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.
I want to like this pub more - but itís always been so busy. Good array of more traditional beers, with the odd Kernel, etc. Staff are friendly enough. Normally expect beers to be pricey in London but was surprised last time so dropped down from my standard averagd score. I drop in if Iím passing but not somewhere Iíd stay for long.
Visited the 16th February 2016 - Nice place on the central London. Good selection very interesting service is good and price are smart. What you will like is the organization of the place with upstair a room where you will feel like at home, great ambiance.
Fantastic pub that seemed to be exactly what one should look for in a British pub; small, somewhat cramped space (but endearingly so), dark wood, beautifully conditioned ales, and old school charm. Had a few Dark Stars and a Kernel beer while I was here, sat upstairs with a school group of a professor and several students, all of whom were blasted. Awesome ambiance. Very central, and I would say a must visit for tourists considering its proximity to the cityís sights. Excellent.
2015-09-22. Nice classic English pub. Stools in front of the stained glass window facing the street. Long skinny pub with a more relaxed sitting area up the stairs of death. (Seriously, I am glad I was sober when I had to go to the bathroom! :) ) Server was friendly. Had a Kernel and a small cold pork pie that was pretty tasty. Prices seemed on the higher side, but then Kernel never seems to be cheap. Well worth a visit.
Nice traditional pub. Had to squeeze inside because place was packed with people who came for an afterwork pint. About 10 taps, some really interesting stuff like Dark Star. Well worth visiting, but be prepared for the crowd.