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The Harp (Fuller's)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Fuller's - Golden PrideExcellent2
Weird Beard - Coconhagen InterpretationExcellent1
Dark Star - Six HopExcellent2
Titanic - Plum PorterExcellent2
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Brother RabbitExcellent1
Dark Star - HopheadExcellent2
Dancing Duck - SeductionExcellent1
Pig & Porter - Dance FirstExcellent1
Siren Craft - Yu LuExcellent1
Dark Star - American Pale AleExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Dr Sunshine's Special Friendly English Wheat AleGood1
Redemption - HopspurAcceptable1
Fuller's - London PrideAcceptable1
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterAcceptable1
Dark Star - SunburstNot Tried0
Sambrook's - JunctionNot Tried0
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - London PorterNot Tried0
Burning Sky - PlateauNot Tried0
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterNot Tried0
Sambrook's - WandleNot Tried0
Dark Star - Partridge Best BitterNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - Quadrant Oatmeal StoutNot Tried0
Belleville - Picnic Session IPANot Tried0
Sambrook's - Powerhouse PorterNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - Eton BoatmanNot Tried0
Southwark - Bankside BlondeNot Tried0
Hammerton - Life on MarsNot Tried0
Hammerton - N7Not Tried0
Dark Star - Espresso StoutNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Red Spider RyeNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Ashcan Rantings Citra Not Tried0
Saltaire - Galaxy Pale AleNot Tried0
Sambrook's - Lavender Hill (originally exclusively for Nicholson's)Not Tried0
Five Points - XPANot Tried0
Sambrook's - Pumphouse Pale AleNot Tried0
Oakham - JHBNot Tried0
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterNot Tried0
Southwark - The ClinkNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - SequoiaNot Tried0
Five Points - Railway PorterNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - Conqueror Black IPANot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Secrets We ShareNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Harp, Charing Cross, Central London
Picture 2. The Harp, Charing Cross, Central London

Visits Details

22 Jul 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00AcceptableLost head and condition quickly
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Sequoia4.50Not Tried
Five Points - Railway Porter4.80Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Conqueror Black IPA5.00Not Tried
Siren Craft - Yu Lu3.60Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Secrets We Share5.20Not Tried
17 Jul 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11.30pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dancing Duck - Seduction5.20ExcellentNicely smooth and well balanced
Titanic - Plum Porter4.90GoodPerhaps more cloying than usual
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 - Pumphouse Pale Ale4.20Not Tried
Saltaire - Galaxy Pale Ale5.00Not Tried
Five Points - XPA4.00Not Tried
15 Jul 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - Six Hop6.50Excellent4½* Nose and body just perfect
Titanic - Plum Porter4.90Excellent
Oakham - JHB3.80Not Tried
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Sambrook's - Junction4.50Not Tried
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Southwark - The Clink4.50Not Tried
12 Jul 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11.30pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fuller's - Golden Pride8.50ExcellentDelightfully and innocently smooth
Weird Beard - Coconhagen Interpretation6.50ExcellentA half was enough as this was so rich and rather sickly tasting
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Saltaire - Galaxy Pale Ale5.00Not Tried
Sambrook's - Lavender Hill (originally exclusively for Nicholson's)4.50Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Red Spider Rye4.80Not Tried
Five Points - XPA4.00Not Tried
11 Jul 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11.30pm close. Quite a few still in after a CAMRA branch meeting upstairs.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fuller's - Golden Pride8.50ExcellentInnocently smooth
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Dark Star - Espresso Stout4.20Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Red Spider Rye4.80Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Ashcan Rantings Citra 4.20Not Tried
05 Jul 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11.30pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Brother Rabbit4.00Excellent
Pig & Porter - Dance First4.20Excellent
Siren Craft - Yu Lu3.60Excellent
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
Dark Star - Partridge Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Hammerton - N75.20Not Tried
01 Jul 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - Six Hop6.50ExcellentA porridge of hops
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Sambrook's - Powerhouse Porter4.90Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Eton Boatman4.30Not Tried
Southwark - Bankside Blonde3.80Not Tried
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Hammerton - Life on Mars4.60Not Tried
26 Jun 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Warned by hordes of regulars at Charing Cross station that the pub had closed early due to plumbing problems tonight
BeerABVScoreNotes
20 Jun 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11.30pm close. A lighting fault gave this an intimate feel, fortunately the fans kept us cool.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70Excellent
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Excellent
Redemption - Hopspur4.50AcceptableLacklustre with few discerning features at all
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Sambrook's - Wandle3.80Not Tried
Dark Star - Partridge Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Quadrant Oatmeal Stout5.80Not Tried
Belleville - Picnic Session IPA4.40Not Tried
16 Jun 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close. Thinned out quite a bit with half an hour to go.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - Hophead3.80ExcellentAt the top of its form; head, lacing, condition and taste
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Dr Sunshine's Special Friendly English Wheat Ale4.20Good
Fuller's - London Pride4.10AcceptableRedeemed a Beer Day Britain gratis pint, unfortunately a blander tasting pint I have not encountered for a while
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70Not Tried
Dark Star - Sunburst4.80Not Tried
Sambrook's - Junction4.50Not Tried
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - London Porter5.00Not TriedClip has reverted from Mad to Red!
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50Not Tried
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried

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About The Harp

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional22
Excellent399
Good150
Acceptable49
Poor5

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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 358 times, seen 729 different beers and tried 290 of them.

Map location

Postcode: WC2N 4HS