ETM Group has sold The Gun in Docklands after 12 years at the helm of the 200-year-old pub.

The Grade II listed building was bought by Fuller’s after ETM decided to sell the Coldharbour watering hole following a review of its businesses.

Fuller’s have assured staff members there will be no redundancies and all existing bookings will be honoured.

ETM Group co-founder Tom Martin said: “After 12 years of buoyant trading, the decision to sell The Gun is part of a strategic overview of the business that includes the opening of three new central London sites later this year.

“The success of The Gun is due to the consistent excellent quality of service, food and drink as well as its unrivalled riverside location.

“We have thoroughly enjoyed being the proud guardians of the 200-year- old Grade II listed property since 2004 but are delighted that Fuller’s are now taking the helm and are confident that they will maintain the venue’s high standards as they do in all of their London pubs.”

The Wharf understands head chef Rob Hunter will remain in charge of the kitchen at The Gun. ETM Group’s other east London venue, One Canada Square in Canary Wharf is unaffected by the deal.

Fuller’s chief executive Simon Emeny said: “The Gun is a wonderfully iconic pub on the banks of the River Thames overlooking the O2 and the Greenwich Peninsula.

“It is popular, well-known and held in high regard for its exceptional food and location.

“Opportunities to buy pubs like The Gun don’t come along every day and we are delighted to add this London gem to our portfolio.”

The Gun is known for its history with Lord Horatio Nelson, who frequented the pub in the 18th century to meet Lady Emma Hamilton.

It recently launched its summer terrace offering themed for the Rio Olympics .

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