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Harrow, City Of London

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Okay pub on a quiet back street from the hustle of Fleet Street etc. London Pride and Seafarer's cask ales available.
alexw - 13 Sep 2012 21:35
Only London Pride was available on my recent visit, but there is a standard draught selection and Staropramen is also available. The barmaid that served me was pleasant enough, but the girl who seemed to be in charge came across as being quite rude.

There is a plasma screen and a couple of portable TVs that were all showing Sky Sports News which was muted as there was some background music playing.

I thought that this place was very basic for a Fullers pub and it was one of the quieter pubs in the area, but I still would have no problem in returning.
Strongers - 8 Oct 2009 13:09
I went here after breaking my obsession with Blackfriars, was a pointless exercise (literally) boring, dull and nothing I can't get for cheaper elsewhere.
markmundy - 21 May 2009 18:31
Very pleasant pub. Could do with a wider choice of ales but the Fullers London Pride was great.
malo66 - 8 Jul 2008 17:03
Further to my review last year, things are now much improved. Better beer wouldn't go amiss, but now smoke-free and with new staff I'm happy that the Harrow is our work local.
simes69 - 30 Aug 2007 12:51
suprised by previous reviews, visited The Harrow last Friday and could hardly get in the door! Service prompt and efficient, London Pride spot on, and as stated, pub completely packed. Could be an unusually busy night, but from the amount of cutomers on first name terms with the staff, it seems that many were regulars. Nice to see a city pub with personality. Nice evening drink, just get there early!
beer_monkey - 11 May 2007 11:06
Several visits later, I've decided I was unduly mean-spirited with my last review - the beer here is pretty well-kept and the food was OK the one time I have had it. I have even come to like the interior more. Raised from 5/10 to 7/10. Still smokey, and still expensive, though, but both of those are par for the course for EC4.
grecian - 3 Jan 2007 11:20
Average Fullers' house - bit of a clinical interior, seems quite expensive, good air conditioning. Ultimately no particular reason to go here in the face of better pubs in the locale, though.
grecian - 15 Aug 2006 11:36
Smokey and unfriendly. Go out of your way to avoid it.
simes69 - 14 Jun 2006 21:18
The friendly female (gay) staff have sadly left, and since then there are almost no customers left.

After an obviously expensive refurbishment the place looked very much the same, except for fewer tables for customers!

I agree that the male East European replacement staff are surly, and a good reason to drive punters away as this once popular pub has absolutely no atmopsphere left. A place to be avoided unless you are desperate.
anonymous - 3 May 2006 09:35
2.60 a pint of Pride served by staff whose mind must have been on another planet, no atmostphere and had to listened to a lot of swearing from two customers which obviously did'nt bother the young lady behind the bar. "i shall not return" as someone once said. beer was not up to Fuller's standard
dizybzy - 16 Mar 2006 13:29
Small split level Fuller's pub off fleet street. Beer very good but lacking atmosphere.as previously stated,staff not much interested.
apa - 16 Mar 2006 09:55
Now re-open, hasn't been vandalised, but seemed lacking in atmosphere early yesterday evening. The friendly female staff seem to have gone and been replaced by a couple of typically surly Eastern Europeans. But the London Pride was spot on and the old Charrington's mirror is still there
JohnBonser - 26 Oct 2005 12:07
Closed for refurbishment at the moment - let's hope the Fullers hit squad dont spoil it. In the meantime, there are plenty of decent pubs nearby
JohnBonser - 10 Aug 2005 12:20
Well, looks like I have the honour of being the first to post a comment on this pub.
Its a typically traditional City pub in one of the back streets off Fleet Street. Fullers have recently acquired this pub - hence the reason I sought it out and I'm glad I made the effort.
London Pride was only 2.40 and was in good nick. There is an upstairs restaurant as well.
Note the splendid Charringtons mirror.
I would certainly recommend including this pub in any crawl of the Fleet Street pubs. I look forward to returning one day - hopefully sooner rather than later
JohnBonser - 1 Apr 2005 10:12

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