The Harp couldn't be placed in a more suitable location: round the corner from Covent Garden Piazza, opposite Charing Cross tube, and down the road from Leicester Square tube. It allows for a place to relax after a hard day's sightseeing, shopping, or observing all there is to see in one of the city's spectacular museums.
It's a a no-nonsense pub with real ales, ciders and perries steering the ship while lagers and the rest take a back seat. There are always eight - count them, eight - real ale hand pumps lined up on the bar providing a wealth of opportunity. One thing especially to look out for is their infamous whiskey cider. All you need is a couple of jugs of the stuff and you're on your knees; it's real falling-over-water. Never fear, though, because food is at hand to soak up all the beery-whiskey-cidery what-have-you that's amalgamated in your stomach. Something that the Harp's especially proud of is their sausages, of which there are four different types. Just head to the bar and request further info - they'll be all too happy to help.
As far as looks go, the Harp could floor all competition if a catwalk for pubs existed. On the ground floor, behind its glass-pane, wrought iron cross-hatched windows, a huge selection of beer coasters cover the walls surrounding the bar. Counting them would be insurmountable. Going upstairs takes you away from what lively banter there's bound to be and to a quieter, more relaxed environment. Instead of bar stools and wall benches there are comfy chairs and sofas. Instead of beer mats, Victorian portraits cover the wall.
Both floors have their own personality making the Harp all the more accessible. The atmosphere's always fizzing and the beer's always flowing - so get yourself down here and help hold the bar up.
Monday: 10:30 - 23:00
Tuesday to Saturday: 10:30 - 23:30
Sunday: 12:00 - 22:30
47 Chandos Place, London, Covent-Garden, WC2N 4HSView Larger Map