The Coal Hole

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A stone’s throw from the Savoy Hotel and accompanying theatre, The Coal Hole was once, reportedly, the coal cellar for the luxury hotel. Since converted into a public house and now part of the Nicholson collection of historic pubs, The Coal Hole has kept its antique tiled floors and classic old English pub atmosphere.

Stop by for something to eat from the menu of traditional pub dishes that can be relied on to fill a hole. Make sure you save room for dessert though - the sticky toffee pudding is hard to resist.

It's also a popular hangout for thespians who pop in for post-show drinks from the nearby theatres of Covent Garden.


Average main course £12.00 per diner
Average food spend £25.00 per diner

Venue Details & Map

The Coal Hole

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

Yelp Reviews

7.00 out of 5
based on 64 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Coal Hole

1.0 out of 5
15 May 2018
by M G.

Long wait (about 40 minutes) for our meal and when it came out, our burgers were overdone/burnt. We were also upsold on water as the waitstaff did not offer glasses but automatically brought expensive bottled water. They were tiny so we didn't expect them to be as expensive as they were when we got the bill. We might as well have ordered pints! If you find yourself hungry in this area, take... more

2.0 out of 5
04 June 2018
by Nat B.

I dined my last night in London down in the cellar - a lovely, cozy place to eat, and the pub grub was as good as it gets. But the service was awful: there was no one at the bar when I came in, and I must have waited almost five minutes until a very uninterested bar tender took the trouble to appear. She knew nothing about the beers on tap. I persisted, because I was too tired to go... more

5.0 out of 5
03 June 2018
by Sand H.

Phenomenal place. Such a great waitstaff. Very knowledgeable about beer and have a great serving of fish and chips. more

1.0 out of 5
29 May 2018
by Tobi A.

We attempted to have dinner here last night. I can't comment on the food because after 45 minutes, we still hadn't been served. The waitress took our order, served our drinks, and proceeded to ignore us for 3/4 of an hour without so much as a check-in or an update on our meals. We left money on the table to cover our drinks and walked out so as not to miss our theatre reservations. I cannot... more

5.0 out of 5
06 February 2018
by Yi C.

Super cozy and friendly. Definitely worth stopping by if you're in the area and in the mood for some old fashioned British bar food. We went during a busy Saturday evening and was seated quickly. The staff was very friendly and attentive despite the busy crowd. I recommend the gooey cheese with caramelized onion spread (I forgot what it was called). My fiancé ordered their fish and chips and... more

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