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The Harp

Charing Cross, Covent Garden
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  • Sebrina
    "Gorgeous, relaxed seating area upstairs"(11 Tips)
    Simon B.
    "Great selection of cask & then usually The Kernel on tap"(15 Tips)
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    "Great selection of beers, reasonable prices and prime location"(11 Tips)
    Denis A.
    "Good choice of craft ciders, lovely upstairs room"(10 Tips)
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  • Rodrigo N.
    If you like craft beer, The Harp will be a great spot. Reasonable prices, nice beer selection and cask beer handled properly. Usually you get Dark Star and Kern on he taps.
  • Kira R.
    Kira RochaJuly 30
    Go to the back, apparently it appeared in Harry Potter movie.
  • Catherine G.
    Lovely area outside. Nice to have a quiet spot in this area of London.
  • Dani R.
    Dani RibichaApril 28
    Classic London ❤️
  • Arman
    ArmanMarch 22
    Great selection of beer, great environment and reasonable prices considering the location
  • Victoria H.
    Victoria HooperOctober 16, 2016
    Buzzing atmosphere and a great selection of ales!
  • Ronnie B.
    Ronnie BeveridgeOctober 15, 2016
    Fantastic selection of quality cask conditioned ale.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Chris R.
    Chris RichardsSeptember 29, 2016
    This place is tiny and rammed, so many beers to choose from you'll be sipping for days.
  • Keith G.
    Keith GreywoodSeptember 14, 2016
    Great real ale pub, gets very busy after work. Beware - Alley at the rear gets used as a toilet...
  • Harkirat S.
    Harkirat SinghJuly 30, 2016
    Good sitting room upstairs.
  • Ъ 🇦🇺🇪🇺🇷🇺🇷🇴🇲🇩
    Great selection of beers, reasonable prices and prime location
  • Prav E.
    Prav EJuly 15, 2016
    Chill at the back of the pub. Its very decorative and one of the narrowest streets you can find in london just like in venice!
  • Cheen T.
    Cheen The CuriousJune 15, 2016
    London Pub of the Year 2010. As voted by Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA)
  • Vincent R.
    Vincent RossetJune 10, 2016
    Great choice of beers!
  • Bryan J.
    Bryan JonesJune 2, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Cask beer by the bucketload
  • Audrey T.
    Audrey TolbertMay 26, 2016
    Love this place. Super cozy and really friendly bartenders. Great selection of ales.
  • Kartik S.
    Kartik SMay 20, 2016
    You will return. I do everytime I'm back in London. And I bring all London visitors here as well. Great beers. Has won some camra awards
  • Michal R.
    Michal RMay 2, 2016
    When you hit this place when it's not crowded, vibe here is fantastic just as the selection of ales is.
  • Irina K.
    Irina KharlakinaMay 2, 2016
    Best authentic atmosphere!
  • Iestyn W.
    Iestyn WilliamsApril 26, 2016
    Always fantastic beers on tap. A great place to spend an afternoon.
  • Daniel M.
    Daniel McDonoughFebruary 21, 2016
    Fantastic pub. Great cask ales. Def worth a visit.
  • Mike C.
    Mike CilientoFebruary 19, 2016
    Lights on, no Music, This is London!
  • Jon B.
    Jon BergerFebruary 7, 2016
    Good beer selection
  • Neal J.
    Neal JosephJanuary 31, 2016
    All the cask beers. Fabulous downstairs bar and interesting, more intimate, quieter upstairs area.
  • Giota P.
    Giota PapJanuary 25, 2016
    Cozy little pub with nice atmosphere :)
  • Peter
    PeterJanuary 1, 2016
    Small pub with amazing staff and local patrons. Cheap pots
  • Alastair H.
    Alastair HiltonDecember 16, 2015
    Wonderful pub. Very small with a lovely little room upstairs. Normally very busy. A proper beer drinkers pub
  • Harry
    HarryDecember 7, 2015
    Fantastic pub! Must!
  • Sean M.
    Sean McEmersonDecember 7, 2015
    Great selection of cask ale. Good atmosphere.
  • Carl G.
    Carl GriffinNovember 25, 2015
    National pub of the year a couple of years ago. Great real ale.
  • Shane B.
    Shane BNovember 10, 2015
    Been here 100+ times
    There is only one pub in the West End, The Harp! Excellent pub serving a great and ever changing selection of fine ales and more. Never visit the area without enjoying a slice of local history.
  • Angie
    AngieOctober 30, 2015
    Cute, authentic and friendly. iLike :)
  • Aimee B.
    Aimee BurtonOctober 23, 2015
    Excellent ales
  • Guy C.
    Guy CorbetOctober 17, 2015
    Wide range of beers. Crowded
  • James B.
    James BennettSeptember 21, 2015
    The place to go in Covent Gardens for real ale lovers
  • Kieron W.
    Kieron WoodhouseSeptember 10, 2015
    Very busy in the evening, but a good selection of beers on offer.
