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Requested be closed with reason - For sale: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/apr/21/last-orders-for-bristol-pub-linked-to-robinson-crusoe-and-treasure-island

The Llandoger Trow, Bristol Central, Bristol

King Street
Old City
Bristol
BS1 4ER
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Quinno _ left this review about Llandoger Trow

Less a review, more an observation as I trundled past last week; most of the outside tables were left with empty glasses and debris on them despite it being a quiet afternoon. So I'm making the punt that things haven't improved one iota...what a waste.

May 2009
Popped in again because there was a beer festival advertised. A quick count revealed that all but three of the beers could almost certainly be purchased within a 10-15 minute walk elsewhere of the Trow. Nice one, manager...

5 January 2007
A real beauty on the outside (dating from 1664) and located in a lovely part of the town centre near the docks. Unfortunately it's spoilt by having only two mainstream ales which often come out poorly and (shockingly, for Bristol) no proper cider. The inside is nothing special - in fact, getting a bit dilapidated. A classic case of a pub not fulfilling its (very big) potential. This could and should be one of the top 5 Bristol pubs but sadly it is nowhere near this. There's a lot of tales linking this to the Robinson Crusoe and Treasure Island novels, so the history is here in spades. Oh and the name (according to Wikipedia) is derived thus "A trow was a flat-bottomed barge, and Llandogo is a village 20 miles north 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."

On 24th May 2013 - rating: 4
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Blackthorn _ left this review about Llandoger Trow

This is a fantastic looking pub from the outside, probably one of the oldest buildings in Bristol. It's in a great spot at the end of King Street, close to the river and with plenty of outside seating which gets packed in the summer.

Unfortunately the inside doesn't quite live up to the promise of the outside. There's nothing particularly wrong with it, but it certainly doesn't have the quaint olde world charm that you might expect. There's some impressive features such as the fire place and the staircase, but the overall feel of the place just doesn't work somehow. There's several different linked areas going all round the bar, and an upstairs restaurant area. It's clearly starting to show it's age in places, with the taps in the gents being held in place by nothing over than their pipes.

Beers on tap were Butcombe, Black Sheep and St. Austell's Tribute. I tried this for a change but was a bit disappointed. Probably having it served through a sparkler didn't do it any favours. The only cider was Strongbow unfortunately.

On 18th March 2010 - rating: 5
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Brian McCulloch left this review about Llandoger Trow

Worth a visit for the building alone, the Llandoger Trow is one of the last timber-built merchant houses in Bristol.

Actually three houses combined to create one building. The Llandoger Trow survived the blitz to be restored more recently when building work was needed to save the structure.

The site oozes history with King Street having long associations with Bristol's seafaring days and includes important neighbours such as the Bristol Old Vic, Coopers Hall and Library.

As the sign indicates, the "Trow" is a sailing barge, a native of Bristol and the Welsh borders, used for trading onto the navigable stretches of the Wye Valley beyond Chepstow.

On 7th August 2006 - rating: 10
[User has posted 33 recommendations about 33 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Dave McNally
Bristol Temple Meads, 0.88 miles, 16 min walk (show)
Bedminster, 1.17 miles, 22 min walk (show)
Montpelier, 1.42 miles, 27 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Llandoger Trow, Bristol
21st Apr 2019, 17:20
Request to mark pub as closed by Nick Davies approved
 
21st Apr 2019, 16:56
Request to mark pub as closed submitted by Nick Davies, with included notes: For sale: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/apr/21/last-orders-for-bristol-pub-linked-to-robinson-crusoe-and-treasure-island

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 28 May 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 28 May 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 28 May 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Garden : Yes - Front seating on the cobblestones - last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 28 May 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Car Park : No last updated 28 May 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 28 May 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Function Room : No last updated 24 April 2017 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 28 May 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Karaoke : No last updated 28 May 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live Music : No last updated 28 May 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 28 May 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Micropub : No last updated 28 May 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pinball : No last updated 28 May 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pool Table : No last updated 28 May 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 28 May 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 26 September 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 28 May 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 24 April 2017 by Jonathan Wilde
  • WiFi : Yes - Free Pub Wifi - last updated 28 May 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
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