Bildeston Kings Head
Bildeston Kings Head

What's On...

Please see the calendar below for a full list of forthcoming events:

Every Wednesday we hold an Open Mic/Buskin' Night. All standards of musician welcomed and applauded. Performances can be acoustic or there is a basic P.A. if required.

 

Thursday is our pub games night, there's darts and a games chest with the usual games including cards, dominoes, jenga, hangman, board games and puzzles.

 

We hold a charity pub quiz on the last Thursday of each month.

 

On the last Saturday evening and last Sunday lunch of the month we have live music in the pub, often a solo or duo performing an acoustic set.

This year's Beer & Music Festival starts on Friday 24th May through to Monday 27th May 2019. This will be my 11th but the Kings Head's 31st annual festival - over 30 locally brewed real ales, 10 local real ciders plus decent food and live music every day.  See below for details of opening & music times and the Program for the real ale and cider list...

Bildeston Kings Head Calendar 2019

Date Event
January 2019  
Every Wednesday
8:30pm
Open Mic/Buskin' Night - A friendly and relaxed Open Mic night at the Kings Head. All abilities welcome, accoustic or plug in to use the house PA. Each artist plays three numbers before the next has a go in the order of their arrival or on busy nights put your name on the chalk board...

Thursday 17th

January

Open Deck/Vinyl Night - Get into the grove, bring your own records for Martin to play the old fashioned way, from 7:30pm...
Saturday 19th January Live music "Retro Rockers" 9pm, free entry. Mark and Ian will be joined by some special guests, not to be missed!
Sunday 20th January From 1pm we have Kevin Nightingale's excellent contemporary classical music on solo acoustic guitar to accompany your lunch...

Thursday 31st January

Charity quiz night starting at 8:30pm - £3 per head, all proceeds to the winning teams chosen charity who also get a bottle of champagne to celebrate.
February 2019  
Every Wednesday
8:30pm
Open Mic/Buskin' Night - A friendly and relaxed Open Mic night at the Kings Head. All abilities welcome, accoustic or plug in to use the house PA. Each artist plays three numbers before the next has a go in the order of their arrival or on busy nights put your name on the chalk board...

Thursday 14th

February

Open Deck/Vinyl Night - Get into the grove, bring your own records for Martin to play the old fashioned way, from 7:30pm...
Saturday 23rd February Live music "The Cheeseroom Collective" 9pm, free entry. Mia, Richard and Grinder will be keeping it tight but loose, playing an eclectic mix of acoustic covers chosen to brighten your day.
Sunday 24th February From 1pm we have Kevin Nightingale's excellent contemporary classical music on solo acoustic guitar to accompany your lunch...
Thursday 28th February Charity quiz night starting at 8:30pm - £3 per head, all proceeds to the winning teams chosen charity who also get a bottle of champagne to celebrate.
March 2019  
Every Wednesday
8:30pm
Open Mic/Buskin' Night - A friendly and relaxed Open Mic night at the Kings Head. All abilities welcome, accoustic or plug in to use the house PA. Each artist plays three numbers before the next has a go in the order of their arrival or on busy nights put your name on the chalk board...
Saturday 9th March Live music "Rag Mama Rag" 9pm, free entry.  We are very pleased to announce Rag Mama Rag will be playing live here again this year. This is a chance to see, Ashley and Deborah, one of Europe's best country/rag time blues acts in a small and intimate venue, definitely not to be missed!
Thursday 21st March Open Deck/Vinyl Night - Get into the grove, bring your own records for Martin to play the old fashioned way, from 7:30pm...
Thursday 28th March Charity quiz night starting at 8:30pm - £3 per head, all proceeds to the winning teams chosen charity who also get a bottle of champagne to celebrate.
Saturday 30th March Live music Andy Martino 9pm, free entry. Andy on solo acoustic guitar, will be playing a mix of his original tunes with some popular covers...
Sunday 31st March From 1pm we have Kevin Nightingale's excellent contemporary classical music on solo acoustic guitar to accompany your lunch...
April 2019  
Every Wednesday
8:30pm
Open Mic/Buskin' Night - A friendly and relaxed Open Mic night at the Kings Head. All abilities welcome, accoustic or plug in to use the house PA. Each artist plays three numbers before the next has a go in the order of their arrival or on busy nights put your name on the chalk board...
Thursday 18th April Open Deck/Vinyl Night - Get into the grove, bring your own records for Martin to play the old fashioned way, from 7:30pm...
Thursday 25th April Charity quiz night starting at 8:30pm - £3 per head, all proceeds to the winning teams chosen charity who also get a bottle of champagne to celebrate.
Saturday 27th April Live music "The Onion Band" 9pm, free entry. Tony and Pug entertain as only they can, the catch phrase "It’s folk Jim, but not as we know it!" sums them up completely...
Sunday 28th April From 1pm we have Kevin Nightingale's excellent contemporary classical music on solo acoustic guitar to accompany your lunch...
May 2019  
Every Wednesday
8:30pm
Open Mic/Buskin' Night - A friendly and relaxed Open Mic night at the Kings Head. All abilities welcome, accoustic or plug in to use the house PA. Each artist plays three numbers before the next has a go in the order of their arrival or on busy nights put your name on the chalk board...
Thursday 16th May Open Deck/Vinyl Night - Get into the grove, bring your own records for Martin to play the old fashioned way, from 7:30pm...
Friday 24th to Monday 27th May

Beer & Music Festival - free entry.

