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The Harp (Fuller's)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Bristol Beer Factory - Milk StoutExcellent1
East London (ELB) - CowcatcherExcellent1
Sambrook's - Battersea IPAExcellent1
Bexley - Howbury 8 Motueka PaleExcellent1
East London (ELB) - Quadrant Oatmeal Stout (with vanilla)Excellent1
Fuller's - London PorterExcellent1
Fuller's - 1845Excellent1
Dark Star - American Pale AleExcellent2
Oakham - CitraExcellent1
Tankleys - English Golden Strong AleExcellent2
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Dr Sunshine's Special Friendly English Wheat AleExcellent1
Windsor & Eton - Conqueror Black IPAExcellent1
Shiny - 4 WoodGood1
East London (ELB) - Orchid MildGood1
XT Brewing - Animal Brewing OrcaGood1
Gloucester - Session IPAGood2
Bexley - Golden AcreAcceptable1
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterNot Tried0
Dark Star - HopheadNot Tried0
Sambrook's - Watneys Pale AleNot Tried0
Truman's - Bow BellsNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Strong Pale No. 3Not Tried0
Fuller's - London PrideNot Tried0
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - Bostin' Mild Not Tried0
Harvey's - Knots of May Light MildNot Tried0
Tiny Rebel - CwtchNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Fatal Flaw American AmberNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea ShellsNot Tried0
XT Brewing - π Mild 3.141%Not Tried0
Great Heck - Shankar IPANot Tried0
Hammerton - N1Not Tried0
Shiny - AffinityNot Tried0
Canopy - Casino Dark AleNot Tried0
XT Brewing - No. 4 Mellow AmberNot Tried0
Gloucester - 01.CascadeNot Tried0
XT Brewing - Animal Brewing Octopus Not Tried0
XT Brewing - No. 13 Pacific Red AleNot Tried0
Vocation - Bread & ButterNot Tried0
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterNot Tried0
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterNot Tried0
Fuller's - Southern StarNot Tried0
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterNot Tried0
Arbor Ales - Pocket RocketNot Tried0
Vocation - Chop & Change CentennialNot Tried0
Hackney - Mr Freeze PaleNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Harp, Charing Cross, Central London
Picture 2. The Harp, Charing Cross, Central London

Visits Details

23 May 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11.30pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fuller's - London Porter5.40ExcellentPerhaps a slight sweetness in the brew that was not really to my liking
Gloucester - Session IPA4.50GoodApparently deliberately hazy. Good on the bitterness front
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
XT Brewing - No. 13 Pacific Red Ale4.50Not Tried
Vocation - Chop & Change Centennial4.50Not Tried
Fuller's - Southern Star4.00Not Tried
Hackney - Mr Freeze Pale4.80Not Tried
22 May 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11.30pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bristol Beer Factory - Milk Stout4.50Excellent
Tankleys - English Golden Strong Ale5.60ExcellentWould be nice if the pump clip showed the true provenance of this cuckoo brew. A heady brew it was, with distinctive tastes, badged as 5.7% tonight
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Shiny - 4 Wood4.50Not Tried
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Bexley - Golden Acre4.00Not Tried
Gloucester - Session IPA4.50Not Tried
Fuller's - Southern Star4.00Not Tried
22 May 2017 (Stephen Harris)
I popped in here after work to try the new Tankley’s Brewery beer, ended up chatting to the brewer for a while, and then ran in to a whole gang of CAMRA bods who were here for some sort of cider-drinking social. So plans to have just one pint kind of dissolved.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70ExcellentAlways an excellent choice.
Gloucester - Session IPA4.50GoodHazy, dry, hoppy and rather good I thought.
Tankleys - English Golden Strong Ale5.60GoodThis cask brewed at Beerblefish (Tankley’s do not yet have their own premises) and coming out at 5.7%. Golden, hazy, full-bodied and fruity. Hopped with Cascade and dry-hopped with Vic Secret.
Bexley - Golden Acre4.00AcceptableA straightforward Golden Ale.
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Bristol Beer Factory - Milk Stout4.50Not Tried
Shiny - 4 Wood4.50Not Tried
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
20 May 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close. So many recognised faces in situ, all late birds!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bexley - Howbury 8 Motueka Pale4.90ExcellentWell balanced single hopper
Shiny - 4 Wood4.50GoodGood condition but by the second pint I found the flavours were dulled
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
XT Brewing - No. 13 Pacific Red Ale4.50Not Tried
Vocation - Bread & Butter3.90Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Bostin' Mild 4.00Not Tried
18 May 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11.30pm close on a murky drizzly summer's night.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Sambrook's - Battersea IPA6.50ExcellentBest Sambrook's I have had, dry and moreish
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Bristol Beer Factory - Milk Stout4.50Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Orchid Mild3.60Not Tried
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Arbor Ales - Pocket Rocket3.90Not Tried
Gloucester - 01.Cascade4.20Not Tried
16 May 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11.30pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70Excellent
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Dr Sunshine's Special Friendly English Wheat Ale4.20Excellent
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Harvey's - Knots of May Light Mild3.00Not Tried
XT Brewing - No. 4 Mellow Amber3.80Not Tried
Gloucester - 01.Cascade4.20Not Tried
XT Brewing - Animal Brewing Octopus 4.60Not Tried
13 May 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close. The crowds had well thinned out.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fuller's - 18456.30ExcellentRounded taste, dry but very drinkable
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea Shells4.70Not Tried
XT Brewing - π Mild 3.141%3.10Not Tried
Great Heck - Shankar IPA5.90Not Tried
Hammerton - N14.10Not Tried
Shiny - Affinity4.60Not Tried
Canopy - Casino Dark Ale4.30Not TriedNo abv on pumpclip! The question had to be asked
11 May 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11.30pm close. Packed.
BeerABVScoreNotes
East London (ELB) - Cowcatcher4.80Excellent
East London (ELB) - Quadrant Oatmeal Stout (with vanilla)5.80Excellent
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Harvey's - Knots of May Light Mild3.00Not Tried
Tiny Rebel - Cwtch4.60Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Fatal Flaw American Amber4.50Not Tried
08 May 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11.30pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Citra4.20Excellent
Windsor & Eton - Conqueror Black IPA5.00Excellent
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Bostin' Mild 4.00Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Strong Pale No. 35.20Not Tried
XT Brewing - Animal Brewing Orca4.90Not Tried
06 May 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
East London (ELB) - Orchid Mild3.60GoodI stacked 2 for closing time but found them hard work despite low abv. Behind the bar alleged this beer may no longer be produced because of the increased cost of the vanilla additive
XT Brewing - Animal Brewing Orca4.90GoodGood condition but thin gruel for its abv
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Sambrook's - Watneys Pale Ale4.20Not TriedDelighted to see none sold during my stay. Just chatter on the temporary pump clip apology, not real provenance
Truman's - Bow Bells4.20Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Strong Pale No. 35.20Not Tried

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About The Harp

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional22
Excellent382
Good143
Acceptable45
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 343 times, seen 712 different beers and tried 283 of them.

Map location

Postcode: WC2N 4HS