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 (USD17.56) per diner
Average food spend: £25.00 (USD36.58) per diner

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The Coal Hole

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

3.5 out of 5 based on 58 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Coal Hole

1.0 out of 5 31 March 2016
by Jules T.

Wasn't busy and waited for 15 minutes for a waiter/waitress to take food/drink order, left.more

4.0 out of 5 17 October 2015
by Christina H.

Good pub, good food with a great atmosphere. As expected for central London, it gets quite busy. You won't get a table at the weekend or on a Friday night here!more

2.0 out of 5 1 August 2015
by Danielle B.

For just drinks, I would recommend this place. However, if you're looking for food as well I would suggest going somewhere else. For the price you pay, the servings are tiny. At other pubs you would get more food for even less money. The service was very slow and there weren't enough staffers when it got really busy in the dining room. Again, for drinks - come here! (Summer shandy made with...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

4.0 out of 5 15 October 2013
by Karen H.

Last night, I visited The Coal Hole with my boyfriend and his parents. This was my first London pub experience and it happened to be a place that my boyfriend's father used to go with his father!

We had a quick 1/2 pint for the sake of going to a pub on our first night in London. The Coal Hole was packed and we took our beers outside.

The Coal Hole is bigger than it appears on the outside...more

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