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.

Bildeston Kings Head Calendar 2017/18

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 basic PA. Each artist plays three numbers before the next has a go in the order of their arrival...
Thursday 26th 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. Booking recommended
Saturday 28th January Live music Jonathan Skeates 9pm, free entry. Looking forward to hearing Jonathan's solo acoustic guitar and vocals again after seeing him at the B Natural festival. Jonathan will be performing a mix of his own tunes and covers influenced by folk/indie/pop from Ed Sheeran to Biffy Clyro...
Sunday 29th 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 basic PA. Each artist plays three numbers before the next has a go in the order of their arrival...
Thursday 23rd 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 25th February 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 26th 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 basic PA. Each artist plays three numbers before the next has a go in the order of their arrival...
Saturday 25th March Live music "The Brothers Grim" 9pm, free entry. The excellent Graham and Jim playing a mix of folk/country/rock/blues/pop.
Sunday 26th March From 1pm we have Kevin Nightingale's excellent contemporary classical music on solo acoustic guitar to accompany your lunch...
Thursday 30th 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.
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 basic PA. Each artist plays three numbers before the next has a go in the order of their arrival...
Thursday 27th 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 29th April Live music, Peter Hepworth, 9pm, free entry. Peter has huge memorised repertoire of jazz classics, 60s-70s Americana and contemporary pop/rock songs, plus his own original tunes, not to be missed...
Sunday 30th 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 basic PA. Each artist plays three numbers before the next has a go in the order of their arrival...
Thursday 18th 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.
Friday 26th
to
Monday 29th
May
Beer & Music Festival - free entry.

This will be the Kings Head's 29th 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 26th May, Open 4pm
        9pm - The Kicks
* Saturday 27th May, Open 12
        1pm - Amplitude Session with Adam & Dirk
        6pm - Meddle
        9pm - Buzz
* Sunday 28th May, Open 12
        1pm - Open Mic (all afternoon)
        9pm - Don't Tell The Wife
* Monday 29th May, Open 12
        1pm - The Selion Swing Band
        6pm - The Cheeseroom Collective
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 basic PA. Each artist plays three numbers before the next has a go in the order of their arrival...
Saturday 24th June Live music, Matt Turner Hook, 9pm, free entry. A solo performance from the the lead singer of The Roosters and formerly the Glamtastics. Matt recently played at our buskin' night, really looking forward to a whole evening of his company...
Sunday 25th June From 1pm we have Kevin Nightingale's excellent contemporary classical music on solo acoustic guitar to accompany your lunch...
Thursday 29th 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.
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 basic PA. Each artist plays three numbers before the next has a go in the order of their arrival...
Thursday 27th 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 29th July Live music, The Vincent Lapie Duo, 9pm, free entry. Vincent will be joined by guitarist Daniel Hughes for a night jazzy songs tinted with Bossa Nova and a distinctive taste of Chanson Francaise.
Sunday 30th 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 basic PA. Each artist plays three numbers before the next has a go in the order of their arrival...
Thursday 24th 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.
Saturday 26th August Live music with Joe Orchard & Friends, 9pm, free entry, donations to Chamberlin Hall welcome, where funds are being raised for a Youth Music Club and other youth projects. Joe will be joined by the Buskin' crew for a musical whirlpool of seriously sumptuous sounds...
Sunday 27th August From 1pm we have Kevin Nightingale's excellent contemporary classical music on solo acoustic guitar to accompany your lunch...
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 basic PA. Each artist plays three numbers before the next has a go in the order of their arrival...

Friday 1st

to

Sunday 3rd September

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

This will be Bildeston's seventh 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 1st September, Open 4pm
        9pm -  Backtrackin'
* Saturday 2nd September, Open 12
        1pm - 5pm Amplitude Session run by Adam & Dirk
                            Featuring: TBA
        5pm - Don't Tell The Wife
        6pm - Meddle
        9pm - Buzz
* Sunday 3rd September, Open 12
        1pm - Open Mic Session all afternoon
                    (drinks vouchers for participating buskers)
        6pm - Litter of Kings

Thursday 21st

September

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 September From 1pm we have Kevin Nightingale's excellent contemporary classical music on solo acoustic guitar to accompany your lunch...
Thursday 28th 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 30th 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.
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 basic PA. Each artist plays three numbers before the next has a go in the order of their arrival...

Thursday 19th

October

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 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.
Saturday 28th October Live music The Flaming Llamas, 9pm, free entry. The Flaming Llamas are an energetic acoustic band performing dynamic acoustic versions of every style from ABBA to The Killers and classic songs from AC/DC to The Beatles. With Claire's powerful bluesy vocals, James's intelligent guitar work and harmony, you won't believe such a full sound can come from an acoustic band!
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 basic PA. Each artist plays three numbers before the next has a go in the order of their arrival...

Thursday 16th

November

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 November Live music "Route 66" 9pm, free entry. Jason Scopes will be bringing his superb country/rockabilly/blues band, Route 66 featuring Shane (and the Korrados) on vocals, to celebrate Raymond, Clive & Kevin's birthdays, not to be missed!

Sunday 26th

November

From 1pm we have Kevin Nightingale's excellent contemporary classical music on solo acoustic guitar to accompany your lunch...
Thursday 30th 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 14th

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 20th 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 21st 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 Wired Ones" 9pm, free entry. The superb Wired Ones, Ian Brown on guitar/vocals and Grinder on bass, will be playing a mix of lively cover tunes.
New Years Eve Live music Greg McDonald 9pm, free entry. Greg will be playing a mix of popular cover tunes for you to dance and sing in the New Year 2017... This is a special treat to see Greg in a small and intimate venue, Tom Robinson from Radio 6 says "Greg evokes the singalongs of Elbow and Springsteen".
Jan 2018  
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...
Feb 2018  
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...
Mar 2018  
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!
Apr 2018  
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.

Sunday 29th

April

From 1pm we have Kevin Nightingale's excellent contemporary classical music on solo acoustic guitar to accompany your lunch...
May 2018  
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 - Amplitude Session with Adam & Dirk
        6:30pm - 
        9pm - The Glamtastics
* Sunday 27th May, Open 12
        1pm - Open Mic (all afternoon)
        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.
Jun 2018  
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...
   

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.
   
Jul 2018  
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.
   
   
Aug 2018  
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

August

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

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.
Sept 2018  
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 eigth 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 -  TBA
* Saturday 8th September, Open 12
        1pm - 5pm Amplitude Session run by Adam & Dirk
                            Featuring: TBA
        5pm - Don't Tell The Wife
        6pm - Meddle
        9pm - Buzz
* Sunday 9th September, Open 12
        1pm - Open Mic Session all afternoon
                    (drinks vouchers for participating buskers)
        6pm - TBA

Thursday 16th

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...

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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