Relax in the famous Hole in the Wall Pub


Kick back in the inspiration for the Spyglass Tavern where Long John Silver meets protagonist of Treasure Island, Jim Hawkins.

Believed to be the inspiration for the Spyglass Tavern in Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island where Long John Silver meets Jim (in the chapter 'Let’s go to Bristol', for those curious), The Hole in the Wall Inn aptly fits the description in the novel. 

Situated along the quayside, with an entrance onto two different streets, the pub even has its own spy-hole feature that was originally used by a lookout in the 18th Century to warn sailors drinking inside of any Press Gangs. The pub sits just off leafy Queen Square and has lovely views across the Harbourside to Pirate Captain Blackbeard’s alleged birthplace and childhood home in Redcliffe.

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