The Montague Arms information

The Montague Arms, or the Monty to friends, is a traditional pub that does some excellent pub food to go with the quality live music and vibrant atmosphere.

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Opening Hours
Opening Hours

16:00 - 00:00


16:00 - 00:00


18:00 - 00:00


16:00 - 00:00


16:00 - 01:00


16:00 - 01:00


13:00 - 23:00

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The Montague Arms reviews

By S.

The Montague Arms is a little goldmine - the food on a Sunday makes a visit definitely worthwhile and really sorts your hangover out. If you're new to New Cross, or you haven't tried the Montague yet then give it a go as it's our favourite place at the moment. And we're the judges of all that is great.

By S.

The Montague Arms is a great pub. I've been drinking there for a while now and it's always a brilliant place to sink a few beers. The food's pretty good too - it keeps the wife happy and she can be a right moaner. If I ever want to placate the young lady then I take her to the Montague Arms for some fodder. She always leaves happy!

By John H.

Really believe this is one of the best pubs in London. The staff are friendly and unpretentious, the decor is perfect and they have a great selection of ales and stout. The jukebox is flawless and the entertainment is perfect for the setting. Other landlords should come here to learn how to run the perfect pub.

By Tina P.

My friends and I had a 'farewell' Sunday dinner for 10 and were overjoyed to rediscover the Montague retains its quirky atmosphere and steampunk decor. Even better, the food is lovely, the ambience fantastic and the staff could not have been more helpful. The Montague Arms is a shining independent light in a sea of corporate sameness and I hope it remains open forever!

By Peadar M.

I pitched up here with my daughter who attends goldsmiths as she thought its quirky style would appeal to my slightly offbeat and old fashioned taste. She was right.

I cannot improve on the description of the pub on this website and am happy to fully endorse its contents. Give the place a try - you'll surely enjoy it.

By Judy J.

As New Cross becomes increasingly popular for its alternative crowd, it’s good to see that some old favourites like the Montague Arms haven’t lost their character.

The Venue
Located on the junction of New Cross and Peckham, this cheap and cheerful hangout provides a unique setting for a pint and bit of entertainment. Cluttered with bizarre pirate ship memorabilia such as a flag on the ceiling, ship wheels and skulls, as well as stuffed animals and a carriage containing board games, The Montague Arms is a great retreat that, for those with an imagination, will feel like you’re stepping into an old fashioned story book. With a small dancefloor and stage area at one end and tables throughout, this venue is perfectly eclectic whatever the occasion.

The Atmosphere
Adding to the authentic antique decor are the staff; friendly and welcoming bar tenders with an average age of about 65 serve your every need with a smile, which makes a pleasant change from other pubs in the area. As it attracts interest with live band nights and other entertainment such as bellydancing, the nearby Goldsmiths students are in their element in this quietly popular boozer, as well as being a regular spot for locals to glug down a refreshing pint in cosy comfort.

The Food
A favourite for locals at the Montague Arms is the Sunday Roast served from 12-5pm, with good portions at very fair prices.

The Drink
The drink at The Montague Arms are reasonably priced with pints at around £3, and it's the same for vodka and a mixer They also do cheap cider and huge glasses of cheap but tasty wine. They also offer various bitters such as Samuel Smith, Old Speckled Hen, Black Sheep and London Pride.

The Last Word
Whether it’s to see the latest band to come out of New Cross for under a fiver or to eat a roast whilst playing a tatty board game in a slightly eccentric, surreal yet warm atmosphere, The Montague Arms is a rare and enjoyable haven that shouldn’t be missed.

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