what's on

In accordance with Government guidelines to reduce the immediate spread of the coronavirus the pub is now open for doorstep off-sales only, and therefore all upcoming events have been cancelled.

To arrange a take-home of 2 or more pints of ale please phone 01728 664178. Off sales are available from 10am til 10pm most days.

We hope to be able to update this page soon with news and ideas on what to do during these difficult times. Watch this space! We fully intend to be able to fulfil our roles as Landlord and Landlady within this wonderful community to the best of our ability during this period of closure, and to re-open our doors as soon as we are advised to do so. Please stay in touch! To be kept up to date with happenings and news please join our mailing list. Thank you for your ongoing support. Marie & Mark

Saturday 28 March - LIVE MUSIC - Eric Sedge - Former multi instrumentalist and songwriter with Suffolk folk band the "Broadside boys", Eric Sedge returns from a UK theatre tour to his home county with songs of local legends, heroes and villains. A celebration of our rural heritage.

Sunday 5 April - SUNDAY STROLL 10.30am - Open to all, this monthly circular walk is a great way to get some exercise and fresh air as well as enjoying the local countryside and great company. Dogs & children welcome. The route varies - but is usually between 3 & 5 miles. It sometimes involves muddy fields so wear walking boots! We meet at 10.30 outside the pub, and we return to the pub (usually around 12.30/1ish) for refreshments. A bucket is passed around collecting for The Brain Tumour Charity, in memory of local chap & friend of the pub Mat Bayfield - who started these walks back in 2017.

Thursday 9 April - CHARITY QUIZ NIGHT - This will be a fun night and will include some food and a raffle - and we'll be raising money for The Stroke Association. Entry is £4 a head (food not included) and teams can be of up to 4 people. Put your names down now as this event is likely to sell out!

Saturday 11 April - LIVE MUSIC - John (Fanny) Adams comes to the Sweffling White Horse to play his brand of drunken busking.. Expect Johnny Cash, Irish folk, Dean Martin, The Jam, Levellers, Dolly Parton ?? (what!!) Monkees and Alice.. So get ya singing heads on and iron ya dancing pants

Saturday 25 April - LIVE MUSIC - Kelly Bayfield plus special guest, David Edward Booth. An evening of (mostly!) original songs from two of Suffolk’s most respected singer-songwriters. Expect a perfect blend of classic Laurel Canyon vibe, modern English acoustic music, harmonies straight out of Crosby, Stills & Nash and catchy sing-along choruses that Neil Finn could’ve written.

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 2 May - LIVE MUSIC - SimpleFolk are West Suffolk duo Rachel Dodd and Steve Christopher. Over the past three years they have built quite a reputation across the East Anglian folk scene with their ‘stripped back’ versions of contemporary and traditional folk songs. Their first album, “From Black to Blue”, was released in 2018 and they are currently working on the follow-up

Sunday 3 May - SUNDAY STROLL 10.30am - Open to all, this monthly circular walk is a great way to get some exercise and fresh air as well as enjoying the local countryside and great company. Dogs & children welcome. The route varies - but is usually between 3 & 5 miles. It sometimes involves muddy fields so wear walking boots! We meet at 10.30 outside the pub, and we return to the pub (usually around 12.30/1ish) for refreshments. A bucket is passed around collecting for The Brain Tumour Charity, in memory of local chap & friend of the pub Mat Bayfield - who started these walks back in 2017.

Saturday 9 May - 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.

Saturday 16 May - LIVE MUSIC - Finn Collinson - Heralded by The Recorder Magazine as “a folk recorder pioneer”, Finn Collinson released his debut album Call To Mind in September 2019. He will be showcasing material from the album ranging from reflective tunes to driving songs, all delivered with his distinctive folk-inspired sound.

Sunday 7 June - SUNDAY STROLL 10.30am - Open to all, this monthly circular walk is a great way to get some exercise and fresh air as well as enjoying the local countryside and great company. Dogs & children welcome. The route varies - but is usually between 3 & 5 miles. It sometimes involves muddy fields so wear walking boots! We meet at 10.30 outside the pub, and we return to the pub (usually around 12.30/1ish) for refreshments. A bucket is passed around collecting for The Brain Tumour Charity, in memory of local chap & friend of the pub Mat Bayfield - who started these walks back in 2017.

Saturday 6 June - LIVE MUSIC - Lady J - more details TBA

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.

