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Bird and Baby Inn

Bird and Baby Inn is a concept which has only appeared in an adaptation of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien.
Sign of the Bird and Baby Inn
The Bird and Baby Inn is Michel Delving's major hub of social activity, and the largest tavern in the Shire. Weary travelers can indulge in food and drink, and share stories of adventures by the fire. The Bird and Baby also offers the services of a barber and healer.

[edit] NPCs

Carlo Blagrove Tavern-keep
Tulip Chubb Barber
Gardenia Bracegirdle Healer
Estmar Bolger Hobby Master
Esmerelda Burrows
Lorgo Boffin
Jack Lewisdown
Carlo Williams
Owen Farfield

[edit] Inspiration

The Bird and Baby Inn did not appear in the books of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. The inclusion of a tavern named "Bird and Baby" is a reference to the real-world tavern Eagle and Child in Oxford, England which was frequented by the members of The Inklings.

Students of Oxford University who frequent the Eagle and Child often refer to the tavern as the Bird and Baby (among other colorful names).