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The Gun, Homerton, E9

235 Well Street
E9
E9 6RG
Phone: 02089856296
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Tris C left this review about The Gun

This is a small, corner pub dating from the mid-19th century visited for the first time the other night as part of a local three-hole mini-crawl, attracted primarily by the fine Whitbread carved wood gilded fascia and, as I was to find out, a rather good illuminated Whitbread and Mackeson bar parapet, probably dating from the 1950s (see photo).
The pub is no longer tatty, so perhaps has had a lockdown spruce up. It’s quite a small narrow room, plainly appointed indeed. Lighting here is clearly being rationed, as there isn’t much of it, most coming from a rather naff red neon sign to the rear, reading ‘Secret Plans and Clever Tricks’ which means nothing to me. The floor is modern bare boarded and due to the lack of light, I couldn’t determine the colour of the leatherette to the peripheral banquette. Otherwise, there were some ordinary contemporary tables (with tea lights in red glass holders) and low chairs with high stools, the modern bar which has a front upholstered in soft panel sections, presumably to prevent damaged knees; above is the period illuminated bar parapet. The walls are white with a textured white ceiling, supporting three glass lights which may also date from the ‘50s. There’s no décor apart from the neon sign. Music played, but at such a low level that it sounded tinny, like it was coming from a can attached to a piece of string.
I knew in advance that there’s no real ale here, but I was expecting something a bit more crafty from the two chrome founts each dispensing five ales, Guinness and a cider, but due to the lack of light and a few of the taps’ fisheye bulbs having blown, I couldn’t tell what they were. Otherwise, Thornbridge Green Mountain, Keller Pils, a Gun-branded something (provenance unknown) and Camden Hells which set me back £5.80 which tasted like Camden Hells lager.
I didn’t really take to this place. The ambience is poor, it doesn’t really fulfil the ‘craft’ definition and the Kenton is across the road, which may one day resume real ale sales.

On 8th September 2021 - rating: 4
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Moby Duck left this review about The Gun

An ex Whitbread pub that now has a new direction in life as a craft bar,a single somewhat tatty room still had the feel of a pub with some low height tables and stools as well as some leather banquette seating.I don't recall any evidence of any cask beer, just 10 keg taps and indeed I ended up with a Camden Hells. I did quite like the feel of the pub and would have another look if nearby.

On 27th July 2019 - rating: 7
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john gray left this review about The Gun

Tiny craft beer bar.Few customers on my visit.Outside seating to the front.Nice modern interior.Two cask beers inc Hophead but I tried BBN-session ipa and Beavertown -moose fang on keg and both were lush.Not a pub for traditionalists

On 18th April 2015 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Alan Winfield
Homerton, 0.34 miles, 6 min walk (show)
London Fields, 0.63 miles, 12 min walk (show)
Hackney Central, 0.66 miles, 12 min walk (show)
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9th Sep 2021, 15:58
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9th Sep 2021, 12:04
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 08 September 2021 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 27 July 2019 by Moby Duck
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 08 September 2021 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : Yes - Covered roof patio. - last updated 08 September 2021 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 08 September 2021 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 08 September 2021 by Tris C
  • Function Room : Yes - 12-person capacity. - last updated 08 September 2021 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 08 September 2021 by Tris C
  • Jukebox : No last updated 08 September 2021 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 08 September 2021 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 08 September 2021 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 19 October 2014 by Alan Winfield
  • Micropub : No last updated 08 September 2021 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 27 July 2019 by Moby Duck
  • Pool Table : No last updated 27 July 2019 by Moby Duck
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 08 September 2021 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : No last updated 08 September 2021 by Tris C
  • Real Cider : No last updated 08 September 2021 by Tris C
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 08 September 2021 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 08 September 2021 by Tris C
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