The long narrow bar area opens out in to a wider seating area with screens showing live Sky Sports events and our 34 seat restaurant means we have something to suit everyone.

We offer an outdoor seating area directly outside the pub frontage. With overhead heaters to keep you cosy, it is the perfect place to watch the world go by on those summer evenings spent with family and friends!

The bar is open from
11:00am to 11pm Sunday to Thursday, and from
11:00am to 12:00 on Friday and Saturday.

The restaurant opens from
Wednesday - Thursday 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday - Saturday 5:00pm - 10:00pm Sunday Lunches Returning on 30th September 2018

The restaurant area is available to hire for private functions; whether you're celebrating a special occasion or hosting a corporate event, talk to us about your individual needs and we will be happy to accommodate. We can offer a fully catered menu to suit your personal taste, costs will be dependent upon your specific requirements.


The site where The Honest Lawyer now stands was once used by a national retail chain to sell and rent out electronic cash registers.

Before that the building was a retail outlet for the former Scunthorpe Co-operative Society.

Cash tills soon led to bigger thrills in Oswald Road and the advent of the 1980s saw the building enter its most exciting era.

First on site was the town's original Greek restaurant, El Greco. Further change came when El Greco's was converted into The Grape Escape wine bar which gave Scunthorpe its first taste of a city style wine bar.

In 1989, the go-ahead was given to convert the site into The Honest Lawyer, serving real ale and bar-stool legal advice to drinkers!

In December that year the doors opened and The Honest Lawyer soon became a firm favourite Saturday watering hole for fans en route to Glanford Park.

In 2001, local businessman Ian Walker bought the freehold of the property.

In December 2016 Ian took back the tenancy to become proprietor.

The ethos is to create menus which change with the seasons, whilst keeping suppliers as local as possible, whilst looking for the very best ingredients to create his menus.

More recently Ian has appointed Dan Wilson as bar manager. Dan brings his years of experience working for larger chain pubs to The Honest Lawyer where both managers will be ringing the next set of changes.

The Honest Lawyer is first a friendly pub where you can grab a sandwich and a beer.

For a relaxing pint, a glass of delicious wine, or a nightcap at the end of a long day, our welcoming bar is just the place. There’s a great range of hand-pulled ales, 2 House Ales and then a selection of guest ales, usually from local breweries, such as Axholme or Great Newsome. Wines from around the globe, and spirits – and you can order food from the same menu that’s on offer in our restaurant.

For the people who like to eat, and who doesn’t, you can choose a simple sandwich during the lunchtime service or select from the main menu which covers the restaurant for the evening service. And in finer weather, there are tables outside where you can watch the world go by...

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