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Mediterranean, Bar, British, Pub
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Reviewed 1 April 2024

Arrogant, ill-informed staff combined with utterly mediocre food does not not make for a good lunch. There are far better places nearby.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 11 September 2023

Sadly this iconic pub did nothing but disappoint.Our evening started badly as the table we’d booked outside in the garden on a balmy Indian summer evening was filthy: engrained dirt and sticky. Unfortunately none of the staff felt like doing anything about it but kindly...provided me with some spray and blue paper roll so I could attempt clean it myself. In fact, the staff were signally disinterested in anything very much and clearly had not graduated from charm school or, perhaps, were just hating every second of their job. Our food was dumped in front of us by an equally charmless waitress and napkins turned out to be none existent. Our request for another light on the table so we could see what we were eating was met with a blunt, one syllable response. Another water wsaid he would see what he could do, failed to reappear. Regardless, we enjoyed each other’s company, however we declined to pay the pre-added service charge on the grounds that this was something we had not received.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 23 April 2023

Is a lovely pub but the staff was terrible! Look like they don’t care about the job, I ask some questions about the food they don’t know how to answer. There were four tables free one with a reserved sign, we took the nit reserve...and a guy came and told us all was reserved and the people were arriving in 5 minutes, funny two hours was passed and no one came to sit at those tables. The food was alright, I m sure they can heat up more. The only table we sit on was like being without cleaning for days! Yellow stains all over! But the problem was the staff look like they didn’t care about serving.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 8 April 2023 via mobile

This lively hipster pub is my new favourite pub in this neighbourhood. Reasonably priced pints, great paintings of dogs (with one exception: the one depicting a greyhound), lots of cool hipsters.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 21 March 2022

I've always loved the Scolt Head but recently having been diagnosed with some annoying food intolerances I was wondering if they would be able to accommodate these as I've found it tricky in most restaurants. I emailed and Rosie was so helpful giving me different...options and even offering to go off menu and make me some delicious sea bream. When I went, all the staff were aware of my intolerance and that I was having the off menu option. It was so delicious and they didn't make me feel awkward or difficult for asking :) I'll 100% be back xxxMore

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 17 January 2022

Served by a deadpan lesbian wearing clarks shoes. She had a personality like the lidl carpark in Preston. Beer ok, 5 stars because witnessing the decline of western civilisation makes me feel relevant

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 3 January 2022

A brilliant pub with great staff and a lovely atmosphere – perfect for sinking a few! However, the scale of these two hounds side by side is not quite right, I suggest swapping the bulldog with the nervous greyhound on the other wall. Something to...think about. Thanks again!More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 11 December 2021 via mobile

This place caught my eye whilst driving past as the outdoor area looked lovely and full of revellers. I visited for a Sunday lunch, whilst the ambience was amazing and I had the loveliest time with my friends, the beef roast was very average. The...meat was very chewy and lacked flavour entirely. The treamings were not cooked very consistently. I would most certaintly revisit for drinks but I would not order food. The ambience retained stars.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 7 August 2021 via mobile

Left before we ordered. Walked through a crowded garden with people sitting and standing into the pub to look for our table. Asked at bar where our table was and shown to one with with two people already on it. They did leave. Table was...then not cleaned after they left and was sticky and dirty. Did look at menu. Looked good but when I looked around the room it was full of people standing drinking and in big groups sitting on chairs with no tables in the room we were in, everything was dirty including the floor. When shown to table told “you have to order at bar” (which was packed) .. “a hello how are you?”might have been a better first impression. Decided not to stay. Recommendations: do not advertise one of your inside back rooms as a place to eat/restaurant on OpenTable when it’s not as when I walked out I saw you did have another restaurant room on the other side of the bar, clean table surfaces between sittings, sweep the floor, check your paper menus are clean, and take orders at the table when people book for food. Not surprised I had a call that my table for a previous weekend was cancelled as you had to close the pub as one of your staff had Covid.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 14 June 2021

After a very long pause due to the pandemic we went out to a pub after months of food celibacy. We went for a brunch on a Saturday. The day was gorgeous but the pub with Nuno in the kitchen (and if not, at least...designing the menu) was even more uplifting. The food was gorgeous with things like CackleBean Eggs with a yolk so golden that it could have matched the sun of that day. Paired with smoked trout and lemony latkes. A delight with an early pint. Not sure if this would qualify as food porn but after so many months in confinement it definitely felt like Attentive service and reasonable prices complement the offering. Would repeat it at any chance.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 6 June 2021 via mobile

Lovely pub with a beautiful beer garden, the food is incredible and the staff are very friendly and efficient, can’t recommend enough!

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 6 July 2020

Went to the Scolt Head for our first post-lockdown meal. They were very on the ball with making sure everyone was wearing a mask if they went inside, hand sanitiser everywhere etc. We had a table outside and the waitress was amazing, she was so...personable and friendly. All 3 of us ordered the beef Sunday roast and it was hands down one of the best roasts I've ever had.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 17 March 2020

myself and my colleagues became regulars here for a couple of weeks in November whilst working locally. the pub is full of character with some quirky decorations. the staff were friendly and welcoming. the food was excellent, particularly the chicken schnitzel. the estrella glacier was...fantastic. will definitely be returning when we next work in the area.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 9 December 2019 via mobile

Met a friend here expecting a quiet De Beauvoir town drink and found myself in hipster Hackney. It was a good surprise though - good range of craft beers, good food and exceptional service. I’d go again. But this time I’d book a table for...dinner so I could eat earlier. ‘Ok Boomer!’ as no one ever said...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 8 August 2019

Have been here a number of times , and never disappointed. Its close to where relatives live and small people are equally welcome. Great pub.

Date of visit: July 2019
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The Scolt Head is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4