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Prince: Where sups he? Doth the old boar feed in the old frank?
Bardolph: At the old place, my lord, in Eastcheap.
Henry IV, Part II (2.2.145-147)

Eastcheap was an area of London filled with markets and taverns. Prince Hal's humorous description of Falstaff as "the old boar" is the nearest Shakespeare comes to specifying the favorite haunt of Hal, Falstaff, and company as the celebrated Boar's Head Tavern in Eastcheap.


Hugh Alley. A Caveatt for the Citty of London. Manuscript, 1598

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