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The Harp (Fuller's)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Fuller's - London PorterExcellent1
Burning Sky - AuroraExcellent1
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - Sumo Excellent1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurExcellent1
Brew Buddies - BB01 Best BitterExcellent1
Burning Sky - PlateauExcellent1
Dark Star - American Pale AleExcellent1
Arbor Ales - Yakima ValleyExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Cloud SurferExcellent1
Dark Star - HopheadExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - SeasiderExcellent1
Weird Beard - Mariana TrenchExcellent1
Sambrook's - A.P.A.Excellent1
Oakham - CitraExcellent1
Dark Star - BockGood1
Crouch Vale - Ten 46Good1
Moor - Rebirth (collaboration with Fuller's)Acceptable1
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterNot Tried0
Fuller's - London PrideNot Tried0
Ilkley - Mary JaneNot Tried0
Sambrook's - Powerhouse PorterNot Tried0
Southwark - Bermondsey BestNot Tried0
Gloucester - 01.CascadeNot Tried0
Sambrook's - JunctionNot Tried0
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - London PorterNot Tried0
Crouch Vale - Yakima GoldNot Tried0
Weird Beard - Bread BangerNot Tried0
Sambrook's - WandleNot Tried0
Titanic - CappuccinoNot Tried0
Southwark - Two BridgesNot Tried0
Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde MildNot Tried0
Salopian - Treasure TroveNot Tried0
Oakham - Velvet ClawsNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - ParklifeNot Tried0
Gun - Parabellum Milk StoutNot Tried0
Salopian - SiennaNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - Knight of the GarterNot Tried0
Siren Craft - Under CurrentNot Tried0
Hammerton - N1Not Tried0
Bristol Beer Factory - Milk StoutNot Tried0
Five Points - XPANot Tried0
Five Points - Railway PorterNot Tried0
Sambrook's - Battersea RyeNot Tried0
Five Points - Brick Field BrownNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Grandstand BitterNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Harp, Charing Cross, Central London
Picture 2. The Harp, Charing Cross, Central London

Visits Details

20 Oct 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fuller's - London Porter5.40ExcellentSmooth and well balanced with no harshness
Dark Star - Bock5.40GoodNot to my taste so a chore to finish
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
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Grandstand Bitter3.80Not Tried
Sambrook's - Junction4.50Not Tried
20 Oct 2017 (Brian)
I think this pub opens at 11:00. We got there at 11:03 and at least 8 people had beat us to the bar.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - Hophead3.80ExcellentHmm breakfast....
Weird Beard - Mariana Trench5.30ExcellentIt's 5.3 said the barman. Ah well! Strange sweetness I couldn't place, but lovely.
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70Not Tried
Five Points - Railway Porter4.80Not TriedGood choice said the barman and then it ran out as mine was being poured.
Sambrook's - Battersea Rye4.50Not Tried
Five Points - Brick Field Brown5.40Not Tried
16 Oct 2017 (Jason)
Late evening visit and not too busy, we found an unoccupied table at the rear of the pub. I've only listed the beer I had.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70Excellent
13 Oct 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Burning Sky - Aurora5.60ExcellentA great full flavoured well manufactured and kept ale
Brew Buddies - BB01 Best Bitter4.30ExcellentIn beautiful nick
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
Bristol Beer Factory - Milk Stout4.50Not Tried
Five Points - XPA4.00Not Tried
03 Oct 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11.30pm close. First thing that struck me upon arrival was a vile, nasty and cheap looking new style bright red Fuller's London Pride pumpclip. Finished off on Panting Partridge Herefordshire Perry.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Sambrook's - A.P.A.4.50Excellent
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not TriedThe one with the new garish, lurid pumpclip
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Knight of the Garter3.80Not Tried
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - London Porter5.00Not Tried
Siren Craft - Under Current4.50Not Tried
Hammerton - N14.10Not Tried
22 Sep 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close. Blimey prices for the heavier beers have just soared to previously unknown heights!!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Arbor Ales - Yakima Valley7.00ExcellentGreat condition BUT £5.60pp
Moor - Rebirth (collaboration with Fuller's)6.00AcceptableAllegedly a recreation of the original ESB 1971 recipe but what a nonsense. It is unfined but would have not have been so at that time. This was lacking much condition and not that pleasant. £5.40pp too!
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
Windsor & Eton - Parklife3.20Not Tried
Gun - Parabellum Milk Stout4.10Not Tried
Salopian - Sienna4.40Not Tried
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

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About The Harp

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional22
Excellent423
Good162
Acceptable51
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 378 times, seen 759 different beers and tried 309 of them.

Map location

Postcode: WC2N 4HS