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The Harp (Fuller's)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Siren Craft - Liquid Mistress Red IPAExcellent1
Mallinsons - The RedeemerExcellent1
Tiny Rebel - Chocolate Stay PuftExcellent1
Five Points - Railway PorterExcellent1
Bexley - Black Prince PorterExcellent1
Oakham - Bishops FarewellExcellent1
Fuller's - 2016 Vintage AleExcellent1
Bristol Beer Factory - Southville HopExcellent1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - The January BrewsExcellent1
Brewster's - Aromatic PorterExcellent1
Titanic - Plum PorterExcellent2
Weird Beard - Collabageddon 17 Excellent1
London Brewing Co. - SkylineExcellent1
Gipsy Hill - Lemondrop & DenaliExcellent1
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterGood2
360° - Single Hop CitraGood1
Siren Craft - Suspended in CitraGood1
Wiper and True - Milk ShakeGood1
Fuller's - Imperial StoutGood1
Navigation - New Dawn PalePoor1
Fuller's - London PrideNot Tried0
Dark Star - American Pale AleNot Tried0
Dark Star - HopheadNot Tried0
Gloucester - Dockside DarkNot Tried0
Weird Beard - I Scream For You BruceNot Tried0
Arbor Ales - Blue Sky Drinking Not Tried0
Burning Sky - PlateauNot Tried0
Caveman - NeanderthalNot Tried0
Redemption - Fellowship PorterNot Tried0
Hammerton - Pentonville Oyster StoutNot Tried0
Sambrook's - American Red AleNot Tried0
Hawkshead - Lakeland GoldNot Tried0
Sambrook's - JunctionNot Tried0
Great Heck - PatrickNot Tried0
Reunion - Opening GambitNot Tried0
London Beer Factory - Sayers StoutNot Tried0
Fuller's - Holly BushNot Tried0
London Brewing Co. - Beer StreetNot Tried0
Brighton Bier - West PierNot Tried0
Tiny Rebel - Stay PuftNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - Conqueror Black IPANot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Lord MarplesNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - ParklifeNot Tried0
Uprising (sub-brand of Windsor & Eton) - Cola de MonoNot Tried0
Elgood's - Black Dog MildNot Tried0
Sambrook's - WandleNot Tried0
Crouch Vale - Yakima GoldNot Tried0
Dark Star - Hophead LoralNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Harp, Charing Cross, Central London
Picture 2. The Harp, Charing Cross, Central London

Visits Details

20 Jan 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Five Points - Railway Porter4.80Excellent
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
Elgood's - Black Dog Mild3.60Not Tried
Sambrook's - Wandle3.80Not Tried
Crouch Vale - Yakima Gold4.20Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead Loral3.80Not Tried
19 Jan 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Weird Beard - Collabageddon 17 6.40ExcellentExcellent black IPA. A number of teeny brewers' logos on the pumpclip. One wonders what part they play in a collaboration, I assume they drop a hop cone each into the boil
Mallinsons - The Redeemer5.00ExcellentAs usual Mallinsons produces superb goods
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
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Lord Marples4.00Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Parklife3.20Not Tried
Uprising (sub-brand of Windsor & Eton) - Cola de Mono4.80Not TriedI thought the Uprising brand name was reserved for fizz beers but clearly not. This described itself as a Chilean milk stout
16 Jan 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11.30pm close. Chance catch-up with old mucker from my regular Angel, Islington drinking days.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - The January Brews4.80ExcellentA nice warming brew, with Goldings
Siren Craft - Suspended in Citra4.00GoodSomewhat resembling scrumpy cider or bilge water in opacity. Not the cleanness of taste I should like for a Citra single hopper
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 - Junction4.50Not Tried
Tiny Rebel - Stay Puft5.20Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Conqueror Black IPA5.00Not Tried
08 Jan 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11.30pm. Comfortably genteel Monday patronage.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Excellent
Titanic - Plum Porter4.90ExcellentLast pint out of the cask, as good, if not better, than the first
360° - Single Hop Citra4.10Good
Navigation - New Dawn Pale3.90PoorTaste was minimal, no head, no condition, flat as a pancake, no off flavours though
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
London Brewing Co. - Skyline5.30Not Tried
Reunion - Opening Gambit3.80Not Tried
06 Jan 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brewster's - Aromatic Porter4.50Excellent
London Brewing Co. - Skyline5.30ExcellentAn APA
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
London Brewing Co. - Beer Street4.00Not Tried
Brighton Bier - West Pier4.00Not Tried
Reunion - Opening Gambit3.80Not Tried
27 Dec 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11.30pm close. Seemed all back to normal after the Yuletide.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Titanic - Plum Porter4.90Excellent
Gipsy Hill - Lemondrop & Denali4.50ExcellentNot the lemon juice I feared I might be served. Subtly hopped
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
Hawkshead - Lakeland Gold4.40Not Tried
Sambrook's - Junction4.50Not Tried
Great Heck - Patrick4.80Not Tried
22 Dec 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bexley - Black Prince Porter4.60ExcellentA gratis Xmas drink on the house - thank you
Wiper and True - Milk Shake5.60GoodBottle conditioned, not quite so good as previous ones here
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00AcceptableHarvey's Best's recent variability showed through here
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Sambrook's - Junction4.50Not Tried
Reunion - Opening Gambit3.80Not Tried
London Beer Factory - Sayers Stout4.50Not Tried
Fuller's - Holly Bush4.50Not Tried
16 Dec 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close,. The famous AB's birthday do was upstairs and was well primed by Vintage Ale.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Bishops Farewell4.60Excellent
Fuller's - 2016 Vintage Ale8.50ExcellentVery first taste was of sweetness but this soon mellowed to be a sipping fine wine, Inevitably a second ensued
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
Redemption - Fellowship Porter5.10Not Tried
Hammerton - Pentonville Oyster Stout5.30Not Tried
Sambrook's - American Red Ale4.20Not Tried
08 Dec 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Siren Craft - Liquid Mistress Red IPA5.80Excellent
Tiny Rebel - Chocolate Stay Puft5.20ExcellentThe temptation to have 2 was not resisted
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
Arbor Ales - Blue Sky Drinking 4.40Not Tried
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50Not Tried
Caveman - Neanderthal4.40Not TriedPumpclip says brewed in Kent but where? I have heard of brewing contracted out to Derbyshire and Essex
05 Dec 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11.30pm close. Early signs of 3 weeks of Christmas crowds to come.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bristol Beer Factory - Southville Hop6.50ExcellentNourishing APA
Fuller's - Imperial Stout10.70GoodNightcap material
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
Gloucester - Dockside Dark5.20Not Tried
Weird Beard - I Scream For You Bruce5.70Not 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