Located close to Trafalgar Square – so handy to pop out for a quick beer if you’re busy protesting – The Harp at 47 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, WC2N 4HS has been honoured with beardy, real-ale campaigners CAMRA’s highest honour: National Pub of the Year.
London’s first winner
Judged on the essential pub elements like including atmosphere, decor, customer service, value for money, clientele mix, and most importantly, the quality of the beer, The Harp is the first London boozer to win CAMRA’s National Pub of the Year competition.
Here’s how CAMRA reviewed the pub:
A small, friendly, independent free house which has become a haven for beer choice, generally including a mild or porter, Dark Star and London Micro-brewery seasonal. The narrow bar is adorned with mirrors, theatrical memorabilia and portraits. There is no intrusive music or TV and a cosy upstairs room provides refuge from the busy throng.
With 8 real ales and a wide selection of real ciders and perries on tap at any one time, this is a boozer I thoroughly approve of – well done to the landlady, Bridget Walsh!
Read more here: [CAMRA press release]
3 Comments on “London boozer bags ‘Best Pub in Britain’ prize from CAMRA”
Love this pub, it used to be where the Critical Mass rides always ended up, back when it had a big empty yard next door for all the bikes!
There are a load of great pubs in the UK so I wouldn’t even know where to begin to narrow them into a shortlist let alone find a winner!