The Montague Arms reopening soon

More good news for the South East London pub scene. The Montague Arms has hit the comeback trail.

The legendary New Cross / Peckham borders pub closed in 2012 after the death of its manager and while its unique brand eccentricity was lost forever, it appears to be in good hands. The team behind the Brown Derby pub in Oval have taken it over and have been tweeting their progress here. With lighting rig already installed, the emphasis is going to be on music and own-brewed beer.

It might be Peckham's cultural resurgence which is driving this project, but it's a great result for New Cross.

Thanks to everyone on the New Cross forum for this update.

8 comments:

Headhunter said...

Good news but quite surprising. This pub's success was mainly down to the eccentricity of its owners and decor, with them gone it's just a site on an un-picturesque, highly trafficked corner, quite far from the nearest stations... Good luck to them but with all the abandoned and failing and often beautiful Victorian pub sites across SE London I would've thought they could've found an easier target!

JimBo said...

I wonder if coaches will still be welcome!?!

Jimbo2014 said...

Perhaps they need to start a collection of curiosities of their own...

Matt-Z said...

It's a five minute walk in a straight line from Queen's Road Peckham station, which now features on the tube map. Even a north Londoner could find it without breaking into a sweat or creasing his salmon pink jeggings.

Matt-Z said...

By the way it's great to see a pub reopen, good luck to them.

Brockley Nick said...

If music is a key part of their plans, there are relatively few suitable pubs around, I'd have thought.

Headhunter said...

Yeah I supposed they could make a decent name with good music/bands and as it's on a busy road away from people's homes it might be able to stay open later...

Monty said...

Not sure whether it will - the venue sits opposite from a relatively new block of flats on its Kender Street-facing side.

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