London-City and East London
May 11, 2018
The Gun is one of the most attractive pubs in London. Housed in a stunning grade II listed, early 19th century building, it’s perfectly located on the banks of the Thames, right in the heart of London’s Docklands.
The pub has been painstakingly restored and boasts a wealth of original features. It’s surprisingly light too, with white walls offsetting all the dark wood. Inside there are two bar areas, a restaurant, two private dining rooms, and two snugs, as well as an elegant riverside terrace and sun deck.
They serve decent beers – including The Kernel, Tiny Rebel and Moor Beer – and the atmosphere is friendly and welcoming.
Food is a big deal here. The smoked haddock and mussel soup is a winning dish, ditto the roast cod with borlotti beans and garlic. These chaps know how to handle a piece of fish.
They also make a proper cocktail. The Coldharbour Steamroller is a mix of Adnam’s Southwold bitter, Monkey Shoulder whiskey, St Germain, lemon juice, while the Sloe Fashioned blends Plymouth sloe gin with Plymouth dry gin, a white sugar cube, and lemon bitters.
Grab a seat on the terrace if the weather allows, it really is one of the nicest pubs in the city.