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It's coming around to that time of year again and we have our Christmas menus out for both the big day and Christmas parties. You can find them from our Menus dropdown in the navigation at the top of this page.
On Christmas day we are hosting three sittings, 11:30am, 14:30 (which is already fully booked) and 17:30


All our bookings for Christmas day are being handled through email this year, so please use the email above if you'd like to make an enquiry.

Offers & Events

Autumn Charity Ball

Friday 15th November

This time we are raising money for Men's Cancer Charities. We will have music and dancing late into the night, a fine hot buffet as ever and some great raffle prizes to be won. All to support organisations doing their best to help those affected, as well as searching for treatments and - maybe one day - a cure. It's going to be a fun night at the Bay Horse - we would love you to come along.

Tickets are £25, with £10 direct to charity. ON SALE NOW.

Black tie is optional - wear pink if you like!


Bottomless Prosecco!

Buy two or more courses per person and we will fill you with fizz - it's as simple as that!!

Every Thursday, at lunch and dinner.


Our weekly Quiz is still going strong, including General Knowledge & Music rounds in a popular format. There are prizes for the winning teams, but anyone could win the Cash Jackpot chance up to £100. It's just £1 per person to take part, so come along and join in the fun.

Tuesday evenings from 8pm.

About Us

Wow - it's been two years since this project began and our investors took the Bay Horse back into local ownership. We can hardly believe it. We have made it through the ups and downs of our first eighteen months and we are still here! We would like to express our thanks to everyone - in the village and beyond - who has supported us. We hope you have all enjoyed yourselves as much as we have enjoyed serving you.


A kitchen fire in Autumn 2016 forced the Bay Horse to close. The owners wanted to sell it for residential development, but fearing they would lose their pub forever, the villagers stepped in and raised almost half a million pounds to purchase the property.

Volunteers worked tirelessly to repair and renovate the building, and the new Tenants have refitted and refurbished throughout. You can see a selection of before and after pictures here.

Or have a look at this interactive presentation (it's best in full screen mode):

Many thanks to Andrew Stephenson MP for his support, and for cutting the ribbon on our Grand Opening. We have a few pictures here.

We also have a gallery of pictures from the opening Investors' Evening here.

Opening Hours:

Every Day: 12-11pm

Food service:

Monday-Friday: 12-2:30pm
and 5-8.30pm

Saturday: 12-8.30pm
Sunday: 12-8pm

Bank Holiday Weekends
(Friday-Monday inclusive): 12-8pm

Keeping it Local

The investors didn’t want to try and run a pub and restaurant themselves, so they looked for a partner to take on that role as a commercial opportunity.

Chris and Adrienne Swarbrick moved to the village in 2010, and their sons Joe & Jack have both worked in hospitality for years. They presented a business plan to the investors, who saw a perfect opportunity for a family living in the village to run the village-owned pub.

The deal was agreed and the lease signed on 9th October, 2017.

Jack has now been joined full time by Joe to run the business, supported by Assistant GM Brett Nichols, Adrienne & Chris and our great team.

So please come and join us for quality unpretentious food, great beer, fine wines & spirits, good company and a very warm welcome.


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