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Gunmakers

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The Gunmakers is an independent pub in a Clerkenwell back street with a loyal band of regulars. Our focus is on British cask ales and ciders (we offer seven) and proper pub cuisine prepared from fresh ingredients by our own chef. The wine's pretty good too thanks to our relationship with a speciality wine merchants (who just happen to be regular customers too). What we do, we do well, and we don't bother with the rest: so there's no piped music, cocktails, alcopops, tea or coffee. Oh, and you can't book a table or an "area" in the evening. We prefer spontaneous people who aren't afraid to mix with others.The building was constructed in the 1840s and is the sole survivor of what was once a dense
PRICE RANGE
US$9 - US$19
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
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Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

Couldn’t even finish my food, like eating vomit. Service was very friendly but want old chef’s recipes!

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank freetammi
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Gunmakers is a small quaint Victorian pub surrounded by gastropubs such as the Eagle and the Coach (formerly the Coach and Horses) and struggles a bit to find an identity. Should it be a select bar selling craft beers and cocktails making use of the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank futtock21
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Small but cosy. Relaxed atmosphere, with board games. Food is good and general services is also good!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank danielledesert
Reviewed 12 April 2018

Nice place. It has a warm and welcoming atmosphere and the staff were friendly, polite and efficient. A great selection on the menu and what I tasted was good Recommended

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank victoriat2396
Reviewed 29 March 2018

We found this place by accident and I'm so glad we did. The food was absolutely outstanding, one of the best meals I've had.The mushroom XO was the stand out dish but all the small plates were amazing. The staff couldn't have been friendlier. The...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank jenniem457
Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

Visited recently after hearing good things, I wasn't disappointed! Amazing service, I felt so welcome! I come from a small town so I miss the family feel of local pubs. This pub has that and more. The food was delicious, a great selection of beers...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Eleanor B
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

It was strange that this pub serves pan Asian food, and the food they came up with was even stranger. But it was so delicious! Very creative and super tasty. Now one of my favourite places to eat. But hoping they'll make the chicken wings...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank freetammi
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

We wanted to try pretty much every dish on the menu and it was worth it! Even the vegetarian dishes were so delicious!! Every time a dish came out I had to say 'this is so strange!' But after eating them it exceeded expectations :)...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank freetammi
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Once you discover a place like this, it's really hard to return to almost every other pub in the area. That is particularly the case when one of your local competitors is the 'original' Gastro Pub, The Eagle, on nearby Farringdon Road. The beer here...More

Date of visit: November 2015
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Reviewed 10 March 2016

Four of us meet here once a year. I didn't think about it at the time, but there can't have been any music as we could all converse without straining. It's an old fashioned intimate pub serving a couple of real ales. You wouldn't go...More

Date of visit: March 2016
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focal point for all things foodie though. Spend enough
time wondering through the area's maze of streets and
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