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The Gun Pub

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Bar, British, Pub
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London Road | Bowers Gifford,, Basildon SS13 2DU, England
+44 1268 551506
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Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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.

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Thank arry200sx
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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!!!

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Thank Tracey513
Basildon, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Thank LadyMM27
Basildon, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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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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67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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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 

Basildon, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place for cheap lunches and good ambiance. Have dined in the restaurant in the evening and was very satisfied.

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Thank Patricia19472014
The Gun P, Manager at The Gun Pub, responded to this review

Hi Patricia, thanks for finding the time to leave us a great review. The Management. More 

Essex
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Went for Sunday lunch, avoid the prawn cocktail at all costs, watery, bland and a very poor excuse for what should be a delicious starter. The braised shoulder of lamb with apricot, was excellent, the sauce delicious,a very generous portion. The roast beef was overcooked, tasty but too dry, vegetables very good. Attractive surroundings. Friendly staff.

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

Hi FifiEssex, we can only apologise that you were not completely satisfied with your visit to us. We was aware the prawns was not up to our usual standard, our regular supplier had an issue for a couple of weeks however that has now been rectified, so I am sure you would find them more flavoursome. Sorry again with regard... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

After reading good reviews we decided to go here for Sunday dinner, we all had the 2 course meal starters & a main, the prawn cocktail starter was very bland the prawns had no taste to them what so ever and were a bit watery the chicken wings starter was nice! The roast dinner was ok the beef was a... More 

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1 Thank Carole S
The Gun P, Manager at The Gun Pub, responded to this review

Hello Carole, Thanks for finding the time to leave us a review and we are sorry that you wasn't completely satisfied with your visit to us. We was aware the prawn was not ideal this was due to a supplier issue that has now been rectified, with regard to the beef we take your comments on board. Hopefully if you... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Went with my family for a Sunday roast today. Excellent service, friendly staff and lively food. My daughter and nieces enjoyed playing in their playground. I would highly recommend.

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1 Thank April G
The Gun P, Manager at The Gun Pub, responded to this review

Hello April, Thanks for finding the time to leave us a great review. Kind Regards, The Management More 

Colchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

A pleasant afternoon at The Gunn, we had a smashing lunch, although we had to wait a while, it was worth the wait, coked to order we enjoyed beef and ale and chicken and ham pie, both were delicious. We will definitely be visiting again soon.😊

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1 Thank Lorraine S
The Gun P, Manager at The Gun Pub, responded to this review

Thanks for finding the time to leave us a great review. Kind Regards, The Management More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 17
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch
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
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining
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
Description
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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