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==History==
 
==History==
The Green Dragon Inn stood on the [[Bywater Road]], the last building passed by travellers from [[Bywater]] on their way towards [[Hobbiton]]. It was perhaps most famous as the starting-point of the [[Quest of Erebor]]: it was here that a flustered and unprepared [[Bilbo Baggins|Bilbo]] met with [[Thorin II Oakenshield|Thorin]] and his [[Thorin and Company|Dwarves]] on the morning their adventures began. It remained an important meeting-place and a centre of gossip long after Bilbo returned from the Quest, and at the time of the famous [[Bilbo's Farewell Party]], [[Samwise Gamgee|Samwise Gamgee]] was among its regular visitors. For all its proud history, it did not survive the coming of [[Saruman|Sharkey]] and his [[Ruffians|Men]] to the Shire during the [[War of the Ring]], and it was a desolate and empty place by the time Sam returned with [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]] and the other Travellers.
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The Green Dragon Inn stood on the [[Bywater Road]], the last building passed by travellers from [[Bywater]] on their way towards [[Hobbiton]]. It was perhaps most famous as the starting-point of the [[Quest of Erebor]]: it was here that a flustered and unprepared [[Bilbo Baggins|Bilbo]] met with [[Thorin II Oakenshield|Thorin]] and his [[Thorin and Company|Dwarves]] on the morning their adventures began. It remained an important meeting-place and a centre of gossip long after Bilbo returned from the Quest, and at the time of the famous [[Bilbo's Farewell Party]], [[Samwise Gamgee]] was among its regular visitors. For all its proud history, it did not survive the coming of [[Saruman|Sharkey]] and his [[Ruffians|Men]] to the Shire during the [[War of the Ring]], and it was a desolate and empty place by the time Sam returned with [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]] and the other Travellers.
  
 
==Portrayal in adaptations==
 
==Portrayal in adaptations==

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The sign of the Green Dragon, as depicted in The Lord of the Rings Online.
"There's only one Dragon in Bywater, and that's Green."
Ted Sandyman[1]

The Green Dragon Inn was one of the Shire's many inns.

History

The Green Dragon Inn stood on the Bywater Road, the last building passed by travellers from Bywater on their way towards Hobbiton. It was perhaps most famous as the starting-point of the Quest of Erebor: it was here that a flustered and unprepared Bilbo met with Thorin and his Dwarves on the morning their adventures began. It remained an important meeting-place and a centre of gossip long after Bilbo returned from the Quest, and at the time of the famous Bilbo's Farewell Party, Samwise Gamgee was among its regular visitors. For all its proud history, it did not survive the coming of Sharkey and his Men to the Shire during the War of the Ring, and it was a desolate and empty place by the time Sam returned with Frodo and the other Travellers.

Portrayal in adaptations

The Green dragon, as it appeared in The Hobbit.

2001: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring:

The Green Dragon is the location of several scenes. The activities from the Ivy Bush were relocated here. Rose Cotton appears there, implying that she works there as a barmaid.

2002: Vivendi's The Fellowship of the Ring:

The Green Dragon is situated in Bywater. Daddy Twofoot sits outside, while inside, Robin Smallburrow, Rose Cotton and Hamfast Gamgee can be found. Merry and Pippin reveal their "conspiracy" there.

2003: Sierra's The Hobbit:

The Green Dragon is a small building with a thatched roof. Entering it marks the end of the first level.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Long-expected Party"