Renowned bartender Matt Whiley, the man behind Peg + Patriot in Bethnal Green is launching a bar on April 11th that will only use fresh produce from the British Isles. Together with the Talented Mr Fox, which is the city’s celebrated cocktail and bar branding and development consultancy, Whiley wants to bring it back to basics with Scout, championing British ingredients in their prime. Seasonality underpins Scout’s menu while simplicity sets the scene and waste is not in their vocabulary, with a focus on minimal waste to ensure it’s a conscious and sustainable operation that portrays how incredible the produce is.

 The exceptionally succinct and well-appointed drinks menu will feature just ten cocktails: five house ferments and five beers. The food menu will maximize the use of every single ingredient ensuring every part of each ingredient is taken advantage of. Set along Great Eastern Street, where Old Street meets Shoreditch, Scout is a relaxing and inviting space with modern and minimal style with interior details of natural surfaces. The basement laboratory contains a 10-seat private area featuring an exclusive menu that guests may have access to. Mixology masterclasses and tastings for small groups will also fill a roster of evening events planned at Scout. Mark your calendars for April 11th and get ready to make reservations.