The little pub with the big garden!

Dear customers, friends, neighbours and browsers,
We are currently open from Thursday to Sunday from 3.30pm, however we will also be open for the Spring Bank Holiday on Monday 31st May.
We currently have 20 tables outside and 9 tables inside, and restrictions still apply:  2 households to a maximum of six where the seating allows.  Each customer must sign in by NHS app or on the form provided and wear a mask when moving around indoors and through the garden.
As usual, customers are welcome to bring take-away, we have pizza, chinese and indian outlets all within a few hundred yards.
The nights are still a bit chilly so dress accordingly!
We look forward to seeing you.
Kathy, Rob, Jo and the team

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.


Regular Events

Music and 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

Disco B&W

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.

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



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

Beer Tasting

Opening Hours

Come Visit

Sun - Wed: Noon - 11:00pm
Thu - Sat: Noon - 11:30pm


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