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Monty's Inn at The Montagu Arms Hotel, Brockenhurst, Hampshire

Monty's Inn at The Montagu Arms Hotel

4.2
4.2
384 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
MONTY'S INN NEW FOREST PUB

Enjoy delicious home made food and fine local ale.

Sample delicious heritage cooking and classic English favourites, including homemade scotch eggs, game pies and British cheese ploughman’s.

Here at Monty’s inn we are very proud of the food and drink we serve. This is why we choose carefully where our ingredients are sourced. We grow our own fruit and vegetables in our kitchen garden. We use many local suppliers. Our pork is from Pondhead farm in Lyndhurst, real ales from Ringwood brewery, local gin from Lymington, beef from Alderstone Farm near Romsey and apples from an orchard in Pennington.

As the perfect spot for sunday lunch in the New Forest; take advantage of the Inn’s ideal location so close to the nearby New Forest attractions including: Beaulieu Motor Museum, river walks and Bucklers Hard Maritime Museum. An extensive children's menu is available

Please note that dogs are only permitted in the bar area and not in the main restaurant.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00–14:30 Daily 18:00–20:30

  • Phone number

    01590 612324

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Brockenhurst

  • Parking Details

    Two car parks are located to the rear of the hotel with garage spaces also available. Disabled spaces are located at the front of the hotel. If the car park is full, please ask for assistance at reception and a member of our team will be delighted to park your car for you.

  • Public Transit

    The closest train station is Brockenhurst and is 6 miles away.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wine

What 384 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hampshire

    Brunch

  • Hampshire

    Notable Wine List

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  1. LS

    LindaS

    Surrey

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Went over & beyond to strain the mushroom soup for me as I cant eat solids due to tongue cancer. Lovely staff but the place has lost the character it used to have as a pub. Also another couple had to send back their fish as it was a solid mound of batter. That was rectified later but shouldn't have happened.
  2. TS

    TerryS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    It was a nice evening,food good ,service good a bit of a stale environment for us but reasonable value
  3. S

    Stephen

    Hampshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 June 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Overall not a great experience due to the limited choice on the menu, no where near what is on the website for lunch, many items changed and No. of items reduced, I guess the is due to the small number of diners booked in on this Monday lunchtime and due to staffing levels following Civid that continues to hit the hospitality trade. The service from the team, especially from the Hungarian Manager(apologise for not remembering his name was excellent. The menu was limited and the overall food and presentation was uninspiring, certainly not a wow as we expected it would be for the price paid. I was also slightly surprised that while on the booking it asks if you are celebrating a special occasion no mention or acknowledgement is made, not like other dining establishments. For my wife and I we will not be returning or recommending to others until the menu/food side is looked into. I would certainly advice to others that are considering visiting the restaurant for lunch, especially at the beginning go the week to give them a call first to find out what is being offered and not just going by the menu on their website.
  4. DH

    DianeH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Under staffed, poor service, food average Too little staff to work the Inn, table service slow. Food average, Eton Mess wisent an Eton mess should of been Strawberries and Cream
  5. R

    Ratters62

    East Sussex

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    The food was delicious, except my husband ordered macaroni cheese for his main course and the amount was a starter portion compared to my fish choice. Service was slow and one of the most annoying aspects was an incredibly sticky table. I think the cleaning product used to spray the wooden tables needs to be reviewed.
  6. CM

    CathyM

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had a lovely meal in a lovely setting, thank you.
  7. HG

    HampshireGrrrl

    London

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    good to be back. a much reduced menu which was not a surprise while hospitality gets itself back on its feet. we were happy enough with our choices, though my ribeye was half tender, half not, and chips were not "freshly cooked" hot but OK. we ordered 3 flavours of icecream but instead of coffee we got chocolate, which was a very nice chocolate as it happens so we didn't complain but attention to detail is important. feel Monty's needs to decide whether to be pub food like this, or go back to more of an upscale "bistro" feel... it seems a bit confused at the moment. but staff were all helpful and we would go back.
  8. TG

    TessG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We had a lovely evening. The menu on the night was different to the menu on Open Table which I mentioned as it was a reduced menu and less choice. The waitress said it was due to staff shortages and often they change it but don’t update it on Open Table. That was the only less disappointing thing about the evening, otherwise the food we did have was delicious and great service and friendly staff.
  9. KG

