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Gunmakers

) #13,154 of 18,188 Restaurants in London $$ - $$$ British, ,
Clerkenwell 13 Eyre Street Hill, London EC1R 5ET, England
+44 20 7278 1022
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good43%
  • Average4%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible17%
15 Mar 2016
“Undiscovered and hard to find Jewel of a pub. With a great kitchen.”
10 Mar 2016
“Nice pub with food, not a restaurant”
Closes in 16 min
All hours
CUISINES
British, Pub, Bar
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
Clerkenwell 13 Eyre Street Hill, London EC1R 5ET, England
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1 - 10 of 38 reviews

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

1  Thank Brian T
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

Thank TelonExpert
Reviewed 18 December 2015

Met with friends for lunch and a few beers having eaten here in the past and always found it good. However it turns out the pub changed hands about a year ago so instead of a good choice from the menu or some daily specials,...More

Thank geordie9Kent
Reviewed 29 October 2015 via mobile

Hidden away but worth a visit. Great beers outstanding food, relaxed environment so all in all a very nice spot to visit.

1  Thank f00dl0ver4life
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Had a great time after a night out pubbing in London's Clerkenwell neighborhood. Our hotel was around the corner so we thought we'd try this craft beer gem. Had a couple beers that we didn't see elsewhere. Liked the nice friendly laidback atmosphere.

1  Thank KiraLaura
Reviewed 26 August 2015

Nice little joint. Clerkenwell seems to be stuffed with 'chain' style pubs. The same old stuff. The same beer, the same frozen food re-heated & put on a plate. Yes you pay a little more but then to be honest I would prefer to pay...More

2  Thank MrTomsTrips
Reviewed 25 August 2015

Didn't expect much when I chanced upon this place, nestled between building sites and skips on Eyre street hill. Had a really funny chat with two of the staff who managed to persuade me to try some quite funky sounding beers which actually turned out...More

2  Thank paulwhitehouse2015
Reviewed 25 August 2015

Went here on a Friday night after work, I was told to come early to ensure a spot in the Beer Garden. Nice little pub with a quirky design. Drinks were reasonably priced, as far as London goes. Great burgers menu, with options for vegetarians...More

1  Thank Tim P
Reviewed 22 August 2015

I popped in here to have a drink on an extremely hot afternoon and found a delightful crew of staff who were chatty and friendly and the barmaid Hannah made me a fantastic G&T which was made exactly right and presented beautifully. The other people...More

2  Thank Sarahjay1
Reviewed 7 August 2015 via mobile

Well what can you say about this place... I should of been put off by the two 18 going on chubby legged peroxide blondes sitting outside on the pavement in "short shorts" (the Sun had threatened to emerge) braying "it's so sanfrisco darling" in a...More

Thank themeparkphobia
Nearby
Clerkenwell
Owing to its proximity to Smithfield Market – the site
of an ancient meat market which remains in operation
today – Clerkenwell boasts a plethora of globally
renowned restaurants, fabulous local eateries, and
some of London's favorite pubs. This isn't merely a
focal point for all things foodie though. Spend enough
time wondering through the area's maze of streets and
you might become accustomed to the litany of slinky
...More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$9 - US$19
Cuisine
British, Pub, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Clerkenwell 13 Eyre Street Hill, London EC1R 5ET, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Clerkenwell
  • Neighbourhood: Clerkenwell
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7278 1022
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Description
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 terrace of narrow houses, now surrounded by larger industrial and commercial buildings constructed many years later. It was briefly a riflemaker's workshop, before being converted to a beerhouse before 1861. It has traded as a pub ever since. London's Little Italy grew up around the area, with Italian culture holding sway for around a century before the community dispersed in the 1950s/60s.
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