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Saturday 23 March - EQUINOX CELEBRATION - We'll be seeing in the new season (yippee it's spring!!) in our traditional way: with a gig from the wonderful Rum Ol Bouys and a Girl

Friday 29 March - RED FOX BREWERY EVENING OF MUSIC AND SONG - this will be a lovely evening featuring some music and singing from the likes of Sound Tradition & Sons of Syd plus others. Come along, bring voices, instruments or elbows (bending for the drinking with). Hopefully there will be a nice tasty Red Fox ale amongst the beer offerings too.

Saturday 30 March - LIVE MUSIC - Bayfield Booth - this collaboration between Mat Bayfield (of The Broadside Boys) brings us songs from the heart, of lives lived, love and loss, the Peak District hills to the East Anglian coast and the souls and stories of countless places and people in between. In early 2018, singer, songwriter and story-teller Mat Bayfield (ex-Broadside Boys) joined forces with singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer David Edward Booth to start a new journey. In their short time together thus far, they’ve already been filling theatres and festival tents in their home county of Suffolk.

Sunday 7 April – CHARITY WALK – another circular walk starting at the pub at 10.30am and raising money for The Brain Tumour Charity

Saturday 13 April - LIVE MUSIC - Silbury Hill - Rock, folk, prog, ballads and instrumental musicians playing a lively blend of tempos & instruments. We play pubs, festivals & parties and have 3 CDs out

Saturday 20 April - LIVE MUSIC - Glymjack - folk-roots project of award-winning singer-songwriter Greg McDonald, whose 2018 debut album - produced with Show of Hand legends Phil Beer, in whose band Greg also plays - is described by Acoustic Magazine as "as good as contemporary folk comes

Thursday 25 April - COMEDY NIGHT - from The Suffolk Punch Comedy Club, featuring three top comedians & an MC to pull it all together. £12 entry with food (food tba), or £2 without food. Spaces limited so book your seats by emailing us now

Saturday 27 April - LIVE MUSIC - The Pancakes - Dan once swapped a chair for a beautiful inlaid box guitar- Jamie was given a 'pro-harp' harmonica by a friend who couldn't play it. As new stars are formed from the exhausted gas of other dead stars, so arrived The Pancakes

Sunday 28 April - OPEN GARDEN 12-3pm - In association with St Elizabeth's Hospice Great Garden Trail - A rare opportunity to have a sneaky peek at the world behind the pub! Have a look around the eclectic range of accommodation at facilities in Alde Garden Campsite (behind the pub) just before the start of the camping season. Enjoy some home-made cake, buy from one of the craft and plant stalls, feed the ducks and have a look at the cob roundhouse we're building. Entry is by donation and all proceeds go to the hospice. The pub will also be open 12-3 for refreshments and food.
NOTE - no dogs in the garden please - we have ducks and chickens

Sunday 5 May – CHARITY WALK – another circular walk starting at the pub at 10.30am and raising money for The Brain Tumour Charity

Saturday 10 May - LIVE MUSIC - Lady J & the Troublemakers - devoted to giving audiences a good time with crazy covers, danceable originals, audience percussion and cherry bakewell awards… and who doesn’t love a cherry bakewell?!

Saturday 18 May - LIVE MUSIC - Elie Rees - Singer songwriter Elie Rees writes hard-hitting yet upbeat emotional songs.  Using folk style narrative lyrics with percussive acoustic guitar arrangements, Elie's music has been described as "Hauntingly seductive folk/pop, highly distinctive and engaging".  Elie mixes songs by artists such as Joni Mitchel, Dolly Parton, Carly Simon and Ann Marie into a folksy and charismatic show. www.elierees.com

Saturday 1 June - LIVE MUSIC - Dan Fraser - Original music with atmosphere and emotion, covers done own style and all aided with a strong yet unusual voice. And played with passion and charme. Welcome to the world of Dan Fraser

Sunday 2 June – CHARITY WALK – another circular walk starting at the pub at 10.30am and raising money for The Brain Tumour Charity

Friday 7 June - LIVE MUSIC - F & M Music - The young duo perform a range of musical numbers ranging from mellow blues to modern pop hits

Friday 21 June - MUMMERS PERFORMANCE - The Rendham Mummers will perform their Summer Solstice play for 2019 here in the garden. The gentle slope of the garden makes for a perfect amphitheatre, and there will be refreshments available both inside the pub and in the garden. The performance will start at 7.45pm - get here early to get yourself a drink and a good seat! Afterwards the mummers will pass around a hat for their chosen charity - please give generously - and will then lead a procession back to the pub for more merriment and maybe a bit of singing.

