A Grade II listed early 19th century building, steeped in history, The Gun is located on the banks of the River Thames in the heart of the Docklands.
The Gun has an incredibly flexible spaces which are perfect for any budget with anything from intimate private dining rooms, riverside drinks receptions to full takeovers of the venue.
Licensed until midnight (with the possibility of an extension), The Gun can host 75 people in the main dining room for the wedding breakfast with an additional 40 on the Riverside Terrace. Up to 175 people can be hosted for the evening drinks reception. There are also a number of options available for a semi private hire.
The pub dates back to the early 18th century but took its current name from the cannon which was fired to celebrate the opening of the West India Import Docks in 1771.
In the late 1700s, Lord Horatio Nelson acquired a property just up the road and he regularly visited the docks to inspect the guns up until his glorious death at the battle of Trafalgar in 1805.
Lord Nelson would frequent The Gun and regularly meet Lady Emma Hamilton in an upstairs room (now called The River Room) for their secret assignations.
The Gun also has a long association with smugglers landing contraband on the site and distributing it via a hidden tunnel. To this day there is still a spy-hole in the secret circular staircase to watch out for “The Revenue Men”.
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All our spaces are on a minimum spend basis which range fro £700 to £15000. How you then spend this is completely up to you. 3 course meals start at £40 per person or you can have a standing buffet which includes bowl food and canapes.