    KeithG

    Bath

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Very reduced menu, would not of booked had we known. On top of the 12.5% service charge (which I had removed) they expected a gratuity. For me, I’m very happy to leave a tip, but it has to be earnt. Not likely to visit again.
  10. PW

    PhilW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Overall it was nice, but the steak was full of gristle, and the burger, whilst nice, was served with a small basket of fries with absolutely no accomplishments, so it seemed somewhat plain. The menu was also quite limited in terms of choice.
  11. LE

    LadyE

    Dorset

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    We were underwhelmed by the service and the ambiance. We were new to the area and could not find the car park. The staff at the Bar by the entrance seemed annoyed with our enquiry and simply told us it was at “the back”. That led us to the local Fire Station which left us puzzled but we managed to squeeze in nearby. The decor was nothing like the pictures on line (perhaps those were for the Hotel and not Monty’s Inn). It was not as cosy as expected but it was ok. Inside it was not busy with about three taken tables, yet it was very noisy as there was a lively child close enough, so we requested to move to a quieter area as my husband and I were celebrating our anniversary. The very polite and apologetic waitress moved us. We placed our drinks request and the meals soon after. However, the starter arrived before our drinks and some 20 minutes later our drinks had arrived. The waiter apologised saying they were understaffed (by then there were only four tables including ours) however, a table that arrived well after us got their drinks way before we did ours. Our meal arrived 50 minutes later without any apologies and although it was very well prepared, the delay took away the joy as we were tired and unimpressed. Needless to say we did not bother with desert or coffee. All in all, they need to improve the number of staff as well as the bland decor. The seats are definitely not suited for a 70 minutes wait.
  12. GM

    GuyM

    Surrey

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience1
    The pub was quiet. The staff were pleasant and accommodating. The food was very nice, though more sauce with the steak needed for me! Sadly though they had some terrible local radios station blaring aweful music from the tv on the wall. It wasn’t in keeping with the pub at all.
  13. SF

    SueF

    Norfolk

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Menu seemed quite limited but food we chose was delicious. Staff were attentive.
  14. a

    anniversary

    London

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience2
    pre-Covid Monty's was a bistro that had a small menu menu of interesting dishes with quality ingredients. After appearing to lose several chefs it is now reduced to second rate pub food. The fish is no better than fish and chips from any number of chip shops in the area and other dishes are nowhere near the range and quality of the 2 nearest pubs (about 1.5 miles away). The only difference is Monty's is grossly overpriced. Atmosphere is dull as it's mostly full of hotel residents looking for a cheaper alternative to the main restaurant fare. Staff are pleasant and attentive. Not worth a visit any more, sadly.
  15. J

    John

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    My daughter had the kids burger for £6 which came with chips and was decent value. The adult full Monty’s burger was not good value for money. This was identical to the kids burger with the exact same pretzel roll, cheese etc. The only difference was a few slices of pickles and ‘Jimbos burger sauce’. It came with chips (less chips than the kids version) and was £17. The adult fish and chips was ok as was the ploughmans. If you want the burger, go for the kids version and save £11. We asked for the service charge to be removed which I didn’t like doing as the service was fine but the quality and value for money of the burger meant we didn’t leave particularly satisfied.
  16. G

    Graham

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    The food was generally well prepared but the fish cake looked a bit 'lonely' on the plate. The mushrooms were v g as also the king prawns. However, the wine pricing was a mystery. The relationship between the price per glass(no size stated) and the carafe was very variable. The relationship was even more bizarre when the red and white wine prices per glass and carafe were compared.
  17. A

    Annie

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience2
    Spelt risotto was peculiar shade of green and only just warm with limp garnish on top. Burgers were good and chef made an addition at request of my guest. Staff seemed demotivated somehow and not very enthusiastic
  18. T

    Tinytiggerz

    Hampshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 March 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We brought our dog with us so we were seated in the bar. Service was very good and the food excellent.
  19. PS

    PeterS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice place for dinner, good service and excellent
  20. K

    Kingy82

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Nice environment, tasty food. We had the fish and chips which was lovely followed by the treacle tart which was nice but not what we were expecting. Service was very good. They asked for the occasion for your meal when booking. It was for my girlfriend’s birthday but it wasn’t mentioned by staff on the night. The menu was adequate but rather limiting with only 4/5 main meals, 3 cocktails and 4 desserts.
  21. p

    paule

    Birmingham

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    just very average / everything about it.... says it all I think!
  22. JL

