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The Harp (Fuller's)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Dark Star - American Pale AleExcellent1
Dark Star - BockGood1
Dark Star - HopheadExcellent1
Durham - Stocks First GoldGood1
Fuller's - London PorterExcellent1
Fyne - RestExcellent1
Hammerton - N7Good1
Harvey's - Bonfire BoyExcellent2
Oakham - Green Devil IPAExcellent1
Oakham - Scarlet MacawExcellent1
Pig & Porter - Flanders Pigeon Murderer Green Hopped Rye IPAGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - SeasiderExcellent1
Titanic - Plum PorterExcellent2
Titanic - Plum Porter Grand ReserveExcellent1
Weird Beard - Mariana TrenchExcellent1
Dark Star - RevelationNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - NightwatchmanNot Tried0
Five Points - Brick Field BrownNot Tried0
Five Points - Railway PorterNot Tried0
Fuller's - London PrideNot Tried0
Fyne - JarlNot Tried0
Gloucester - Session IPANot Tried0
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterNot Tried0
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - London PorterNot Tried0
Salopian - Darwin's OriginNot Tried0
Sambrook's - Battersea RyeNot Tried0
Sambrook's - JunctionNot Tried0
Sambrook's - Powerhouse PorterNot Tried0
Sambrook's - WandleNot Tried0
Southwark - Routemaster RedNot Tried0
Tiny Rebel - JuicyNot Tried0
Titanic - AnchorNot Tried0
Titanic - Lifeboat AleNot Tried0
Titanic - White StarNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Grandstand BitterNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Strange BrewNot Tried0
XT Brewing - No. 1 BlondeNot Tried0
XT Brewing - No. 4 Mellow AmberNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Harp, Charing Cross, Central London
Picture 2. The Harp, Charing Cross, Central London

Visits Details

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
23 Oct 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hammerton - N75.20GoodTaste grew on me but it was hazy
Durham - Stocks First Gold4.20GoodMade from Stocks Farm Green Hops. I liked this for being refreshing, others exclaimed it was tasteless and wishy-washy
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
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - London Porter5.00Not Tried
Southwark - Routemaster Red3.80Not Tried
20 Oct 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fuller's - London Porter5.40ExcellentSmooth and well balanced with no harshness
Dark Star - Bock5.40GoodNot to my taste so a chore to finish
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
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Grandstand Bitter3.80Not Tried
Sambrook's - Junction4.50Not Tried
20 Oct 2017 (Brian)
I think this pub opens at 11:00. We got there at 11:03 and at least 8 people had beat us to the bar.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - Hophead3.80ExcellentHmm breakfast....
Weird Beard - Mariana Trench5.30ExcellentIt's 5.3 said the barman. Ah well! Strange sweetness I couldn't place, but lovely.
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70Not Tried
Five Points - Railway Porter4.80Not TriedGood choice said the barman and then it ran out as mine was being poured.
Sambrook's - Battersea Rye4.50Not Tried
Five Points - Brick Field Brown5.40Not Tried
16 Oct 2017 (Jason)
Late evening visit and not too busy, we found an unoccupied table at the rear of the pub. I've only listed the beer I had.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70Excellent

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About The Harp

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional22
Excellent432
Good165
Acceptable51
Poor5

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 385 times, seen 765 different beers and tried 314 of them.

Map location

Postcode: WC2N 4HS