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 11:00pm
Saturday/Sunday: Closed

Food Service Times

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

Celebrate Christmas With Us

Where better than to celebrate Christmas than in a cosy traditional pub? Come and celebrate with friends, family or colleagues and let us help you get your festive season off to the perfect start.

If you haven’t already booked what are you waiting for, click on the link below to find out what we have on offer.

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Rosie’s Pig Mulled Cider

If you’re in need of a little warmth during these colder months, we’ve a refreshingly moreish mulled cider to keep you cosy. Made with fresh-pressed Herefordshire apples, this mulled cloudy cider is smooth and rich with hints of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and citrus.

Make sure you try a glass next time you drop by.


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.


Private Hire

As well as opportunities to reserve small areas of our pub for special occasions during the week at no cost, if you’re looking for a convenient location in the heart of Holborn to hire your own pub for the day (Saturdays and Sundays only), a great opportunity awaits!

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