The Hole in the Wall


Real Ale Pubs

The Hole in the Wall is steeped in history. It is said that the character 'Long John Silver' in Robert Louis Stevenson's book, Treasure Island, was based on a landlord of this pub. The pubs around this area were used by the navy for recruitment during the 18th century. On occasions a drinker who had enjoyed a bit two much of the good stuff would wake up to find himself at sea the next morning. This pub gets its name from the 'spy hole' through which a lookout was kept for customs men and the 'Press Gang' - so that the drinkers inside could escape to the cellars if necessary.

The Hole in the Wall serves cask ales, cider, continental lagers, wines and spirits as well as coffees and soft drinks. They also specialise in unpretentious pub food. In the summer you can enjoy both in the pleasant beer garden out front.

Opening times

11am-11pm Monday to Saturday,

11am-10.30pm Sunday

Food available: 12pm-10pm Monday to Saturday,

12pm-9.30pm Sunday


2 The Grove, Queens Square,, Harbourside, BS1 4QZ

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