Monday, 14 March 2016

The Coal Hole

The Coal Hole - 4th March 2016

91-92 Strand, London WC2R 0DW

This evening SH, MB and I decided to meet up for a quick drink. Unfortunately it was one of those days that all of us were feeling a bit under the weather and the enjoyment of the pub and the beers was a little tainted. I was suffering with a sore-throat (that has been affecting me now for several days), SH had problems with sciatica and MB had a bout of his ever-recurring IBS. I don't know what this say about us chaps in our late 40s-early 50s, but it does paint a picure of a sickly lot.

Anyway, this pub is fast becoming our go-to pub if we meet in central London. It always has a great selection of ales that regularly changes and the bar staff generally seem to know their stuff.

It was very busy when we arrived at around 5pm and remained so until we left around 9:30pm. Luckily, MB was off work this day and had paid a visit to the Cosmonaut exhibition at the Science Museum before arriving at the pub nice and early, so we were able to sit at a table. Most visits here have had me being stood up (and oncesat at a proper table), but this time we were sat at one of the tall tables which have tilted seats - not comfortable and our belongings kept falling on the floor. Next time, I think I will either sit at a proper sized table or stand up for the duration.

Beers drunk on this visit: 

Top of the Hops (4.3%) x2 - Great Yorkshire Brewery -a hoppy, golden ale
Nicholson's Pale Ale (4.0%) - St Austell Brewery, St Austell, Cornwall -a session pale ale
Stateside Rye (4.5%) - Everards Brewery, Narborough, Leicestershire -a hoppy, malty strong golden ale

Number of visits: several

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