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The Harp (Fuller's)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Redemption - Victorian Mild (collaboration with The Kernel)Excellent1
Dark Star - Green Hopped IPAExcellent1
Fuller's - New English IPA (Fuller's & Friends collaboration with Wiper & True)Excellent1
Dark Star - RevelationExcellent1
Dark Star - Imperial StoutExcellent1
Five Points - Green Hop BullionExcellent1
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterExcellent2
Three Sods - Mud PuddlerExcellent1
Bexley - Kent Green Hop (Hukins Bullion) Pale AleExcellent1
Three Sods - Session IPAExcellent1
Titanic - Plum PorterExcellent1
XT Brewing - No. 17 Citra PaleGood1
Elusive - Overdrive (Lap 8: Summit & Vic Secret) Good1
Gloucester - You've Got PaleGood1
Gorgeous - GunpowderGood1
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - Berkhopsted (2018) Wet Hop Harvest AleGood1
Kernel - Pale Ale - Nelson SauvinAcceptable1
Gorgeous - GlowflyAcceptable1
Weird Beard - Sour SlaveAcceptable1
Fuller's - London PrideNot Tried0
Dark Star - American Pale AleNot Tried0
Dark Star - Hophead (some also brewed by Fuller's)Not Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Naked LadiesNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - CowcatcherNot Tried0
Hammerton - N1Not Tried0
Hammerton - Pentonville Oyster StoutNot Tried0
Sambrook's - JunctionNot Tried0
Southwark - Mayflower Session IPANot Tried0
Fuller's - Steam Effort (Fuller's & Friends collaboration with Redemption)Not Tried0
Five Points - Railway PorterNot Tried0
Five Points - XPANot Tried0
Bexley - Howbury 16 Simcoe PaleNot Tried0
Marble - PintNot Tried0
Oakham - CitraNot Tried0
Hammerton - N7Not Tried0
Acorn - Barnsley BitterNot Tried0
Fuller's - The V'n'O Stout (Fuller's & Friends collaboration with Anspach & Hobday)Not Tried0
Fuller's - Steam Effort (Fullers & Friends collaboration with Redemption) Not Tried0
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - London PorterNot Tried0
Exeter - County BestNot Tried0
Gloucester - 01.CascadeNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - KellerbierNot Tried0
Exeter - 'fraid NotNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - Conqueror Black IPANot Tried0
Gorgeous - GeekhunterNot Tried0
Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde MildNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Too Many Dicks On The Dance Floor Hibiscus PaleNot Tried0
Weird Beard - Weird WiredNot Tried0
Southwark - Harvard APANot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Jingle Jangle MorningNot Tried0
Abbeydale - DeceptionNot Tried0
Burning Sky - PlateauNot Tried0
Southwark - Potters' Fields PorterNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Harp, Charing Cross, Central London
Picture 2. The Harp, Charing Cross, Central London

Visits Details

15 Oct 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11.30pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Three Sods - Mud Puddler4.90ExcellentBlack IPA
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - Berkhopsted (2018) Wet Hop Harvest Ale4.20GoodA take on a green hop ale. Rather sharp
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead (some also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Abbeydale - Deception4.10Not Tried
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50Not Tried
Southwark - Potters' Fields Porter4.00Not Tried
13 Oct 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - Revelation5.70Excellent
Five Points - Green Hop Bullion3.70ExcellentA good green hop balance
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead (some also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Oakham - Citra4.20Not Tried
Southwark - Harvard APA5.50Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Jingle Jangle Morning5.50Not Tried
09 Oct 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11.30pm close. A Yankee couple had been to Fuller's earlier and had been hitting the beer all day and still wanted more.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Titanic - Plum Porter4.90ExcellentRight fruit balance
Dark Star - Green Hopped IPA6.50ExcellentFirst rate
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead (some also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not TriedFrom Fuller's at Chiswick for sure
Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde Mild3.70Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Too Many Dicks On The Dance Floor Hibiscus Pale4.20Not Tried
Weird Beard - Weird Wired5.70Not TriedApparent collaboration with 8 Wired Brewery of New Zealand, who did what is not documented at point of sale
05 Oct 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bexley - Kent Green Hop (Hukins Bullion) Pale Ale4.40ExcellentRefreshing professional green hopped brew
Weird Beard - Sour Slave4.00AcceptableAccepting it was sour did not excuse it being flat and lacking condition and so much of a chore that I was happy to only have a half
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead (some also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Exeter - 'fraid Not4.00Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Conqueror Black IPA5.00Not Tried
Gorgeous - Geekhunter4.20Not Tried
29 Sep 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close, prompted by a vague tip earlier in the week to expect a strong Imperial Stout of some sort to be on at the weekend.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Excellent
Dark Star - Imperial Stout10.50ExcellentHopefully not brewed at Chiswick too
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead (some also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not TriedFuller's variety here most of the time now
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - London Porter5.00Not Tried
Exeter - County Best4.60Not Tried
Gloucester - 01.Cascade4.20Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Kellerbier4.70Not Tried
25 Sep 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11.30pm close. Lots of Fuller's and Friends and another colloboration brews on - all strong of abv.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Redemption - Victorian Mild (collaboration with The Kernel)6.00Excellent4½* A superb combination of brewing and cellarmanship. BUT after half my pint the burnt malt flavours overpowered me
Fuller's - New English IPA (Fuller's & Friends collaboration with Wiper & True)6.50ExcellentAnother (my second here tonight) 4½* mark. Superb brewing and cellarmanship combined
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead (some also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not TriedBehind the bar advice that it has been Chiswick brewed here for some time lately
Acorn - Barnsley Bitter3.80Not Tried
Fuller's - The V'n'O Stout (Fuller's & Friends collaboration with Anspach & Hobday)5.50Not Tried
Fuller's - Steam Effort (Fullers & Friends collaboration with Redemption) 4.50Not Tried
08 Sep 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Gloucester - You've Got Pale5.50GoodGood hop / malt balance. A fine ale
Gorgeous - Gunpowder4.80GoodNew cask on. Was going to give an excellent 4 star mark until I detected a slight metallic tang in the second pint
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead (some also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not TriedChiswick or Partridge Green? Nothing has been proved
Marble - Pint3.90Not Tried
Oakham - Citra4.20Not TriedRan out
Five Points - Railway Porter4.80Not Tried
Hammerton - N75.20Not Tried
02 Sep 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10.30pm close. Good to see several other customers fit and well, who had been absent for a while.
BeerABVScoreNotes
XT Brewing - No. 17 Citra Pale4.50GoodA fine tasty Citra ale
Gorgeous - Glowfly4.00AcceptableThin gruel, taster was better than the full pint
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead (some also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not TriedFrom Partridge Green or Chiswick, we ought to be told
Five Points - Railway Porter4.80Not Tried
Five Points - XPA4.00Not Tried
Bexley - Howbury 16 Simcoe Pale4.10Not Tried
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 - Hophead (some also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Sambrook's - Junction4.50Not Tried
Hammerton - N14.10Not Tried
Southwark - Mayflower Session IPA4.20Not Tried
Fuller's - Steam Effort (Fuller's & Friends collaboration with Redemption)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 - Hophead (some also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not 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

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About The Harp

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional22
Excellent490
Good193
Acceptable61
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 437 times, seen 875 different beers and tried 373 of them.

Map location

Postcode: WC2N 4HS