"Hagraven or Horker, it matters not. We've got the arrows to fell any game."

The Drunken Huntsman is a tavern and hunting shop specializing in archery located in the Plains District of Whiterun.


The owner, Elrindir, explains the store was named after an incident involving him and his brother after they both consumed "rather too much mead" and went out to hunt - his brother mistook him for a deer and shot him in the rear with an arrow.

Elrindir sells a wide assortment of armor and weapons, with an emphasis on bows and arrows, in addition to the tavern's usual fare of food and drink.


The large main trading room is on the ground floor and consists of a counter displaying some wares and several small tables. A large hearth is situated in the center of the room with two cooking pots hung over them. During the day, Olfrid Battle-Born can be seen nearby tending to the spit.

To the right is a small alcove where Jenassa, a Dunmer mercenary, can be found sitting. She lodges at the tavern and can be hired for 500 GoldIcon. Adjacent to it is another alcove with a wardrobe and two barrels.

At the back of the room past the large keg is a small bedroom with a chest, a strongbox, and Business Ledger on top of a dresser. In addition, a shelf with several ruined books and a copy of A Dream of Sovngarde can be found. Upstairs is the small master bedroom where Nazeem and his wife Ahlam sleep. Inside is a chest, a wardrobe and two end tables containing generic clutter.

Notable itemsEdit

The Archery skill book, The Black Arrow, Book II, is located on a shelf under the counter.



  • If the Dragonborn kills Anoriath during the Dark Brotherhood contract, Delvin Mallory will say that an inhabitant was killed if the Drunken Huntsman is the target for one of his jobs.
  • Despite being considered an inn during NPC conversations, rooms cannot be rented.


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  • Drunken Huntsman Glitch

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    • Thanks, this worked. For clarification, first enter this command to select Elrindir: prid 0001a681 Then enter: setcellownership 00165b7
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  • Why do you think Nazeem lives in the Drunken Huntsman?

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    • 2600:1:9347:F1A5:3C3E:BEC4:4AE7:C189 wrote:So the acolyte in the temple of Kynareth alsi has this key Don't you mean Acolyte Janssen? ...
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