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Montagu Pyke

(formerly Moon Under Water)

105-107 Charing Cross Road
Leicester Square

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Opening Times

Monday8.00 am - 11.00 pm
Tuesday8.00 am - 11.00 pm
Wednesday8.00 am - 11.00 pm
Thursday8.00 am - 11.00 pm
Friday8.00 am - 11.30 pm
Saturday8.00 am - 11.30 pm
Sunday10.00 am - 10.30 pm



About the Pub

Reopening 17 May 2021 subject to Covid constraints.

This building was opened in 1911 by the pioneer cinema entrepreneur Montagu Pyke as his 16th and last cinema, the Cambridge Circus Cinematograph Theatre. It was known as the Tatler for many years, and the Jacey Cinema, before becoming the home of the Marquee Club from 1986 to 1996. It was opened by JD Wetherspoon's as a Moon Under Water and is now part of their Lloyds No 1 chain, with piped music, plasma screen TVs and a smaller beer range. There are two bars, on different levels, and an acclaimed biggest big screen in the West End. For those of a nervous disposition there's said to be the ghost of someone who burnt to death in a fire in the cinema in the front cellar. The interior has the appearance of a rather clinical cafe bar, clutter free, pastel coloured seating, light pine parquet flooring and bare painted walls. A foyer area with a scattering of chairs leads down from the Charing Cross Road entrance to the spacious main bar area with a high ceiling and roof lights. Keen eyes will notice the adjacent building bears the name Tam o'Shanter, a pub until 1960. A staircase leads to a balcony and steps to the rear lead to a second bar in a corridor with a rear entrance from Soho in Greek Street.

Note that the licence stipulates that alcohol is not available before 10am Monday to Saturday or noon on Sunday.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 3 regular beers.

  • Greene King Abbot
  • Greene King IPA
  • Sharp's Doom Bar

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 3 changing beers.

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Montagu Pyke, London


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • CamraVoucherScheme CAMRA Voucher Scheme
  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access
  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly

    Children welcome 'til 7.30pm (7pm weekends)

  • LiveMusic Live Music
  • SportsTV Sports TV
  • WiFi Wifi

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Montagu Pyke

105-107 Charing Cross Road
Leicester Square

Sat Nav Reference

51.514107, -0.129721


  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Station Close to Railway Station
  • <Underground Close to London Underground / Overground / DLR

Nearby Bus Routes (25m)

19, 24, 29, 38

Nearby Station (800m)

London Charing Cross

Nearby London Underground/Overground/DLR (300m)

Tottenham Court Road

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