Harp | Charing Cross, Greater London
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Harp
Excellent based on 80 ratings
Type: Bar (see listing)

47 Chandos Place
Charing Cross, Greater London England WC2N 4HS [ print map ]
020 7836 0291

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Hours: Mon-Sat 1000-2300; Sun 1200-2230


Mayor: AdiBeer (3) | Taps: 10 | Bottles: ?



Bought by Fullerís in 2014

Harp

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Beer Available At Harp (arranged by most recent)
The Kernel Pale Ale Nelson Sauvin Simcoe 90, Red Squirrel The Mad Squirrelís Milk Stout 81, Fullerís Vintage Ale 2014 97, The Kernel India Pale Ale Centennial Mosaic 99, Harveys Sussex Best Bitter 74, Springhead Drop O The Black Stuff 67, Twickenham Winter Cheer 47, Red Squirrel Winterís Tail , Dark Star CrŤme BrŻlťe 86, Arbor FF #38 Transpacific IPA 78, Dark Star American Pale Ale 94, Raglan RCM Cider - Dry (Draught) , Tring Great Bustard , Clarkshaws Curse of Cthulhu , Dark Star Hophead 92, Blue Bee NYCTO Black IPA , The Kernel India Pale Ale Simcoe Columbus 90, Arbor Why Kick A Moo Cow 89, The Kernel Pale Ale Simcoe Apollo Cascade 95, Sambrooks Junction 50
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80 reviews for Harp
 Ambiance  78%
 Service  79%
 Selection  74%
 Food  62%
 Value  73%
 Overall  77%
 Rating  87%
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74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Dashimus  (1) London, England | February 18, 2013
Iíve been going to The Harp for about the past 5 years now. A stones throw from my office, this has been our watering hole throughout and imagine that Iíve probably paid the monthly bills on this place alone the amount I drink here. One of the better freehouse pubs in central London which has an extremely healthy, rapidly changing range of cask, hand pumped ales on tap, especially when considering the size of the actual bar. Extremely friendly staff, the pub itself is very cramped and I think that in 5 years Iíve sat down only a hand-full of times. In summer it is pleasant to drink either in the alley behind or out front. Regular appearances by Dark Star and Twickenham ales make this worth coming for as well as a small fridge which has Kernel and (as a Somerset lad) one of the best Cider ranges available that Iíve found. That being said, sometimes the beer isnít kept fantastically and can often taste a bit off.
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus  (170) Baarle-Nassau, Netherlands | May 1, 2015
Brilliant place, great atmosphere. More than decent draught selection. The difference between downstairs and upstairs is striking. Visited during RBESG 2014. Thanks for showing us this place, Ruth!
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
WingmanWillis  (276) , England | April 29, 2015
A former national pub of the year when it was, in my opinion, not the best in London. This is tiny, the beer range has improved and is worth the couple of minute stroll from Charing Cross. Dark Star beer featured heavily but a few guests too. Beer I had in good nick. Worth a look as handy for The pigeons in Trafalgar Square. Gets really busy in the post work rush and youíll likely fight your way to the bar and drink on the street
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
BladeRunnerb  (26) , Italy | April 13, 2015
Bellissimo pub a 2 passi da trafalgar e covent garden , trovato per caso e ci siamo tirnati altre volte! Qui si beve real ales che sono le birre a pompa inglesi , ottime !
70
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey  (134) Richmond, England | January 15, 2015
Seemingly busy at all times, slightly better chance of a seat upstairs. Good focus on the beer in terms of selection, rotation and condition. Almost guaranteed to try something new. On my first visit a couple of years ago there were mice, which sort of added to the ambiance in a way...
88
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
martinrumsam  (14) BARNSTAPLE, England | October 7, 2014
Great pub. Buzzing with early evening drinkers. 15 ales on hand pump none if the usual suspects service amazingly fast considering how busy it was.
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
hobsch  (57) Cologne , Germany | September 3, 2014
Nice pub with excellent service and good selection of keg and cask ales. Pretty busy but not hectic or noisy. Wanted to return after dinner from the excellent tapas bar opposite of Harp but they had to close due to a power outage. Bad luck.
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah  (440) Utah | August 24, 2014
I big long bar that was packed downstairs. Went upstairs and found a quiet room. Service was friendly and quick.
Our last official stop of RBESG 2014, itís been great!.
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
deerstop  (37) , England | August 17, 2014
Visited early on Saturday as part of a crawl round Covent Garden and nearby on 16/8/14. The Harp oozes character and is possibly the best pub in London if you get there before the crowds and sit by the big window at the front. Loved the "football free zone" posters. Great service and a good selection of cask beers and the odd keg. I read with consternation that Fullers have bought the pub though as Fullers beers are very mediocre compared with the Dark Star and other beers currently on offer in the Harp
72
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris  (768) Burnaby, British Columbia | August 14, 2014
A very crowded long bar with a quieter room upstairs. Service is surprisingly good for the amount of people around. Beers are decent, but nothing exciting, it must be said thought, they know how to take care of casks. The best pours so far.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
Boudicca  (900) London, England | August 11, 2014
A lovely traditional little pub just off the Strand and close to Trafalgar Square. The Harp has long been known for its well-kept beer and good range so there was much consternation when it was announced recently that the longstanding landlady was selling up. We visited less than a week after it was taken over by Fullerís and Iím happy to report that the new manager told us the only change was that two Fullerís taps had been installed but the rest would continue to feature interesting beers from other breweries. The beer was, as before, in excellent condition. It can get very crowded because itís right in the heart of the tourist area and the bar is quite small but thereís another comfortable room upstairs which seems to be less well used. (Last visited 10 August 2014).

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