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The Harp (Fuller's)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Windsor & Eton - Father ThamesExcellent1
Weird Beard - Master of NuggetsExcellent1
Truman's - Gypsy QueenExcellent1
Hammerton - Pentonville Oyster StoutExcellent1
London Brewing Co. - 100 Oysters StoutExcellent1
Harveys - PorterExcellent1
Wild Weather - Wild Boys Texas Brown (collaboration with Yeastie Boys)Excellent1
Southwark - Smoked PorterExcellent1
Hawkshead - Brodie's PrimeExcellent1
Dark Star - American BrownExcellent1
Colchester - Sweeney ToddExcellent1
Saltaire - Hazelnut Coffee PorterExcellent1
Pig & Porter - Red Spider RyeExcellent1
London Beer Factory - All Night LongGood1
Oakham - JHBNot Tried0
Harveys - Sussex Best BitterNot Tried0
Fuller's - London PrideNot Tried0
Dark Star - American Pale AleNot Tried0
Dark Star - HopheadNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - SundancerNot Tried0
Gipsy Hill - HepcatNot Tried0
Fuller's - Gale's HSBNot Tried0
Burning Sky - PlateauNot Tried0
Roaring Four - GalaxyNot Tried0
London Brewing Co. - Beer StreetNot Tried0
Butcombe - Rare Breed (or Adam Henson's Rare Breed)Not Tried0
Everards - Mad Hatter's Tea PartyNot Tried0
Brewster's - Hop a Doodle DooNot Tried0
Hackney - American Pale AleNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Dance FirstNot Tried0
Hammerton - Blank SlateNot Tried0
Sambrook's - JunctionNot Tried0
Tiny Rebel - FUBARNot Tried0
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - De La CrèmeNot Tried0
Fuller's - Southern StarNot Tried0
Sambrook's - Powerhouse PorterNot Tried0
Sambrook's - Pumphouse Pale AleNot Tried0
Southwark - Courage SE1 Session IPA (collaboration with Charles Wells)Not Tried0
Salopian - Lemon DreamNot Tried0
Sambrook's - WandleNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - ParklifeNot Tried0
Tiny Rebel - Beat BoxNot Tried0
Five Points - Brick Field BrownNot Tried0
Harveys - Sussex Best BitterNot Tried0
Dark Star - Espresso StoutNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Brother RabbitNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - Knight of the GarterNot Tried0
London Beer Factory - Chelsea BlondeNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - PollardsNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - Windsor KnotNot Tried0
Dark Star - The Art of DarknessNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - Conqueror Black IPANot Tried0
Crouch Vale - CitraNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - KohinoorNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Harp, Charing Cross, Central London
Picture 2. The Harp, Charing Cross, Central London

Visits Details

21 Apr 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Last knockings visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Saltaire - Hazelnut Coffee Porter4.60Excellent
London Beer Factory - All Night Long3.30GoodHazy and allegedly vegan
Harveys - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Hawkshead - Brodie's Prime4.90Not Tried
Crouch Vale - Citra3.90Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Kohinoor4.50Not Tried
20 Apr 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Brief evening visit until 11.30pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hawkshead - Brodie's Prime4.90ExcellentFull of body and flavour, good enough to have several
Harveys - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Pollards5.00Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Windsor Knot4.00Not Tried
Dark Star - The Art of Darkness3.50Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Conqueror Black IPA5.00Not Tried
17 Apr 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until the earlier than usual bank holiday 10.30pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harveys - Porter4.80ExcellentIn tip-top condition
Harveys - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Dark Star - Espresso Stout4.20Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Brother Rabbit4.00Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Knight of the Garter3.80Not Tried
London Beer Factory - Chelsea Blonde4.30Not Tried
12 Apr 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11.30pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hammerton - Pentonville Oyster Stout5.30ExcellentNourishing with a superb head
Salopian - Lemon Dream4.50Not Tried
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Sambrook's - Wandle3.80Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Parklife3.20Not Tried
Tiny Rebel - Beat Box4.50Not Tried
Five Points - Brick Field Brown5.40Not Tried
Harveys - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
10 Apr 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Pig & Porter - Red Spider Rye4.80Excellent
Weird Beard - Master of Nuggets7.00ExcellentBrown ale that made an excellent nightcap
Harveys - 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 - Powerhouse Porter4.90Not Tried
Sambrook's - Pumphouse Pale Ale4.20Not Tried
Southwark - Courage SE1 Session IPA (collaboration with Charles Wells)4.00Not TriedNot a jot of true provenance on the pump clip so no go for me. Had to research later to make this entry
06 Apr 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11.30pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - American Brown5.00ExcellentSpot on condition
Harveys - 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 - Junction4.50Not Tried
Tiny Rebel - FUBAR4.40Not Tried
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - De La Crème4.00Not Tried
Fuller's - Southern Star4.00Not Tried
03 Apr 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11.30pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wild Weather - Wild Boys Texas Brown (collaboration with Yeastie Boys)5.50ExcellentFull bodied in extremis
Harveys - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Brewster's - Hop a Doodle Doo4.30Not Tried
Hackney - American Pale Ale4.50Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Dance First4.20Not Tried
Hammerton - Blank Slate3.20Not Tried
31 Mar 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Truman's - Gypsy Queen4.20ExcellentTasty and full bodied
London Brewing Co. - 100 Oysters Stout4.60ExcellentJust a tad short of being a perfect 5
Harveys - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
London Brewing Co. - Beer Street4.00Not Tried
Butcombe - Rare Breed (or Adam Henson's Rare Breed)3.80Not Tried
Everards - Mad Hatter's Tea Party4.20Not Tried
Southwark - Smoked Porter4.50Not Tried
27 Mar 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11.30pm close. Just noticed prices up 10p a pint here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Windsor & Eton - Father Thames4.80Excellent
Harveys - 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 - Gale's HSB4.80Not Tried
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50Not Tried
Roaring Four - Galaxy6.20Not TriedA scribbled on clip. Seems some sort of London Beer Lab associated outfit, brewers maybe but not a proper brewery
25 Mar 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Southwark - Smoked Porter4.50Excellent
Colchester - Sweeney Todd4.20ExcellentNot a favourite taste of mine
Oakham - JHB3.80Not Tried
Harveys - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not TriedTaster had intense caramel overtones, not right so did not purchase
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) - Sundancer3.70Not Tried
Gipsy Hill - Hepcat4.60Not Tried

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About The Harp

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional22
Excellent364
Good135
Acceptable43
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 and ciders / perries.

We have visited this pub 329 times, seen 683 different beers and tried 267 of them.

Map location

Postcode: WC2N 4HS