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The Harp (Fuller's)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Harvey's - Bonfire BoyExcellent2
Oakham - Scarlet MacawExcellent1
Titanic - Plum PorterExcellent2
Burning Sky - PlateauExcellent1
Fyne - RestExcellent1
Oakham - Green Devil IPAExcellent1
Titanic - Plum Porter Grand ReserveExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - SeasiderExcellent1
Wiper and True - Milk ShakeExcellent3
One Mile End Brew Co. (formerly Mulligans at the White Hart and then WH Brew Pub) - Hospital PorterExcellent1
One Mile End Brew Co. (formerly Mulligans at the White Hart and then WH Brew Pub) - Juicy 4pm Good1
Sambrook's - Russian Imperial StoutGood1
Dark Star - Session IPAGood1
Pig & Porter - Flanders Pigeon Murderer Green Hopped Rye IPAGood1
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterNot Tried0
Fuller's - London PrideNot Tried0
Dark Star - American Pale AleNot Tried0
Dark Star - HopheadNot Tried0
Salopian - Darwin's OriginNot Tried0
Sambrook's - WandleNot Tried0
Sambrook's - Powerhouse PorterNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Strange BrewNot Tried0
Fyne - JarlNot Tried0
Dark Star - RevelationNot Tried0
XT Brewing - No. 4 Mellow AmberNot Tried0
Tiny Rebel - JuicyNot Tried0
Sambrook's - JunctionNot Tried0
Titanic - AnchorNot Tried0
Titanic - Lifeboat AleNot Tried0
Titanic - White StarNot Tried0
Saltaire - Triple ChocoholicNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - Pale AleNot Tried0
Gipsy Hill - AnorakNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - NightwatchmanNot Tried0
XT Brewing - No. 1 BlondeNot Tried0
Gloucester - Session IPANot Tried0
Sambrook's - Battersea RyeNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - CowcatcherNot Tried0
One Mile End Brew Co. (formerly Mulligans at the White Hart and then WH Brew Pub) - Great Tom Winter MildNot Tried0
Titanic - CappuccinoNot Tried0
XT Brewing - No. 8 Dark RoastNot Tried0
Electric Bear - Drop!Not Tried0
Fuller's - London PorterNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - CanberraNot Tried0
Southwark - LPA London Pale Ale Not Tried0
Signature Brew - Extra Pale Ale (E.P.)Not Tried0
Picture 1. The Harp, Charing Cross, Central London
Picture 2. The Harp, Charing Cross, Central London

