The Gunmakers

13 Eyre Street Hill , London, EC1R 5ET

The Gunmakers pub Clerkenwell London

SquareMeal Review of The Gunmakers

Standing on a slightly scruffy Clerkenwell side street, the diminutive Gunmakers makes an agreeable if unassuming bolthole for a pint and some sturdy pub food. Apart from a mini-arsenal of antique firearms mounted on the walls, the interior is a conspicuously stark affair, although the bar is loaded with some less regularly encountered ales – Mad Goose Purity or Hobsons Mild, for instance. Head for the cheery conservatory out the back to sample some gimmick-free pub fare, perhaps beef and stout pie with celeriac mash or a veal chop with spring greens and portobello mushrooms, rounded off with a luscious banoffee pie. Be warned: the tiny space can get pretty packed at peak times, so you may end up drinking on the pavement.

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Traditional | Outside Seating | Dog Friendly

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Farringdon Tube Station 445m

Farringdon Station 493m


Address: 13 Eyre Street Hill , London EC1R 5ET

Area: Clerkenwell Barbican

Opening times

Mon-Fri 12N-3pm 6-9.30pm

Nearby Landmarks

London Metropolitan Archives 353m

Gray's Inn 487m


Telephone: 020 7278 1022


Cuisine: Pubs


Food & Drink: 1.0

Service: 1.0

Atmosphere: 7.0

Value: 5.0

Food & Drink: 0.0

Service: 0.0

Atmosphere: 3.0

Value: 2.0

Jonathan T. 29 September 2012

I booked a table for 4 here on Friday. We left within 10 minutes after shockingly rude treatment by the staff. OK so it's Friday night, a small pub and totally rammed but that's not an excuse for making people feel like they are in your way. If you don't want people to come and eat food in your pub on a Friday night then don't sell it. Of the real ales, 2 were off so you had a choice of Harveys best and one other. This might be alright for a post work pint but probably not worth going out of your way for, certainly not a place to take parents/relatives and definitely not somewhere to go if you want service with a smile.

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