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The name Bob refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Bob (disambiguation).
Biographical Information
BirthLate Third Age
DeathEarly Fourth Age
Physical Description
GalleryImages of Bob

Bob was a Hobbit of Bree.

[edit] History

Bob worked as an ostler in the Prancing Pony.[1] After the Ruffians entered Bree, Bob stopped working evenings, so he could be home before nightfall.[2]

[edit] Portrayal in Adaptations

2002: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (video game):

Bob is attacked by two ruffians and a hunting dog at the stables of the Prancing Pony. Aragorn saves him.


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "At the Sign of the Prancing Pony"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "Homeward Bound"