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The Coal Hole, Strand, WC2

92 Strand
WC2
WC2R 0DW
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Nicholsons (Mitchells & Butlers)

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Tris C left this review about The Coal Hole

A grade II-listed pub dating from 1904 and well documented below and on CAMRA’s list of pubs with heritage interiors, this being of Regional Importance.
I haven’t been in here for around 18 years, but like Ray, I too had my Richard Harris moment in here with the ex in 2000, before a do at the Savoy; I’ll spare you the details, but he wasn’t exactly sober.
Ales: Doom, Pride, Nicholson’s Pale Ale, Proper Job and Ghost Ship at a really quite reasonable £2.55 a half and fine.
This is really a must-visit London pub to experience the architecture, rather than the ambience, but it’s best appreciated early in the week as it’s absolutely rammed at peak times and very noisy; the mezzanine is the place to sit.

On 2nd November 2021 - rating: 7
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Will Larter left this review about The Coal Hole

Impressive! Woodwork, windows, friezes, fireplace, ceiling, floor all nicely done or carefully preserved or restored. My table was a display cabinet for barley grains and hop flowers - you don't see that sort of thing every day. Service was also good - my arrival coincided with a group of city types, but the manager spotted that I was not with them and stopped pulling through line cleaner and came to serve me. My half of Fullers London Pride was in good condition and I enjoyed having a look around the place. There were two sets of six hand pumps, with just Nicholsons Pale, Pride and Adnams Ghost Ship on at the time of my Friday afternoon visit, though I guess another was going on in anticipation of a busy session. I'd be happy to call in here another time.

On 2nd October 2021 - rating: 8
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Brainy Pool left this review about The Coal Hole

last pub we visited before heading off to the rugby league Challenge Cup final on 24th August. a classy Nicholsons place on the Strand serving several platters of small pies when we were here. We sat outside in the alley with a view of the Thames. Nice pub but very much a central London pub in price and atmosphere.

On 31st August 2019 - rating: 6
[User has posted 895 recommendations about 868 pubs]


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This pub features in the following crawls:
WC1 & 2 Good Beer Guide pubs by Roy Collins
Let's All Go Down the Strand by Will Larter
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
London Charing Cross, 0.29 miles, 5 min walk (show)
London Waterloo, 0.96 miles, 18 min walk (show)
London Blackfriars, 1.84 miles, 35 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Coal Hole, WC2
2nd Nov 2021, 18:51
Review submitted by Tris C
 
2nd Oct 2021, 15:57
Review submitted by Will Larter amended by Will Larter

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 29 September 2013 by Nick Davies
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 29 September 2013 by Nick Davies
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 29 September 2013 by Nick Davies
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 29 September 2013 by Nick Davies
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 29 September 2013 by Nick Davies
  • Car Park : No last updated 29 September 2013 by Nick Davies
  • Darts : No last updated 29 September 2013 by Nick Davies
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 09 October 2015 by hondo .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 29 September 2013 by Nick Davies
  • Karaoke : No last updated 29 September 2013 by Nick Davies
  • Live Music : No last updated 29 September 2013 by Nick Davies
  • Micropub : No last updated 02 November 2021 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 29 September 2013 by Nick Davies
  • Pool Table : No last updated 29 September 2013 by Nick Davies
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 29 September 2013 by Nick Davies
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 09 October 2015 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : No last updated 02 November 2021 by Tris C
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 29 September 2013 by Nick Davies
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 09 October 2015 by hondo .
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