Saturday 25 March - LIVE MUSIC - 'EllY Tree' - an acoustic-ish outfit based in Ipswich performing primarily original songs in a folk/world style
Thursday 30 March - SWEFFLIX MOVIE NIGHT - at last! The first (of many hopefully) of our movie nights will be a screening of 'Withnail & I'. The film will start at 9pm, bar open from 8pm. Bring snacks to share. Entry by donation (suggested amount £4) of which 50% will go to St Elizabeth's Hospice
**VILLAGE EVENT** Saturday 1 April - LITTER PICK - meet at village hut 10am
Saturday 1 April - APRIL FOOL'S DAY SPECIAL with hOrsefire! Ok so most of you know what to expect but for those who don't - expect the unexpected! This mad bunch will have you dancing, singing and stomping your feet. DRESS CODE: Hats and false moustaches
Sunday 2 April - SWEFFLING SUNDAY STROLL - meet 10.30 for a 10.45 start
As part of Mat's walk and talk challenge ., we'll be hosting a circular walk on the first Sunday of each month. We'll be continuing to raise money for The Brain Tumour Charity so there will be a collection pot for you to donate. Last month we raised a whopping great £111 - let's see if we can raise even more this time. More info on the walk will be on the pub's Facebook page the week before the walk. Suitable for all ages, plus dogs & some pushchairs (offroad ones)
Saturday 8 April - LIVE MUSIC - Peter Hepworth. In addition to Peter’s original music, his extensive memorised setlist ranges from 1940s/50s vocal jazz, though to folk, pop, modern classics, Americana, 60s and 70s classics in various styles.
Thursday 13 April - GUEST CHEF NIGHT - this night will be a real treat for your tastebuds as Oli will cook up a variety of Mexican dishes. Oli uses real Mexican spices and traditional methods to create a colourful and flavoursome spread. Food will start from 7pm. Spaces are limited so please email us if you are hoping to come along to eat. Once the food has been served, others can join us for some Mexican-style drinks and shenanigans from 9pm!
Saturday 15 April – LIVE MUSIC – the wonderful Silbury Hill will be returning once again with folk/rock music on guitar, flute, mandolin & vocals
Thursday 20 April - VINYL NIGHT - Bring 5 songs on vinyl (not necessarily your favourites - whatever you choose to subject us to!) and our resident DJ (Mark) will play them randomly throughout the night. It's up to you if you own up to your selection! The floor will be cleared for dancing too. A small entry fee will be charged, of which 50% will be donated to St Elizabeth's Hospice
Saturday 22 April - LIVE MUSIC - Jay Ducker & chums. Last time this lot played it was brilliant & customers were immediately asking when they would return.
Sunday 23 April - ALDE GARDEN OPEN DAY (12-3) - in association with St. Elizabeth's Hospice. Come and have a wander around the campsite & meet the animals. The pub will be open for refreshments. Entry by donation - all proceeds to the hospice. More details TBA nearer the time
Tuesday 25 April - A NIGHT AT THE THEATRE - we're going out!! Martin (the Bread) is directing 'The Drowsy Chaperone' - a musical comedy at Beccles Public Hall. If you're interested in coming along please let us know asap as we'll be buying tickets and arranging transport soon. Tickets are £10
Saturday 6 May - LIVE MUSIC - Singer Elie Rees. Elie has a very unique sound that originates from her indie ethos and love of rock. She is very emotive and audiences get drawn into her performances
Saturday 13 May - GUEST CHEF NIGHT - Local chef Nick Lingard will be returning with his amazing Authentic Tandoori to tempt your tastebuds. 2 servings - 7.30pm & 8.30pm. Space is limited & this is a very popular event - please email or call to book.
Saturday 20 May - LIVE MUSIC - hOrsefire are back! Thundering through the pub like a herd of... wild hOrses! Bring dancing shoes - grins will be supplied
Saturday 3 June - LIVE MUSIC - Red, Dread & NO Fred (Fred's busy unfortunately...). Brand new band with twisted covers and great originals featuring Justine de Mierre, Orse Clarke and Merlyn Bruce - lets get this party started!!!
Saturday 17 June - LIVE MUSIC - James Morgan - a folk punk singer songwriter who writes songs about assassins, pirates and other useful subjects
Saturday 24 June - SOLSTICE CELEBRATION - come and see in the summer with us!
Saturday 7 July - LIVE MUSIC - The Larks - two voices, mandolin & guitar. This local duo sing with perfectly matched voices to deliver our tales of Vampire Love, Life Boat Disasters and Remote Railway Stations
Saturday 15 July - LIVE MUSIC - Justine De Mierre - local singer/songwriter performs a mix of lively covers and her own material. Foot-stomping country/pop tunes
Monday 24 July - MORRIS DANCING & LIVE MUSIC - Local morris side East Suffolk Morris Men will be back to dance for us at 8.15pm. Following this, there will be a magical music session in the pub
Saturday 29 July - LIVE MUSIC - local legend Griff Pilchard will be back with a heavy dose of silliness and a few fishy fish thrown in for good measure. Come along, join in the singing and the silliness!
Saturday 5 August - LIVE MUSIC - Sound Tradition - Four fabulous voices from the East of England who are taking the Folk scene by storm. Traditional, unaccompanied folk songs
Friday 18 August - Sunday 20 August - FOLK EAST FESTIVAL (Glemham Hall) - get your tickets here
Saturday 9 September - STORYTELLING FOR GROWNUPS - local duo Dark Love bring us a raucous celebratio
Sunday 8 October - ANCIENT BIKES RIDE - this is an organised ride (to the pub!) by a local bicycle club. If you're interested in bikes it might be worth popping in on this evening as the array of beautiful vintage bikes is something to see! They should arrive just in time for the evening session - around 7pm
Fancy playing a tune or two in the pub?
We have a lovely piano (in tune!) and a guitar in the pub - if you fancy playing a tune at a time when we have no other live music please feel free. Entertaining the rabble will usually earn you some free drinks!!
Got a live act you think will go down well?
We do also book paid acts in the pub - although our pub is very small so our fee is too, and we only have room for 3 band members maximum. Acoustic (unplugged) acts only. To enquire about performing please email email@example.com
Horse & Carriage Rides
Horse & Carriage rides
Now that the evenings are darker the evening drives are no longer available - but they'll be back (all being well) on the lighter evenings. In the meantime if you'd like to book a drive to/from the pub on a Sunday lunchtime or at another time for a special occasion please contact Alde Driving direct.
Most summer evenings (weather permitting) Alde Driving will arrive at the pub at 7pm to take pub customers for an evening circular drive through the countryside. You have the choice of a short (20 mins) or longer drive, maximum 5 people per carriage. No need to book - simply be at the pub at 7pm.