Friday 10 January - LIVE MUSIC - The Larks will be here. This duo sing a wide range of music in their own beautiful style. Although they're booked to play here in Feb (see below) they had an opening in their diary and offered to brighten up our January for us. So we couldn't resist!
Thursday 23 January - WASSAIL - with Old Glory Molly. Out-of-work ploughboys dance a slow and heavy step in a strict and particular fashion and demand money with menaces. There will be dancing and music in the car park (parking up the road in the overflow field), a wassail toast in the garden and then procession into the pub for more drinks and merriment.
Friday 7 February - LIVE MUSIC - The Larks - Liz Miller and Chris Wilbraham, use guitar and mandolin to compliment their voices as they call on a wide range of influences and experiences to entertain their audiences. Their sets include traditional, contemporary and original songs which can be populated by Mermaids, Nightingales, and Vampires and have been known to describe a Lifeboat Disaster or warn of Climate Change. If you spend an evening in a pub with The Larks you may hear the music of Joni Mitchell and The Cure, Johnny Cash and The Smiths and Radiohead and Patti Smith.
Friday 24 January - LIVE MUSIC - Ash Mandrake
Saturday 15 February - LIVE MUSIC - Elie Rees - more info TBA
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!
Saturday 4 April - LIVE MUSIC - Adam Thomas - a singer songwriter covering a range of songs from all genres from the 60s to current day with his own unique style. Plenty of original tracks coming from the debut album for 2020. Everything for everyone. One guitar and one mic, no gimmicks or backing. Adam performs in a unique style creating a full sound, playing percussion at the same time as playing the guitar.
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.
Saturday 13 June - LIVE MUSIC - Elly Tree - straddling musical borders, this is original music forged from acoustic roots overlaid with a pop sensibility in powerful songs which combine a love of melody and storytelling with a strong rhythmic base.
Saturday 8 August - LIVE MUSIC - GRiFF Pilchard - For the undiscerning melophiliac who who would like to determine whether the employment of a parrot or a hammer would be the most effective method to achieve several mundane tasks accompanied by a menagerie of noise and silence
Saturday 5 September - LIVE MUSIC - The Silburys - The Silburys make a welcome return to the White Horse. If you like your folk a little bit rocky and your rock to have a folky/acoustic edge, the Silburys will hit the spot for you
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.