Events

Saturday 18 February - LIVE MUSIC - Singer/songwriter duo Hot Raisin will be back with their beautifully melodic indie-style tunes. Two ladies, two guitars, one very lovely sound - don't miss it!

Thursday 23 February - VINYL NIGHT - this is hopefully going to be the first of many such nights... 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 charity

Saturday 4 March - LIVE MUSIC - Lucas & Jan - this very young indie duo from Framlingham play a wide range of music from various genres and some of their own songs

Sunday 5 March - SWEFFLING SUNDAY STROLL - 10.30am
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 £115 - 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 & pushchairs

Saturday 11 March - AL'S KITCHEN - this local 4-piece always add a heavy dose of cheer to the pub's atmosphere! Their Americana/ bluegrass music - presented in their own unique and upbeat style - is performed with such joy that you can't help but tap your feet!

Saturday 18 March - EQUINOX CELEBRATION - come and see in the new season with us!

Sunday 19 March (lunchtime 12-3) CHARITY FUNDAY SUNDAY - Rachel & John Marten are hoping to raise funds for a brain cancer charity, in memory of Rachel's dad. There will be dancing from 'Oxblood Molly', a charity head shave (anyone else mad enough to join in please let me know!) and all sorts of other shenanigans.

Saturday 25 March - LIVE MUSIC - 'EllY Tree' - an acoustic-ish outfit based in Ipswich performing primarily original songs in a folk/world style

Saturday 1 April - APRIL FOOL'S DAY SPECIAL with hOrsefire! Ok so most of you know what to expect but for those who don't - expect the unexpected! This mad bunch will have you dancing, singing and stomping your feet. DRESS CODE: Hats and false moustaches

Saturday 8 April - LIVE MUSIC - Peter Hepworth. In addition to Peter’s original music, his extensive memorised setlist ranges from 1940s/50s vocal jazz, though to folk, pop, modern classics, Americana, 60s and 70s classics in various styles.

Saturday 15 April – LIVE MUSIC – the wonderful Silbury Hill will be returning once again with folk/rock music on guitar, flute, mandolin & vocals

Saturday 22 April - LIVE MUSIC - Jay Ducker & chums. Last time this lot played it was brilliant & customers were immediately asking when they would return.

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

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 17 June - LIVE MUSIC - James Morgan - a folk punk singer songwriter who writes songs about assassins, pirates and other useful subjects

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

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

Saturday 9 September - STORYTELLING FOR GROWNUPS - local duo Dark Love bring us a 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...

 mike and roman roman and friends1 paul clarvis & sonia

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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