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The Harp (Fuller's)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Dark Star - SunburstExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Cloud SurferExcellent1
Fat Cat - VerveExcellent1
Oakham - CitraExcellent2
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - SeasiderExcellent1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurExcellent1
Five Points - Railway PorterExcellent1
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - Sumo Excellent1
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterExcellent2
Harvey's - Lewes Castle Brown AleExcellent1
Fat Cat - E.P.A.Excellent1
Blackjack - StoutExcellent2
Burning Sky - PlateauExcellent1
Vibrant Forest - SummerlandsGood1
Crouch Vale - Ten 46Good1
Roaring Four - APA OneGood1
Weird Beard - K*ntish Town BeardGood1
Exit 33 (formerly The Brew Company then Sky's Edge) - Oat StoutAcceptable1
Fuller's - London PrideNot Tried0
Dark Star - American Pale AleNot Tried0
Dark Star - HopheadNot 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
Sambrook's - JunctionNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - ParklifeNot Tried0
Weird Beard - Black PerleNot Tried0
Roaring Four - Small BeerNot Tried0
Gloucester - West Coast RedNot Tried0
Great Heck - Mt. HoodNot Tried0
Gloucester - Kiss My GristNot Tried0
Ilkley - Mary JaneNot Tried0
Sambrook's - Powerhouse PorterNot Tried0
Southwark - Bermondsey BestNot Tried0
Gloucester - 01.CascadeNot Tried0
Gloucester - Aussie PaleNot Tried0
Crouch Vale - Yakima GoldNot Tried0
Weird Beard - Bread BangerNot Tried0
Titanic - CappuccinoNot Tried0
Southwark - Two BridgesNot Tried0
Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde MildNot Tried0
Salopian - Treasure TroveNot Tried0
Oakham - Velvet ClawsNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Harp, Charing Cross, Central London
Picture 2. The Harp, Charing Cross, Central London

Visits Details

19 Sep 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11.30pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - Sumo 4.70Excellent
Crouch Vale - Ten 464.80GoodA mid brown English bitter of wet dog taste ilk
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
Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde Mild3.70Not Tried
Salopian - Treasure Trove4.00Not Tried
Oakham - Velvet Claws4.20Not Tried
16 Sep 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close. Rounded up all the usual suspects.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Seasider4.30Excellent
Oakham - Citra4.20Excellent
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Sambrook's - Wandle3.80Not Tried
Crouch Vale - Yakima Gold4.20Not Tried
Titanic - Cappuccino4.50Not Tried
Southwark - Two Bridges5.00Not Tried
15 Sep 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50Excellent
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Cloud Surfer4.50ExcellentIn great nick, very lightly hopped wheat beer
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Sambrook's - Junction4.50Not Tried
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - London Porter5.00Not Tried
Crouch Vale - Yakima Gold4.20Not Tried
Weird Beard - Bread Banger4.60Not TriedAssociated with Felix Project to re-use spare bread
09 Sep 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90Excellent
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
Ilkley - Mary Jane3.50Not Tried
Sambrook's - Powerhouse Porter4.90Not Tried
Southwark - Bermondsey Best4.40Not TriedAnother customer found this as flat as a pancake and left most of it
Gloucester - 01.Cascade4.20Not Tried
08 Sep 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close. Very noisy tonight or was it me after a quiet day?
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fat Cat - E.P.A.5.00ExcellentThe sharp bitterness grew on me
Exit 33 (formerly The Brew Company then Sky's Edge) - Oat Stout5.00AcceptableRather flat and a chore to drink
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70Not Tried
Sambrook's - Junction4.50Not Tried
Roaring Four - APA One5.50Not Tried
Gloucester - Aussie Pale5.20Not Tried
04 Sep 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11.30pm close. No crowds tonight.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Blackjack - Stout5.00Excellent
Fat Cat - Verve4.20Excellent
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 - Sunburst4.80Not Tried
Vibrant Forest - Summerlands3.50Not Tried
Gloucester - Kiss My Grist2.60Not Tried
02 Sep 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Blackjack - Stout5.00ExcellentThick
Weird Beard - K*ntish Town Beard5.50GoodMurky rather than hazy wheat beer
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 - West Coast Red4.80Not Tried
Great Heck - Mt. Hood4.50Not Tried
Gloucester - Kiss My Grist2.60Not TriedGenerally to be avoided was the general view here tonight
25 Aug 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close. New charging policy in abv bandwidths now in operation, except for regular real ales. Will make some of the over 6%ers guests well over £5 in future, thank the Lord for CAMRA discount for he is gracious and good. A mango cider to finish off on.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Good
Vibrant Forest - Summerlands3.50GoodCitric notes not well disguised
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Sambrook's - Junction4.50Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Parklife3.20Not Tried
Weird Beard - Black Perle3.80Not Tried
Roaring Four - Small Beer3.50Not TriedMy taster had a definite acetic sniff and back-taste but no one else agreed
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

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About The Harp

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional22
Excellent415
Good161
Acceptable50
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.

We have visited this pub 372 times, seen 754 different beers and tried 304 of them.

Map location

Postcode: WC2N 4HS