At a tavern in Eastcheap, Prince Hal and Poins amuse themselves by tormenting a young waiter while waiting for Falstaff to return. Falstaff comes in telling a story about having been robbed by a large body of men with whom he fought bravely. Hal then reveals that it was he and Poins who robbed Falstaff. A messenger arrives from King Henry to summon Hal to court. Falstaff and Hal stage mock versions of the scene to take place between Hal and his father. These impromptu performances are halted by the arrival of a sheriff in search of Falstaff and his gang, whom Hal conceals.