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

Sunday 6 August - SWEFFLING SUNDAY STROLL - this month's Sunday Stroll will meander through Sweffling and neighbouring villages using some paths we've taken before and some new ones. We will of course be collecting money for The Brain Tumour Charity as part of Mat's walk and talk challenge . - and we'll be back in the pub in time for a lunchtime snack or drink. The walk is about 7 miles and takes in some wonderful scenery.

Saturday 12 August - LIVE MUSIC - The Crisp Brothers will be back again - young, up and coming Singer/Songwriters with a creative and unique style. Catchy, lively tunes.

Wednesday 16 August - HORSE'S BIG OLD SCHOOL BLOW-OUT - to be held on the 1st & 3rd Weds of every month, the night will combine an acoustic jam (bring instruments) with spinning some vinyl (bring records or select from Horse's collection). The format will be very relaxed, and very fun.

Friday 18 August - Sunday 20 August - FOLK EAST FESTIVAL (Glemham Hall) - get your tickets here

Friday 25 August - MAUI WAUI FESTIVAL (Theberton) - get your tickets here

Saturday 9 September - STORYTELLING FOR GROWNUPS - local duo Dark Love bring us a raucous celebration of the dark, deranged and downright odd in affairs of the heart in storytelling and song. Death, sex, murder, dismemberment and zombies - now that's what we call a night out...

Saturday 16 September - LIVE MUSIC - Local indie duo 'Hot Raisin' will be back once again with their beautiful music

Saturday 23 September - EQUINOX CELEBRATION - come and see in the new season with us!

Saturday 30 September - LIVE MUSIC - Matt Buckle will be here performing a number of covers including Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, Oasis, Mumford and Sons, Bob Dylan, as well as some of his own hugely popular original material. Check him out here.

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

Saturday 14 October - LIVE MUSIC - Dan Fraser is a name which should be familiar with you all now. Fab music and a great entertainer. Well this time he's back with his whole band! Expect a very late night and lots of fun!

Saturday 21 October - LIVE MUSIC - Ash Mandrake will be providing an entertaining show which is musically eclectic (folk rock going out to blues, jazz, eastern, european, african, classical) and includes hats, story and comedy. Sounds very interesting - can't wait! Check him out here

Saturady 11 November - LIVE MUSIC - local band Twisted Routes will be back for their 2nd gig here. An exhilarating Irish folk trio

Saturday 18 November - LIVE MUSIC - Bex & Frieda play original songs and sometimes some reworked covers. Bex plays ukuleles (one named Freda) and piano and she's accompanied by Jim on percussion. Their website is

Saturday 25 November - LIVE MUSIC - this will be our second gig from locally acclaimed Peter Hepworth - "instantly identifiable, Hepworth is  an emotive, unique and graceful singer armed with a delicate and clever finger pick style..." BBC Introducing

Saturday 2 December - LIVE MUSIC - all I need to say is 'Silbury Hill' and most of you will know (and love!) what I'm talking about. If, however, you've been unfortunate enough not to catch this great local folk/rock band then check them out here.

Saturday 9 December - LIVE MUSIC - Horsefire will be back once again with their lively, stompy, crazy ways! Full on entertainment - great music and a lot of fun

Saturday 16 December - SOLSTICE CELEBRATION - We'll be seeing in the start of winter in our usual fashion - a gig from 'Rum Ol' Buoys and a Girl'. Wonderful entertainment to kick off the festive season!

Friday 2 February - 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 17 February - LIVE MUSIC - EllY Tree will be back once again - a brilliant local 3 piece band playing original songs in acoustic/indie/folk style

 mike and roman roman and friends1 paul clarvis & sonia

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

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.

Alde Driving horse & trap rides from the pub

Alde Driving horse & trap rides from the pub

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