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.

We are proud to be participating in Bildeston's eighth 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 below plus the Music Festival Poster and Program (TBA) for more details...

Bildeston Kings Head Calendar 2018

Date Event
January  
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

January

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

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.

Saturday 27th

January

Live music Millie Kirkpartrick 9pm, free entry. Another great act from the B Natural festival that we were very pleased to get booked for the pub. Millie's solo acoustic guitar compliment her stunning vocals on some great indie/pop tunes. 

Sunday 28th

January

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

February

Open Deck/Vinyl Night - Get into the grove, bring your own records for Martin to play the old fashioned way, from 7:30pm...

Thursday 22nd

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.

Saturday 24th

February

Live music When Rivers Meet 9pm, free entry. We are very pleased to have husband and wife musical duo composed of Grace Bond (Vocals, Fiddle, Mandolin) and Aaron Bond (Vocals, Guitar). Based around masterful vocals and rich harmonies their modern folk of self penned and cover tunes has received acclaim after one of their tunes reached number three in the UK Independent Music Charts.

Sunday 25th

February

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

March

Open Deck/Vinyl Night - Get into the grove, bring your own records for Martin to play the old fashioned way, from 7:30pm...

Sunday 25th

March

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

Thursday 29th

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 31st

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 the best country/rag time blues acts about in a small and intimate venue, definitely not to be missed!
April  
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 19th

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 26th

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 28th

April

Live music "Cheeseroom Collective" 9pm, free entry. Richard, Grinder and Mia will be playing an eclectic mix of acoustic covers chosen to brighten your day.

Sunday 29th

April

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

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 25th to

Monday 28th

May

Beer & Music Festival - free entry.

This will be the Kings Head's 30th 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 25th May, Open 4pm
        9pm - The Roosters
* Saturday 26th May, Open 12
        1pm - Y&UCME Session with Adam & Ian

                  (Youth & Upcoming Musician Experience)
        6pm - Don't Tell The Wife
        9pm - The Glamtastics
* Sunday 27th May, Open 12
        1pm - Open Mic (all afternoon)

        6pm - Meddle
        9pm - Buzz
* Monday 28th May, Open 12
        1pm - The Selion Swing Band
        6pm - The Onion Band

Thursday 31st

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  
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

June

Open Deck/Vinyl Night - Get into the grove, bring your own records for Martin to play the old fashioned way, from 7:30pm...

Sunday 24th

June

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

Thursday 28th

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 30th

June

Live music "John 'Fanny' Adams" 9pm, free entry. One man and his acoustic guitar on a mission to entertain, playing Johnny Cash, Irish, Folk, Country, pop and punk.
July  
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 19th

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 26th

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 28th

July

Live music "Clare Free" 9pm, free entry. Clare is a passionate, award nominated songwriter and a fabulous singer and guitar player. She plays both with a blues band and solo as she will be here at the Kings Head. Clare’s performances are fiery, exciting and heartfelt.
Sunday 29th July From 1pm we have Kevin Nightingale's excellent contemporary classical music on solo acoustic guitar to accompany your lunch...
August  
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 23rd

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 25th August Live music Millie Kirkpartrick 9pm, free entry. Another great act from the B Natural festival that we were very pleased to get booked for the pub. Millie's solo acoustic guitar compliment her stunning vocals on some great indie/pop tunes. She has come on leaps and bounds over the last couple of years and deserves a bigger audience than when she played here in January...
Sunday 26th August From 1pm we have Kevin Nightingale's excellent contemporary classical music on solo acoustic guitar to accompany your lunch...

Thursday 30th

August

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.
September  
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 7th to

Sunday 9th

September

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

This will be Bildeston's eigh 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 (TBA) 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 7th September, Open 4pm
        9pm -  The Kings
* Saturday 8th September, Open 12
        1pm - Y&UCME Session with Adam & Ian

                  (Youth & Upcoming Musician Experience)

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

Thursday 20th

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 27th

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.

Saturday 29th

September

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

September

From 1pm we have Kevin Nightingale's excellent contemporary classical music on solo acoustic guitar to accompany your lunch...
October  
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 October Open Deck/Vinyl Night - Get into the grove, bring your own records for Martin to play the old fashioned way, from 7:30pm...
Saturday 20th October Live music When Rivers Meet 9pm, free entry. We are very pleased to have husband and wife musical duo composed of Grace Bond (Vocals, Fiddle, Mandolin) and Aaron Bond (Vocals, Guitar). Based around masterful vocals and rich harmonies their modern folk of self penned and cover tunes has received acclaim after one of their tunes reached number three in the UK Independent Music Charts.
Thursday 25th 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.
Sunday 28th October From 1pm we have Kevin Nightingale's excellent contemporary classical music on solo acoustic guitar to accompany your lunch...
November  
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 November 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 November Live music "Brothers Grim" 9pm, free entry. Graham and Jim will be joined by a drummer for this special celebrating Raymond, Clive & Kevin's birthdays, not to be missed!
Sunday 25th November From 1pm we have Kevin Nightingale's excellent contemporary classical music on solo acoustic guitar to accompany your lunch...
Thursday 29th 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  
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 13th

December

Open Deck/Vinyl Night - Get into the grove, bring your own records for Martin to play the old fashioned way, from 7:30pm...
Wednesday 19th December Carol singing from 7pm followed by the Christmas busking night and buffet - our way to say a massive thanks to all our buskers througout the year for their support and entertainment.

Thursday 20th

December

The Christmas charity quiz night and buffet- quiz starts at 8:30pm, £5 per head, all proceeds to the winning teams chosen charity who also get a bottle of champagne to celebrate.
Christmas Eve Fish & Chip supper 5 - 9pm. Live music The Kings 9pm, free entry. We will be serving a Fish & Chip supper followed by superb free live music at 9pm from The Kings. Chris on guitar/vocals and Austin on bass/backing vocals will be playing a mix of popular rock, punk and indie tunes to get you into the Christmas spirit, or beer or wine!!!
Sunday 30th December From 1pm we have Kevin Nightingale's excellent contemporary classical music on solo acoustic guitar to accompany your lunch...
New Years Eve Live music Buzz 9pm, free entry. We are very happy to have Chris, Kev and Graham here to see in the New Year! There's going to be a whole lot of foot stomping, leg flailing and dancing going on...

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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