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Reviewed September 28, 2020

Just around the corner from Trafalgar Square the Harp is a splendid pub to visit, a bit small wrt covid restrictions but still has a charming welcome, quality alcohol, worth a pint or two.

Date of visit: September 2020
HarpTeam, General Manager at The Harp, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2020

Many thanks for your 5 points rating with some great descriptive comments and it sounds like you enjoyed a pint or two yourself - CHEERS !!!

Reviewed September 6, 2020 via mobile

The Harp reopened this week! Another tiny step on the long road back to "normal ". Lets hope the journey is forwards only ... Covid being taken very seriously. If you don't Track and Trace you are not welcome, everyone else gets the usual warm...welcome.More

Date of visit: September 2020
HarpTeam, General Manager at The Harp, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2020

Many thanks Monty for your support to us reopening and we also hope that the road ahead is a good one!!! Thank you for pointing out our strict Track & Trace policy that we have in place, which as we now know will be mandatory...More

Reviewed March 17, 2020 via mobile

This place was packed and standing room only! Tiny pub with lots of history, the labels above the bar are really cool. Stop & have a drink and enjoy the atmosphere.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 16, 2020

This is a great little place, it is a very old building with a narrow set of stair to the second floor where you will find several comfy chairs to chill out on. The place has a great atmosphere with an amazing choice of real...beer. We stayed a couple of hours and really enjoyed the relaxed setting.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed March 11, 2020 via mobile

Great beer pub and very handy for The Coliseum next door. Always busy,so be prepared to stand. It’s worth it. Great choice of beer and always buzzing.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 9, 2020

Must be the busiest pub in London! All for a good reason, it sell a fine selection of real ale. Full of atmosphere, full of beer drinkers!

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 2, 2020 via mobile

Really good beer and a nice bar, but the bartender that worked the last shift 29.02.20 was mad and rude! Because of him i wouldn't go there! He has no idea what customer service or standard maners is.. We and other customer reacted to the...way he talked to everyone. 15 minutes before he was closing he Just screamed to everyone GET OUT. We tried to tell him that he could Just tell us in a normal way that we close in 15 minutes but then he Just answerd "no i cant"..More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 19, 2020

Forget Brewdog! Yes, the "craft beer" movement adds value and variety, but for me you can't beat proper draft beer. This place has an authentic wooden panelling look, wall to wall beermats, and a fine selection of various ales. The Dark Star Brewery range is,...as it were, a resident, and many other guest beers cater for most tastes. No doubt there are other pubs locally and throughout Central London, but I thoroughly recommend this one, and it gets my custom as it is conveniently situated just off Trafalgar Square, between the west end and Waterloo!More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 10, 2020 via mobile

This small pub often gets awarded best CAMRA pub for London and I can see why with loads of craft ales to choose from. It's not very big so can get rammed at times. It would also be good if they did third pints to...enable better tasting options.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 21, 2020 via mobile

Great ambiance, crowded to the rafters, nice draught beer selection, nice seats upstairs. Nicely decorated place, friendly staff, comfortable seats (upstairs). Nice go to place for after work drinks.

Date of visit: January 2020
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January 31, 2020|
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Response from HarpTeam | Property representative |
Many thanks for your question and to be honest, every day is different, but we are always busy from 5pm onwards.
August 3, 2019|
Response from HarpTeam | Property representative |
Hi Chris, yes we allow dogs in the pub. We hope to see you soon. Karl The Harp
May 31, 2019|
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Response from BobSherrunkle | Reviewed this property |
No, you're not going to get a meal here. Unless you class a couple of sausages as a meal. There are plenty of places to eat nearby. The Harp is, and has always been a "drinkers" pub. On a busy day you will be elbow to elbow... More
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