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The Harp (Fuller's)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Titanic - Plum PorterExcellent2
Harvey's - Lewes Castle Brown AleExcellent1
Dancing Duck - SeductionExcellent1
Dark Star - Six HopExcellent1
Dark Star - SunburstExcellent1
Oakham - CitraExcellent1
Fuller's - Golden PrideExcellent1
Five Points - Railway PorterExcellent1
Weird Beard - Coconhagen InterpretationExcellent1
Bexley - Howbury 10 American Hopped PaleExcellent1
Fyne - Atlantic BlvdGood1
Hammerton - N7Good1
Roaring Four - APA OneGood1
Hammerton - Life on MarsGood1
Redemption - Fellowship PorterGood1
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterGood2
Fuller's - Imperial StoutGood1
Siren Craft - Liquid Mistress Red IPAGood1
Fuller's - London PrideNot Tried0
Dark Star - American Pale AleNot Tried0
Dark Star - HopheadNot Tried0
Saltaire - Galaxy Pale AleNot Tried0
Sambrook's - Lavender Hill (originally exclusively for Nicholson's)Not Tried0
Pig & Porter - Red Spider RyeNot Tried0
Five Points - XPANot Tried0
Sambrook's - Pumphouse Pale AleNot Tried0
Oakham - JHBNot Tried0
Sambrook's - JunctionNot Tried0
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterNot Tried0
Southwark - The ClinkNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - SequoiaNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - Conqueror Black IPANot Tried0
Siren Craft - Yu LuNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Secrets We ShareNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Lord MarplesNot Tried0
Hackney - Kapow!Not Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - McConnel'sNot Tried0
Hackney - Best BitterNot Tried0
Blackjack - Poker FaceNot Tried0
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterNot Tried0
XT Brewing - Animal Brewing Raven (collaboration with Uprising sub brand of Windsor & Eton)Not Tried0
Pig & Porter - BirdsongNot Tried0
Hackney - American Pale AleNot Tried0
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterNot Tried0
Fyne - Summer DawnNot Tried0
Sambrook's - WandleNot Tried0
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - London PorterNot Tried0
Redemption - HopspurNot Tried0
Bexley - Golden AcreNot Tried0
London Beer Factory - Beyond the PaleNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Harp, Charing Cross, Central London
Picture 2. The Harp, Charing Cross, Central London

Visits Details

19 Aug 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close. A few regulars were slurring.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - Sunburst4.80ExcellentNicely fruity
Oakham - Citra4.20Excellent
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
Bexley - Golden Acre4.00Not Tried
London Beer Factory - Beyond the Pale4.20Not TriedRan out
13 Aug 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10.30pm close. Usual beer experts in.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Excellent
Harvey's - Lewes Castle Brown Ale4.80ExcellentSurprisingly good, much less sweet than I expected
Roaring Four - APA One5.50GoodSlight haze, undistinguished flavour
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
Redemption - Hopspur4.50Not Tried
07 Aug 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11.30pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bexley - Howbury 10 American Hopped Pale4.90Excellent
Fuller's - Imperial Stout10.70GoodFortunately only time for 1!
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Sambrook's - Junction4.50Not Tried
Hackney - American Pale Ale4.50Not Tried
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Fyne - Summer Dawn3.50Not Tried
05 Aug 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close. The lime green Welsh dresser has gone.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Redemption - Fellowship Porter5.10Good
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
XT Brewing - Animal Brewing Raven (collaboration with Uprising sub brand of Windsor & Eton)4.60Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Birdsong3.50Not Tried
01 Aug 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11.30pm close. All the talk is of the garish lime green dresser leaving the bar floor before the week is out.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hammerton - N75.20GoodSome haze, cloying
Hammerton - Life on Mars4.60Good
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - McConnel's5.00Not Tried
Hackney - Best Bitter4.40Not Tried
Blackjack - Poker Face4.20Not Tried
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
29 Jul 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close. A carbuncle in the form of a lime green Welsh dresser has appeared in the rear half of the bar floor - gross!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Siren Craft - Liquid Mistress Red IPA5.80GoodCloying and a bit sickly
Fyne - Atlantic Blvd5.60GoodSubtle hops blend, not harsh at all
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
Hackney - Kapow!4.50Not Tried
Five Points - XPA4.00Not Tried
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

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About The Harp

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional22
Excellent405
Good157
Acceptable49
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 364 times, seen 738 different beers and tried 295 of them.

Map location

Postcode: WC2N 4HS