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The Harp (Fuller's)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Excellent1
Cwrw lâl (also see Community Brewing) - Pocket RocketExcellent1
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterExcellent8
Dark Star - Into the MildExcellent4
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurExcellent1
Elusive - Overdrive (Lap 12: Centennial, Summit & Citra) Good1
Anspach & Hobday - The Enigma Code IPAGood1
Anspach & Hobday - Clibbens' Tri Stout Part One : Dry StoutGood1
Dog & Rabbit - Centennial CascadeAcceptable1
Fuller's - London PrideNot Tried0
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)Not Tried0
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)Not Tried0
Siren Craft - Liquid Mistress Red IPANot Tried0
Gloucester - Session IPANot Tried0
Cloudwater - A-W18 StoutNot Tried0
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)Not Tried0
Bristol Beer Factory - Milk StoutNot Tried0
One Mile End Brew Co. (formerly Mulligans at the White Hart and then WH Brew Pub) - Salvation! Pale AleNot Tried0
Three Sods - Leap Year Golden Ale Not Tried0
Anspach & Hobday - The Irish Red (collaboration with Wicklow Wolf)Not Tried0
Gloucester - CascadeNot Tried0
Southwark - LPA London Pale Ale Not Tried0
Wild Beer Co. - MillionaireNot Tried0
Three Sods - Session IPANot Tried0
Marble - PintNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - CowcatcherNot Tried0
Wild Card - NEIPANot Tried0
Weird Beard - Bat Oat of HellNot Tried0
Fuller's - London PorterNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - JamboreeNot Tried0
Canopy - Sunray Pale AleNot Tried0
Weird Beard - Mariana TrenchNot Tried0
Hobsons - Simcoe Chinook Black IPA (collaboration with Brew By Numbers)Not Tried0
Mallinsons - BramasaicNot Tried0
Oakham - JHBNot Tried0
Sambrook's - American Red AleNot Tried0
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - Illuminate RedNot Tried0
Oakham - CitraNot Tried0
Rooster's - Baby-Faced AssassinNot Tried0
Southwark - Potters' Fields PorterNot Tried0
XT Brewing - 3 West Coast IPANot Tried0
Picture 1. The Harp, Charing Cross, Central London
Picture 2. The Harp, Charing Cross, Central London

Visits Details

22 May 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11.30pm close. Several previous barmaids made a guest appearance. Great serendipity.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Excellent
Dark Star - Into the Mild3.50ExcellentGood old style mild. Gratis with a voucher
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)4.70Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Oakham - Citra4.20Not Tried
Rooster's - Baby-Faced Assassin6.10Not Tried
Southwark - Potters' Fields Porter4.00Not Tried
XT Brewing - 3 West Coast IPA4.20Not Tried
17 May 2019 (ChrisE)
Two of us had been to a meeting in nearby Agar Street that finished soon after 10.30am just as this pub opens so the choice was obvious. Only one other customer when we arrived but it soon filled up. We enjoyed some of the sausages that this pub is renowned for before they ran out. It turned out by chance that it was one the pub's regular beer from the wood days today.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Excellent
Dark Star - Into the Mild3.50Excellent
Dog & Rabbit - Centennial Cascade3.80AcceptablePale biscuity beer, my colleague thought it tasted much like a cider. Served on gravity dispense from the wood here today.
Oakham - JHB3.80Not Tried
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)4.70Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Sambrook's - American Red Ale4.20Not Tried
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - Illuminate Red4.50Not TriedVery popular in here this morning.
Hobsons - Simcoe Chinook Black IPA (collaboration with Brew By Numbers)4.80Not Tried
15 May 2019 (ChrisE)
The height of the evening peak and naturally full on both floors as well at outside at the back of the pub. I did not attempt to make a note of the beers on offer but there was a superb range of beers from Dark Star and Fullers. Whilst here I got a message from Philip Pirrip asking me to check out the Scottish Stores near Kings Cross, no chance of that I was on my home after this one.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - Into the Mild3.50ExcellentSelling well here today, nice to see a Mild on sale.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
11 May 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close. A little light on customers for a Saturday night.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40ExcellentExcellent Kentish traditional bitter rounded off a great evening of all 4 star (or better) beers
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Excellent
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)4.70Not Tried
Weird Beard - Mariana Trench5.30Not Tried
Dark Star - Into the Mild3.50Not Tried
Hobsons - Simcoe Chinook Black IPA (collaboration with Brew By Numbers)4.80Not Tried
Mallinsons - Bramasaic4.50Not Tried
03 May 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Cwrw lâl (also see Community Brewing) - Pocket Rocket4.00ExcellentFirst rate bitterness
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Good
Dark Star - Into the Mild3.50GoodBasic thin mild, brewed with an input from some Harp employees
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)4.70Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Fuller's - London Porter5.40Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Jamboree4.80Not Tried
Canopy - Sunray Pale Ale4.20Not Tried
30 Apr 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11.30pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Good
Anspach & Hobday - Clibbens' Tri Stout Part One : Dry Stout4.40GoodDry by name, dry by nature
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)4.70Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Marble - Pint3.90Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Cowcatcher4.80Not Tried
Wild Card - NEIPA5.40Not Tried
Weird Beard - Bat Oat of Hell4.00Not Tried
22 Apr 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening attempt - one of many reasons why I hate bank holidays. Despite pre-checking the pub's website, Facebook and Twitter there was no pre-warning it had closed at 10.30 instead of 11.30.
BeerABVScoreNotes
17 Apr 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11.30pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Excellent
Anspach & Hobday - The Enigma Code IPA5.00GoodMore subtle that many a citrus lemon juice job
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)4.70Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Gloucester - Cascade4.20Not Tried
Southwark - LPA London Pale Ale 4.00Not Tried
Wild Beer Co. - Millionaire4.70Not Tried
Three Sods - Session IPA4.40Not Tried
13 Apr 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close. Good chat with a ticker who had done pretty much every pub on the railway line between Walton-on-the-Naze and Colchester earlier in the day and then had more in London before finishing here. Dedication!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Good
Elusive - Overdrive (Lap 12: Centennial, Summit & Citra) 5.50GoodOh how one dreams of simple English hops with a floral nose and sophisticated bitterness - not in this glass
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)4.70Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not TriedBar staff insisted all Hophead is brewed at Partridge Green still!
Bristol Beer Factory - Milk Stout4.50Not Tried
One Mile End Brew Co. (formerly Mulligans at the White Hart and then WH Brew Pub) - Salvation! Pale Ale4.40Not Tried
Three Sods - Leap Year Golden Ale 5.00Not Tried
Anspach & Hobday - The Irish Red (collaboration with Wicklow Wolf)4.00Not TriedAll collaborations really annoy me as it is never stated who did what where. Did one brewer just spit in the brew to give it its bit of provenance?
10 Apr 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11.30pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90Excellent
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Good
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)4.70Not Tried
Siren Craft - Liquid Mistress Red IPA5.80Not Tried
Gloucester - Session IPA4.50Not Tried
Cloudwater - A-W18 Stout5.20Not Tried

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About The Harp

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional23
Excellent528
Good235
Acceptable66
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 481 times, seen 957 different beers and tried 403 of them.

Map location

Postcode: WC2N 4HS