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The Gun (Fuller's)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Brew By Numbers - 11/03 Session IPA: MosaicExcellent1
Gun - Parabellum Milk StoutExcellent1
Long Arm - IPA OKExcellent2
Wild Beer Co. - Wild Goose ChaseExcellent1
Beavertown - Gamma RayExcellent1
WharfeBank - Black HawkExcellent1
Camden Town - Apricot & Rosemary Wit Excellent1
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not most, also brewed by Fuller's)Excellent1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - American SisterExcellent1
Windswept - WeizenExcellent1
Arbor Ales - Blue Sky Drinking Excellent1
Northern Monk - Chennai Export PorterExcellent1
Anarchy - SimcoeExcellent1
Moncada - Notting Hill PorterExcellent1
Sambrook's - Jugged Hare (house beer for ETM Group)Good2
Gyle 59 - ToujoursGood1
Vibrant Forest - ChinookGood1
Moor - Nor'HopGood1
WharfeBank - Ro Sham BoGood1
Arbor Ales - S BombGood1
Rebel - Gold Top Milk StoutAcceptable1
Long Arm - Birdie FlipperAcceptable1
Pitfield's - 1850 London PorterNot Tried0
Harbour - PaleNot Tried0
Wild Beer Co. - Scarlet FeverNot Tried0
Weird Beard - Fade to BlackNot Tried0
Clarkshaws - Hellhound IPANot Tried0
Clarkshaws - Phoenix RisingNot Tried0
Burning Sky - AuroraNot Tried0
Adnams - Southwold BitterNot Tried0
TicketyBrew - Münchner Not Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - ConquerorNot Tried0
Summer Wine (SWB) - Rouge-Hop Red Hop AleNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - Tree TopsNot Tried0
Pin-Up - Milk StoutNot Tried0
Harbour - Amber AleNot Tried0
Waen - LandmarkNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - MandarinNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - Zinzan's DropNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - Brew 882 Seattle PorterNot Tried0
Liverpool Craft - ToastNot Tried0
Caledonian - Deuchars IPANot Tried0
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Wells / Dogfish Head DNANot Tried0
Sambrook's - WandleNot Tried0
Sambrook's - JunctionNot Tried0
Fuller's - London PrideNot Tried0
Fuller's - Summer AleNot Tried0
Fuller's - Gale's Seafarers AleNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Gun, Docklands & Isle of Dogs, Greater London

