This pub was editorially chosen for inclusion by Londonist.
If you love gin and you are also a completer-finisher type, the Oliver Conquest will stress you out. With over 100 different types of gin to choose from, you're going to seriously challenge your liver and wallet working your way through this junipernium. A temple to mother's ruin is a highly unexpected find on Leman Street, a thoroughfare otherwise devoid of charm. It's a genuinely lovely place, with fairylights and candles dotted around a smallish wooden room. We hear the place is the sister pub to the Three Kings in Clerkenwell, and there are similarities in the furnishings.
If gin's not your thing, there's a limited wine list and pretty short ale range (just one draught on our visit), but they also have a good bottled beer selection. For those who smoke or wish to view the landmarks of Leman Street, a small seating area can be found out front.
As for the name, reader Ade Clarke explains all:
"The pub dates from the mid 19th Century and was originally called the The Garrick as it was attached to the first Garrick Theatre, which was situated behind the pub. Benjamin Oliver Conquest was the theatre manager there in the early part of the 19th Century."