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The Tavern (Called Le Pub in the blueprint concept art) is a location in Beauty and the Beast, located in the unnamed French Village. It is a hangout for Gaston (who presumably acted as the owner) and the villagers, and where Claudette, Laurette, and Paulette (a.k.a., the Bimbettes) find work as tavern waitresses. It was located at the edge of the village near a bridge, at one of the town's fountains.

Physical appearance

The main building from the exterior was three stories tall.

Inside, the only room we directly see is the main dining area, which is rather rustic-looking with a stone fireplace, all of Gaston's trophies mostly of animal antlers on the walls, and a large portrait of Gaston above the fireplace. It also has various wines as well as a brew barrel. Near the fireplace is a bear-skin rug (presumably done by Gaston) as well as a "throne" of sorts that is made of various animal skins and antlers. According to Gaston at one point, the antlers were the primary decoration of the tavern. The Tavern had "saloon" doors as well as a bar area. In addition, there were six circular tables, with at least four chandeliers, and a bench independent of the tables. It also had tankards for beer.

Any meals it serves besides beer, wine, and presumably eggs is never revealed in the movie or comics.


Beauty and the Beast

The tavern is first mentioned in one of the opening scenes of the movie, where Gaston invites Belle to a date at the tavern immediately, specifically to show her his trophies, but she procrastinates in an attempt to reject him, both because she doesn't like him and because she needs to get home to help her father with his latest project anyhow. In addition, earlier, Claudette, Laurette, and Paulette were seen getting pails of water from a pump that were presumably going to be used for making beer at the tavern.

The tavern makes its first on-screen appearance shortly after Belle surrenders to Beast as the latter's prisoner, where Gaston was still fuming about being rejected, dejected, and publicly humiliated by Belle (referring to his failed wedding which resulted in Belle knocking him into a mud puddle in front of the invited guests), as well as viewing himself as a disgrace as a result, resulting in the patrons and staff cheering him up by singing praises about him, with him joining in soon and eventually culminating with a bar fight. Shortly after the song's end, Maurice burst in and tried to get everyone to save Belle who had been locked up by a "monstrous Beast," only to be mocked as well as eventually "helped out" (or rather, thrown out) by the patrons at Gaston's request. This eventually resulted in Gaston coming up with the idea to get Belle to marry him by blackmailing Belle with falsely incarcerating Maurice at the Les Maison de Lunes insane asylum. He directly tells LeFou the plan with whispers, although it is implied that everyone at the tavern (with the possible exception of Claudette, Laurette, and Paulette) knew about and gave support for the plan.

The tavern appears for the last time after Belle tends to the Beast's wounds, where it was obviously closed to the public and empty save for Gaston, LeFou, and the warden of the asylum, Monsieur D'Arque, where they discuss the plan to get Maurice locked up as a means to force Belle to marry him. D'Arque ultimately agrees to the plot wholeheartedly, both because of his being bribed with money by Gaston, and because he loved the despicableness of the plot.

Printed Media

Beauty and the Beast Marvel Comics

The tavern (named Café in the third issue) appeared in only two issues. The first was at the end of the third issue, where Gaston was ranting about the failure of his attempted wife auction of luring Belle out in a similar manner to in the film, although he forgave Belle because he deduced she probably hadn't even heard of it (which ultimately turned out to be true, as she wasn't even in the village but at the Beast's castle). The second was in the seventh issue, where Gaston went over to the tavern to have a heaping of eggs, and returned to the Bookstore in the hopes of catching Belle as she's inside, only to find LeFou had been distracted from his duty due to the Bimbettes' interference (they had planned to make Gaston jealous to "give him a taste of his own medicine" for their jealousy of Belle being the object of his affections instead of his returning their love for him, but it failed largely because Gaston was only angry at LeFou for getting distracted and potentially having not seen Belle).

Disney Parks

In Fantasyland at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom, there is a restaurant called Gaston's Tavern, which is modeled after this tavern.

The Tavern helps show some traits about Gaston, such as how one of the walls has Gaston's Fist marked in to it, when he punched it, after Le Fou once beat him at Darts?

The real-life tavern currently offers a limited menu, but the main entree is the roasted pork shank and the signature drink is LeFou's brew; Gaston often says that LeFou is in the tavern's back room making the drinks for the guests.


