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Llandoger Trow

King Street, Bristol. BS1 4ER • (0117) 990 2670
Llandoger Trow, Bristol
Llandoger Trow, Bristol

This is a historic pub in the city centre dating from 1664. A trow was a flat-bottomed barge, and Llandogo is a village on the River Wye in south Wales, where trows were once built. Trows historically sailed to trade in Bristol.

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The pub was partially destroyed by a bomb in World War II, but three of the original five projecting gables remain. It is a grade II* listed building. Tradition has it that Daniel Defoe met Alexander Selkirk, his inspiration for Robinson Crusoe, here, and it was Robert Louis Stevenson’s inspiration for the Admiral Benbow in Treasure Island. In the Victorian era the pub was associated with the Theatre Royal, which is across the road, and was visited by many performers and musicians including Henry Irving.


Popular for Food, Outside Area.

No easily accessible wifi. Designated smoking areas only.

Opening Times:

Open 12noon-12.30am daily (please check the website for any late changes).


Located to the south of the city centre between Welsh Back and Queen Charlotte Street.

Getting There:

National Rail Bristol Temple Meads railway station: 15 minutes walk.


Parking available nearby - payment required.

Llandoger Trow, King Street, Bristol. BS1 4ER • (0117) 990 2670

Last Updated Monday 21 March 2022

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