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The Three Sheets was a pub housed in Diagon Alley. It looked like a pirate ship, and it had a hanging sign of a sailing ship. They had a pirate flag, a unicorn sign and they had a statue of a unicorn at the very top.[1]

It was near The Harpy's Bazaar, Vietch's Leeches, Bats! Bats! Bats!, and Nollikins for Scrolls & Skins.[2]

If one wanted to get food, one had to go through a door to the right under a sign saying "down the hatch for victurals", and they encouraged people to try their covey crumpets.[1]


The pub's name was taken from the idioms "three sheets in/to the wind", meaning drunk.[3][4][5]

Behind the scenes

  • The house recommended covey crumpet is a nod to Covey Crump, who served the Royal Navy and published a book of compiled naval slang, abbreviations, legends and historical tit-bits.[6][5]


Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: Illustrated Edition (see this image)
  2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: Illustrated Edition (see this image and this image)
  3. Wiktionary favicon.PNG three sheets in the wind on Wiktionary
  4. Wiktionary favicon.PNG three sheets to the wind#Adjective on Wiktionary
  5. 5.0 5.1 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – creepy scrawlers ltd. - "The Three Sheets is just a pun (Three Sheets to the Wind meaning somewhat sozzled), the ‘Covey Crumpets’ offered on sale is a nod to Commander Covey Crump, who served in the Royal Navy and in the 1950’s published a book on naval slang."
  6. WP favicon.PNG Covey Crump on Wikipedia
Diagon Alley North Side

Apothecary · Bats! Bats! Bats! · Belcher's Bottled Beers · Bernie Balls Fireworks · Blinkhorn's workshop · Boogermongers · Brigg's Brooms · Bufo's · Caput Mortuum · Creepy Scrawlers Stationers · Crispa Culpepper's Drugs & Preparations · Eeylops Owl Emporium · Flail & Hyde Furriers · Florean Fortescue's Ice Cream Parlour · Flourish and Blotts · Gaberlunzie Garments · Grandma Gramercy's Grandiloquent Gramophones · Gringotts Wizarding Bank · The Harpy's Bazaar · Herbert's Sherbets · Janus Galloglass · Krakens · Leaky Cauldron (1 Diagon Alley) · Madam Malkin's Robes for All Occasions · The Magic Lantern · Magical Menagerie · Mandrake Mufflers · Marcus Minucius Myomancer · Mourning & Starr Armourers · Mr Milvus Grizedale, Kitemaker · Mr Trismus, Mouth Magician · Mulligrubs Materia Medica · Nell's Bells · Nollikins for Scrolls & Skins · Noltie's Botanical Novelties · Oldknowe Books · Pettichaps · Potage's Cauldron Shop · Praedico Predico · Quality Quidditch Supplies · Shrew & Scold's Bridal Wear · S. Starling · Tangle & Noils Wigmakers & Perruquiers · The Three Sheets · Tut's Nuts · Twinkle's Telescopes · Vietch's Leeches · What Larks! Songbird Specialists · Wiseacre's Wizarding Equipment

Known residents, shop owners and employees

Blinkhorn · Belcher · Bufo · Crookshanks (formerly) · Eeylops Owl Emporium female employee · Eeylops Owl Emporium male employee · Florean Fortescue (deceased) · Flourish and Blotts manager · Hedwig (formerly; deceased) · Madam Malkin · Noltie · Madam Potage · Magical Menagerie salesman · Magical Menagerie saleswoman · Milvus Grizedale · Marcus Minucius · Trismus · Tut · Twinkle · Vietch · Wiseacre's Wizarding Equipment employee