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The Gun

Bars and pubs, Craft beer pubs Homerton
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Showcasing the work of local brewers and small enough to be someone's living room.

The Gun is that rarity in London: a ‘proper pub’. Though it was gussied up by new owners in 2014, its uncovered original signage remain evocative of the proper boozer it doubtless was for a goodly chunk of its existence. Don’t be put off though - it’s still an authentically local place to stop by for a couple of pints, with friendly staff and justly famous jerk chicken croquettes. Thanks to a peculiarity in the licence, you’re allowed to take beer home in a 1.5 pint bottle; before you do, settle in and order two-thirds of a pint of the local Five Points Pale Ale or others from a strong London selection: Beavertown, Redemption, Weird Beard (more generic beers, there to keep the old locals happy, are also available). With fair prices and a shiny new roof terrace, the Gun is certainly worth a shot.

By: Andy Hill

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Venue name: The Gun
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Address: 235 Well St
London
E9 6RG
Transport: Overground: Homerton
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Average User Rating

4.7 / 5

Rating Breakdown

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Staff Writertastemaker

With out a doubt the best sunday roast I've eaten in London. The gravy alone is worth the visit. 

The whole venue is friendly and has a great vibe. Fun staff and there is always something new on the drinks menu. Great upstairs room for larger groups which can be booked in advance for free.


Best pub in London, always a welcoming atmosphere, wonderful selection of local beers, always amazing ambience. In the week it feels like you've been invited round to a friend's house it's so warm and welcoming and at the weekend the careful selection of amazing DJs create the best vibes I've ever seen in a local, like being in the best club with the best crowd. Special gem. The landlord even organised Well Street Market Against Racism festival which really showed his ethos of uniting the local community. Every time I go in there I make new friends and have a blast. Food is incredible too. Best place in London never mind Hackney!


The Gun manages to be modern, without feeling pretentious. As such, it is visited by a broad range of people and feels very inclusive and local.


This place is an absolute treasure. Super committed to the local community, supportive of independent breweries, and just an absolute kick-ass place to be on a Friday night. Plus they regularly play David Bowie. It's the best.

Tastemaker

My friends celebrated their 30th in the top floor of The Gun, which opens onto a great little rooftop. They have a good selection of Bourbon, delicious potato wedges and a buzzing atmosphere - we had a brilliant time.

Tastemaker

This is a total gem of a pub. A recent refit and change of management brought about an unbelievable turn around from what was a tired old dodgy East End boozer to a modern hip and happening lively bar with a stunning array of craft beers and ales avaliable for its size. It's a bit tucked away and so off mainstream radar, but is guaranteed to be bustling on the weekend when it's open until 1am and has in house DJ's spinning some awesome tunes. People in the know travel the length and breadth of London to come back for more, so I'm rather lucky as this is one of my locals.

Staff Writer

A real cosy vibe, David Bowie on the stereo and friendly locals with their babies and dogs. And relaxed bar staff who know a thing or two about their tipples. There were some brilliant craft beers availble to explore, but on a cold wintry night we stuck with red wine, which was way beyond the usual pub wine standards. 


Good drinks, friendly staff, and great vibes generally. Not tried the food yet, but we plan on returning here soon after an unplanned, but singularly awesome Saturday night in there last weekend. 

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