The Ivy Bush

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The Ivy Bush
Region: The Shire
Area: Hobbiton-Bywater
Settlement: Hobbiton
Location: [31.3S, 71.1W]
The Ivy Bush Bar.jpg

The Ivy Bush is the tavern and inn for Hobbiton. [31.3S, 71.1W]

This famous inn is centrally located in Hobbiton, where the Bywater Road crosses the Hill Road. The Ivy Bush has a stage in the corner of the tavern where dancers and musicians can perform for the patrons and visitors.


This inn was favoured by Sam's father Hamfast Gamgee and his neighbour Daddy Twofoot, as well as many other Hobbits of the Hobbiton area. The Ivy Bush was a centre of gossip and story-telling, and it was here that the Hobbiton residents gathered to exchange fantastical tales of Elves, dragons and treasure-hunting, as well as (rather more usually) the latest doings in the Shire. — lorebook
"The history and character of Mr. Bilbo Baggins became once again the chief topic of conversation; and the older folk suddenly found their reminiscences in welcome demand. No one had a more attentive audience than old Ham Gamgee, commonly known as the Gaffer. He held forth at The Ivy Bush, a small inn on the Bywater road..." — The Fellowship of the Ring, by Tolkien


NPC Function
HobbitM.png Hereward Loamsdown Tavern Keep
HobbitF.png Moonlight Sandheaver Inn League Member
HobbitM.png Shirriff Robin Smallburrow Quest
Hobbit.png Storyteller
Hobbit.png Child
Hobbit.png Townsperson


The Ivy Bush Inn Exterior
The Sign of The Ivy Bush


Stage at the Ivy Bush Cozy fireplace corner in the Ivy Bush Kitchen of the Ivy Bush

External References

Taverns of Middle-earth
The Bird and Baby InnThe Comb and Wattle InnThe Floating Log InnForlong's HallThe Forsaken InnThe Golden PerchThe Green DragonThe HavenThe Haunted InnThe Ivy BushThe Merry SwanThe Mûmak and KeepThe Plough and StarsStangard TavernThe Prancing PonyThorin's Hall InnThe Wheel and Cask
Settlements, Areas and Landmarks of The Shire
Areas: Bindbole WoodBridgefieldsThe Delving FieldsGreen Hill CountryGreenfieldsThe HillHobbiton-BywaterThe MarishNorth BridgefieldsRushock BogShire HomesteadsTookland
Settlements: BrockenboringsBudgefordBywaterFrogmortonHobbitonLittle DelvingMichel DelvingNeedleholeOverhillScaryStockTuckboroughWaymeetWoodhall
Landmarks: Abandoned Elf-campAppledoresBag EndBamfurlongBear DensThe Bird and Baby InnBolestonesBrandywine BridgeBridgefields WallBucklebury FerryBywater BridgeDora Brownlock's FarmDowns GateThe FrogmoorsThe GrangeThe Great WillowGolfimbul's HoleLob's GroveLongo Burrow's FarmMathom-houseMethel-stageNarrowcleeveOld Odo's Leaf-farmOverhill YardsThe Party TreePingladePuddifoot's FieldsThe QuarryThe Rushock GateSandson's FarmSandyman's MillThe Scrag-dellsSkirmish CampSouth FieldsSouthfarthing GateStocktowerThree Farthing StoneTom Cotton's FarmTroll's KnollWellbridgeWolf DenThe Yale-height