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The Montague Arms (Freehouse)

We believe this pub is CLOSED

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Dark Star - HopheadExcellent1
White Horse - Luna - Dark MoonAcceptable1
Truman's - ZephyrNot Tried0

Visits Details

03 Nov 2017 (Stephen Harris)
I used to love places like this – a small live music room with black-painted walls and a sticky floor alongside a tatty but friendly bar. Not many like this left now though. No sign of any Monkey Chews beer.
White Horse - Luna - Dark Moon4.90AcceptableLuna seems to be a ‘brew your own’ project based at Oxfordshire’s White Horse Brewery. This was a soft, brown beer with malt flavours dominant.
Truman's - Zephyr4.40Not Tried
26 Jan 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Have probably passed this place on the bus 42,000 times but this was the time to visit. Unusual but friendly. A couple of other guest beers had sold out over the weekend.
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Excellent

About The Montague Arms

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Peckham, Greater London, SE14 2PA.

An imposing corner house once owned by Truman's. Under threat after a period of closure following the death of the elderly owners but re-opened in 2014. Famous for its idiosyncratic cave-like inside with artefacts and curios everywhere. A performance room has a stage for regular live music. Run by live music aficionados. A must visit if in the area. Real ale discount for card carrying CAMRA members. 4 handpumps. Home of the Monkey Chews Brewery which was installed in 2015. Closed in January 2018 after leasehold purchase by Chapman & Winney. On line petition to retain this as a live music venue.

We have visited this pub twice, seen 3 different beers and tried 2 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE14 2PA