Friday 19 June - SOLSTICE CELEBRATION - come and celebrate the start of summer in our traditional style - with some live music from 'Rum Ol' Bouys and a Girl'

Saturday 20 June - MUMMERS PERFORMANCE - The Rendham Mummers will bring their summer solstice play to Alde Garden (behind the pub) for a fun and memorable performance. Afterwards there will be a procession back to the pub for more drink and merriment

Saturday 4 July - LIVE MUSIC - Clarke Zuppardi Hartley - more info TBA

Sunday 5 July - SUNDAY STROLL 10.30am - Open to all, this monthly circular walk is a great way to get some exercise and fresh air as well as enjoying the local countryside and great company. Dogs & children welcome. The route varies - but is usually between 3 & 5 miles. It sometimes involves muddy fields so wear walking boots! We meet at 10.30 outside the pub, and we return to the pub (usually around 12.30/1ish) for refreshments. A bucket is passed around collecting for The Brain Tumour Charity, in memory of local chap & friend of the pub Mat Bayfield - who started these walks back in 2017.

Saturday 18 July - LIVE MUSIC - The Pancakes - more info TBA

Saturday 25 July - LIVE MUSIC - Ash & Jenny - more info TBA

Sunday 2 August - SUNDAY STROLL 10.30am - Open to all, this monthly circular walk is a great way to get some exercise and fresh air as well as enjoying the local countryside and great company. Dogs & children welcome. The route varies - but is usually between 3 & 5 miles. It sometimes involves muddy fields so wear walking boots! We meet at 10.30 outside the pub, and we return to the pub (usually around 12.30/1ish) for refreshments. A bucket is passed around collecting for The Brain Tumour Charity, in memory of local chap & friend of the pub Mat Bayfield - who started these walks back in 2017.

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 15 August - LIVE MUSIC - Hot Raisin - more info TBA

Friday 21 August - Sunday 23 August - FOLK EAST FESTIVAL - Have you got your tickets yet??

Friday 28 August - Sunday 30 August - MAUI WAUI FESTIVAL - another festival not to miss!

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

Sunday 6 September - SUNDAY STROLL 10.30am - Open to all, this monthly circular walk is a great way to get some exercise and fresh air as well as enjoying the local countryside and great company. Dogs & children welcome. The route varies - but is usually between 3 & 5 miles. It sometimes involves muddy fields so wear walking boots! We meet at 10.30 outside the pub, and we return to the pub (usually around 12.30/1ish) for refreshments. A bucket is passed around collecting for The Brain Tumour Charity, in memory of local chap & friend of the pub Mat Bayfield - who started these walks back in 2017.

Saturday 19 September - EQUINOX CELEBRATION - more details TBA

Saturday 3 October - LIVE MUSIC - Sound Tradition - more info TBA

Sunday 4 October - SUNDAY STROLL 10.30am - Open to all, this monthly circular walk is a great way to get some exercise and fresh air as well as enjoying the local countryside and great company. Dogs & children welcome. The route varies - but is usually between 3 & 5 miles. It sometimes involves muddy fields so wear walking boots! We meet at 10.30 outside the pub, and we return to the pub (usually around 12.30/1ish) for refreshments. A bucket is passed around collecting for The Brain Tumour Charity, in memory of local chap & friend of the pub Mat Bayfield - who started these walks back in 2017.

Saturday 10 October - LIVE MUSIC - MC2 - more details TBA

Saturday 17 October - LIVE MUSIC - Max Wildwood - more details TBA

Saturday 31 October - LIVE MUSIC - Shadows in the Shade - More info TBA

Sunday 1 November - SUNDAY STROLL 10.30am - Open to all, this monthly circular walk is a great way to get some exercise and fresh air as well as enjoying the local countryside and great company. Dogs & children welcome. The route varies - but is usually between 3 & 5 miles. It sometimes involves muddy fields so wear walking boots! We meet at 10.30 outside the pub, and we return to the pub (usually around 12.30/1ish) for refreshments. A bucket is passed around collecting for The Brain Tumour Charity, in memory of local chap & friend of the pub Mat Bayfield - who started these walks back in 2017.

Saturday 7 November - LIVE MUSIC - Three Men in a Shed - more info TBA

Saturday 14 November - LIVE MUSIC - Peter Hepworth - more info TBA

Friday 27 November - LIVE MUSIC - Joe Keeley - more info TBA

Sunday 6 December - SUNDAY STROLL 10.30am - Open to all, this monthly circular walk is a great way to get some exercise and fresh air as well as enjoying the local countryside and great company. Dogs & children welcome. The route varies - but is usually between 3 & 5 miles. It sometimes involves muddy fields so wear walking boots! We meet at 10.30 outside the pub, and we return to the pub (usually around 12.30/1ish) for refreshments. A bucket is passed around collecting for The Brain Tumour Charity, in memory of local chap & friend of the pub Mat Bayfield - who started these walks back in 2017

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