This will be the Kings Head's 31st Annual Beer Festival - 30+ locally brewed real ales, 8 local real ciders plus decent homemade food and live music every day.

See the Program for details of opening & music times plus the real ale and cider list...

During the weekend we will serve a Festival Menu, on Friday 5pm -10pm, Saturday 12 - 10pm, Sunday 12 - 10pm and Monday 12 - 5pm.

Here is the live music for the weekend:

* Friday 24th May, Open 4pm
        9pm - The Bay Horse Boys
* Saturday 25th May, Open 12
        1pm - Y&UCME Session with Adam & Ian

                  (Youth & Upcoming Musician Experience)
        6pm - The Kings
        9pm - Buzz
* Sunday 26th May, Open 12

1pm - Boudicca Border Morris Dancing
        1:30pm - Open Mic (all afternoon)

        6pm - Jam Session
        9pm - Don't Tell The Wife
* Monday 27th May, Open 12
        1pm - The Selion Swing Band
        5pm - Meddle

Thursday 30th May Charity quiz night starting at 8:30pm - £3 per head, all proceeds to the winning teams chosen charity who also get a bottle of champagne to celebrate.
June 2019  
Every Wednesday
8:30pm
Open Mic/Buskin' Night - A friendly and relaxed Open Mic night at the Kings Head. All abilities welcome, accoustic or plug in to use the house PA. Each artist plays three numbers before the next has a go in the order of their arrival or on busy nights put your name on the chalk board...
Thursday 20th June Open Deck/Vinyl Night - Get into the grove, bring your own records for Martin to play the old fashioned way, from 7:30pm...
Thursday 27th June Charity quiz night starting at 8:30pm - £3 per head, all proceeds to the winning teams chosen charity who also get a bottle of champagne to celebrate.
Saturday 29th June Live music Hipidi, 9pm, free entry. The superb Dave on guitar with Poppy and Hannah's lovely harmonised vocals will be entertaining us with eclectic mix of their own songs and cover tunes.
Sunday 30th June From 1pm we have Kevin Nightingale's excellent contemporary classical music on solo acoustic guitar to accompany your lunch...
July 2019  
Every Wednesday
8:30pm
Open Mic/Buskin' Night - A friendly and relaxed Open Mic night at the Kings Head. All abilities welcome, accoustic or plug in to use the house PA. Each artist plays three numbers before the next has a go in the order of their arrival or on busy nights put your name on the chalk board...
Thursday 18th July Open Deck/Vinyl Night - Get into the grove, bring your own records for Martin to play the old fashioned way, from 7:30pm...
Thursday 25th July Charity quiz night starting at 8:30pm - £3 per head, all proceeds to the winning teams chosen charity who also get a bottle of champagne to celebrate.
Saturday 27th July Live music Brooke Telling 9pm, free entry. I spotted Brooke on the front cover of July's Grapevine, listened to some of her songs and got her booked in a hurry up! Brooke is a singer/songwriter from Suffolk borrowing influences from Kaleo, Brandi Carlie, The Lumineers and Johnny Cash, not to be missed...
Sunday 28th July From 1pm we have Kevin Nightingale's excellent contemporary classical music on solo acoustic guitar to accompany your lunch...
August 2019  
Every Wednesday
8:30pm
Open Mic/Buskin' Night - A friendly and relaxed Open Mic night at the Kings Head. All abilities welcome, accoustic or plug in to use the house PA. Each artist plays three numbers before the next has a go in the order of their arrival or on busy nights put your name on the chalk board...
Thursday 15th August Open Deck/Vinyl Night - Get into the grove, bring your own records for Martin to play the old fashioned way, from 7:30pm...
Saturday 24th August Live music "Retro Rockers" 9pm, free entry. Mark and Ian will be joined by Mark's bassist and drummer from Trespass, playing in the beer garden, not to be missed!
Sunday 25th August

From 1pm we have Kevin Nightingale's excellent contemporary classical music on solo acoustic guitar to accompany your lunch...

 

And then there's more live music from 7pm with "John 'Fanny' Adams", free entry. One man and his acoustic guitar on a mission to entertain, playing Johnny Cash, Irish, Folk, Country, Pop and Punk...