  • Matt T.
    Matt Ta-MinAugust 20, 2015
    Cannot beat this pub for real ale right in the centre of London. Forget your O'Neills or any of that other chain pub rubbish and come in for a decent pint here.
  • Pink 3.
    Pink 386August 2, 2015
    Nice pub with good selection of beer, can get very busy inside but there is a courtyard out the back of pub if crowded.
  • Dushyant B.
    The Harp is the place where you earn your respect as a beer aficionado. A wide selection of cask ales to tickle your tastes
  • Josh W.
    Josh WardellJuly 23, 2015
    Great selection of cask beer
  • chris p.
    chris perrottiJuly 7, 2015
    kernel on tap
  • Chris K.
    Chris KonecnyJune 21, 2015
    Great pub and cask ales!
  • Ladislav K.
    Ladislav KarpianusMay 21, 2015
    Beats! Really!
  • Fenris O.
    Fenris OswinMay 20, 2015
    Ale, Ale and more Ales! One of the best Ale pubs in London
  • LondonByLauren
    LondonByLaurenMay 1, 2015
    Great atmosphere with a good range of beers... You'll be lucky to find a seat after work though!
  • Andrew T.
    Andrew TergisApril 14, 2015
    Busy pub, great cask beer
  • Simon
    SimonApril 8, 2015
    Decent pint for this part of town.
  • Captn H.
    Captn HristovMarch 25, 2015
    Found a jolly proper good pub with good ales, senior Brit lads singing it out titmouse style over a pint all shining with joy, nice busty ladies pouring goodness in glasses and stuff. Hail this F squa
  • Brian S.
    Brian StraussMarch 8, 2015
    Good local feel despite the proximity and madness of Leicester Square.
  • Chris W.
    Chris WhealJanuary 30, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    This is the second time they have no mild on. They always had one mild on before the Fullers takeover. The recommended alternative is very nice though
  • Ross I.
    Ross IngramJanuary 25, 2015
    Older crowd but still a good time.
  • Duncan B.
    Duncan BirchJanuary 21, 2015
    Proper old mans pub. Good ale selection
  • Cigdem C.
    Cigdem CakciJanuary 2, 2015
    Might be the best pub in London. Cool atmosphere, and selective ales. Plus, the portraits with the cats make you feel calmer.
  • Michelle F.
    Michelle FerngDecember 15, 2014
    Really interesting cider selection!
  • Zach S.
    Zach StockwellDecember 8, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Perfect old-fashioned pub serving craft brews from within the M25 at beautifully affordable prices. A gem so close to Trafalgar Square.
  • Vikash
    VikashNovember 21, 2014
    Large selection of ales on tap. Proper London pub that also serves a good pint of Guinness
  • Denis A.
    Denis AkhapkinNovember 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Good choice of craft ciders, lovely upstairs room
  • Pablo
    PabloNovember 2, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Proper pub. No music, no food. Amazing ales!
  • Jenna A.
    Jenna AndersonOctober 5, 2014
    Great draft Guinness. A small cute pub in the heart of the West End. Many pub walks included The Harp when we lived in London.
  • Ahtziri G.
    Ahtziri GonzálezOctober 3, 2014
    Great place! It's fancier than a regular pub, but it still has the spirit! If you want privacy or are in a big group, try the room upstairs.
  • Simon B.
    Simon BaptistSeptember 21, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great selection of cask & then usually The Kernel on tap
  • Chris W.
    Chris WhealSeptember 18, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Outside you must stand inside the taped line. Security police this. Alternatively you can stand across the road.
  • Bruno V.
    Bruno VengaSeptember 10, 2014
    Best beer selection!
  • Charlie B.
    Charlie BarrettAugust 12, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Quick pint on the way to Olympia :-)
  • Yamssis R.
    Yamssis RumayMay 14, 2014
    The cask Ale its good! New ideas are coming to my mind...#GastroTour #GastroFitRD
  • Shoe B.
    Shoe BanerjeeMay 2, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Absolutely phenomenal pub, great selection of cask ales. Very inexpensive!
  • Duncan M.
    Duncan MetcalfeApril 3, 2014
    Go upstairs.
  • Daniel B.
    Daniel BiagiFebruary 12, 2014
    Great beer and service, highly recommended!!
  • May ♍.
    May ♍February 4, 2014
    Peculiar spot in the middle of London if you're looking for a true British pub experience. An oasis of cask ale serenity in the hustle and bustle around you. Definitely worth a stop on your pub crawl
  • Sam M.
    Sam MJanuary 26, 2014
    CAMRA-tastic though don't let that put you off, they pick beers with bold flavour profiles, some are even over 6% ;) Often crowded, with good reason - it's a lovely traditional pub and quite unique.
  • Simon H.
    Simon HarveyJanuary 24, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Never fails to please. Best beer I've found in London, great value too.
