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.