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Address: 289, Queens Rd, New Cross, London, SE15 2PA [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 6937) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations New Cross Gate (0.6 miles), New Cross (0.9 miles)

Nearest train stations Queens Road Peckham (0.3 miles), Nunhead (0.5 miles), New Cross Gate (0.6 miles)

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> Current user rating: 8.4/10 (rated by 25 users)
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Excellent range of cask ales, friendly staff. And on my next visit a full on ale festival. All good.
dirtypj - 9 Feb 2015 23:05

My first visit here last Tuesday on my way to Denmark Hill and it was certainly worthy of the stop.

3 ales on the 4 hand pumps which were 5 points Hook Island Red. Triple FFF India Pale ale and Clarkshaws Hellhound IPA.

All ales are £3.70 a pint with 30p off a pint and 15p off a half for camra card holders.

2 meantime lagers also on offer and a few good bottles aswell…I shall take a closer look at these on my next visit!

The décor is excellent, mad, eclectic and other words I cannot even think of to describe it….there are 3 interesting globes and various other nick nakes kicking about, then there’s the raised seating off to the left with sofas at the far end and some hanging jester masks, not forgetting the large collection of taxidermy, some of it good & some of it needs work…there’s bears, foxes, stags, rabbits / hares etc etc.

I was the only punter in here between 5.30 and 6pm when I was joined by a couple who looked a little shocked when they entered.

2 large copper stills supplied by Meantime greet you as you walk in and there’s a stage at one end of the bar area which is used for the regular music nights.

It really is a mad looking place but it works and the beer is awesome, both pints I had were excellent.
lezford - 4 Aug 2014 14:01
So happy to see The Monty has re-opened. London's maddest pub has has come back from the ashes courtesy of a team who actually seem to give a damn. I've been in semi-regularly since it opened and am pleased to report that, for anyone who likes their music-pubs to have the requisite rough-edges, the Monty still has them in spades. So, the big stage is still there and hosting bands and the whole place still feels like it was found in a jumble sale and just parachuted there. Not the sort of place to bathe in sunlight pouring through the windows - it's definitely more of a "nighttime" feel but that makes a good change from the fishbowls that many modern refurbs resemble.

The beers range from some local ales from Brockley Brewery to American pales like Anchor Steam and the like. The latter are quite pricey at about a fiver a pint but that's on a par with plenty of other places selling low-volume craft imports.

Food is limited to Pieminster pies (with trimmings) and roasts, so limited but very tasty. Punters are a varied mix of old farts like myself, all the way down the years to arty types from Goldsmiths, down the road, all of whom seemed to be represented at the very daft, very fun Sunday quiz night I went to here.
Caractacus - 19 May 2014 19:30
Pleased to say the Montague has reopened :) They've done a good job of recreating the old atmosphere (unfortunately all the old bric a brac was sold off), with lots of quirky items, although with a less cluttered feel than before and it is also much cleaner than I remember. A good selection of ales including delicious Mauldons Blackberry Porter were on great form and the stage area looks the same as I remember it. Basically its the Monty I used to love, just with a few less curios, a bit more space and a lot cleaner, cant wait to go back :)
mannyowar - 9 May 2014 11:19
One of the oddest pubs I've been to with odd opening times and very odd decor, yet I totally love this place. Always a good atmosphere and run by what must be the oldest bar team in the country, they even know all of the prices and sums like the backs of their hands.
Stocks some Sam Smiths drinks (always a bonus for me) and I'm told do a good sunday roast on the cheap (yet to be discovered personally).
Not somewhere I would go back to often, but a wonderful place for an occasional visit
Roydwin - 30 Oct 2011 17:39

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