The Dirty Duck Inn is located at the center of the Bristol site. It has always been a crossroads and a meeting place for performers and patrons alike.

The front of the inn looks like most buildings, with a door and windows. The back is more open, with a view inside the main room. There is a loft upstairs.

The inn itself used to be a garage that someone didn't want anymore because it was too worn out, so he donated it to the Faire. If you look carefully at the front of the inn, you can see where two garage doors used to be.

In 1989, the Inn had a fence in front of it and was a kind of performance space. Ralph Scotese and [Katie Scotese] played the innkeeper and his wife. The Shakespearean Revelers hung out there a lot, and even performed a scene from The Merchant of Venice there once a day.

Later, the fence was removed, opening up the front yard considerably. The yard has always provided an excellent location for street fighting, and has been host to such memorable events as the Hanging of Robert of Locksley, a big group fight involving everyone in Bristol, and the popular melee.

In the mornings, the inn was the location for the Court of Common Pleas for many years until the end of the 2002 season.

The inn was the headquarters of the Guilde of St. George for several years, until they moved into their current location near the Joust. Later, it became home to the Revelers' Guilde.

It is currently the home of the Guilde of St. Lawrence.