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Food, Drinks & Live Music Deep in the Heart of Downtown Great Falls.

Welcome To
The Celtic Cowboy

In 1890, Welsh immigrant Robert Vaughn, who was the first white settler in the county, and had become wealthy in the ranching business in the Sun River Valley outside of Great Falls, MT, determined that there was a need in the downtown area for the ‘most advanced livery stable in the West’. Thus became the Arvon Block, named for his daughter Arvonia. The building housed a livery stable, freight transfer office, hotel and vegetable market. Vaughn, who by that time had received the nickname “The Celtic Cowboy” by the press, went on to become one of Great Falls earliest philanthropists and leading citizens. Fast forward 123 years to October of 2013 when we will proudly bring you “The Celtic Cowboy Pub and Restaurant” and the Hotel Arvon, evoking the lively times of the past in what is now one of the very few buildings left from the early days of Great Falls. We hope to see you there!

Wooden sign with Celtic Cowbow Pub & Restaurant logo
BYO burger

A delightful mix of Irish & American food 

Over 30 beers on tap, including a variety of Montana Microbrews.  


Experience History

Book A Night At The Historical Hotel Arvon

One of the very few buildings left from the early days of Great Falls. enjoy one of our 11 historically named suites or 22 luxurious guest rooms, have a pint of Guinness and reminisce of bygone days, who knows, you may even hear the hoofbeats of legendary draft horses "Billy" or "Banks", long gone residents of this working livery.

Hotel Arvon Details

Multiple pints of beer lined up on a bar
In the Dark Horse Wine Snug for wine tasing.
From the Brunch Menu:
Celtic brunch
Over 30 beers on tap
Crispy fried chicken fingers with fries and dipping sauce on plate

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The Celtic Cowboy Pub and Restaurant

116 1st Ave S
Great Falls, MT 59401
Tel: 406-952-0393
The kitchen closes at 9 pm daily
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