>London Pride

TIW favourite The Harp has been voted CAMRA’s pub of the year – the first time ever for a London pub.

Is it the best pub in Britain? It’s all highly subjective of course, but The Harp is certainly in my personal top five, and is easily my favourite London boozer. It’s been my default Zone 1 destination for years. The Harp just gets it all right. Always busy, but never too busy to get you served quickly and with a smile. Genuine, unforced character and seven or eight ales and real ciders – It’s where I first fell in love with Dark Star’s Hophead*. No music, no idiots and I’ve never once had a bad pint. Proper, Northern-style friendliness, too. The Harp is one of the few places in London where you can strike up a conversation with a total stranger without them secretly dialling 999.

*pictured here on one of the rare occasions we’ve managed to bag one of the window seats.

About teninchwheels

Designer, photographer and Vespa-fixated pub bore. Born in Yorkshire, living in that London these past 20 years. Get in touch at teninchwheels@gmail.com, especially if you'd like to send me some free beer.
This entry was posted in London, pubs. Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to >London Pride

  1. ennislaw says:

    >The Harp, indeed, is a lovely pub and I visit whenever I'm in London. However, The Gunmakers is my personal favorite!pge

  2. TIW says:

    >I've only been to the Gunmakers once, and it was mid-afternoon so dead as a dodo. Well worth another visit though!

  3. Tandleman says:

    >I like the Harp a lot, but they have sparklers (on request) in the Gunmakers.

  4. TIW says:

    >I think the Harp will do a sparkler – pretty sure they obliged me once on a Landlord, though I usually have the Southern brews in there.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s