Visited here a few times but not for a while. Small pub with several rooms. bar at the front has 3 handpulls on, generally local brews that are well kept but are a little more expensive than average. Thereís a focus on food and the place can get busy. Itís OK but far better places in Clerkenwell nearby.
A small, very modern place (recently refurbished) with a small patio at the back. There were just three hand pumps in use when we were there. The service was friendly. Incidentally, thereís now a hairdresserís upstairs and they have their price list on the bar in case you feel in need of a trim.
(Visited 15 April 2015).
Fairly standard pub - light, clean, modern interior. Three cask ales on - nothing to get a tickerís juices flowing. Small patio area out the back.
Fin (1039) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | October 30, 2014
I visited The Gunmakers on Thursday 30th October 2014. Yet another one of those pubs that I had somehow managed to miss hmeven though I always knew it was barely a 2-3 min walk from Craft, Clerkenwell. Beer choice was limited but appeared decent I had a half of Castle Rock Pumkin Porter which was in pretty good nick and served in a cute half pint dimpled mug. I overheard the young barman explaining to someone over the phone that they had taken over the place quite recently (1st October, I believe he said) so having never been here before I am unsure if the beer choice is better ir worse, though a chalkboard that announces *new* beers such as Guinness and Peroni may suggest it is dumbing down the beer menu, though I noted that Brewdog Dead Pony Club looked to be on as a permanent keg (Loz would be happy) it is another pub that is situated just a short distance away from the hustle and bustle, Small frontage and with bar on LH side immediately as you enter. I never explored the place but I guess it went back a bit. Pleasant, tidy place, certainly worth a quickie on a crawl of the area.
A charming little two-roomed cornerpub in the Clerkenwell area, a short walk from the Craft Beer Co. Itís a freehouse with six hand pumps, one of them for cider. I had three cask ales from the Portobello microbrewery, all of them in tip top condition and served at the very right drinking temperature. For lunch I had a tasty dish called Ham, Egg, Fries which was one of five food options. Friendly service with Stonch hanging around. Music free and relaxing. A good banter! (Visited 23.09.2014).
Visited in August 2014, with beery friends :-). After a long walk this little cosy place turned up ( I spotted it, while the guys were discussing where to go ).. A small, but very cosy pub, beers and the perry were served in good condition, very friendly staff, who knew their stuff of the beers. In the back a nice little beergarden, I really loved this place, maybe because I spotted it ;-)..
A small pub with guest beers usually from some local newish breweries eg. Windsor & Eton / East London Brewery etc. Did have a London brewery fest about a year ago which was good as had beers on stillage in the back room aswell as beers passing through the handpumps. But the high prices put me off this pub.