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The Harp (Fuller's)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Three Sods - Mon Chéri IPAExcellent1
Dark Star - Six HopExcellent1
Redemption - Victorian Mild (collaboration with The Kernel)Excellent1
Fuller's - Imperial StoutExcellent1
Three Sods - Session IPAExcellent1
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterExcellent2
Dark Star - American BrownExcellent1
Belleville - Thames Surf IPAGood1
Elusive - Overdrive (Lap 8: Summit & Vic Secret) Good1
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Nooksack American Pale AleAcceptable1
Dark Star - Not Into YogaAcceptable1
Kernel - Pale Ale - Nelson SauvinAcceptable1
Fuller's - London PrideNot Tried0
Dark Star - HopheadNot Tried0
Harvey's - Knots of May Light MildNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - Windsor KnotNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - CowcatcherNot Tried0
Beat - Metal HeadNot Tried0
Dark Star - American Pale AleNot Tried0
Clarkshaws - Gorgon's Alive!Not Tried0
Hammerton - Pentonville Oyster StoutNot Tried0
Sambrook's - Brown Dog RiotNot Tried0
Marble - PintNot Tried0
Sambrook's - JunctionNot Tried0
New Bristol - Shergal FarkeyNot Tried0
Three Sods - BoHo BitterNot Tried0
Sambrook's - WandleNot Tried0
Gipsy Hill - HepcatNot Tried0
Sambrook's - Flat White StoutNot Tried0
Weird Beard - My Own SummerNot Tried0
Weird Beard - Mariana TrenchNot Tried0
Five Points - Railway PorterNot Tried0
Southwark - Routemaster Red (superseded by 4.2% version)Not Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Grandstand BitterNot Tried0
Dark Star - RevelationNot Tried0
Gloucester - Dockside DarkNot Tried0
Dark Star - American Pale AleNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - Eton BoatmanNot Tried0
Gloucester - Priory PaleNot Tried0
Elusive - Deserted IsleNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Naked LadiesNot Tried0
Hammerton - N1Not Tried0
Southwark - Mayflower Session IPANot Tried0
Redemption - Steam Effort (collaboration with Fuller's)Not Tried0
Picture 1. The Harp, Charing Cross, Central London
Picture 2. The Harp, Charing Cross, Central London

Visits Details

14 Aug 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11.30pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Excellent
Three Sods - Session IPA4.40Excellent
Kernel - Pale Ale - Nelson Sauvin5.50AcceptableGenerally regarded as the crème de la crème of new wave brewers. However once more my trial of keg (KeyKeg this I understand) found the 3Os in evidence. Over-chilled, over-carbonated and over-priced (£6.15pp). I was soon belching
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Sambrook's - Junction4.50Not Tried
Hammerton - N14.10Not Tried
Southwark - Mayflower Session IPA4.20Not Tried
Redemption - Steam Effort (collaboration with Fuller's)4.50Not TriedThe clip shows "Fuller's & Friends" but does not declare the precise provenance of where it was brewed nor the activities the individual participants carried out in the brewing process. Just a marketing ploy
28 Jul 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Last knockings visit until midnight close. Still packed to the gunnels even at that bewitching hour.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Elusive - Overdrive (Lap 8: Summit & Vic Secret) 5.50GoodOne to savour as a sipper and slow drinking ale or maybe my boots were just nearly full!
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) - Naked Ladies4.40Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Cowcatcher4.80Not Tried
Hammerton - N14.10Not Tried
Hammerton - Pentonville Oyster Stout5.30Not Tried
14 Jul 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Late visit until midnight close. After one pretty tasteless beer I plumped for a Hecks Medium 6% perry, refreshing but did need to check in a mirror to see if my tongue had been stripped of its skin!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Nooksack American Pale Ale5.00AcceptablePreviously brewed as a collab with Kissingate but not this time. An almost tasteless excuse for an APA
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Eton Boatman4.30Not TriedRan out
Five Points - Railway Porter4.80Not Tried
Gloucester - Priory Pale3.70Not Tried
Elusive - Deserted Isle4.50Not TriedRan out
29 Jun 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close. Far more people outside than inside which was good news for this insider.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - Six Hop6.50ExcellentIn glorious form
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
Dark Star - Revelation5.70Not Tried
Gloucester - Dockside Dark5.20Not Tried
22 Jun 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Belleville - Thames Surf IPA6.00GoodGood condition but same old same old citrus
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
Weird Beard - Mariana Trench5.30Not Tried
Five Points - Railway Porter4.80Not Tried
Gipsy Hill - Hepcat4.60Not Tried
Southwark - Routemaster Red (superseded by 4.2% version)3.80Not Tried
20 Jun 2018 (ChrisE)
Early afternoon visit, we sat upstairs in comfort. A good selection of beers available but I have not listed them all.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00ExcellentVery good Harvey's.
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
15 Jun 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close. 20% off all cask beers for CAMRA bods today for Beer Day Britain.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fuller's - Imperial Stout10.70ExcellentPerhaps the only way to round off a generally lacklustre and annoying evening's drinking
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 - Wandle3.80Not Tried
Gipsy Hill - Hepcat4.60Not Tried
Sambrook's - Flat White Stout4.50Not Tried
Weird Beard - My Own Summer4.80Not Tried
01 Jun 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - Not Into Yoga4.50AcceptableSimply a shadow of how good it was in the Evening Star, Brighton a few weeks ago
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
Marble - Pint3.90Not Tried
Sambrook's - Junction4.50Not Tried
New Bristol - Shergal Farkey4.50Not Tried
Three Sods - BoHo Bitter4.10Not Tried
25 May 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Mad dash back from north London for last knockings visit until midnight close. At quiet times the Tube can get on quite a speed!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Redemption - Victorian Mild (collaboration with The Kernel)6.00ExcellentFull bodied, the Kernel contribution no doubt important
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 - Windsor Knot4.00Not Tried
Clarkshaws - Gorgon's Alive!4.00Not Tried
Hammerton - Pentonville Oyster Stout5.30Not Tried
Sambrook's - Brown Dog Riot4.50Not Tried
22 May 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11.30pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - American Brown5.00Excellent
Three Sods - Mon Chéri IPA4.50Excellent
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Harvey's - Knots of May Light Mild3.00Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Windsor Knot4.00Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Cowcatcher4.80Not Tried
Beat - Metal Head4.80Not Tried

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About The Harp

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional22
Excellent480
Good189
Acceptable59
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 and then 2018 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 429 times, seen 854 different beers and tried 363 of them.

Map location

Postcode: WC2N 4HS