- Llandoger Trow
Infobox Historic building
caption=The Llandoger Trow
name= Llandoger Trow
The Llandoger Trow (gbmapping|ST588727) is a historic
public housesituated on King Street in Bristol, south west England.
1664, it is in King Street, between Welsh Backand Queen Charlotte Street, near the old city centre docks. A " trow" was a flat-bottomed barge, and Llandogois a village some 20 miles north of Bristol, over the Bristol Channeland upstream on the River Wyein South Wales, where trows were once built.
It was partially destroyed by a bomb in
World War IIbut three of the original five projecting gables remain. It is a grade II* listed building. [cite web | title=Llandoger Trow | work=Images of England | url=http://www.imagesofengland.org.uk/search/details.aspx?id=379857 | accessdate=2007-02-22]
Tradition has it that
Daniel Defoemet Alexander Selkirk( Robinson Crusoe) here, and it was Robert Louis Stevenson’s inspiration for the "Admiral Benbow" in Treasure Island. In Victorian times the pub was associated with the Theatre Royal, which is across the road, and was visited by many performers and musicians including Henry Irving. [cite book |last=Burrough |first=THB |authorlink= |coauthors= |title=Bristol |year=1970 |publisher=Studio Vista |location=London |isbn=0289798043 ]
There are reputed to be underground passages for the use of smugglers.
1962it became a Berni Inn, but now belongs to Whitbreadand trades as a Brewers Fayre. Another famous Bristol pub, The Old Duke, is situated opposite the Llandoger Trow.
There are claims that the top floor is haunted by the ghost of a young child who wore leg braces while alive. Apparently his loud footsteps can be heard in the attic.
* [http://weldgen.tripod.com/bristolinns/id15.html History of the Llandoger Trow]
* [http://www.multimap.com/map/browse.cgi?pc=BS14ER&local=ents&scale=10000&title=Llandoger%20Trow&icon=x Map]
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