I am hoping to organize a small D&D night for me and 3-4 of my friends, who are all new to the game. I bought the starter set so I already have characters (Level 1 to start, but modifiable) and dice, but, it came with the adventure "Lost Mine of Phandelver" and I am worried that it would be too long. As I assume that we will only be able to go for one session (5-7 hours) as we do not have the opportunity to get together very often. I understand that this is a tall order, and I would be very grateful if you could help me out.
P.S. This is not a requirement but if the session could end up with them in a tavern somewhere near the beginning of the story, that would be great as it would be a nice gimmick to bring the drinks in. Again this is entirely optional. And again, I would very grateful for any help.