London Lite Friday, 9 October 2009 19 Top Gun!Docklandsboozerscoopsfirst placein2010GoodPubGuideAN OBSCURE pub in a quiet residential street in Docklands has been named Londons best. The Gun was awarded the best dining pub title by the Good Pub Guide 2010, beat- ing about 6,000 venues. The 250-year-old riverside pub beat other historic places such as Fleet Streets Olde Cheshire Cheese -- a 17th-century venue popular with Dr Johnson and James Boswell and the 18th-century Jerusalem Tavern in Clerkenwell, whose regular was actor David Garrick. The Gun, in a cobbled street called Coldharbour, can fit 200 customers in sev- eral cabin rooms, restaurant and terrace. One of its regulars was Lord Nelson, who was said to use one of the upstairs rooms for trysts with lover Emma Hamilton. It took a lot of hard work to build this place. Now the majority of our customers think weve got it spot on, said Tom Martin, 38, who co-owns The Gun with his brother Ed, 30. The brothers bought it five years ago, after it was closed by a fire. The guide describes its British cuisine as exquisite. by georgina littlejohn Big reputation: The Gun in Docklands What a view: London Lite staff and friends enjoy a meal on The Guns riverside terrace overlooking The O2 arena capiTalsTopTenlocals The Gun, Coldharbour, Isle of Dogs, E14 Black Friar, Queen Victoria Street, Blackfriars, EC4 Dog & Duck, Frith Street, Soho, W1 Jerusalem Tavern, Britton Street, Farringdon, EC1, above The Lamb, Lambs Conduit Street, Holborn, WC1 Nags Head, Kinnerton Street, Knightsbridge, SW1 Old Bank of England, Fleet Street, EC4 Olde Cheshire Cheese, Wine Office Court, off Fleet Street, EC4, left Windsor Castle, Campden Hill Road, Holland Park, W8 Anchor & Hope, The Cut, Waterloo, SE1 Second spot: the Black Friar index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html44.html45.html46.html47.html