Welcome to The Coal Hole in Strand London


The Coal Hole is located in Strand, London, a mere stone's throw from the River Thames, Waterloo Bridge, Somerset House, Aldwych, Covent Garden, Burleigh Street and King’s College.

Located in the heart of the vibrant capital, we’re a short stroll from many of London’s most famous tourist attractions, including Covent Garden, Trafalgar Square, London Dungeons, Madame Tussauds and the London Eye.

You’ll also find the Savoy Hotel, London Transport Museum, the London Film Museum, and a collection of beautiful auditoriums and theatres near you — including, Lyceum Theatre, Duchess Theatre, Novello Theatre, Vaudeville Theatre, Theatre Royal Drury Lane, and the Royal Opera House.

A unique city centre pub with a rich history

Nicholson’s Pubs are known for their individual style, exciting stories, and charming personalities — and The Coal Hole one of a kind.

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 well-known 'song and supper' club where regulars were encouraged to sing comical songs and sentimental ballads.

Gilbert and Sullivan regularly performed here in Edwardian times, and the Shakespearean actor Edmund Keane started the Wolf Club here for oppressed husbands forbidden to sing in the bath!

Serving up seasonal specialities and mouth-watering favourites

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 Wolf Club here for oppressed husbands forbidden to sing in the bath!

One of a kind

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

Urban outdoor seating

We don’t have a pub garden but at The Coal Hole we do have a small urban outdoor space for you to enjoy a drink, some food and a great atmosphere.

Where to find us

Opening Hours

  • Monday 11am-11pm
  • Tuesday 11am-11pm
  • Wednesday 11am-11pm
  • Thursday 11am-Midnight
  • Friday 11am-Midnight
  • Saturday 11am-Midnight
  • Sunday 11am-11pm

Upcoming Holidays

  • Christmas Eve 11am-9pm
  • Christmas Day 11am-5pm
  • Boxing Day 11am-11pm
  • Thu 27th Dec 11am-Midnight
  • Fri 28th Dec 11am-Midnight
  • Sat 29th Dec 11am-11pm
  • Sun 30th Dec 11am-11pm
  • New Year�s Eve 11am-2am
  • New Year�s Day 11am-11pm
  • Wed 2nd Jan 11am-11pm

Get in touch

Call The Coal Hole on 020 7379 9883.

Pop in for a pint of well-kept cask ale, an excellent range of drinks, book a table for couples, groups, birthdays or other special occasions— and ensure that everyone has a hearty bite to eat.

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