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The Harp (Fuller, Smith & Turner)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Bexley - Old Mill Autumn AleExcellent1
Dark Star - Green Hopped IPAExcellent1
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterGood10
Elusive - Shadow of the BeastGood1
Anspach & Hobday - The PatersbierGood1
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideGood1
Harvey's - Lewes Castle Brown AleGood1
Surrey Hills - Shere DropGood1
Bexley - Golden AcreAcceptable1
Canopy - Mandarina & Bergamot IPAAcceptable1
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)Not Tried0
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)Not Tried0
Siren Craft - Broken Dream Breakfast StoutNot Tried0
XT Brewing - 3 West Coast IPANot Tried0
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - Vin BierselNot Tried0
Southwark - SezónaNot Tried0
Surrey Hills - Ranmore AleNot Tried0
Weird Beard - Mariana TrenchNot Tried0
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - De La CrèmeNot Tried0
XT Brewing - SaisonNot Tried0
New River - London TapNot Tried0
Three Sods - Dark Magus Not Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Rocky RedNot Tried0
Weird Beard - Boar Oat of HellNot Tried0
Marble - Earl Grey IPANot Tried0
Three Sods - Trade UnionNot Tried0
Canopy - Grafter Ruby MildNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Limonero (collaboration with Tiny Rebel)Not Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Swing Low (was 4.1% when Gale's Swing Low)Not Tried0
Hammerton - N1Not Tried0
Canopy - Sunray Pale AleNot Tried0
Reunion - Opening GambitNot Tried0
Gloucester - Six Malt PorterNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Sky Without SunNot Tried0
Anspach & Hobday - The HopfenweizenNot Tried0
Five Points - Railway PorterNot Tried0
Reunion - BeardtongueNot Tried0
Canopy - Leap Green Hop Pale AleNot Tried0
Cocksure - Pale AleNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - Walthamstow Beer - Green Hopped Table BeerNot Tried0
Sambrook's - WandleNot Tried0
Gloucester - Warehouse IX BritanniaNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - 300 Hairy BearsNot Tried0
Anspach & Hobday - The AltbierNot Tried0
Sambrook's - Powerhouse PorterNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Champions AleNot Tried0
Elusive - Ryeding Higher (collaboration with Framework)Not Tried0
Pig & Porter - PiccolominiNot Tried0
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Island HoppingNot Tried0
Bexley - Black Prince Porter RumNot Tried0
Gorgeous Brewery - GeekhunterNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Percy Percy Green Hop DubbelNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Harp, Charing Cross, Central London
Picture 2. The Harp, Charing Cross, Central London

Visits Details

16 Nov 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close. Usual jostling wherever you stand and as for rucksack man well....
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Excellent
Dark Star - Green Hopped IPA6.50Excellent4½* Superb bittersweet anaesthetic
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - 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
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Island Hopping3.90Not Tried
Bexley - Black Prince Porter Rum5.00Not Tried
Gorgeous Brewery - Geekhunter4.20Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Percy Percy Green Hop Dubbel6.00Not Tried
02 Nov 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close. Packed to the gunnels.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00GoodSour fruity
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10GoodGotta try it every so often but who knows what, these days, it should taste like. It had no nose
Bexley - Golden Acre4.00AcceptableLacklustre and with a haze
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 - Powerhouse Porter4.90Not Tried
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Champions Ale4.70Not Tried
Elusive - Ryeding Higher (collaboration with Framework)5.80Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Piccolomini3.70Not Tried
26 Oct 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Good
Elusive - Shadow of the Beast5.00GoodGood cascadian dark
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - 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 - Wandle3.80Not Tried
Gloucester - Warehouse IX Britannia3.90Not Tried
Pig & Porter - 300 Hairy Bears4.40Not Tried
Anspach & Hobday - The Altbier5.50Not Tried
17 Oct 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Briefish evening visit until 11.30pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Good
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - 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
Five Points - Railway Porter4.80Not Tried
Reunion - Beardtongue4.50Not Tried
Canopy - Leap Green Hop Pale Ale3.80Not Tried
Cocksure - Pale Ale4.20Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Walthamstow Beer - Green Hopped Table Beer3.50Not Tried
05 Oct 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bexley - Old Mill Autumn Ale4.50ExcellentLovely bitter stuff
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Good
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - 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
Weird Beard - Mariana Trench5.30Not Tried
Reunion - Opening Gambit3.80Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Sky Without Sun4.50Not Tried
Anspach & Hobday - The Hopfenweizen6.50Not Tried
28 Sep 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00GoodSmooth and bittersweet balanced
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Swing Low (was 4.1% when Gale's Swing Low)3.50Not 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
Hammerton - N14.10Not Tried
Canopy - Sunray Pale Ale4.20Not Tried
Reunion - Opening Gambit3.80Not Tried
Gloucester - Six Malt Porter4.50Not Tried
20 Sep 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close. Getting pricey here with recent real ale increases.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00GoodBack to beer sanity
Canopy - Mandarina & Bergamot IPA5.00AcceptableIt happens! Enticed by a taster then stuck with a pint full of a murky ale with no real identity
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - 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 TriedBehind the bar exclaimed this had been brewed at Partridge Green
Marble - Earl Grey IPA6.80Not Tried
Three Sods - Trade Union4.50Not Tried
Canopy - Grafter Ruby Mild4.30Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Limonero (collaboration with Tiny Rebel)4.50Not Tried
07 Sep 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close. Shocked to experience the 30p pint price hike on Harvey's Best from £4.35 to £4.65.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Good
Surrey Hills - Shere Drop4.20GoodThis year's CAMRA CBOB, rather thin I thought for 4.2%
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - 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
New River - London Tap3.80Not Tried
Three Sods - Dark Magus 4.70Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Rocky Red4.50Not Tried
Weird Beard - Boar Oat of Hell7.40Not Tried
29 Aug 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11.30pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Good
Anspach & Hobday - The Patersbier4.10GoodFrom a taste point of view so very different from Harvey's Best, the beauty of modern brewing varities
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - 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
Siren Craft - Broken Dream Breakfast Stout6.50Not Tried
XT Brewing - 3 West Coast IPA4.20Not Tried
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - Vin Biersel4.90Not TriedA grape ale!
Southwark - Sezóna6.00Not TriedI hope this is not a rebranded style of pumpclip as it was effectively unreadable so unlikely to attract a customer wanting to know what it is all about
24 Aug 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until a rare, unexpected and most unwelcome couple of minutes to midnight early close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Good
Harvey's - Lewes Castle Brown Ale4.80Good
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - 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
Surrey Hills - Ranmore Ale3.80Not Tried
Weird Beard - Mariana Trench5.30Not Tried
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - De La Crème4.00Not Tried
XT Brewing - Saison4.90Not Tried

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About The Harp

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional23
Excellent538
Good264
Acceptable70
Poor7

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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 503 times, seen 1010 different beers and tried 417 of them.

Map location

Postcode: WC2N 4HS