    JoanneL

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pub food from a top quality restaurant kitchen. The team did an outstanding job. Norbert, Ben and Lily looked after us and made us mist welcome. We have already booked a return visit.
  23. CW

    ClareW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely old fashioned cosy vibe Wonderful service Great wine , food was excellent , especially recommend the mushrooms starter Definitely recommend this restaurant
  24. NP

    NP101

    Kent

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Unfortunately the fish of day - plaice wasn’t seasoned at all! It was very bland and definitely not worth the £22 price tag. A disappointment.
  25. AT

    AbiT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoy going to Monty’s. It never disappoints. The service is excellent too - it’s just a shame we weren’t able to add on a tip for the staff via the card machine (and we had no cash) .
  26. MB

    MandyB

    Bath

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food and service. Very quiet- almost empty the evening we ate there. High prices for a 'pub' but worth it.
  27. TD

    ThereseD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food Fantastic service Fantastic all round 🤗
  28. A

    Alan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Booked a table for my partners birthday the service was excellent and the staff where wonderful they even put a nice card on the table the food was out standing and the service was excellent very good value for money I would recommend it to all my friends
  29. CR

    CR12

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic service. Staff and kitchen went above and beyond to cater for allergies. Food was presented beautifully and absolutely delicious. Really recommend this wonderful place.
  30. KG

    KarenG

    Hampshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and fantastic food. A large selection of wines. Would recommend dining here
  31. RC

    RebeccaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    All of the servers were attentive & friendly & the food was divine. We shared the Camembert which was delicious, & I had the slow cooked pork belly for my main, which was one of the best dishes I’ve eaten in a long time. I couldn’t believe how long we were at Monty’s & that is testament to the great service & ambience created.
  32. CA

    CarlA

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 4 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely food and friendly service. Good kids menu.
  33. HJ

    HilaryJ

    Hampshire

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    It’s always bern excellent. But this time we feel our lunch was poor value. Not very well cooked, and we were ushered out before a dessert or coffee.
  34. M

    Maximaus10

    Hampshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I booked the table for my son and daughter-in-law and two children. I relied on them to give me a feedback. They said that the food was excellent. Pork ribs and I believe Hake "Fish of the Day". The restaurant was kept according to Covid restrictions. They thoroughly enjoyed the experience and agreed with us that the experience was definitely worthwhile. Not to forget the delicious "Treacle Tart"!. We as grandparents hope you see better times and can't wait to return for meals when things are safer. Thank heavens for Montagu Arms plus Terrace Restaurant and Montys to escape to. Jean Taubert
  35. j

    jjune

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2021

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    It's our Christmas tradition to have lunch out at Monty's butt his year was a really lack lustre affair. We had to wait ages for our drinks to be served the steak was very mediocre and there was very little atmosphere. I appreciate the staff have had a very bad year but no one made us feel welcome and it was all rather dull and poor value for money.
  36. L

    Lynn

    East Sussex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great friendly service. Great yummy food. Super lunch with our friends.
  37. SM

    SimonM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb Boxing Day meal at Monty’s. Asked for the table which we given. Alexa, Norbert and front of house were great, helpful, good humoured and very welcoming. Food was perfect. An altogether excellent experience in beautiful Beaulieu. Thank you team!!
  38. BP

    BradleyP

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Met up with my sister for an evening meal. Both food and service were wonderful. A beautiful public house and hotel.
  39. RC

    RayC

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Having eaten at Montys many times in the past and always been impressed this latest visit was less impressive. The menu choices are limited and the price both for food and drinks seem to have increased a lot. The food quality was still very good and the service good.
  40. R

    Rene

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fabulous experience - food and service both superb. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Monty's Inn at The Montagu Arms Hotel is rated 4.2 stars by 384 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 9 times today
Google Map for Monty's Inn at The Montagu Arms Hotel

Beaulieu, New Forest, Brockenhurst, Hampshire SO42 7ZL

Additional information

  • Area

    Brockenhurst

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00–14:30 Daily 18:00–20:30

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Two car parks are located to the rear of the hotel with garage spaces also available. Disabled spaces are located at the front of the hotel. If the car park is full, please ask for assistance at reception and a member of our team will be delighted to park your car for you.

  • Public Transit

    The closest train station is Brockenhurst and is 6 miles away.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wine

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