The Coal Hole


A member of the iconic fleet dating back to 1873, Nicholson's offers timeless British pub hospitality. A fine stock of smooth and silky cask ales are pulled at the bar, while homely British classics are served in the dining room. The carefully chosen wine list brings together some great international bottles, while a Cask Ale Club is offered for any true beer aficionados.

Average main course: £12.00 (USD18.68) per diner
Average food spend: £25.00 (USD38.91) per diner

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The Coal Hole

91-92 Strand
Charing Cross
+44 (0)20 7379 9883
Public transport:
Charing Cross, Underground
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Yelp Reviews


3 out of 5 based on 54 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Coal Hole

5.0 out of 5 8 March 2015
by Norbert J.

Been here several times. Had the best draught Guiness ever in whole London. Large variety of beers, even draught ones. Food lovely, everything reasonably priced. As a concierge in a hotel ranked among the Top10 hotels in London on Tripadvisor I recommended this lovely pub to hundreds of guests who were more than pleased with my recommendation. Good job guys, will return!more

3.0 out of 5 5 August 2014
by Chris S.

Still a nice little pub. Decent selection of real ales. Much less commercial feeling than many of Nicholson's other properties. Food is good (standard Nicholson fare) but service getting it to the table is pretty slow. Getting an ale at the bar is usually pretty quick but the bartenders seem to be rushed and flustered even when the place is pretty empty.

When weather is decent, it's possible...more

3.0 out of 5 20 May 2014
by A S.

Decent pub on The Strand just along from The Savoy Hotel. The bar downstairs is much quieter than the pub and there is an outside standing/smoking area overlooking the rear of The Savoy Theatre.

A steady performer.more

3.0 out of 5 28 August 2013
by Tanya V.

Sometimes my husband and I end a fun day of exploring a new city with a short pub hop, and this popular place right on the Strand seemed like the a good stop along the way. On a Saturday afternoon, the place was PACKED. Diners, drinkers and tag-alongers were all there - on the ground floor and upstairs - enjoying the selection of brews.

I decided to try the Shark Bite / Shark Head?...more

4.0 out of 5 7 August 2013
by Iris F.

Cozy! I like cozy british pubs!

This used to be a coal storage.

Good selection if draughts - several ales and IPAs. That will do it for me!

Pale ale pint is £3.80. Wow!more

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