Saturday 23 September - EQUINOX CELEBRATION - On Saturday night we'll be celebrating the start of Autumn in our favourtite style - which has become a regular tradition. Every season is greeted by a gig from the Rum Ol' Bouys and a Girl - and this one is no exception! The band consists of Roman (our most regular regular - who also happens to be a rather talented musician) on his squeezebox, Andrew (another very talented and professional musician) on classical guitar and Steph (yes, you've guessed it - a professional musician) on fiddle. Most of you know this band's music but for those who don't - it's a beautiful combination of traditional folk tunes and sea shanties. It's fun, lively and beautiful - the perfect way to say goodbye to summer and hello to autumn
Monday 25 September - ROMAN'S 70TH BIRTHDAY - Roman is our most regular regular, and he's turning 70 this Monday. We've got an evening of silliness lined up - games, cake and of course lots of booze & laughter. Shhh - don't tell Roman! I mean - of course he knows it's his 70th, but he's been kept in the dark about our plans for the evening. Please join us. If you'd like to sign his card in the meantime just pop in the pub over the weekend
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.
Wednesday 4 October - HORSE'S OLD SCHOOL BLOW OUT - on the first and third Wednesday of every month we have this amazing busk/open mic/vinyl night hosted by the one and only Horse (of Horsefire fame). All welcome, bring an instrument and/or some vinyl if you like - or just come along and join in the fun. Admission £4 - 50% goes to St Elizabeth's Hospice
Sunday 8 October - SWEFFLING SUNDAY STROLL 10.30am (note change of date - 2nd Sunday instead of the usual 1st) - this month's Sunday Stroll will be a very exciting one - we're going to do some foraging! We'll have a foraging expert with us, giving us an informative talk on what we can gather from nature at this time of year, as we slowly meander through the nearby hedgerows and fields. As this walk is more of a slow contemplative one, it will be suitable for all ages and all levels of fitness. 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.
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!
Wednesday 18 October - HORSE'S OLD SCHOOL BLOW OUT - on the first and third Wednesday of every month we have this amazing busk/open mic/vinyl night hosted by the one and only Horse (of Horsefire fame). All welcome, bring an instrument and/or some vinyl if you like - or just come along and join in the fun. Admission £4 - 50% goes to St Elizabeth's Hospice
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 www.bexandfreda.co.uk
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!
FESTIVE OPENING TIMES COMING SOON but we'll be open a lot. And late.
Saturday 20 January - WASSAIL NIGHT - with dancing from Old Glory Molly
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.