Thursday 29th August Charity quiz night starting at 8:30pm - £5 per head, all proceeds to the Village Music Festival "B Natural". The winning team will get a box of chocolates and a bottle of champagne to celebrate.
September '19  
Every Wednesday
8:30pm
Open Mic/Buskin' Night - A friendly and relaxed Open Mic night at the Kings Head. All abilities welcome, accoustic or plug in to use the house PA. Each artist plays three numbers before the next has a go in the order of their arrival or on busy nights put your name on the chalk board...
Friday 6th - Sunday 8th September

B Natural - Bildeston's Village Music Festival - Free Entry

 

This will be Bildeston's ninth village-wide music festival "B Natural" with a main stage by the clock tower, musical open gardens and of course live music all weekend in the Kings Head Beer Garden.

 

We will have an outside bar in the beer garden with a selection of local micro-brewery Real Ales and Ciders, including our own Brettvale Honey beer "B Natural" brewed for the festival. See the Music Festival Poster and Program for more details...

 

During the weekend we will serve a Festival Menu, on Friday 5pm -10pm, Saturday 12 - 10pm and Sunday 12 - 5pm.

 

Below is the line up for the weekend at the Kings Head:

 

* Friday 6th September, Open 4pm

        7pm - Boudicca Border Morris Dancing

        9pm - Waxies Dargle
* Saturday 7th September, Open 12
        1pm - Y&UCME Session with Adam & Ian
                  (Youth & Upcoming Musician Experience)

        6pm - Meddle
        9pm - Buzz
* Sunday 8th September, Open 12
        1pm - Open Mic Session all afternoon
                  (drinks vouchers for participating buskers)
        6pm - Don't Tell The Wife

Thursday 19th September Open Deck/Vinyl Night - Get into the grove, bring your own records for Martin to play the old fashioned way, from 7:30pm...
Thursday 26th September Charity quiz night starting at 8:30pm - £3 per head, all proceeds to the winning teams chosen charity who also get a bottle of champagne to celebrate.
Friday 27th September Kevin Nightingale will be playing his chilled out contemporary classical solo acoustic guitar to accompany our Macmillan Coffee Brunch 11am to 3pm. Please pop in for a slice of cake and a tea/coffee or a bacon butty and a pint of beer...
Saturday 28th September Live music "Reflections" 9pm, free entry. Sarah's stricking vocals with Ed on acoustic guitar plus backing vocals, playing an extensive song list from the 60s to present day.
Sunday 29th September From 1pm we have Kevin Nightingale's excellent contemporary classical music on solo acoustic guitar to accompany your lunch...
October 2019  
Every Wednesday
8:30pm
Open Mic/Buskin' Night - A friendly and relaxed Open Mic night at the Kings Head. All abilities welcome, accoustic or plug in to use the house PA. Each artist plays three numbers before the next has a go in the order of their arrival or on busy nights put your name on the chalk board...
Thursday 17th October Open Deck/Vinyl Night - Get into the grove, bring your own records for Roy to play the old fashioned way, from 7:30pm...
Saturday 19th October Live music Dan Fraser 9pm, free entry. Dan will be playing a mix of acoustic rock his way, in a lively and energetic style...
Sunday 27th October From 1pm we have Kevin Nightingale's excellent contemporary classical music on solo acoustic guitar to accompany your lunch...
Thursday 31st October Charity quiz night starting at 8:30pm - £3 per head, all proceeds to the winning teams chosen charity who also get a bottle of champagne to celebrate.
November '19  
Every Wednesday
8:30pm
Open Mic/Buskin' Night - A friendly and relaxed Open Mic night at the Kings Head. All abilities welcome, accoustic or plug in to use the house PA. Each artist plays three numbers before the next has a go in the order of their arrival or on busy nights put your name on the chalk board...
Thursday 21st November Open Deck/Vinyl Night - Get into the grove, bring your own records for Roy to play the old fashioned way, from 7:30pm...
Saturday 23rd November Live music "Brothers Grim" 9pm, free entry. Graham and Jim will be joined by their drummer for this special celebrating Raymond, Clive & Kevin's birthdays, not to be missed!
Sunday 24th November From 1pm we have Kevin Nightingale's excellent contemporary classical music on solo acoustic guitar to accompany your lunch...
Thursday 28th November Charity quiz night starting at 8:30pm - £3 per head, all proceeds to the winning teams chosen charity who also get a bottle of champagne to celebrate.
December '19  
Every Wednesday
8:30pm
Open Mic/Buskin' Night - A friendly and relaxed Open Mic night at the Kings Head. All abilities welcome, accoustic or plug in to use the house PA. Each artist plays three numbers before the next has a go in the order of their arrival or on busy nights put your name on the chalk board...
Thursday 12th December Open Deck/Vinyl Night - Get into the grove, bring your own records for Roy to play the old fashioned way, from 7:30pm...
   
   
   
New Years Eve Live music "Don't Meddle with the Wife", 9pm, free entry.

Opening...

Our business hours

Wednesday, Thursday18:00 - 23:30
Friday16:00 - 23:30
Saturday12:00 - 23:30
Sunday12:00 - 22:30
Outside business hours we can be contacted by telephone...

Call Nigel or Sue for reservations

Telephone: 01449 741434 01449 741434

Contact

Bildeston Kings Head

132 High Street

Bildeston, Ipswich

IP7 7ED

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