|Fate||Drinking in the Green Dragon with Frodo Baggins, Gaffer, Sam, and Ted Sandyman.|
- "There's been some strange folk crossing the Shire. Dwarves and others of a less than savory nature."
- —Posco Noakes
Noakes was a regular at the Ivy Bush, and a friend of the Gaffer's. After his old friend Bilbo Baggins left the Shire, Old Noakes spent his time in the Green Dragon where he had a conversation with Gaffer, Sam, and Ted Sandyman about strange things that were happening outside the borders of the Shire.
- The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (First appearance)