Events

Wednesday 15 November - 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 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.

Sunday 3 December - 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

Friday 8 December - LIVE MUSIC - 'Al's Kitchen' - cooking up Americana, Bluegrass and Traditional Irish music. The up-beat four-piece play guitars, bass, banjo, slide guitar, mandolin, fiddle and sing close harmony with raw energy and engaging enthusiasm. Just like the old days. Inspired by the music of the Grateful Dead, Eagles, Steve Earle and Ryan Adams.

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

Wednesday 13 December - INFUSION COMPETITION - Our annual competition is back! Make an infusion using a raw spirit (gin, vodka, brandy etc) and flavour it yourself by infusing your own ingredients. Your infusion will then be judged - anonymously - alongside all the other entries and the winner will get a prize! An enjoyable, sociable and boozy night. Book a taxi! More info on entries TBA

Friday 15 December - LIVE MUSIC - professional jazz musicians Dan Friend and Jack Pescod will be back to entertain us on piano & trumpet. Jazz to drink to!

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!

Monday 18 December - LET THE FESTIVITIES BEGIN! 18 December is our traditional day for decorating the pub - it will be adorned with holly, ivy, spruce & candles. Throughout the colder months we serve our range of hot seasonal drinks (see the 'drinks' page) including our home-made mulled wine, and hot pies (see the 'food' page)

Thursday 21 December - SOLSTICE NIGHT & THE PUB'S 6TH BIRTHDAY - what better way to celebrate the solstice than watching a performance by The Rendham Mummers? They will be performing their one and only showing of the winter solstice play 'A Mummers Christmas Carol' at the Rendham Knoll (more info here) at 7.30pm. After the performance why not come and celebrate the 6th birthday of The Sweffling White Horse with us? We'll be opening right after the performance (just give us enough time to cycle back to the pub - so around 8.15pm) and we'll have all the usual shenanigans that you'd expect from a 6-year-old's birthday: cake, party games, maybe a puppet show, silliness & booze!

*** If you'd like to eat here on Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year's Day (we'll be serving our usual tasty hot pies - see the 'food' page) please let us know by phone or email so we have an idea of numbers ***

Sunday 24 December - CHRISTMAS EVE - we'll be open in the daytime from 12-3 and then again in the evening from 7pm- a usual Sunday night but later and sillier

Monday 25 December - CHRISTMAS DAY - we'll be open from 12-3. We will be serving pies - our usual locally made pies heated in our wood-fired range and served with a chunk of buttered bread. If you'd like to eat here on Christmas Day or Boxing Day please let us know by phone or email so we have an idea of numbers

Tuesday 26 December - BOXING DAY - we'll be open from 12-3. We will be serving pies - our usual locally made pies heated in our wood-fired range and served with a chunk of buttered bread. If you'd like to eat here on this day please let us know by phone or email so we have an idea of numbers

Sunday 31 December - NEW YEAR'S EVE - we'll be open from 7pm til very late. No entry fee, no fuss - just a normal night but sillier and later! There will probably be a bit of live music, and we'll definitely play the chimes of Big Ben to see in the new year. After this we'll put some lively music on for the latter part of the evening. Feel free to bring some snacks to share

Monday 1 January - NEW YEAR'S DAY - we'll be open from 12-3 and again from 7pm. We will be serving pies - our usual locally made pies heated in our wood-fired range and served with a chunk of buttered bread. If you'd like to eat here on this day please let us know by phone or email so we have an idea of numbers

Friday 18 January - 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 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

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.
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...
Saturday 9 June - LIVE MUSIC - Lady J and the Troublemakers
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

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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 swefflingwhitehorse@hotmail.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.

Alde Driving horse & trap rides from the pub

Alde Driving horse & trap rides from the pub

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