Alistair wandered in to the Unnamed Pub, which really was unnamed. The signpost outside had been deliberately left blank, with just "Unnamed Pub" written in small letters on the bottom. He opened the door cautiously, only to have the door opened for him by a very short person.
Merry Brandybuck grinned at the new arrival. "Welcome to the Unnamed Pub, my good sir. Can I get you a seat?"
"No, thanks, I'm meeting a friend. You don't do much in the way of advertising, do you?" said Alistair.
Merry laughed. "We can be a bit easy to overlook, it's true. On the other hand once people have met us, they tend to remember us. True of both the pub itself and hobbits in general." After a little more small talk he presented Alistair with the pint of ale he'd ordered and pointed him towards the back, where Auron was sitting.
Alistair grinned upon sighting the warrior. "You do that almost as well as someone I used to know," he said without preamble, taking a seat.