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Coal Hole

Address: 91-92 Strand, London WC2R 0DW
Telephone: 020 7379 9883

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The Coal Hole, Strand, London

Large and busy Nicholson’s pub very close to the Savoy Hotel.

The ground floor has a traditional feel with some interesting features. There’s a balcony area at the back which is a good way to view some of the interesting features and generally take in the atmosphere.

The clientele contains a mix of people – office workers and a fair proportion of tourists.

There is also a cellar bar at the Coal Hole but I haven’t been down to it.

Beer selection is varied – reflecting Nicholson’s commitment to real ales. The Oakleaf Hole Hearted I had on a recent visit tasted very good.

Food is available at the Coal Hole but I’ve not eaten here. I saw a couple of meals delivered to nearby tables and the food looked good and the portions were large.

The Coal Hole used to have a poor reputation but it’s massively improved and I like it. I slightly favour the Wellington just up the road (another Nicholson’s pub) but the Coal Hole is worth a try.

Last visited: June 2013

Good Beer, Good Pubs rating: 3.5 stars out of 5

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