***date TBA*** - 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 29 April - LIVE MUSIC - 'Robyn Astrid and the River Calling' playing gentle folk jazz (guitar and vocals, with trumpet) - check them out here
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
Sunday 7 May - 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 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 10 June - LIVE MUSIC - what a lovely treat - the wonderful Honey & The Bear will be here as a warm up for all the festies they're playing at over the summer. For those who don't know - this is a collaboration of local songwriters Lucy Sampson & Jon Hart with softly interweaving vocal harmonies and foot stomping rhythms combine elements of Folk, Americana, Country, Blues and whatever else takes their fancy
Saturday 17 June - LIVE MUSIC - James Morgan - a folk punk singer songwriter who writes songs about assassins, pirates and other useful subjects
Wednesday 21 June - RENDHAM MUMMERS - As the "Oh, We do like to be beside the Seaside!" Mummers Tour rolls into its first venue. A great night, hosts and beer awaits all, not to mention the next chapter in the the Mummers tales of olde.
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
Saturday 22 July - LIVE MUSIC - we have a real treat in store... Tilly Moses - a 19 year old local mandolin player & singer songwriter, described as a “tremendously exciting artist” (BBC Introducing) and a “cult figure in the making” (Stephen Thomas, FolkRoom Records.) Tilly’s confident presence onstage, combined with her emotionally raw and honest stripped back songs, have enraptured audiences up and down the country, and she comes to Sweffling with a debut album under her belt
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
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 celebratio
Saturday 16 September - LIVE MUSIC - Local indie duo 'Hot Raisin' will be back once again with their beautiful music
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 - 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 www.bexandfreda.co.uk
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!
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.