  • Nat F.
    Nat FriedmanJanuary 19, 2014
    Minimally touristic pub in the tourist district.
  • Paul W.
    Paul WrightDecember 29, 2013
    Heaving, and considered THE real ale place in London. Whilst the beer was excellent, the clientele were mostly rude and unfriendly, which doesn't help when the pub is so crowded
  • Martin M.
    Martin Mild-manDecember 28, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Top quality beers, always something interesting, usually a mild and often other dark beers.
  • Tom S.
    Tom StuartNovember 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Excellent selection of ales on tap; bottles of Kernel in the fridge.
  • Paul R.
    Paul Rousou-AdamsNovember 18, 2013
    Great range of ciders in the fridge. Ales looked good too but I never got that far!
  • Simon H.
    Simon HarveyNovember 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Hard to beat. Beer is exceptional. Surprise your guests by bringing them in via the anonymous back door, which you reach through a tiny alley.
  • Nick S.
    Nick SummersonNovember 4, 2013
    Very busy pub but worth the trip out. Upstairs seating and is a lot quieter. Proper little boozer. Good selection of ales.
  • Ryan
    RyanOctober 31, 2013
    Love how they make sure you're comfortable paying £5.80 for a pint of Kernel. It's feels like they're really looking after their punters, honest place, great beer.
  • Chris H.
    Chris HaynesSeptember 9, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Beer obviously rotates but at the moment the Battersea Rye is rather good. Cider also good, if you don't have to get up the next day.
  • Simon G.
    Simon GSeptember 9, 2013
    Cosy place!
  • Caite
    CaiteJuly 30, 2013
    This painting is the image of my friend Orla hutchman
  • Mike P.
    Mike PittsJuly 17, 2013
    Good choice of real ales. Rammed in the evening due to location.
  • Troy D.
    Troy DaleJune 21, 2013
    Smashing little pub ... Mental bar staff no food to speak of
  • John M.
    John MaverJune 5, 2013
    Go upstairs. The chairs are open, so you can avoid the crowd.
  • Cappy P.
    Cappy PoppJune 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great beer selection from around the UK. Not just the same tourist swill you get at other 'pubs' in the area. Don't miss it.
  • Johan Ö.
    Johan ÖstbergMay 28, 2013
    One of my favourite London pubs. Always a great selection of ales
  • Simon H.
    Simon HawkinsMay 26, 2013
    Hophead. Get it!!!!!!!!'
  • Simon H.
    Simon HawkinsMay 26, 2013
    Sambrooks junction. Great beer.
  • Ian
    IanMay 12, 2013
    Great little pub, first class range of 10 real ales and the best value sausage sandwiches in London.
  • Cornelia D.
    Cornelia DanielApril 16, 2013
    Great Cider!!!
  • Morten A.
    Morten AastadApril 15, 2013
    Again, I read and hear a lot of good things.
  • Leo R.
    Leo RyabovApril 11, 2013
    Dark star ales!!!! Awesome!!!
  • Basil
    BasilMarch 20, 2013
    Nice and quiet upstairs.
  • Sebrina
    SebrinaMarch 10, 2013
    Gorgeous, relaxed seating area upstairs
  • Giulia A.
    Giulia ArlettiMarch 7, 2013
    Good selection of ciders, very friendly staff that allowed me to taste all of them to decide what to drink!
  • Chris W.
    Chris WhealFebruary 6, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Tiny upstairs but sometimes seats available
  • Hendy O.
    Hendy OngkodjojoJanuary 10, 2013
    Fantastic pub in the heart of London! They have 3 resident ales and for all the others, they rotate them on a daily basis!!
  • A M.
    A McQJanuary 3, 2013
    Cracking little pub with a fine selection of real ales.
  • Nick M.
    Nick MorganDecember 20, 2012
    Best bitter in town!
  • Ekaterina T.
    Нету еды вообще, что считаю огромным минусом для заведения. Для тех кто хочет просто выпить пива.
  • Vicente M.
    Vicente MartinezFebruary 13
    Gran ambiente. Local íntimo donde disfrutar de una excelente variedad de cervezas.
  • Michele B.
    Michele BodiniMay 29, 2015
    Classico pub inglese con ottima birra.
  • Michele B.
    Michele BodiniMay 29, 2015
    Classico pub inglese con ottima birra. Locale nulla di che.
  • Dron O.
    Dron OneginDecember 30, 2013
    Вкусные цены на вкусное пиво!
  • Dron O.
    Dron OneginDecember 30, 2013
    Вкусные цены намвкусное пиво!
  • Arnas S.
    Arnas ShpokyavichyusSeptember 12, 2013
    Для тех, кто ценит покой и хорошо сваренный эль (его привозят прямо с пивоварни). В меню - сосиски, сэндвичи и запеченая свинина. (~ £8-10) ©
  • Mustafa Oguz D.
    Mustafa Oguz DalJuly 8, 2013
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