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The Harrison, WC1

28 Harrison Street
WC1
WC1H 8JF
Phone: 02072783966
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Will Larter left this review about The Harrison

I caught the Harrison at a quiet time and wasn't as impressed as previous reviewers. The beer offering of Sharps Doom Bar, Fullers London Pride and Timothy Taylor Landlord was uninspired, and my half of Pride was insipid and pricey. I paid £2.30 here compared with £1.55 at the nearby Queens Head (admittedly for a weaker beer and with Camra discount applied) - I dread to think what the usually expensive Landlord might have come to. I didn't stay long enough to find out.

On 6th March 2017 - rating: 4
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Harrison

A decent well run pub this one with excellent service and friendly and chatty staff. The big plus here was the condition of their ales, ok the choice wasn't over exciting, but what a superb pint. I went for the London Pride whilst Mrs A went for the Timothy Taylor Landlord. Prices were steep, but no different in price to other pubs in the area.
Some original features in here was the 1930's cornice work and fireplace down the left hand side of the lounge. The barman also encouraged us to take a look at the downstairs stage in the basement, which was absolutely full. The main attraction here was a folk singer from Sheffield, who was very entertaining indeed. I would definitely pay a return visit, especially for their well kept beer.

On 9th November 2016 - rating: 7
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Tris C left this review about The Harrison

A first in here, this pub was built in the 1860s but was rebuilt in 1934; there's some rather nice Watney's Ales signage to the windows.
The interior's a bit modern with quite conventional furniture and brown leatherette sofas to the rear. Walls are white with burgundy-painted infill and artworks to the walls. The bar appears to be modern and the floor is bare boarded and there are two log burning stoves. Given that it's situated down a quiet side street, surrounded by council blocks, we were surprised to see that the crowd was quite young and rather fashionable - the place was very full, especially when you consider that it was a mid-evening Monday.
The pub is also quite big on entertainment with live music in the basement, mainly Folk in nature. There are also comedy nights with some quite big names that have appeared on Live at the Apollo.
The barman was friendly enough and served me with a decent half of Timothy Taylor's Landlord at a rather steep £2.30. Also on were Fuller's London Pride and Sharp's Doom Bar.

This pub was hugely better than expected. I'd have given it a higher mark if it hadn't been so full and the ale choice had been both more interesting and extensive. Certainly worth a visit if in the area.

On 6th May 2016 - rating: 5
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Map location corrected by Clive Thompson
London Kings Cross, 0.48 miles, 9 min walk (show)
London St Pancras International, 0.54 miles, 10 min walk (show)
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  • Accommodation : Yes - 4 en suite rooms. - last updated 26 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 12 October 2015 by Steve C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 26 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : No - Outside seating. - last updated 26 April 2016 by Tris C
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 09 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 26 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 12 October 2015 by Steve C
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 12 October 2015 by Steve C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 31 January 2009 by hondo .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 26 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 26 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 26 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 12 October 2015 by Steve C
  • Micropub : No last updated 12 October 2015 by Steve C
  • Pinball : No last updated 12 October 2015 by Steve C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 12 October 2015 by Steve C
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 26 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 31 January 2009 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : No last updated 12 October 2015 by Steve C
  • Wheelchair Access : No - Ladies WC downstairs. - last updated 06 May 2016 by Tris C
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