Drink in Bristol's Oldest Pub - the Llandoger Trow


Explore Robert Louis Stevenson's original inspiration for the Admiral Benbow pub in Treasure Island.

Bristol’s oldest pub and one of the last timber-built buildings in the city, the Llandoger Trow is swathed in myth and legend. Just one look at the pub’s Tudor-style exterior is enough to transport you back to times of pirates and secret tunnels. 

This was Pirate Captain Blackbeard’s (Edward Teach) drinking hole. During his life, the infamous buccaneer terrorised the West Indies and eastern coast of the US before meeting his match (and demise) in America. 

Positively reeking with history of this sort, it’s also believed that Daniel Defoe met Alexander Selkirk here, his inspiration for Robinson Crusoe, as well as being Robert Louis Stevenson’s inspiration for the Admiral Benbow pub in Treasure Island.

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