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(formerly Ben Caunt's Head; Coach & Horses)

90 St. Martin's Lane
Charing Cross

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Opening Times


Monday11.00 am - 11.30 pm
Tuesday11.00 am - 11.30 pm
Wednesday11.00 am - 11.30 pm
Thursday11.00 am - 11.30 pm
Friday11.00 am - 00.30 am
Saturday11.00 am - 00.30 am
Sunday11.00 am - 10.30 pm

Meal Times

Mon - Sat noon - 10pm
Sun noon - 9pm


Greene King

About the Pub

One of London's Victorian pub gems, Grade II listed and included in CAMRA’s National Inventory. The pub sign shows the Marquess of Salisbury, Prime Minister three times in the late nineteenth century; his family once owned the pub's freehold.

The interior is quite spectacular with an island bar, cut and etched glass, large mirrors, and splendid Art Nouveau light fittings. One can discern some of the original divisions into smaller rooms, for example where the bar top changes from marble to hardwood. Surviving is one such partition forming a small snug at one end of the bar. At the other end, beyond the ornate staircase, is the Dining Room. There is disabled access to the pub but not to its toilets.

Formerly a Nicholson's, the pub has retained a good selection of real ales and offers a tempting menu. Service is generally efficient, even just before curtain-up at the several nearby theatres when the place can be quite crowded.

Featured in the 1961 film “Victim”. From the same era, look out for the famous photograph of Marianne Faithful draped over one of the semicircular banquettes next to one of the almost as beautiful Nouveau lamps.

Historic Interest

Grade II listed, Historic England ref 1236050. First licensed in 1694 and called the Coach & Horses until 1866. At this site or very near, the Regency "fancy" boxing swells met and arranged fights of their various champions. Rebuilt in 1892, the site traded as a restaurant until 1898 but turned into a pub a few years later.

Regular ales

This pub serves 4 regular beers.

  • Greene King IPA
  • Morland Old Speckled Hen
  • St Austell Tribute
  • Timothy Taylor Landlord

Changing ales

This pub serves 6 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Truman's --varies--
  • Twickenham --varies--
  • Wimbledon --varies--

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • MemberDiscountScheme Member Discount Scheme

    10% off real ales.

  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited
  • RealHeritagePub Historic Pub Interior

    Nationally Historic Pub Interior


  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Garden

    Pavement terrace.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly

    Must be on a leash.

  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly

    During food service hours.

  • FunctionRoom Function Room

    Can book Dining Room or Snug.

  • Restaurant Restaurant Area
  • WiFi Wifi

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90 St. Martin's Lane
Charing Cross

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51.51096, -0.127146


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Nearby Bus Routes (150m)


Nearby Station (400m)

London Charing Cross

Nearby London Underground/Overground/DLR (120m)

Leicester Square

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Salisbury WC2 June 2019


90 St. Martin's Lane
Charing Cross

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Member Discount Scheme
  • Cask Marque Accredited
  • Historic Pub Interior
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Garden
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Function Room
  • Restaurant Area
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Railway Station
  • Close to London Underground / Overground / DLR

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