Wednesday, 28 September 2011

The Gun

The Gun

The Gun

27 Coldharbour, London E14 9NS

TEL: 020 7515 5222


Nearest car park is:
Lawn House Close NCP
London E14 9YQ

In the late 18th century, Lord Horatio Nelson purchased a property just up the road (still known as Nelson House) and he regularly visited the docks to inspect the gun until his death at the glorious battle of Trafalgar in 1805.

Lord Nelson and the gun would frequently meet regularly Lady Emma Hamilton in an upstairs room (now called the River Room) for their secret assignment.

The gun also has a long association with smugglers landing site and distribution via a hidden tunnel. To date there is still a secret peephole in the circular staircase to watch "The Revenue Men".

As the banks of the island prospered as the Docks to become the local pub for dock workers, stevedores and boatmen.

In 2001 a devastating fire destroyed much of the interior of the old building and the pub was closed for three years. Then, the current owners and brothers Tom and Ed Martin Acquired the scene and spent about nine months meticulously restoring class II listed building beautiful in close consultation with Heritage Italiano. Tom and Ed King, opened in 2004 and owned and operated since then, the critically acclaimed Gun significantly.

The Gun now has a 40 cover dining room in the main bar, back bar with two pins, two private dining rooms and a fabulous terrace that seats Riverside 50. There is also an outdoor patio cover 80 to the right of the barrel which is open from May to September for summer drinks and barbecues was fantastic and the private parties.
Pubs menu --- Cashel Blue, Ireland (blue, cow’s milk, pasteurised)Gubbeen, Ireland (washed rind, semi-soft, cow’s milk, pasteurised)Caerphilly Gorwydd, Lampeter, Wales (semi-hard, cow’s milk, unpasteurised)The restaurant lunch and dinner menus are also available in the bar areas. The pub menu is not available on Sunday lunchtimes, our Sunday lunch menu will be served.


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But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

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