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The Harcourt, Marylebone, W1

32 Harcourt Street
W1
W1H 4HX
Phone: 02077236634
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Harcourt

This mid terrace pub has a fine exterior with authentic doors and windows picked out with fine woodworking.It's much the same inside,the right hand entrance is generously wood panelled and opens into the tap room with a semi circular bar.To the right is an rear alcove ,enough for a large table while to the left there is a rear snug with bench seating and an original fireplace.Parquet flooring throughout it all feels very authentic.The flatscreen was thankfully off.
There is a Wednesday quiz,happy hour cocktail deals and the greeting was friendly.However food is a major draw and the tables in the tap room below the substantial windows were all set for diners.I retreated to the rear snug.On the way down to the loos there is a mid level rear room with bar,perhaps used for functions.
Sadly only keg beer is served and the shiny fonts seemed out of place in the traditional interior.Beavertown Gamma Ray seemed the best option yet very fizzy,Neck Oil was unavialable while other keg options were mainstream.
Such a shame,the presence of decent real ale would have added marks,and despite diners drinkers are welcome.

On 10th April 2022 - rating: 6
[User has posted 2311 recommendations about 2311 pubs]


Tris C left this review about The Harcourt

Dating from the early 19th century, I paid my first visit here on a recent Sunday, 90 minutes prior to the advertised closing time, only to find it shut; not a great way to treat customers. It’s quite a nice smart pub with herringbone floor, panelled walls with white paint above and white Anaglypta ceiling. Furniture is conventional, with some studded banquettes and what looks like more formal dining to the rear; there seems to be a rather smart restaurant upstairs. The bar is wood fronted with a marble top, which looks to be of some age; above are some clear hanging glass shaded lamps, Victorian-style sconces to the walls. Given that this is a Swedish pub, I had thought that décor would be a smörgåsbord of Scandi knickknacks; perhaps an autographed photo of Björn Borg, some plastic elves to the bar top or life-size effigy of Pippi Longstocking, but no, just a multitude of seemingly ordinary framed prints. Customers were few in number, but perhaps a couple across the bar from me could have been Swedish, given that I couldn’t fathom their mellifluous accents.
Ales: three pumps hidden by snack jars with one dispensing Sambrook's Session Ale, not brought up from the basement (aren’t ales typically kept in the basement, or cellar as it’s known in the trade?). If I'd known, I'd not have had to go for more Neck Oil at £3.25 a half.
This isn’t a bad place, in fact with a good selection of real ales, it could be a minor destination, certainly a world away from the serried ranks of identikit Greene King pubs in W1. However, it loses a point each for the lack of real ale and for being closed, long before the advertised time.

On 29th October 2021 - rating: 4
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custodian 42 left this review about The Harcourt

Strange place with most of the ales kept in the basement. I had a 5.4% ABV Pale Ale which was OK, but I wasn't taken with this pub.

On 28th February 2018 - rating: 4
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Map location corrected by Graham Mason
London Marylebone, 0.28 miles, 5 min walk (show)
London Paddington, 0.87 miles, 16 min walk (show)
London Euston, 1.67 miles, 32 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Harcourt, W1
10th Apr 2022, 10:21
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard amended by Bucking Fastard
 
10th Apr 2022, 10:16
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 18 October 2013 by Rex Rattus
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 18 October 2013 by Rex Rattus
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 29 October 2021 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 29 October 2021 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 18 October 2013 by Rex Rattus
  • Darts : No last updated 29 October 2021 by Tris C
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 29 October 2021 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes - Scandinavian. - last updated 29 October 2021 by Tris C
  • Jukebox : No last updated 29 October 2021 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 29 October 2021 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 29 October 2021 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : Yes - Swedish sports! - last updated 22 October 2013 by Rex Rattus
  • Micropub : No last updated 29 October 2021 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 18 October 2013 by Rex Rattus
  • Pool Table : No last updated 18 October 2013 by Rex Rattus
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Wednesdays 19.00. - last updated 29 October 2021 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 October 2021 by Tris C
  • Real Cider : No last updated 29 October 2021 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 02 November 2014 by hondo .
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