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Montagu Arms, Oundle - pub details

Montagu Arms

Address: Barnwell, Oundle, Northamptonshire, PE8 5PH [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 12525) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

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> Current user rating: 8.3/10 (rated by 6 users)
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Kings Arms, Polebrook (1.7 miles)


user reviews of Montagu Arms, Oundle

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The Montagu Arms in Barnwell was my second pub of a day out in Northamptonshire. I've requested the King's Arms in Polebrook to be added. The Montagu has an idyllic village setting (just noticed the previous reviewer also said this - it must be true) next to a stream. It has a number of different rooms with some focused on diners. But the ale selection was good - Digfield Shacklebush, Adnams Bitter & Blue Monkey Simian Summer. The cider was Gwynt y Ddraig Happy Daze. Had a relaxing 45 minutes or so here. Recommended.
blue_scrumpy - 31 Jul 2017 20:44
An attractive country pub in an idyllic village, just in front of a small bridge over a stream. Inside it’s not quite as quaint as you might expect, but it’s nonetheless very pleasant. The main bar area at the front is divided into two. To the left is a smaller area with a flagstone floor. To the right, a larger area with a mix of flagstones and red tiles on the floor immediately in front of the stone built bar counter.

The ceiling is quite low with plenty of beams and it sags considerably in places adding to the “olde worlde” feel. Fortunately there are a number of stone pillars and timber supports to keep it up. At the end of the bar is a fireplace with a stone surround and a sofa. A number of country life drawing adorn the walls.

The rear of the pub is more geared up for dining, and this area leads out in to a conservatory. The food menu looked to be a decent selection of dishes all priced at £8.95 for one course. There was also a board offering a selection of baps and jackets, and I my prawn bap with chunky chips and homemade coleslaw was a decent dish for £5.50. They were also advertising a twist on the usual “curry and a pint” deal, with a forthcoming curry evening consisting of an “all you can eat” deal for £10.

There is a good sized patio and beer garden at the rear of the pub, and a small kids play area. In keeping with the village, all the play things are made from wood rather than the garish plastic that you get in many places. Staff seemed friendly, and it was very busy with a large group of walkers on a recent mid-week lunchtime.

Beers on tap were Milton Dionysus, Digfield Fool’s Nook, Adnams Bitter and Tribute. Ciders were Weston’s Scrumpy and Aspall’s Suffolk.
Blackthorn - 5 May 2011 13:26
I've eaten here twice - 2 weeks ago and a year before that. I have to say that the food is excellent and if you choose wisely you don't have to pay too much. The beer choice is outstanding. I could quite happily spend a week here making it my local for the beer alone. Unfortunately we are not alone on these trips and as ever we have to rush off just as it starts getting interesting.
Took my camera last time - excellent village.
ButchEgg - 13 Aug 2008 12:36
Great pub serving decent ale, a good place to find local Digfield Ales for sale.
Tweeky - 7 May 2007 17:44
Great proper pub/superb Broardside super food excellrnt service
tunnelman - 24 Oct 2005 13:05

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