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The Gun Pub

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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London Road | Bowers Gifford,, Basildon SS13 2DU, England
+44 1268 551506
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to The Gun on Saturday 4th March for my mothers 91st birthday. The Pub is in need of a little TLC, but the locals are friendly. The staff were pleasant and courteous and our food was served promptly. The food was good and cooked well, with thought put into the presentation of the food. It was the little... More 

Thank Chris C
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have visited this Pub a number of times, they sell a good selection of beers, and their food menu is quite varied, service is swift, but they do have a function room for private parties, so service might not be as quick if they have a large party to cater for. The staff are very friendly and helpful and you're... More 

Thank Ron D
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

My father passed away March 2015, and we were looking for a venue to hold the wake. Joe was fantastic. He was polite, courteous and respectful. Venue was lovely, light bright, food buffet excellent. Added touches like flowers made it personal. Fellow mourners were impressed with staff and Venue. Gave Thank-you card to Joe and staff made day slightly better.

1 Thank Crab Does G
Great Wakering, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Very good food always hot and good portion size , very friendly staff and good service plenty of parking available

Thank janice j
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Good food, served well and excellent quality. Could do with a bit of an upgrade in places but obviously popular

Thank Sandra H
Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped for a Saturday morning breakfast for a catch up with friends. Good service, nice food, reasonable prices. Could do with a bit of redecoration in places but it's not unpleasant. Wouldn't mind a pint here.

Thank arry200sx
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Absolutely excellent night, Food Service & Entertainment....have been quite here often for Pub Grub & Sunday Lunch but never for a Tribute Evening, will definitely be booking for another one!!!

Thank Tracey513
Basildon, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

The setting Now becoming shabby! And not 'retro' nor traditional pub! Ordered lunch of fish pie comes with garlic bread and salad! Obviously a micro wave dish! The fish pie was flat, tasteless and sloppy (shame 'cos obvisoulsly had good contents which had been spoilt) garlic bread over cooked and hard! ( perhaps straight from the freezer?) and the salad... More 

2 Thank LadyMM27
Basildon, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Not the first time never disappointed good food it's always fresh and hot and lots of it staff are great treat you with respect am a regular for a reason and drinks are not over priced either

Thank Lawrence220254
The Gun P, Manager at The Gun Pub, responded to this review

Hello Lawrence, thanks for finding the time to leave us a great review! It pleases us that you enjoy the food and service and look forward to seeing you again soon. The Management. More 

Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Popped into the restautant attached to The Gun pub for a quick dinner. Persian food is a real treat, very tasty. It's a shame the atmosphere is a bit of a let down so it isn't a place we will rush back to.

Thank NorthernMonkey1967
The Gun P, Manager at The Gun Pub, responded to this review

NorthernMonkey1967, thanks for finding the time to leave us a review however we are left a little confused with this one. Maybe the reason the restaurant was lacking in atmosphere as it was shut? We have not served Persian Cuisine since January 2015 and now use that space predominantly as a function room however we open it up for our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$16
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: London Road | Bowers Gifford,, Basildon SS13 2DU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Basildon
  • Phone Number: +44 1268 551506
The Gun Pub is a welcoming and friendly traditional style pub with a fantastic bar menu that will suit all tastes ranging from light bites to traditional fish and chips, steak and ale pie and our very own minted lamb shanks. On Sundays a full Sunday roast with all the trimmings is served in the Restaurant and bar areas. There is a large selection of all types of beverage at competitive prices. We have function facilities available for private parties and weddings and we also cater for funeral receptions. We hold tribute nights in the Restaurant with a fine dining experience with a menu specially chosen for each of these evenings and we also hold special events and help others raise money for their chosen charities.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?