Saturday 20 January - WASSAIL NIGHT - with dancing from Old Glory Molly. This magical night will start with a torch-lit procession to the pub from the village hut at 7pm. The bar will be open for drinks from this time - and there will be a separate bar at the side entrance of the pub (adjacent to the car park) selling just ale. Dancing will commence in the car park at 7.30, and after the dancing there will be a wassail toast by the apple trees, then back to the pub for some music and more drinking (in the warm!). Please note that parking will be in the overflow field 200 yards from the pub. To find it, take the road opposite the pub and follow the signs - it is on the junction of the first turning on the left.
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
Sunday 4 February - 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 7 February - VINYL & BUSK NIGHT - 'Horse's Old School Blow Out' - bring some vinyl (or play some of ours), bring an instrument (or play one of ours) or just come along and drink in the atmosphere. All musicians welcome to play - from pros to 1st-time-playing-to-anyone. Pub opens 7pm ALL WELCOME
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
Wednesday 28 February - COMEDY NIGHT - Bangers, Booze & Belly Laughs. 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 of sausages (local & free range, veggie option available), mash & onion gravy. Entry + meal + 1 drink = £10. Book your space - email me now.
Saturday 3 March - LIVE MUSIC - Norwich folk duo Clark & Zuppardi will bring their lively foot-stomping bluegrass and old time music with traditional songs and tunes. With a new album under their belt (reviewed by RNR as 'refreshing and impressive) this looks like a night not to miss. Check them out here.
Sunday 4 March - 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!
Saturday 17 March - EQUINOX CELEBRATION - come and see in the spring with us in our traditional Sweffling style. There will be music, dancing and lots of fun
Satuday 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.
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.
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 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 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 4 August - LIVE MUSIC - James Morgan is a folk punk singer songwriter who writes songs about assassins, pirates and other useful subjects
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.
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.