The Gun

“Tucked away Docklands’ treasure on the Thames”



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In a wise move, Fuller's bought this rare surviving Thames-side pub a few years ago. It acquired its name when a cannon was fired to mark the 1802 opening of adjacent West India Import Dock (look for the whimsical cannonball hole in the pub sign). Allegedly, Lord Nelson often met Lady Hamilton here, although dockers were its mainstay until 1980. Deceptively small from the street, it's actually big enough to house a bar, formal restaurant, covered terrace and a discreet Gin Garden. Updated pub classics include rabbit loin wrapped in bacon; sea bream with polenta; braised shin of beef cobbler; and the appropriately named lamb cannon, all served by smart staff in white shirts, ties and black Gun aprons.

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AA Pick of the Pubs
The Gun
27 Coldharbour, Docklands, LONDON, E14 9NS


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