Places in Middle-earth
Ivy Bush, The
Type: Buildings, Halls, Houses
Region: Bree/The Shire
Location: On the Bywater Road. This road appears to run from somewhere north of Bag End and roughly parallels the stream known as The Water. Given that the Gaffer, his neighbor Daddy Twofoot, Old Noakes of Bywater, and Ted Sandyman are all present; it can be extrapolated that the Inn lies somewhere in between Hobbiton and Bywater, a distance of approximately five miles.
Description: '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...'
FotR, Book I, Ch 1, A Long-expected Party
Contributors: Lyllyn 8.5.03