet dogs in the pub....

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We eat here on a fairly regular basis and have never been disappointed.

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S
London
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place! Good food and Service. I requested a good table ad space by the window, and was granted. Thank you again for lovely lunch.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

NOT ONLY A NICE LOCATION, BUT GREAT FOOD AND FRIENDLY STAFF.
EVERYTHING WAS ABSOLUTELY PERFECT

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R
London
12 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Both the menu choices and the food are very good at the Scolt's Head. There are always fish options and a vegetarian option. The service is friendly but not always super efficient. It is noisy in the dining room and the accoustics make conversation slightly tricky. Lovely food though.

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m
Yorkshire
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Second time here and just as enjoyable. Sensible short menu, good food and friendly service

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SM
London
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best roast in London! Would recommend to everyone!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly staff, great food, relaxed atmosphere. Had a Sunday roast with a few friends and between us tried everything and was all delish!

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s
London
41 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I live near the Scolt Head but haven't had a chance to eat there - I went along for dinner with friends last Saturday before going out in Dalston. I wasn't expecting the food to be as fantastic as it was - I'd really recommend the chicken pie (one of the best I've had - the pastry was crunchy on the outside and soft inside). We sat down at 9.30pm - the kitchen closes at 9.45pm so you need to order quickly - the music was good, it's a lively pub, and we're definitely going to go back again soon.

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o
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for dinner with friends. Interesting menu. Food well presented and enjoyable to eat. Good house red wine and friendly prompt service.

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m
Yorkshire
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

First time there. Found on Open table website. Sensible short menu. Excellent food and very friendly service. A great find

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EB
London
6 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was very nice and it felt very christmassy!!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When I arrived with a pram, I told the lady who was serving me that out of the 5 of us, there would be 3 prams. She immediately started reorganising the tables making enough room for us. It was the 16th December, so a very busy time for them and they were so helpful! Delicious food too. A really great lunch for all of us and our babies. Thanks again.

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s
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Tasty food and lovely, friendly server, at a very reasonable price.

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D
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great casual dining and pub atmosphere. Perfect for meeting friends or dinner dates.

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TS
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2016
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Service was slow. We had dining room table near-ish the bar and it got very loud after 8pm. Food was however superb.

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d
London
90 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2016
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Awful food. Burger shouldn't have been served the bun base was burnt and inedible. Chicken wings had been seasoned very heavily after cooking with the seasoning you get in the spices section of a supermarket. Chips were from frozen and greasy. Chef clearly doesn't take any pride in his output which is a shame.
I'm local to the pub and it's always a decent place for a pint. Unfortunately I decided to eat here and never again. plenty of better food options within a short walk of this place.

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