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One of many lovely corner pubs in the well-to-do Bellenden quarter of Peckham, the Montpelier feels looser, friendlier and more informal than some of its rivals. 'Local' is the watchword, with a food menu that bends over backwards to advertise its community credentials, with meat from the butcher's round the corner and "all our herbs and some veg from Dawn, our lovely next-door neighbour".
It's also a very attractive pub, decked out in dark wood, blue and turquoise...like David Icke's wardrobe. A back-room cinema screens international films to a small audience several nights a week. And there's a bubbly programme of live music and DJs, including a jazz night.
The beer choice is good but not world-beating, with four fairly common ales on draught on our latest visit. We also swung by recently for Sunday lunch. The beef roast (£15.50) was delicious and coated with a smooth horseradish mush. Our vegetarian dining companion was raving about the nut and seed roast (£12.50) — the best she'd tasted in a long time. Dawn's carrots were also a hit.
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