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The Coal Hole is a stunning piece of ‘olde Englishe’ revival built in 1903-4. The age in which it was built is unusual. During the 1880′s and 90′s many pubs were undergoing huge and expensive remodellings but by the turn of the century the London pub market had crashed and very few pubs were being rebuilt. The Coal Hole and the Black Friar were two exceptions.

The Coal Hole is a stunning piece of ‘olde Englishe’ revival built in 1903-4. The age in which it was built is unusual. During the 1880′s and 90′s many pubs were undergoing huge and expensive remodellings but by the turn of the century the London pub market had crashed and very few pubs were being rebuilt. The Coal Hole and the Black Friar were two exceptions.

Four beer handpumps at the Nicholson's-owned Wellington pub in the Strand, London. Located next to the Lyceum Theatre on the edge of Covent Garden, the pub serves up to 7 ales. The pub dates back to 1848 although it was rebuilt in 1903. It's interesting to see breweries including QR codes on their pump clips. You can view more photos and read a review on Travels with Beer.

The Coal Hole is a stunning piece of 'olde Englishe' revival built in 1903-4. The pub consists of a lofty, beamed L-shaped room whose main decorative theme is the celebration of the grape. Near the ceiling is a deep plaster frieze of grape-gathering women and the rear features a very large decorative terracotta fire surround. A finer example of this style of pub is the Cittie of Yorke, also located in London. Unfortunately there is some lens flare in this shot but it was the best version of the interior that I had. You can view more photos of the Coal Hole at Travels with Beer.