Friday, 25 February 2011

Harping on about The Harp in tomorrow’s Telegraph

The Harp is currently CAMRA’s National Pub of the Year and justifiably so — you can read my review in tomorrow’s Daily Telegraph here. I love the place, and I recall visiting it last December on a dark and dingy afternoon prior to the British Guild of Beer Writers’ awards and dinner. Having just come in from three days in Leipzig and faced with a nerve-wracking Guild dinner, it was a great chill-out zone after several days traipsing around the magnificent city of Leipzig (and getting to thoroughly know Leipziger Gose), a hideaway from the storm to come, and also somewhere marvellous to divest myself of the noise and clatter of central London. Even though I knew I was going to enjoy the coming evening, part of me just wanted to stay there all evening and consider the beers on display. When that happens you know that it’s your sort of boozer — and I can’t wait to get there next time I’m in London. So if you’ve not been there and you’re in London this weekend (or even tonight), why not get down there and grab a Dark Star. To get you in the mood here are a couple of photos I took.  

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