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.

Venue Details & Map

The Coal Hole

91-92 Strand
Charing Cross
+44 (0)20 7379 9883
Public transport:
Charing Cross, Underground
Book a taxi on +44 (0)844 556 0706 or with London's biggest car service app
Yelp Reviews


3 out of 5 based on 55 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Coal Hole

1.0 out of 5 17 February 2015
by Jamie H.

Been in a few times and loved it but went in with some friends couple days ago and saw a few mice running around upstairs in the dining area...not cool. Let one of the bar women know and she just shrugged her shoulders. Unfortunately won't be going back.more

5.0 out of 5 26 October 2014
by Jill D.

This was our favorite pub in all London during a month long stay. Fish and chips were our favorite on the menu. Favorite table in the back corner. A must while in London.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

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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