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The long, straight roads of De Beauvoir Town, it has to be said, can get a bit samey. Here and there, though, are little islands of charm. One such is The Scolt Head, appropriately named after an island in Norfolk. The interior is very welcoming. As the owners say, good food is served but it remains a pub, first-and-foremost. That's not to say the food is an afterthought. Far from it. Such is the popularity of the Sunday lunch that you'll be lucky to get a table in the dining area without a booking. If you don't fancy a large meal, we'd recommend the half-way option of ordering one of the superior scotch eggs. The beer and wine choice is a wee bit limited, with three ales draught and a smallish wine list, but it's all good stuff.
As well as the main bar and restaurant, a sizeable side room is geared up for live sport. If the weather's cooperating, there's also a wedge-shaped beer garden in which to enjoy your nibbles and tipples. The toilets are seemingly geared up for playful embarrassment — you pretty much have to solve a cryptic clue to discover which is male and which female (spoilers: boys to the right, girls to the left).
Quiz night is Monday.