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The Coal Hole

#1,186 of 18,266 Restaurants in London
££ - £££, British,
91-92 Strand, London WC2R 0DW, England
+44 20 7379 9883
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good49%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (53 reviews)
“pies” (32 reviews)
“mash” (11 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
91-92 Strand, London WC2R 0DW, England
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1 - 10 of 840 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

I had lunch here last year when I visited with friends. Today I decided to revisit and the servers here are just wonderful. I had a the Beef and Ale pie which was just delicious and the beer was equally good. Must try!

Thank 178derek
Reviewed 2 days ago

One of London’s classic Public Houses now owned and operated as part of the Nicholson’s Pub chain. Located just along the Strand from the Savoy Hotel, it is actually a listed building part of Savoy Court that was built in 1903/04. The name of the...More

Thank Hurleys256
Reviewed 4 days ago

4 of us booked the pre theatre menu. We arrived at 6pm, plenty of time for 2 courses or so we thought as we had to be out of there by 7:20 ! The poor waitress was all on her own trying to serve the...More

Thank VirginSal
Reviewed 6 days ago

The food was proper british fish and chips!! The employee were really good, as they we'r very friendly and had a good knowledge of the nearby beers

Thank inspirestreet
General Manager A, Manager at The Coal Hole, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Inspirestreet, we are very happy we could provide you with a positive experience! CH

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The coal hole is an wonderful pub in the heart of London with absolutely amazing service especially from Davide who was very knowledgable and friendly and made the experience even better!

Thank Caoilainn M
General Manager A, Manager at The Coal Hole, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Caoilainn M, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to The Coal Hole! CH

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice pub in the heart of London, with a great selection of beers and steaming hot, tasty pies. Brilliant!

Thank Roland N
General Manager A, Manager at The Coal Hole, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Roland N, thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us at The Coal Hole. We're happy we could meet your expectations! CH

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was named being the former coal cellar of the adjoining Savoy hotel. Very popular drinking place being near to theatre land. Nice for a drink.

Thank IAN O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had to escape and leave our beers after a whiff of drains overwhelmed us - not for the first time. There are much better places across the road.

Thank Mike H
General Manager A, Manager at The Coal Hole, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Mike H to leave your comments, we regret to hear that your visit was not a positive one. If you wish to discuss this any further please do not hesitate to contact us on coalhole@nicholsonspubs.com ! CH

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

London pub that at Christmas & weekends is very popular & can be busy but not so busy you wait ages to be served. They have a food menu but I have never eaten here. Usual range of drinks that you would expect to find...More

Thank Sharon-Si13
General Manager A, Manager at The Coal Hole, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Sharon, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to The Coal Hole! CH

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere is very nice, we enjoyed sitting on the 2nd level. The food was not great, anything resembling American Food should be avoided as you will be disappointed. Service was slow but to be fair we were there on Christmas Day and they may...More

Thank Lcortx
General Manager A, Manager at The Coal Hole, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Lcortx, thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback about your experience with us. CH

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through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking
up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around
Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the
opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters
here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated
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steffyd
21 January 2015|
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Response from Foslo | Reviewed this property |
I had Sunday lunch there in July 2014. It was plated.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$4 - US$12
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 23:00
Monday
10:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 23:00
Thursday
10:00 - 23:30
Friday
10:00 - 00:00
Saturday
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 91-92 Strand, London WC2R 0DW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7379 9883
Description
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.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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