Visits Details

04 Aug 2016 (Stephen Harris)
Very busy in the early evening with not a chance of getting out on the riverside decking.
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not most, also brewed by Fuller's)3.80ExcellentFresh and juicy.
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Fuller's - Summer Ale3.90Not Tried
Fuller's - Gale's Seafarers Ale3.60Not Tried
06 Apr 2016 (Stephen Harris)
A beautiful evening, and where better to enjoy it than a Thames-side pub. Mind you, it got cool later and we were glad of the open fires inside.
Beavertown - Gamma Ray5.40ExcellentOn keg dispense. Is there a better regularly-brewed APA-style beer in London? I don’t think so.
Sambrook's - Jugged Hare (house beer for ETM Group)4.20GoodA Pale Ale that is quite full-bodied for its strength.
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Sambrook's - Wandle3.80Not Tried
Sambrook's - Junction4.50Not Tried
17 Sep 2015 (Stephen Harris)
I met up with a friend here after work and we were fortunate enough to get a table on the rear decking with river views. I really do like this pub, although you pay for the views and the good service and the excellent beer etc..
Long Arm - IPA OK5.00ExcellentAmber-coloured. Tropical fruit from US hops and a long bitter finish. Good enough to have two.
Vibrant Forest - Chinook5.00GoodDispensed from some form of keggery. A very cloudy, yellow/gold colour. In your face hop flavours.
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Sambrook's - Jugged Hare (house beer for ETM Group)4.20Not Tried
Long Arm - Birdie Flipper4.50Not Tried
20 Aug 2015 (Stephen Harris)
Early to mid-evening and very busy. Mostly drinkers, but several tables taken in the restaurant area. A large group of German tourists crowd in.
Northern Monk - Chennai Export Porter5.40ExcellentA great, near-black, strong Porter (a ‘Stout Porter’ perhaps?).
Gun - Parabellum Milk Stout4.10ExcellentI momentarily thought the pub had started brewing when I saw this, before I remembered the Gun Brewery from Sussex. A sweetly coffee flavoured, black Milk Stout.
Sambrook's - Jugged Hare (house beer for ETM Group)4.20Not Tried
Long Arm - Birdie Flipper4.50Not Tried
15 Apr 2015 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening visit to take advantage of the warm weather. Lots of other people have had the same idea though and I can’t get anywhere near the riverside decking.
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - American Sister5.20ExcellentOn ‘keg’ dispense – probably a key-keg I would guess, given that it is not over-carbonated. Very good US hop flavours.
Long Arm - IPA OK5.00GoodGolden. Full-bodied. Malt, rather than hops, dominate.
Long Arm - Birdie Flipper4.50AcceptableHmmm! A Red Ale.
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Sambrook's - Jugged Hare (house beer for ETM Group)4.20Not Tried
30 Mar 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening late after 11. Only customer in. Friendly bar staff and lots of activity setting out dining tables for tomorrow.
Sambrook's - Jugged Hare (house beer for ETM Group)4.20GoodSeemed rather fresh. I was pleased to see that the provenance of this house beer was clearly stated, even so far as having its own beer mats
Caledonian - Deuchars IPA3.80Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Wells / Dogfish Head DNA4.50Not Tried
29 Jan 2015 (Stephen Harris)
There is a small beer festival on here and I am able to visit in mid-afternoon before the crowds build up.
Wild Beer Co. - Wild Goose Chase4.50ExcellentA very cloudy, yellow colour. Tart and sour, with gooseberry tastes.
WharfeBank - Black Hawk4.50ExcellentA very nice Black IPA that went down well.
Anarchy - Simcoe4.10ExcellentExcellent, full-on, lemony, Simcoe hop flavours. And in great condition from the stillage.
WharfeBank - Ro Sham Bo4.20GoodA pale ‘Session IPA’.
Rebel - Gold Top Milk Stout4.50AcceptableReddish-brown in colour. A bit of vanilla in the flavour and a touch of lactose sweetness (this is a Milk Stout). Chocolate. But flavours suffer from rather flat condition off the stillage.
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Conqueror5.00Not Tried
Summer Wine (SWB) - Rouge-Hop Red Hop Ale5.00Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Tree Tops4.40Not Tried
Pin-Up - Milk Stout4.50Not Tried
Harbour - Amber Ale4.00Not Tried
Sambrook's - Jugged Hare (house beer for ETM Group)4.20Not Tried
Waen - Landmark5.50Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Mandarin4.50Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Zinzan's Drop4.00Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Brew 882 Seattle Porter4.80Not Tried
Liverpool Craft - Toast4.20Not Tried
04 Sep 2014 (Stephen Harris)
The large terrace to the side of the pub is open this evening for viewing of the tall ships arriving into London, and it proves to be a really good vantage point over a couple of pints.
Arbor Ales - Blue Sky Drinking 4.40ExcellentExcellent Best Bitter; one where the word ‘best’ actually means something.
Moncada - Notting Hill Porter5.00ExcellentA black, richly-flavoured Porter. Loads of coffee and chocolate flavours.
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Sambrook's - Jugged Hare (house beer for ETM Group)4.20Not Tried
20 Jun 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Early Friday evening, and plenty of after-workers in. Great river views here.
Camden Town - Apricot & Rosemary Wit 4.80ExcellentOn keg dispense – this beer has been brewed at Camden ‘in collaboration with’ Partizan and The Kernel. Cloudy pale yellow in colour. Great flavours.
Moor - Nor'Hop4.10GoodA very cloudy, un-fined beer. Hoppy, but also a little yeasty.
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Sambrook's - Jugged Hare (house beer for ETM Group)4.20Not Tried
TicketyBrew - Münchner 4.30Not Tried
23 May 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Early to mid-evening visit. There is an interesting beer festival underway, featuring only un-fined beers. Four on handpump and eight on a stillage set up on the riverside decking. Another ten or so due over the weekend. Some special kegs and bottles too, although I did not venture that way. Not overcrowded.
Windswept - Weizen5.20ExcellentA thick, orange-coloured Wheat Beer. Bananary.
Brew By Numbers - 11/03 Session IPA: Mosaic4.50ExcellentNice to see BBN on cask. Lush hop flavours.
Arbor Ales - S Bomb5.00GoodA cloudy gold colour. Great hoppy smell. Nice bitter and citrus hop flavours.
Gyle 59 - Toujours4.00GoodA cloudy golden colour. Slightly sour. Spicy and peppery hops. A bit yeasty. More bitter than is usual for a Saison.
Pitfield's - 1850 London Porter5.00Not Tried
Beavertown - Gamma Ray5.40Not Tried
Harbour - Pale6.00Not Tried
Wild Beer Co. - Scarlet Fever4.80Not Tried
Weird Beard - Fade to Black6.30Not Tried
Clarkshaws - Hellhound IPA5.50Not Tried
Clarkshaws - Phoenix Rising4.00Not Tried
Burning Sky - Aurora5.60Not Tried

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About The Gun

The pub sign. The Gun, Docklands & Isle of Dogs, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Docklands & Isle of Dogs, Greater London, E14 9NS.

The Gun was established in 1710 and had a succession of names, including King & Queen, Rose & Crown and Ramsgate Pink, before settling on the Gun name in 1770. In the nineteenth century it belonged to Messrs Hodgson & Co., brewers of Bow – the famous exporters of India Pale Ale. In more recent years it was an Ind Coope house. Today the pub retains a very traditional feel, if somewhat up-market. There are a variety of rooms to chose from, as well as a riverside terrace affording wide views across to the Millennium Dome. Restaurant standard food available and the operation does seem food-led. 4 handpumps on the bar counter in the front room off the street. Sold by ETM Group to Fuller's in summer 2016, after running it for 12 years.

We have visited this pub 14 times, seen 83 different beers and tried 33 of them.

Map location

Postcode: E14 9NS