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The Montague Arms (Freehouse)

We believe this pub is CLOSED

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)Excellent1
White Horse - Luna - Dark MoonAcceptable1
Caledonian - Deuchars IPAAcceptable1
Truman's - ZephyrNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0

Visits Details

23 May 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit. Had noticed this place had reopened yesterday when I saw lights on from a Night Bus and visited to suss out the changes. Quite a transformation, perhaps towards a degree of gentrification but definitely welcoming a wider community than in its most recent incarnation. Let's hope the real ale range can become more adventurous. Good chat with the Guv who imparted a lot of information of where he hopes to take the place.
Caledonian - Deuchars IPA3.80AcceptableClearly not a fast mover, OK but not giving inspiration
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
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 - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Excellent

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 had a stage for regular live music. Allegedly for a while 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. Reopened April 2018 with a significant transformation with the stage removed and artefacts gone. Windows unblocked and given an airy contemporary makeover. There are free to use table and electronic machine games. 2 handpumps.

We have visited this pub 3 times, seen 5 different beers and tried 3 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE14 2PA