  • Aside from the antlers, the trophies on Gaston's wall included the head of a bald eagle and a bighorn sheep, both of which are not native to France (instead both being native to North America). This implies that Gaston may have hunted abroad.
  • Although the interior of the tavern was largely the same in the comics as in the movie, the exterior of the tavern was somewhat different, possessing square open windows instead of glass arched french windows, as well as possessing a regular door instead of saloon doors and even being shorter by at least two stories. This may have been due to mixing up the tavern with a "café" building seen very briefly in the end of the opening song,[1] as cafés are a type of French restaurant that, ironically, appeals to the intellectual classes of France. It was given a design closer to that in the actual film in the seventh issue, however.


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Films: Beauty and the Beast | The Enchanted Christmas | Belle's Magical World | Beauty and the Beast (2017 film) | Video
Television: Sing Me a Story with Belle | Belle's Tales of Friendship | House of Mouse | Once Upon a Time | A Poem Is...
Books: The Beast Within: A Tale of Beauty's Prince | The New Adventures of Beauty and the Beast | Winter Wonderland | Time Flies! | Sittin' Pretty! | Tale as Old as Time: The Art and Making of Beauty and the Beast | Classic Storybook | Disney's Wonderful World of Reading | Golden Look-Look Book | Golden Sight 'n' Sound Book | Little Golden Book | Disney Princess Beginnings
Marvel Comics: A Chance For Romance | Wardrobe's Big Surprise | The Wishful Walk | Almost Amour! | Lyrical Love Part 1 and 2 | Dove Tales Part 1 and 2 | A Masterpiece for the Master | Deck the Halls for Belle with Holly | Belle, Book and Castle | Bound to Surprise | The Dessert Disaster
Video Games: Beauty and the Beast (video game) | Belle's Quest | Roar of the Beast | A Board Game Adventure | Disney Infinity | Disney Infinity: 2.0 Edition | Kingdom Hearts II | Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days | Kingdom Hearts χ | Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ | Disney Enchanted Tales
Music: Beauty and the Beast (Original Soundtrack)

Disney Parks

Animated film: Art of Animation | Beauty and the Beast Ride | Disney Animation Building | Fairy Tale Forest | Le Pays des Contes de Fées | Mickey's PhilharMagic | Voyage to the Crystal Grotto
Live action: Disney Illuminations
Entertainment: Animazment - The Musical | A Table is Waiting | Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage | Cinderella's Surprise Celebration | Disney's Believe | Disney's Dreams: An Enchanted Classic | Disney Classics: The Music & The Magic | Disney Dreams! | Disney in the Stars | Enchanted Tales with Belle | Fantasmic! | Feel the Magic | Mickey's Magical Celebration | Mickey and the Magician | Once Upon a Time | Royal Theatre | The Golden Mickeys | World of Color
Restaurants: Be Our Guest Restaurant | Gaston's Tavern | Maurice’s Treats Snack Cart
Shops: Bonjour! Village Gifts
Parade: Disney's Magical Moments Parade | Paint The Night Parade | The Wonderful World of Disney Parade | Tokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade: DreamLights | Walt Disney's Parade of Dreams
Halloween: Disney's Not-So-Scary Halloween Show | It's Good To Be Bad With The Disney Villains | The Disney Villains Halloween Showtime


Original: Belle | Beast | Lumière | Cogsworth | Mrs. Potts | Chip Potts | Chip's Sibling | Chef Bouche | Villagers | Maurice | Philippe | Gaston | LeFou | Bimbettes | Sultan | Wardrobe | Fifi | Enchantress | Monsieur D'Arque | Wolves | Music Box | Gaston's buddies | Pierre | Palanquin
Enchanted Christmas: Angelique | Forte | Fife
Belle's Magical World: Webster | Crane | Le Plume | Witherspoon | Chandeleria
Deleted Characters: Clarice | Marguerite | Belle's sisters | Belle's suitors | Belle's mother
Comic and Storybook Characters: Countess de la Perle | Thunder


Original: Prologue | Belle | Gaston | Be Our Guest | Something There | Human Again | Beauty and the Beast | The Mob Song
Broadway: No Matter What | Me | Home | How Long Must This Go On? | If I Can't Love Her | Maison Des Lunes | A Change in Me
Enchanted Christmas: Stories | As Long As There's Christmas | Don't Fall in Love | A Cut Above the Rest
Belle's Magical World: A Little Thought | Listen With Our Hearts
Live-Action Film: Our Song Lives On | For Evermore | Days in the Sun


Beast's Castle | Library | Belle's Cottage | Village | Ballroom | The Black Forest | Tavern | The West Wing | Belle's Room


The Enchanted Rose | Enchanted Mirror | Maurice's Machine

See Also

Beauty and the Beast (musical) | Beauty and the Beast Jr. | Disney Renaissance | Original Screenplay

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