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“Fantastic real ale!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Harp

The Harp
Ranked #228 of 20,709 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Pub, Bar, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Neighborhood: Covent Garden
London
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123 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Fantastic real ale!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Please search this pub out if you are a real ale/beer fan!

Warning...it can get VERY busy...only because the beers and ciders are of such good quality.

It should def be included in your trip to London.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Worth finding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013 via mobile

In London, as in any capital city, finding a decent bar – especially in a touristy area like Trafalgar Square – can be quite a challenge. But, if you know where you're going or you get good advice, then you may be fortunate to be directed to this pub.

I went last Saturday evening with a group of visually impaired friends which, because the pub was very busy, was quite challenging. We started off in the downstairs bar but decided to go to a quieter part of the pub upstairs.

Although quite crowded, the atmosphere was very friendly, in stark contrast to so many other London pubs.

We soon found seats and were very comfortable. Fortunately, the staff were amazingly helpful and offered to carry ale back to our seats upstairs. Without that assistance, things could have been quite hazardous – especially as the spiral staircase was quite difficult to navigate.

Turning to the real ale, there was plenty of choice available. I tried a number of different beers, all of which were very well kept.

If you're a fan of real ale or just like a decent pub, Harp Bar is well worth going out of your way for. To be honest, the help we received from the staff alone would merit an excellent rating.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank RedTom64
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“All good at this pub”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

We popped in here for a bite to et and a drink this Saturday whilst shopping in covent garden. The beer is well kept and plentiful in terms of choice. The food sausage and onions in a submarine roll tasty and well cooked. Just to reiterate what others have said this is. Beer pub specialising in sausage sarnies rather than a pub with an extensive food menu.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank lazytoad2001
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Fantastic pub”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

A fantastic "classic" English pub a short walk from Covent Garden. I've been there a couple of times and the beer is always first rate with a good selection and the staff friendly and service quick even when very busy (as it gets on a Friday as people finish work).

If you like ale and are in the neighbourhood it's a must visit.

Visited May 2013
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Bath, United Kingdom
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“lovely food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

I met up with son in the afternoon at the Harp. The staff were very friendly and the beer was well kept. It had a pleasant atmosphere and was a very enjoyable 2 hours we spent there. The Harp manages to combine clean and well kept with an old fashioned feel.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
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Thank ritsonc
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