Welcome to the Old Nick Pub

A traditional and friendly London local pub in Holborn

In the very heart of Holborn’s legal and media district, the Old Nick has been servicing the needs of lawyers, barristers, advertising executives and media production companies for many years. Originally called the Three Cups, there has been a pub on the site since 1766 and indeed one rumour has it that it was renamed after a local barrister who uses the pub as his ‘chambers’ and accounts for a hefty percentage of the pub’s sales.

The inn sign is a portrait of Niccolò Machiavelli (father of modern political science) and in England Machiavelli was thought to be so evil his nickname, Old Nick, became synonymous with the devil.

Recently refurbished to a high standard, our pub continues to offer welcoming and dependable service in a traditional and fun environment, featuring an unrivalled range of drinks, as well as a street food inspired menu, featuring the “The Cheeky Indian”.

Opening Times

Monday – Friday: 10:00am to 10:00pm
Saturday/Sunday: Closed

Food Service Times

Lunch - Monday – Friday: 12 noon – 3.00pm
Dinner - Wednesday to Friday: 5.00pm – 8.00pm
Saturday/Sunday: Closed

Forum Lager

Introducing Forum, the brand new lager from Hall & Woodhouse.

Forum is a 4.2% refreshing Helles style lager, with a delicate flavour from the Weihenstephan yeast and a subtle fruity lemon character from Hallertau Blanc and Huell Melon hops.

The name refers not only to Blandford Forum, the location of the H&W brewery where this new, exciting lager is brewed, but also to a meeting or gathering where ideas and views can be exchanged. And where better to meet and put the world to rights than in a traditional British pub, where you can enjoy this refreshing drink with friends and family.

So what are you waiting for, make sure you try a pint next time you visit


Keep an eye on our instagram for more information! Click below for a sneak peak.

Bratwurst Brats


We’re open from 8.30am daily for coffee and tea and we’d like to share our wonderful Colourful Coffee offer with you, ideal for that perfect morning or afternoon catch up or gathering.


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