|Old Noakes from The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (video game)|
|Birth||late Third Age |
|Gallery||Images of Old Noakes|
Noakes was a regular at the Ivy Bush, and a friend of the Gaffer's. He was present at his drink just before Bilbo's Farewell Party. Asking the Gaffer about Frodo Baggins, he thought that he must be more than a half a Brandybuck, openly wondering why anyone should look for a wife in Buckland.
Noake(s) or Noke(s) is a real-life English surname, derived probably from the place-name No(a)ke, etymologized as atten oke "at the oak".
Portrayal in adaptations
- Old Noakes is played by Wolfgang Laugwitz.
- Old Noakes is present at the Gaffer's conversation, though the setting is moved from the Ivy Bush to the Green Dragon. He is played by William Johnson.
2001-2007: The Lord of the Rings Trading Card Game:
- Contrary to the film, Decipher identifies a different Hobbit from Bilbo's Party as Old Noakes.
- Old Noakes sits on a bench just beyond Bywater. Sancho Proudfoot stole his medicinal herbs; retrieving them is a side mission.