Saturday 22 June - SOLSTICE CELEBRATION - hurrah another season starts! And this one is SUMMER!! Let's celebrate in true Sweffling style - with some lovely live music from Rum Ol Bouys and a Girl. Traditional folk songs & some sea shanties performed on classical guitar, squeezebox & fiddle

Thursday 27 June - COMEDY NIGHT - from The Suffolk Punch Comedy Club, featuring three top comedians & an MC to pull it all together. £12 entry with food (food options tba), or £2 without food. Spaces limited so book your seats by emailing us now

Friday 28 June - LIVE MUSIC - Ash Mandrake - This act incorporates music, loop machines, stories and comedy. He designed the double necked guitar, hats and costumes. This is folk rock, but many styles are used. He has been described as imaginative; an incredibly skilled musician and songwriter; unique, brave, and completely naturalistic.

Sunday 7 July – CHARITY WALK – another circular walk starting at the pub at 10.30am and raising money for The Brain Tumour Charity

Saturday 6 July - LIVE MUSIC - Elly Tree - beautiful songs, lovely singing, sublime bass playing" "wierdly wonky punk folk" songs of the sea, love, death & gardening. Expect mainly original material and a few choice covers played on baritone uke, bass, voice and maybe more....

Saturday 20 July - LIVE MUSIC - Sons of Syd - a 5 piece folk band singing both well known and original songs as well as playing stonking tunes you'll want to dance to. The band consists of singers, guitars, banjo, fiddle, mandolin and harmonica.

Saturday 3 August - LIVE MUSIC - Al's Kitchen - 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!

Sunday 4 August – CHARITY WALK – another circular walk starting at the pub at 10.30am and raising money for The Brain Tumour Charity

Saturday 10 August - 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.

Friday 16 August - FOLK EAST FESTIVAL - have you got your tickets yet?

Saturday 31 August - LIVE MUSIC - Griff Pilchard - a cross between norman lamont and johnny rotton. Wonderfully entertaining and very very silly

Sunday 1 September – CHARITY WALK – another circular walk starting at the pub at 10.30am and raising money for The Brain Tumour Charity

Saturday 14 September - LIVE MUSIC - Clare Free - With highly acclaimed albums, a host of top Blues Festivals in the UK and overseas, and numerous international tours under her belt, Clare Free is a force to be reckoned with.

Saturday 21 September - EQUINOX CELEBRATION - We'll be saying goodbye to summer and hello to autumn in our traditional fashion - with a gig from The Fum Ol Buoys and a Girl. Traditional folk songs & some sea shanties performed on classical guitar, squeezebox & fiddle

Thursday 26 September - COMEDY NIGHT - from The Suffolk Punch Comedy Club, featuring three top comedians & an MC to pull it all together. £12 entry with food (food option tba), or £2 without food. Spaces limited so book your seats by emailing us now

Saturday 5 October - LIVE MUSIC - Sound Tradition - an a cappella Traditional English folk group living up to their name beautifully!

Sunday 6 October – CHARITY WALK – another circular walk starting at the pub at 10.30am and raising money for The Brain Tumour Charity

Sunday 6 October - LIVE MUSIC - Dan Fraser & Johannes Single - Dan & Johannes (Dan's oldest friend, who is a folk god in Germany) are touring Wales as a folk duo and have specifically asked to come and play for us as well. So book Monday off work and join us for this one-off gig

Saturday 26 October - LIVE MUSIC - The King Driscolls - a three piece folk outfit who play a mix of traditional and original songs. All three of band members are land workers, Essex countryside born and raised, which has heavily influenced their music. Their songs range from rousing ballads to bawdy foot stompers and most of what lies in-between

Sunday 3 November – CHARITY WALK – another circular walk starting at the pub at 10.30am and raising money for The Brain Tumour Charity

Saturday 16 November - LIVE MUSIC - local acoustic duo Mutt & Jeff will bring their good time music; rhythmic, soulful, bluesy, definitely rocky- enjoying humour & stories

Sunday 1 December – CHARITY WALK – another circular walk starting at the pub at 10.30am and raising money for The Brain Tumour Charity

SOLSTICE / FESTIVE SEASON - more details tba soon!!

Saturday 18 January - LIVE MUSIC - Differential is an acoustic singer, songwriter and beatboxer from Norwich and he'll be here to entertain us for the 2nd time. Influenced by the likes of Ed Sheeran he mixes guitar, vocals and beatboxing through a loop pedal to create his sound.

coming soon - a load more live music plus other events TBA - watch this space!!

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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

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