THE LITTLE PUB WITH THE BIG GARDEN
We are a visitor friendly locals’ pub - traditional without being old-fashioned. People gather here for exceptional real ale, great cider, lively chat and so much more, including live music, book clubs, poetry groups, our community fundraiser quiz nights and even a bit of crafting (check out Purl and a Pint).
We have one of the biggest all-weather gardens in the area, a great place to enjoy the sunshine and have a drink with the family (dogs on leads welcome). We love local product (check out our CAMRA Good Beer Guide listing) and have an increasingly local selection of ciders, lagers & spirits as well as premium brands and an interesting choice of wines.
Our accommodation features two charming double en-suite B&B rooms, plus a studio apartment with king size bed, sofa bed and kitchen dining space.
Music and Sessions
WEEKLY FOLK SESSIONS
TUESDAY NIGHTS FOR BAY HORSE FOLK
General Session: First & third Tuesdays, players & singers welcome to the session in the lounge (run by Marjorie Clarke). Check out our Bay Horse Folk Facebook Group for updates and information.
Irish Session: On second & fourth Tuesdays the Totnes Irish Session hang out in the lounge. Traditional jigs and reels.
See Facebook Group Totnes Irish Session:
for details (run by Graham Campbell)
Sessions start around 8pm, tables reserved from 7.30pm.
THURSDAY NIGHTS FOR LIVE LOCAL MUSIC
Amped or acoustic performance nights which welcome all genres, original folk, acoustic, rock etc. If you are interested in performing, contact Adrian Birtwell at Straw Hat Studios to book (or leave your details at the bar and we will get it to him).
Songwriter Showcase: on first Thursday of the month for budding or established singer/songwriters.
An Evening of Live Music: on the third Thursday of the month is a chance to launch a new band or album or try out a full set in a live space, or test new material. Originals and covers welcome. Full sets of 45 mins available.
Open Mic Session: with Keif Jones on second and fourth Thursdays. Drop in, speak to Keif, claim a spot.
All events run from 7.30pm
Straw Hat Studios Presents
JAZZ ON SUNDAYS
Jazz is alive and kicking in Totnes! We currently run two jazz nights a month, usually a full gig on the second Sunday and a Jazz Jam on the fourth Sunday.
See below for this month's gigs, and check out the upcoming events page for future listings. There will be occasional tweaks to dates and we hope to add in more dates in the near future.
MARTIN DALE TRIO, sax led modern jazz
Sunday 14th May, 7.30pmTUE
Martin Dale on Sax, with Piano/Guitar and String Bass. Jazz standards, American Song Book, Bossa Novas and Ballads.
GIGS IN THE GARDEN
Spring Bank Holiday Weekend - Friday/Saturday/Sunday 26/27/28th May
Three nights, three gigs - we had such a great time in the garden at last year's Totnes Festival that we have decided to do it all again. We'll have pop-up food on all three evenings and it's free entry, but donations welcome!
FAUX FIBBERS, Friday
A riot of Absurdist Blues and Bonkers folk/pop
STRAW HAT EXTRAVAGANZA, Saturday
with Pete Shearn, Stellar, The Lazy Dart Swing Band
LOUISE PARKER AND THE FUNKATRONICS, Sunday
Seven piece funk outfit with 70s to 90s favourites
CATERER AARIK PERSAUD
The best Openfire Burgers from Aarik Persaud,
6pm til they are gone - Thursday 25th May 2023
SEE UPCOMING EVENTS PAGE FOR FUTURE LISTINGS
COMMUNITY QUIZ CLUB
The second Monday of the month, every month, we hold our quiz in aid of a local charity or cause. Whilst we aren't open on Mondays to the general public, we will still be holding the quizzes as a private event. If you wish to enter a team, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be put on the waiting list.
Teams of up to four people, £3 per person to participate and raffle held in the break.
SEPTEMBER: Monday 12th
Fundraising for: Mitzi's Cats' Rehoming
7,30pm entry for 8pm start
WE HAVE LOTS OF INTERESTING GROUPS THAT MEET AT THE BAY HORSE:
Purl and a Pint - Every Tuesday 6pm on the sofas - Knitters, crafters, crocheters, all welcome.
Poet's Talk and Poetry for Pleasure - One evening group and one afternoon group that meet monthly to read poetry, either their own or favourite poets, writers and readers all welcome. Helen Ashley runs both. Contact her at email@example.com for details.
Book Groups: We have one book group that meet regularly and room for more, just contact us..
Contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a group or a meeting looking for a home. Everything from one table to the whole snug, a space in the garden or a small quiet space upstairs, we will see what we can do.
Tuesday to Thursday
Doors Open 3.30pm
Friday to Sunday
Doors Open 1.30pm