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The Gun (East London Pub Company)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Caledonian - Autumn RedExcellent1
Caledonian - Deuchars IPAAcceptable1
Caledonian - Flying Scotsman (superseded by 3.5% version)Not Tried0
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Bombardier (was Bombardier Glorious English) (use Banks's entry now please)Not Tried0
Caledonian - The Gun Grenadier Ale (house beer)Not Tried0
Picture 1. The Gun, Spitalfields, Central London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

25 Feb 2015 (Stephen Harris)
This pub closed last week, awaiting demolition and redevelopment of the site as the City creeps ever eastwards.
BeerABVScoreNotes
26 Sep 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. 2nd stop on a Truman's hunt but not to be found here. After a conversation about football with the barman he concluded I was a turncoat for changing from his beloved Charlton Athletic in January 1964.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Caledonian - Autumn Red4.40ExcellentIntensely bitter - most unusual for Caledonian with their usual Scottish malty hues
Caledonian - Deuchars IPA3.80Not Tried
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Bombardier (was Bombardier Glorious English) (use Banks's entry now please)4.10Not Tried
Caledonian - The Gun Grenadier Ale (house beer)4.10Not TriedTaster was viciously sharp
07 Jan 2013 (Stephen Harris)
This pub can be very busy in the early evening as the City creeps ever eastwards, but tonight was quiet and civilised. A house beer of unknown origin also on sale.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Caledonian - Deuchars IPA3.80AcceptableCold, pale, malty and a bit metallic.
Caledonian - Flying Scotsman (superseded by 3.5% version)4.00Not Tried
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Bombardier (was Bombardier Glorious English) (use Banks's entry now please)4.10Not Tried

About The Gun

The pub sign. The Gun, Spitalfields, Central London

Summary of Beer Scores

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Exceptional-
Excellent1
Good-
Acceptable1
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Website.

The pub is found in Spitalfields, Central London, E1 6AG.

This pub, in Brushfield Street, was established by 1839 and named for its proximity to the old artillery firing range which existed here. Along with several other adjoining pubs it was demolished in around 1928, but was rebuilt as part of the 1929 London Fruit and Wool Exchange building. At the time of writing (January 2013) the pub is again under threat of demolition as the whole block is again subject to redevelopment plans. It is a large pub, with much external Trumanís Brewery signage. The main bar is wood-panelled and has a splendid glass ceiling. There is a small snug bar off to one side, and a rear courtyard seating area for use in good weather. An upstairs room is mainly used for dining. 4 handpumps on the bar counter. Closed in 2015 for demolition and redevelopment. Pub of same name has been opened.

We have visited this pub 3 times, seen 5 different beers and tried 2 of them.

Map location

Postcode: E1 6AG