- "I reckon we have enough old salts here to crew every ship in Port Royal."
- ―Arabella Smith's thoughts on the Faithful Bride's patrons
Prior to the quest for the Sword of Cortés, Arabella worked as a barmaid in the Faithful Bride, owned at the time by her father. Jack Sparrow started a brawl in the tavern, leading to Arabella joining his misfit crew.
Some time later, an adult Sparrow returned to the tavern with Hector Barbossa and Billy Turner in tow so as to find some new crew members for his ship, the Black Pearl. He recruited a drunkard called Catastrophe Shane and was about to sign on another pirate named Henry when the Pirate Lord Villanueva arrived and forced Henry and several of the other men in the tavern into joining his crew aboard the Centurion.
Around a year later, Sparrow and the crew of the Black Pearl returned, attempting to recruit sailors as souls to pay off Davy Jones, and settle Sparrow's debt. The four men who signed up were blighted with all manner of ailments and would hardly have made worthy crew members under normal circumstances.At that time, Carver was the bartender. The arrival of James Norrington, who threatened Jack with a pistol, caused a full-scale bar brawl, ending with Norrington being ejected from the tavern and thrown in with the pigs. A pirate band was known to play in the tavern, and continued their jigs even during the fight.
At some point before the War Against Piracy, the former Gunner of the legendary pirate ship Nemesis became a regular visitor in the tavern, often telling the stories of the time he served under captain James Sterling to other visitors of the tavern.
At some point after the War Against Piracy, Arabella returned to Tortuga and took over operations of the tavern. 
The Faithful Bride appeared, from the outside, to be little more than an oversized shack, and was constructed from the timbers of wrecked boats. It was said that the tavern smelled of tar, salt, seaweed and fish. The roof was noticably too weak to keep rain from dripping inside the tavern. The sign above the door was a politically-incorrect painting of a smiling bride holding a bouquet in her manacled hands.
Behind the scenes
- The Faithful Bride appears in the video game Pirates of the Caribbean: Armada of the Damned. But, since that game was canceled, it is unknown if the island's appearance in the game is canon or not.
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Jack Sparrow: The Coming Storm
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Armada of the Damned
- Pirates of the Caribbean: The Price of Freedom (Mentioned only)
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Legends of the Brethren Court: The Caribbean
- Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (First appearance)
- Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Jack Sparrow
- Revenge of the Pirates!
- The Duel!
- Pirates of the Caribbean Online
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
- Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (video game)
Notes and references
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Wordplay: Pirates of the Caribbean first draft screenplay
- ↑ Pirates of the Caribbean: The Visual Guide, p60-61: "Souls for Sale"
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Pirates of the Caribbean: Jack Sparrow: The Coming Storm
- ↑ Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
- ↑ Armada of the Damned Preview: Tale of Captain Sterling
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