Saturday 24 March - LIVE MUSIC - Shorelark are a young folk duo focusing primarily on traditional English material but also exploring contemporary and original folk music. Made up of Georgia Morgan Turner (guitar, vocals, percussion) and Finn Collinson on recorder, mandolin, bouzouki and vocals, their sound is firmly rooted in a trad-folk style but with inspiration from genres as diverse as Brazilian traditional music and Baroque recorder works.
Sunday 1 April - SWEFFLING SUNDAY STROLL - there will be another of our circular walks starting at the pub at 10.30am. As usual we will be raising money for The Brain Tumour Charity - and we'll be back at the pub in time for a drink or snack at lunchtime. The route is being planned at the mo - more news tba soon!
Wednesday 4 April - BUSK & VINYL NIGHT - This is the last one with Horse at the helm - so let's make it a good 'un! Bring vinyl, an instrument - or just smiles! After this we'll have a little break but there may be more nights like this on the horizon - watch this space...
Saturday 7 April - LIVE MUSIC - the wonderful singer-songwriter Elie Rees will be back for her 2nd gig here. Raw, edgy, emotive songs with an acoustic punk-pop vibe. www.elierees.com
Saturday 21 April - LIVE MUSIC - Clare Free - a passionate, award nominated blues songwriter and a fabulous singer and guitar player. Clare’s performances are fiery, exciting and heartfelt. Find out more here.
Wednesday 25 April - COMEDY NIGHT - BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!! In association with Suffolk Punch Comedy Club we'll have 4 local pro comedians to entertain you, all seamlessly drawn together with the club's own MC. Tickets must be bought in advance, and entry includes a meal curry (free range chicken, veggie option available), rice & naan. Entry + meal + 1 drink = £12. Book your space - email me now.
Saturday 28 April - LIVE MUSIC - this will be our first dose of Doozer McDooze's unique foot-stomping acoustic folk punk sound. This quote from RnR magazine caught my eye: "Thrumming his guitar with a rhythmic energy that demonstrates little concern for the guitar’s safety and total commitment to the music". Find out more about his sound here.
Saturday 12 May - STORYTELLING FOR GROWN-UPS - Dark Love will be back once again with their 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...
Friday 18 May - LIVE MUSIC - Al's Kitchen will be bringing their lively Americana/Bluegrass back to the pub with plenty of smiles too. Check them out here
Saturday 2 June - LIVE MUSIC - the wonderful Griff Pilchard will be back for a night of wonderful music in Griff's own unique style. If you haven't heard his music - just trust me you will want to hear this. And if you have heard it, you will of course be here - don't forget to bring your parrot!
Saturday 9 June - LIVE MUSIC - Lady J and the Troublemaker return with their foot stomping collection of country, blues and pop with some laid back originals thrown in for good measure - and of course the cherry bakewell awards! More info here
Saturday 16 June - 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 23 June - SOLSTICE CELEBRATION - come and see in the summer with all your friends at your local! We'll no doubt have live music from 'The Rum Ol' Buoys and a Girl' - our lovely tradition for the start of every season.
Saturday 30 June - 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 - some covers and some of his own music too. Check him out here
Saturday 7 July - LIVE MUSIC - the much-awaited return of The Pancakes is happening at last! If you haven't heard of them, ask a friend. And come and see them. This is their band bio "Dan once swapped a chair for a beautiful inlaid box guitar- Jamie was given a 'pro-harp' harmonica by a friend who couldn't play it. As new stars are formed from the exhausted gas of other dead stars, so arrived The Pancakes" - I'm not going to spoil anything by telling you more. Just come and see them. You won't regret it.
Saturday 14 July - LIVE MUSIC - The King Driscolls - East Anglian folk trio. These horny-handed sons of toil will bring a set of original and traditional folk songs. Heartwarming and wholesome, foot stomping and fancy free. Grand time guaranteed. Check them out here
Saturday 21 July - LIVE MUSIC - Sons of Syd - this 5-piece folk collective play foot-stomping tunes and beautiful folky songs. Those of you who were here on New Year's Eve may remember this lot (they were the band playing under the stairs) and also a few of you caught some of their magical sounds when they had a photo shoot in the pub one night. We are really excited to have them booked for an official gig!
Saturday 4 August - LIVE MUSIC - James Morgan is a folk punk singer songwriter who writes songs about assassins, pirates and other useful subjects
Saturday 11 August - LIVE MUSIC - it's the landlady's birthday and what better treat than some lovely singing from Sound Tradition. This traditional unaccompanied English folk singing 4-piece are “Terrific - glorious harmonies and a fine selection of old and new songs.” (Lewes Saturday Folk Club, East Sussex). Check them out here.
Saturday 1 September - LIVE MUSIC - Al's Kitchen will be bringing their lively Americana/Bluegrass back to the pub with plenty of smiles too. Check them out here
Saturday 22 September - LIVE MUSIC - Peter Hepworth - “Instantly identifiable, Hepworth is an emotive, unique and graceful singer armed with a delicate and clever finger pick style...” - BBC Introducing. Find out more here.
Saturday 29 September - LIVE MUSIC - Differential is an acoustic singer, songwriter and beatboxer from Norwich and he'll be here to entertain us for the first time. Influenced by the likes of Ed Sheeran he mixes guitar, vocals and beatboxing through a loop pedal to create his sound.
Friday 5 October - LIVE MUSIC - The Larks will be back - their beautiful covers are blended with their own material to make a set which is a joy from start to finish
Saturday 13 October - LIVE MUSIC - Salvador will be here to entertain us. Band members Lucas & Jan have played here before, but they've gone a long way since then. Come and check out their new sound
Saturday 1 December - LIVE MUSIC - The Twisty Turns will be back once again - with a double bass, guitar and beautiful vocals. Check them out here
Saturday 15 December - LIVE MUSIC - We're lucky enough to have the wonderful Elly Tree back for a gig to kick off the festive season. This band are great - a 2/3 piece band playing original songs in acoustic/alt-folk/world style.
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.