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! The evening starts at 7pm BOOKING ESSENTIAL so we know how many tasting glasses to pour TO ENTER - all you need to do is make an infusion, starting with a basic spirit (eg gin) and infuse it with your favourite ingredients (eg sloes). Bring approx one jam jar full of your infusion to us ideally before the day but if on the day before 5pm please. The infusions will then be decanted into tiny tasting glasses ready for the judging.
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 - LIVE MUSIC - Dreaming of a White (Horse) Christmas - come and join us for an evening of fun & silliness as all your favourite festive tunes will be punked up, rocked up or just plain folked up!! Wear your festive hats, jumpers, elf outfits or anything else you deem suitable for a crazy night.
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)
Tuesday 19 December - LIVE MUSIC - We're opening this evening for a special event - we have Capstan Full Strength singing for us! This 4-piece vocal band will blow you away with their acapella sea shanties and lots more. A wonderful opportunity which we just couldn't turn down!
Wednesday 20 December - 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.
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!
Saturday 23 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!
*** 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
Sunday 7 January - 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 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
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.