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You will find The Coal Hole in Strand London within a short stroll of Charing Cross, Trafalgar Square and Covent Garden - however you won't find another like it.

Step in to discover a traditional pub of unique character, revered for its eclectic range of real ales and its quality pub food, which are served, as they should be, with a generous measure of famous British hospitality.

Rumour has it, The Coal Hole occupies what was once the coal cellar for the Savoy Hotel! In the Victorian era, the pub was a 'song and supper' club where regulars were encouraged to sing comical songs and sentimental ballads. Gilbert and Sullivan regularly performed here in Edwardian times, the Shakespearean actor Edmund Keane started the Wolves' Club here for oppressed husbands forbidden to sing in the bath!

The Coal Hole is one of many rare gems in the Nicholson's collection of great British pubs, reputed for their distinctive buildings, intriguing history and vibrant atmosphere.

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Monica Stefanescu

2 months ago

Our server was Niki and she was really lovely. A very nice pub with huge portions 🤩 Basically we didn’t walk out… we rolled out 🤰🫃

Jaiden Tslgl2

3 months ago

Friendly staff however food quality was inconsistent. My Chicken Schnitzel was nice while my chips were ok. Ended up eating the chunky chips, to find that they had a better texture and taste. A family member found their calamari awful as it was stone cold and reheated. The calamari was the only option for light meals but this pub failed miserably with that option. I also found the men's toilets bad as the urinals had no privacy whatsoever due to the entry of the toilets only having one door. Meanwhile the one and only cubicle was stuffed with wet toilet paper and a foul smell. There was ventilation in the toilets but it wasn't strong enough. The vibe of the pub at least has a good charm. I'm sorry, for a €16 Schnitty, it's not worth it despite the quality of the food. I've been to better quality pubs before near Wimbledon and back in Australia. See my other reviews to see the pubs across the world I've been to and reviewed.

John Schultz

4 months ago

Super food and really great atmosphere. Fantastic location for shows. We had a few pies and the kids had burger and a chicken sandwich. Service was a touch slow, but quality in other ways made up for it for sure! Great stop! Gin drink was outstanding!

Jeffrey Kraskin

5 months ago

The Coal Hole is a wonderful pub experience. We arrived at 5:15 pm and the place was hopping. We were going for pre-theatre dinner but the great majority are there for their after work pint. We ordered the Nicholson Steak Pie, the soup of the day - Tomato Basil, and the Nicholson Fish & Chips. All was fabulous and a lot to eat. Highly recommend visiting The Coal Hole.

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