Llandoger Trow

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Llandoger Trow
Llandoger Trow front.jpg
The Llandoger Trow
Llandoger Trow is located in Bristol
Llandoger Trow
Location within Bristol
General information
Town or city Bristol
Country England
Coordinates 51°27′07″N 2°35′36″W / 51.4519°N 2.5932°W / 51.4519; -2.5932Coordinates: 51°27′07″N 2°35′36″W / 51.4519°N 2.5932°W / 51.4519; -2.5932
Completed 1664

The Llandoger Trow is an historic public house in Bristol, south west England. Dating from 1664, it is in King Street, between Welsh Back and Queen Charlotte Street, near the old city centre docks. A trow was a flat-bottomed barge, and Llandogo is a village 20 miles (32 km) north-west of Bristol, across the Severn Estuary and upstream on the River Wye in South Wales, where trows were once built. Trows historically sailed to trade in Bristol.

The Llandoger Trow in the early 1930s before part was bombed in World War II

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.[1]

Tradition has it that Daniel Defoe met Alexander Selkirk, his inspiration for Robinson Crusoe, here,[2] 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.[3]

In 1962 it became a Berni Inn, but now belongs to Whitbread and trades as a Brewers Fayre. Another notable Bristol pub, The Old Duke, is situated opposite the Llandoger Trow.

In 2007, The Llandoger Trow was one of the three locations seen in the Pirate's Cove episode of Most Haunted Live!. The others were Blackbeard's houses and Redcliffe Caves.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Llandoger Trow". Images of England. Retrieved 2007-02-22. 
  2. ^ Bristol Tourist Information History & Heritage
  3. ^ Burrough, THB (1970). Bristol. London: Studio Vista. ISBN 0-289-79804-3. 

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