What they say:
Scout will be arriving in Shoreditch this April and will be following a concept usually employed by restaurants - only using seasonal and British produce. The brainchild of Matt Whiley (who has worked with Worship Street Whistling Shop and Peg + Patriot), the new cocktail spot will serve a rotational menu of 10 cocktails, five house ferments and five beers. Expect drinks such as strawberry wine, lemon balm and whey, and carrot, hempseed and liquorice, along with bar snacks created from left over ingredients - fried vegetable skins with house seasoning for example - in order to reduce waste.
What we say:
Shoreditch is a hot spot of amazing cocktail bars and Scout, on Great Eastern street, looks like a pretty good contender. The venue will be split in two, with the downstairs public area serving seasonal and British tipples. Perhaps most excitingly, there will also be a laboratory which seats ten and will have a cocktail menu that changes daily. The room will also be available for private hire, cocktail classes and other events that will teach you more about Matt Whiley's incredible concoctions.