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.
with Pete Shearn and Bev Knowlden
Sunday 5th November, 7.30pm
Pete and Bev will be creating musical fireworks in the Bay Horse this Sunday. Fans, you know what you are up for, don't miss out!
MAMA TOKUS with
THE KING TUT TRIO
Sunday 19th November, 7.30pm
The combination of Mama and KTT always brings excitement, electricity and funky sounds! A marriage of soul-jazz and mod mayhem, with soulful improvisations, unexpected cover versions, electric keyboard grooves and some hard-funkin’ fun too (with some spoken word chucked in).
TOTNES JAZZ JAM SESSION
with John Walter and friends
Sunday 26th November, 7.30pm
The Totnes Jazz Jam is led by John on keys and guest bassist. Relaxed improv and tunes, all instruments and vocals welcome. Want to join in? Contact John on Facebook at Totnes Jazz Jam Session or email@example.com.
SEE 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 9th 2023
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.
Poetry for Pleasure - An 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 two book groups 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 or a space in the garden, we will see what we can do.
Tuesday to Thursday
Doors Open 3.30pm
Friday to Sunday
Doors Open 1.30pm