Places in Middle-earth
Floating Log, The
Type: Buildings, Halls, Houses
Region: Bree/The Shire
Location: In the Town of Frogmorton, on the East-West road in the Shire.
Description: The inn in Frogmorton. It was closed during the end of the War of the Ring, when Sharkey controlled the Shire, and a Shirriff-house was built there, housing the 'First Eastfarthing Troop' of Shirriffs.
'There they meant to stay the night; The Floating Log at Frogmorton was a good inn. But as they came to the east end of the village they met a barrier with a large board saying NO ROAD; and behind it stood a large band of Shirriffs with staves in their hands and feathers in their caps, looking both important and rather scared.'
RotK, Book VI, Ch 8, The Scouring of the Shire
Contributors: Moriel 7.21.03, quotes added by Lyllyn 7.21.03