Friday 18 October - FOLK MUSIC SESSION - **please note date change** come and enjoy some lovely folk music. This is an open folk and acoustic session - singers, musicians welcome
Wednesday 23 October - BUSK NIGHT - this is probably the most diverse busk night around! In the past we've had song, storytelling, comedy, improv, rap, and more. But you don't have to have a talent to come along - just come and drink some fine ales and be entertained!
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 9 November - LIVE MUSIC - Three Men in a Shed - Anglo Americana, a mix of English folk, bluegrass and blues
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
Thursday 12 December - INFUSION COMPETITION - Get infusing!! Make an infusion using a base spirit (gin, vodka, whisky or rum) and add your own choice of ingredients to make your infusion. Then bring it along to the pub before the night so it can be entered into the blind tasting competition. NEW RULE - if you enter, you MUST come along on the night & join in the tasting
Wednesday 18 December - BUSK NIGHT - this is probably the most diverse busk night around! In the past we've had song, storytelling, comedy, improv, rap, and more. But you don't have to have a talent to come along - just come and drink some fine ales and be entertained! The night will be extra special as the pub will be decorated for the festive season with holly, ivy, spruce and twinkling fairylights.
Saturday 21 December - SOLSTICE CELEBRATION & PUB'S 8TH BIRTHDAY Come and join us as we welcome in the winter - the season of rosey noses and cosy toeses! We will of course have entertainment from the very lovely Rum Ol' Bouys (no Girl this time) and we'll sing and dance into the night - accompanied by the finest ales available to humanity. There will also no doubt be some silly birthday shenanigans and of course cake. More details TBA
Sunday 22 December - the RENDHAM MUMMERS will be performing in Rendham (at the Knoll) their winter solstice play. The play usually starts at around 7.30pm. After the show the performers lead a procession to the Rendham White Horse. Our pub will also be open, from 7pm til late
Monday 23 December - open as usual 7-11
Tuesday 24 December - XMAS EVE - open 7 til very late. Don your festive gear & your biggest smile
Wednesday 25 December - XMAS DAY - open 12-3 - Get your roast in the oven and come and join us for a festive drink. There will of course be mulled wine and mince pies, as well as lots of tasty ales. Fancy having your christmas dinner at The Sweffling White Horse? We can arrange pies and potatoes (plus terrible jokes & jumpy frogs!!) - by prior arrangement only
Thursday 26 December - BOXING DAY - open 12-3 - a perfect day to walk off the excesses of the festive period. Why not walk to the pub for some more excesses? We'll have pies available (please give prior notice if you're hoping to eat) and some festive treats to share
Friday 27 December - Monday 30 December - open as usual
Tuesday 31 December - NEW YEAR'S EVE - open 7 til very late. This is usually a LONG night - bring a plate of snacks to share if you like
Wednesday 1 January - NEW YEAR'S DAY - Welcome 2020 - open 12-3 - another perfect day to walk off the excesses of the festive period. Why not walk to the pub for some more excesses? We'll have pies available (please give prior notice if you're hoping to eat) and some festive treats to share
Friday 3 January onwards - open as usual
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.
Thursday 23 January - WASSAIL - with Old Glory Molly
Friday 24 January - LIVE MUSIC - Ash Mandrake
Saturday 29 February - LIVE MUSIC - Dan Fraser. How appropriate - last time Dan played here as a solo act was at Paul & Shelley's wedding. Now he's back on the official day that ladies apparently are allowed to propose to men! So ladies - drag your beau to the pub and you can pop the question. If he says no, you can still enjoy an evening of tip top entertainment to take your mind off it!!
Saturday 7 March - LIVE MUSIC - Bernard Hoskin
Thursday 12 March - COMEDY NIGHT - with Katie Pritchard & Trish Dunn, and MC'd by Louie Green. This night sees the return of the very popular Katie Pritchard who had us all in stitches last time she performed (she was the one who did some singing too as part of her act) at the pub, and Trish Dunn who hasn't performed here before but I'm assured she's very very funny. Louie Green is a comedy night favourite - so all in all it should be a great night. Entry + Pie, mash & onion gravy = £15, entry only = £5. Get your tickets now as this night looks set to sell out!
Saturday 21 March - EQUINOX CELEBRATION - we'll be seeing in the new season in our usual traditional way - with some great live music from The Rum Ol' Bouys and a Girl. For those who don't know - this band bring traditional folk songs and sea shanties to life on the squeezebox, fiddle and classical guitar. What a treat - and a great way to say hello to spring!
Sunday 26 April - OPEN DAY - come and have a look around the garden - see the quirky accommodation and facilities, and how the new structure is coming along, and feed the ducks & chickens. This is the weekend before the campsite opens for the season, so it's a rare chance to have a nose around before the campers arrive. There will be cakes, plants and craft stalls - and we'll be raising money for charity too.
coming soon - a load more live music plus other events TBA - watch this space!!
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 email@example.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.