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The Harp

#263 of 18,479 Restaurants in London
, British,
47 Chandos Place, London WC2N 4HS, England
+44 20 7836 0291
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pork pie” (4 reviews)
“real ale” (37 reviews)
“great pub” (39 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub
47 Chandos Place, London WC2N 4HS, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Popped in this pub for a drink on Friday night. Felt comfortable as a female solo traveller amongst all men.

Thank elinast2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always been a good pub even exchanging hands. Much of the old regular staff gone now but karl still remains. Service is still as good. Shame it's all men.

Thank Zoe B
HarpTeam, Manager at The Harp, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks Zoe for your 5 star rating and as you've noted, things have remained very much the same and will continue to do so, although staff do come and go.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for a drink after a long day touring. The Harp is a lovely little pub and we had a nice bitter and a lovely cider.

Thank Petermac-red
HarpTeam, Manager at The Harp, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks Petermac-red for your 4 star rating and I'm glad you came to us to enjoy a nice drink in our lovely pub - Cheers !!!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I first came here years ago on a work trip, we had a few hours to spare so a friend who'd spent a few years in London brought me here. The minute i walked in i loved the place, its tiny, cozy and the beer...More

1  Thank voodoo148
HarpTeam, Manager at The Harp, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks Voodoo148 for your 5 star rating. I have enjoyed reading your account of the times you have frequented The Harp and how much you have enjoyed your visits. We really appreciate that you have taken the time to write this review with such...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Good customer service...on the corner..check out people because they have large open air sitting bar...good place.

Thank Leigh E
HarpTeam, Manager at The Harp, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Many thanks Leigh for your 5 star rating and positive words.

Reviewed 12 April 2018

My son and I had a 14 hour layover in London. It was his first trip to London. I wanted to take him to an authentic English pub for his first pint. The Harp was perfect! Sat downstairs with the locals listening to their melodic...More

2  Thank Britt G
HarpTeam, General Manager at The Harp, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Many thanks Britt for your 5 star rating and I'm glad to hear that you chose to visit The Harp for your son to enjoy his first pint in an English pub.

Reviewed 11 April 2018

We visited The Harp twice (so far) during our visit here. It is a friendly pub, traditional, cool and, if you aren't used to real pubs, definitely worth seeing. The service is quick and friend. The prices are lower than many. The place fairly sings...More

Thank Rick G
HarpTeam, General Manager at The Harp, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Many thanks Rick for your 5 star rating and I'm glad to here you've enjoyed your visits, and I thank you for writing such nice comments - CHEERS !!!

Reviewed 9 April 2018

Visited this place twice, within the same week, both times beer was good, staff were attentive and efficient, managed to find seats both downstairs and upstairs. beer choices almost completely different, plenty of choice. Cost about average for central london about £4.40-4.90 a pint. Lots...More

Thank derek12Tonbridge
HarpTeam, Manager at The Harp, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Many thanks Derek for your 5 star rating and such a nice write-up which says what we are all about - CHEERS !!!

Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

Nice staff and great beer mat feature above the bar. Packed after work and great buzz, only issue is some of the pints are crazy priced, 7+ pound a pint. Great selection just ensure to ask price before ordering as you may get a shock,...More

Thank Pete H
HarpTeam, Manager at The Harp, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2018

Many thanks Pete for your 4 star rating. I understand your pricing comment.......some of the beers we have on at times, can seem a little pricy, but the general rule is - the higher the ABV% the more it costs.

Reviewed 22 March 2018

Superbly kept real ales at a reasonable price. Knowledgeable and friendly manageress. Great traditional British pub ambience - ie packed and people mostly standing and no food. Also plenty of other beer - "craft beer" if you feel the need to pay £3/pint more and...More

Thank zchug
HarpTeam, Manager at The Harp, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2018

Hi zchug and many thanks for giving us a 5 star rating. Thanks also for taking the time to write a great review which sums-up what we are all about - CHEERS !!!

Covent Garden
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude
of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or
simply to be among the multitude of people who pass
through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking
up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around
Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the
opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters
here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 Chandos Place, London WC2N 4HS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7836 0291
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A blissfully traditional place with great beer and good old conversation, also well known for our traditional cider and perry from all around the country. Located in London’s famous Covent Garden area, The Harp is a great example of a Traditional British Ale House.
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