- "No one had a more attentive audience than old Ham Gamgee, commonly known as the Gaffer. He held forth at the The Ivy Bush, a small inn on the Bywater road..."
- ― The Long-Expected Party
The Ivy Bush was frequented by the Hobbits of Hobbiton and Bywater. It was here that Gaffer Gamgee got quite an audience who were interested in the stories he told about Bilbo and Frodo Baggins.Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag When Tolkien lived on Stirling Road this would have been his local hostelry and could be found halfway between his house and the Birmingham Oratory, where he worshiped for a time.
Portrayal in Adaptations
- The Ivy Bush is a two-story building located at Bywater's market. Unlike the Green Dragon, which is on the other side of the market, the Ivy Bush plays no part in the story.