Tabard Inn

Tabard Inn

(tăb`ərd), in Southwark borough, Greater London, England. The inn, demolished in the 19th cent., was mentioned by Geoffrey ChaucerChaucer, Geoffrey
, c.1340–1400, English poet, one of the most important figures in English literature. Life and Career

The known facts of Chaucer's life are fragmentary and are based almost entirely on official records.
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 in the Prologue of the Canterbury Tales as the starting point of Chaucer's pilgrims.
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So one day in April a company of pilgrims gathered at the Tabard Inn on the south side of the Thames, not far from London Bridge.
At the Tabard Inn twenty-nine "of sundry folk," besides Chaucer himself, were gathered.
Every one is familiar with the plan of the story (which may well have had some basis in fact): how Chaucer finds himself one April evening with thirty other men and women, all gathered at the Tabard Inn in Southwark (a suburb of London and just across the Thames from the city proper), ready to start next morning, as thousands of Englishmen did every year, on a pilgrimage to the shrine of St.
In which work of literature does the historic Tabard Inn appear?
Here are just a few of the scores of contrastive pairings, triplings, or even broader and variously significant associations that readers carefully attending to what Chaucer the Pilgrim reports from the Tabard Inn have found: 'worthy' and 'worthynesse' used as leitworter in the description of the 'verray, parfit gentil knyght' (43, 47, 50, 64, 68) but also used in reference to the Friar (243, 269), Merchant (279, 283), Franklin (360), and Wife of Bath (459); the observation that the Prioress's wimple is neatly pleated (151), while the Wife of Bath, too, is 'ywympled wel' (470); and that the Friar shuns 'a thredbare cope' (260), while the Clerk wears a 'thredbare .
Which group of literary characters first met at the Tabard Inn, Southwark?
Hotels such as The Tabard Inn, Washington DC which opened its doors in 1922 are still going strong, and its drinks menu harks back to The Golden Age of Cocktails.
The landlord of the Tabard Inn, Harry Bailey, is the host for the evening, welcoming the audience as patrons of the inn.
Or if you seek just a quiet homey corner for the usual (or anything but) and a chat, visit The Tabard Inn.
An explosion of live music, story-telling and general mischief, The Canterbury Tales production puts the audience at the heart of the action as patrons of the Tabard Inn - the starting point of the pilgrims' journey to Canterbury.
On the way the pilgrims told stories and welcomed a stop at the Tabard Inn.