Visits Details

01 Dec 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
One Mile End Brew Co. (formerly Mulligans at the White Hart and then WH Brew Pub) - Hospital Porter5.20Excellent
Wiper and True - Milk Shake5.60ExcellentBottled and b.c.a.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Fuller's - London Porter5.40Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Canberra4.00Not Tried
Southwark - LPA London Pale Ale 4.00Not Tried
Signature Brew - Extra Pale Ale (E.P.)3.50Not TriedBadged as E.P. with Citra
24 Nov 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wiper and True - Milk Shake5.60ExcellentA bottle conditioned gem to wash the taste of the previous lemon juice beer out of my hair
Dark Star - Session IPA4.20GoodUgh - pure lemon juice in taste, a mistake to order
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Titanic - Cappuccino4.50Not Tried
XT Brewing - No. 8 Dark Roast4.50Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Cowcatcher4.80Not Tried
Electric Bear - Drop!4.30Not Tried
20 Nov 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11.30pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wiper and True - Milk Shake5.60ExcellentBottled b.c.a. Great flavours so two came off the shelf
One Mile End Brew Co. (formerly Mulligans at the White Hart and then WH Brew Pub) - Juicy 4pm 4.90GoodVirtually unadulterated lemon juice
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Sambrook's - Wandle3.80Not Tried
Saltaire - Triple Chocoholic4.80Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
Gipsy Hill - Anorak4.40Not Tried
17 Nov 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close. Lucky late arrival, due to an incident delayed train journey, else a second Russian Stout might have induced a comatose state.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50Excellent
Sambrook's - Russian Imperial Stout10.50GoodLast out of the cask, much to the chagrin of another who thought he had one of it in the wood!
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Sambrook's - Battersea Rye4.50Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Cowcatcher4.80Not Tried
One Mile End Brew Co. (formerly Mulligans at the White Hart and then WH Brew Pub) - Great Tom Winter Mild3.80Not Tried
15 Nov 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11.30pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Bonfire Boy5.80Excellent
Oakham - Scarlet Macaw4.40Excellent
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Nightwatchman4.50Not Tried
XT Brewing - No. 1 Blonde4.20Not Tried
Gloucester - Session IPA4.50Not Tried
09 Nov 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11.30pm close. Titanic tap takeover of 6 handpumps today.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Titanic - Plum Porter Grand Reserve6.50ExcellentSmooth and innocent
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Titanic - Anchor4.10Not Tried
Titanic - Lifeboat Ale4.00Not Tried
Sambrook's - Junction4.50Not Tried
Titanic - White Star4.50Not Tried
Fyne - Rest4.20Not Tried
08 Nov 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11.30pm close. The Titanic Brewery tap takeover of 6 handpumps is tomorrow.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Titanic - Plum Porter4.90Excellent
Fyne - Rest4.20ExcellentAn ale I have not seen before. As always with Fyne this was top notch
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Sambrook's - Junction4.50Not Tried
XT Brewing - No. 4 Mellow Amber3.80Not Tried
06 Nov 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11.30pm close. Apparently a Titanic Brewery tap takeover is planned for later this week - roll on Titanic Plum Porter Grand Reserve eh?
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Bonfire Boy5.80ExcellentThe very best of this beer I have ever had
Titanic - Plum Porter4.90Excellent4½* A superbly brewed beer in superbly kept condition and one to happily drown in
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Sambrook's - Wandle3.80Not Tried
XT Brewing - No. 4 Mellow Amber3.80Not Tried
Tiny Rebel - Juicy4.80Not Tried
03 Nov 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close. More pushy and shovey than usual at 11.35pm-ish.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Seasider4.30Excellent
Pig & Porter - Flanders Pigeon Murderer Green Hopped Rye IPA6.00GoodTasty but could have been cleaner tasting. Very cloudy. £5.60pp
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Sambrook's - Wandle3.80Not Tried
Fyne - Jarl3.80Not Tried
Dark Star - Revelation5.70Not Tried
30 Oct 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11.30pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Green Devil IPA6.00ExcellentSuperb but extortionate at £5.60pp
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Salopian - Darwin's Origin4.30Not Tried
Sambrook's - Wandle3.80Not Tried
Sambrook's - Powerhouse Porter4.90Not Tried
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Strange Brew4.10Not Tried

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About The Harp

The pub sign. The Harp, Charing Cross, Central London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional22
Excellent453
Good172
Acceptable52
Poor6

Website.

The pub is found in Charing Cross, Central London, WC2N 4HS.

Formerly the Welsh Harp, a small narrow long pub on Chandos Place, just a stone's throw from Charing Cross railway station, so very handy for commuters. Hanging baskets at the front are attractive. A steep flight of stairs leads to the toilets and an upstairs room. There is an alley at the rear for smokers. Won the ultimate accolade as CAMRA National Pub of the Year in 2010. In 2011 CAMRA London Cider Pub of the Year, in 2012 CAMRA West London branch Pub of the Year, and again in 2014 as joint branch Pub of the Year and in 2016 as branch Pub of the Year once more. Previously privately owned it was sold to Fuller's in mid July 2014 for a reported £7 million so changes expected. Closed for some days in February 2015 for an upgrade to plumbing and electrics, in particular to swap over the Gents and Ladies toilets. Good range of regional and micro breweries beer available through 10 handpumps and a superb range of ciders and perries sold from boxes in the chilled cabinets behind the bar. 10% price discount for card carrying CAMRA members on cask ales.

We have visited this pub 399 times, seen 797 different beers and tried 330 of them.

Map location

Postcode: WC2N 4HS