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 jazz, folk sessions, jam sessions, singer-songwriter visitor friendly, 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 our our CAMRA Good Beer Guide listing) and have an increasingly local selection of ciders, lagers & spirits as well as premium lagers and interesting wines. There is a small bar menu at lunchtimes with some homemade treats on offer. Our accommodation features three charming double en-suite B&B rooms, the largest also being convertible to a family suite if required.
Music and Sessions
WEEKLY FOLK SESSIONS
General Session: First and Third Mondays
All players welcome to this open session hosted by Marjorie Clarke focusing on mostly British traditional tunes.
Singing Session: Second and Fourth Wednesdays
Voice only for this fortnightly session in the snug. Singers, chorusers, storytellers all welcome
Irish Session: Second Tuesday and Fourth Monday
Mostly jigs and reels, hosted by Graham Campbell
All sessions run 8pm to 10.30pm approximately
Thursdays at the bay
Songwriter's Showcase: First Thursday. Hosted by Adi Birtwell. 20 minute slots, contact Adi on FB, @songwritersshowcase
Totnes Launchpad: Third Thursday. Hosted by Adi Birtwell. 45 minute slots, contact Adi on FB, @musiclaunchpadtotnes.
Eli's Open Jam Session: All other Thursdays. Check in with Eli on the night.
All run 8.45pm to 10.45pm
Jazz on Sundays
The best in the West and more, every Sunday at the Bay Horse.
Feb 16th: The Drat Pack 3 A scaled back 3 piece version of this local classy swing band. With James Billington fronting on vocals, and Bay Horse regulars Tom Unwin on keys and Neil Maya on sax. www.thedratpack.co.uk
Feb 23rd: Lovely A return visit for this great trio, after their fantastic NYE gig at the Bay Horse. Blues/cabaret/jazzy and interesting.
1st March: Annika Skoogh & Liminal Eclectic mix of cool jazz, groovy funk, latin and blues.
8th March: Jazz Jam Session with John Walter and guests. See Facebook page @totnesjazz for details.
15th March: Louise Parker Trio with Joining Louise on vocals will be Neil Burns on guitar and Ron Phelan on bass. Three great local jazzers in one band.
22nd March: Jeff Horsey, solo bluesman on his second visit to the Bay, filling the 'not quite jazz' spot this month.
29th March: Hotclub of Stonehouse Duo, Julian Isaacs and David Jones
ALL GIGS 8PM TO 10.30PM
Community Quiz Night
The second Monday of the month, every month, we hold our quiz in aid of a local charity or cause. Teams of up to four people, £2 per person to participate and raffle held in the break. Tables fill up quickly so please call the pub to book a space.
9th March, Quiz in aid of Different Strokes, a local charity supporting stroke victims amongst the Under 65s
Registration 8pm, Quiz commences 8.30pm
Sun - Wed: Noon - 11:00pm
Thu - Sat: Noon - 11:30pm