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Salisbury

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

90 St. Martin's Lane
Charing Cross
London
WC2N 4AP

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Opening Times

Monday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Tuesday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Wednesday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Thursday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Friday11.00 am - Midnight
Saturday11.00 am - Midnight
SundayMidday - 10.30 pm

Meal Times

11 - 10 Mon - Sat
12 - 9 Sun

Owner

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

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 cask ales

This pub serves 4 regular beers.

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

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 6 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

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

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Salisbury, London

Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • MemberDiscountScheme Member Discount Scheme

    10% off real ales.

  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited
  • RealHeritagePub Heritage Pub

    Nationally Important Historic Interior

Facilities

  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub 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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Salisbury

90 St. Martin's Lane
Charing Cross
London
WC2N 4AP

Sat Nav Reference

51.51096, -0.127146

Transport

  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Station Close to Railway Station
  • <Underground Close to London Underground / Overground / DLR

Nearby Bus Routes (150m)

Various

Nearby Station (400m)

London Charing Cross

Nearby London Underground/Overground/DLR (120m)

Leicester Square

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