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The Coal Hole (Nicholson's (Mitchells & Butlers))

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Black Sheep - Monty Python's Holy GrailExceptional1
Titanic - Plum PorterExcellent1
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - Beachcomber BlondeExcellent1
Purity - Pure UBUGood1
Adnams - Longboat (collaboration with Ægir)Good1
Marston's - PedigreeGood1
Knops - Musselburgh BrokeGood1
Truman's - Three Wise HopsGood1
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterGood1
Box Steam - Half SovereignAcceptable1
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideNot Tried0
Caledonian - Deuchars IPANot Tried0
Castle Rock - Harvest PaleNot Tried0
Anarchy - Blonde StarNot Tried0
St Austell - Nicholson's Pale AleNot Tried0
Acorn - Santa MariaNot Tried0
Great Yorkshire (see also Cropton) - Hadley's GoldNot Tried0
Brains - The Rev James OriginalNot Tried0
Robinsons - Trooper (superseded by 4.7% version)Not Tried0
Marston's - Pedigree New World Pale AleNot Tried0
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)Not Tried0
St Austell - TributeNot Tried0
Truman's - RunnerNot Tried0
Navigation - BritanniaNot Tried0
Elgood's - Black Dog MildNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Gale's Seafarers AleNot Tried0
Acorn - Barnsley BitterNot Tried0
Long Man - American Pale AleNot Tried0
Black Wolf (formerly Traditional Scottish Ales (TSA)) - Big RedNot Tried0
Robinsons - Trooper Red 'n' BlackNot Tried0
Bays - GoldNot Tried0
Harbour - Breakfast Pale AleNot Tried0
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Sly FoxNot Tried0
Saltaire - Saltaire BlondeNot Tried0
Banks's - WainwrightNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurNot Tried0
Adnams - Ghost ShipNot Tried0
Redemption - Big ChiefNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Coal Hole, Charing Cross, Central London
Picture 2. The Coal Hole, Charing Cross, Central London
Picture 3. The Coal Hole, Charing Cross, Central London
Michael Croxford

Visits Details

21 Sep 2019 (ChrisE)
One of the more elderly in our group needed a rest between the Savoy Tap and the bus stop in Strand so we popped in here. Busy and rather noisy but we found a seat and enjoyed a pint.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Black Sheep - Monty Python's Holy Grail4.00Exceptional
15 Nov 2018 (ChrisE)
I had not been here for many years so popped in for a pint on the ground floor level. Fairly busy with excellent service from friendly staff.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Good
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
Redemption - Big Chief5.50Not Tried
21 Jan 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit off the 15 bus from the East End.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Knops - Musselburgh Broke4.50GoodVery dark and malty, not my style at all
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Sly Fox4.00Not Tried
Saltaire - Saltaire Blonde4.00Not Tried
Banks's - Wainwright4.10Not TriedNew style clip with no brewery name yet the matching M&B Guest Ale back clip says it was brewed by Thwaites in Lancashire. What better reason for not drinking this brand sham
Adnams - Longboat (collaboration with Ægir)4.60Not TriedRan out as I ordered
11 Jan 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Longboat (collaboration with Ægir)4.60GoodDescribed as a Nordic red ale which I would describe as having a distinctive dry cherry flavour with a long lingering dry after-taste
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Bays - Gold4.30Not Tried
St Austell - Nicholson's Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
Harbour - Breakfast Pale Ale4.50Not Tried
19 Nov 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit, still buzzin' well after 11pm.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Titanic - Plum Porter4.90ExcellentWow wow wow at £4.60pp
Acorn - Barnsley Bitter3.80Not Tried
Brains - The Rev James Original4.50Not Tried
St Austell - Nicholson's Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
Long Man - American Pale Ale4.80Not Tried
Black Wolf (formerly Traditional Scottish Ales (TSA)) - Big Red3.80Not TriedNo visible abv on an otherwise also unreadable pumpclip
Robinsons - Trooper Red 'n' Black5.80Not TriedWhy hide the true Robinsons provenance?
13 Nov 2016 (Brian)
After a pint of Punk IPA in the O'Neills bar in King's Cross I felt that I should move nearer to civilisation...so I headed for Charing Cross. I arrived at about 11:30 and still only just managed to find a seat.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Purity - Pure UBU4.50GoodNice soft mid brown beer
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Elgood's - Black Dog Mild3.60Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Gale's Seafarers Ale3.60Not Tried
St Austell - Nicholson's Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
23 May 2016 (Stephen Harris)
Mid-evening and a good trade here. Somebody smashed a bottle of vinegar on the floor and was loudly dissatisfied by the lack of promptness with which it was mopped up by the staff. The smell drove me away pretty swiftly.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Box Steam - Half Sovereign3.40AcceptableA malty, brown Bitter.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
St Austell - Nicholson's Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
Truman's - Runner4.00Not Tried
Navigation - Britannia3.80Not Tried
18 Nov 2015 (Brian)
10:40 the morning after the Horrors/New Order gig in Brixton. Feeling a bit rough so came here for the veggie breakfast and a livener. We were the only customers for most of the visit, but it was a bit early. There were about 8 hand pumps on but I didn't note them all.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Truman's - Three Wise Hops4.30GoodVery nice, ruby bitter. In good condition.
10 Jul 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit prompted by free pint voucher in Metro newspaper today.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Marston's - Pedigree4.50GoodFresh cask on
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Brains - The Rev James Original4.50Not Tried
St Austell - Nicholson's Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
Robinsons - Trooper (superseded by 4.7% version)4.80Not Tried
Marston's - Pedigree New World Pale Ale3.80Not TriedA long tale of woe. New cask put on to fulfil free voucher promise but came up like a scrumpy perry
22 May 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - Beachcomber Blonde4.20ExcellentIn great nick
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Caledonian - Deuchars IPA3.80Not Tried
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80Not Tried
Anarchy - Blonde Star4.10Not TriedRan out upon ordering
St Austell - Nicholson's Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
Acorn - Santa Maria3.70Not Tried
Great Yorkshire (see also Cropton) - Hadley's Gold4.00Not TriedTaster was yuk

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About The Coal Hole

The pub sign. The Coal Hole, Charing Cross, Central London

Summary of Beer Scores

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Exceptional1
Excellent7
Good9
Acceptable2
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Charing Cross, Central London, WC2R 0DW.

An old world London pub a few hundred yards from Charing Cross in the Strand. Nice chequer tiled floor, heavy mouldings and beamed ceilings. Banistered stairs lead to upstairs drinking area. 12 handpumps with 6 and 6 at opposite ends of the ground floor bar. Edmund's Bar & Diner is in the basement.

We have visited this pub 16 times, seen 65 different beers and tried 19 of them.

Map location

Postcode: WC2R 0DW