Party Earth Review With its little beer garden, ever-changing menu, and three airy rooms, The Scolt Head is a relaxed neighborhood pub that manages to satisfy a wide range of people – and even a few dogs. Although named for a nature reserve... ... read full review
107A Culford Road
London N1 4HT
London Overground: Dalston Junction
020 7254 3965
Bar: Daily noon–midnight
Kitchen: M–Th 12:30–3:30pm and 6:30–10pm, F–Sa noon–4pm and 6:30–10pm, Su noon–4pm and 6:30–9pm
Dalston, London –
With its little beer garden, ever-changing menu, and three airy rooms, The Scolt Head is a relaxed neighborhood pub that manages to satisfy a wide range of people – and even a few dogs.
Although named for a nature reserve that’s little more than salt marshes and sand dunes, the venue boasts an eccentric and colorful décor of mounted steam engine dials, farmhouse-style portraits of roosters, and a wine list laid out on a giant pegboard.
Locally sourced specials change daily, but steak and chips and scotch eggs are frequent favorites with the laid-back patrons permanently affixed to the suede stools around the center bar, or reading one of the venue’s Penguin classics by the fireplace.
Monday pub quizzes and live music on Thursdays draw a festive crowd of young professionals and students to one of the back rooms –home to a projection screen for big game days – while the older locals tend to stay up front or join larger groups in the dedicated dining area.
Though weekends get a little busier, space is rarely an issue, except maybe during the summer months when everybody – young, old, two-legged, and four – basks in the sun on the front patio.
A good old-fashioned pub ideal for an early drink, a bit of live entertainment, or just a mellow night, The Scolt Head makes it easy to get comfortable and hard to leave.
Diverse but chill mix of quiz geeks, sports fans, live music seekers, creative East Londoners, young professionals, older locals, and families, mid-20s to late 60s.
Back room hosts live music on Thursdays and pub quizzes on Mondays. Major games shown on the projection screen, also in the back room. Temperamental jukebox stocked with mostly classic rock. Free Wi-Fi.
Small menu of seasonal and traditional British gastro pub fare that changes daily but usually includes meat, poultry, fish, and vegetarian dishes. Beer and wine only. Dog friendly.
Appetizers £4–£6, entrées £10–£17, Sunday roast £13.50. Beer £3+, wine £4.50+.
Casual to business casual: jeans, t-shirts, button-downs, flannel, blouses, vintage dresses.
Thursday nights for live music, Fridays for a mellow pint before barhopping into the night, or any lazy afternoon to lounge with the paper by the fireplace or outside.
The Duke Of Wellington (119 Balls Pond Road) has been in business since 1842 and offers board games, movie nights, comedy nights, and lots of televised sports to go with its extensive drinks list and locally sourced grub.