Live listening music in cosy venues
“It's a delight to play here. Long may it continue.” John Doyle.
“This is a great venue. I have really, really enjoyed playing here.” Martin Simpson.
“I really like this little venue.” Pierre Bensusan.
Classy original folk and jazz from Appleby Stone in the lovely, intimate Ale House.
After the huge success of the Christmas concert with percussionist Greg Knowles, Appleby Stone came to full complement when Greg agreed to become a full member of the band. The four-piece band sounds just great and they are busily extending their repertoire with new original songs, exploring new sounds and musical genres.
Another fine evening of music at the Ale House is assured.
Four-piece band Appleby Stone produce luscious folk and jazz music for discerning audiences.
Ken Appleby, guitar and vocals, Emma Stone, flute saxophones and vocals, Paul Smith on double bass, Greg Knowles on percussion.
There is no other band quite like them. Their music is easy to enjoy but at the same time sophisticated and engaging, while being wholly original with songs concerning love, the loss of love, attraction, cynicism, existentialism and the glory of the aurora borealis!
The Ale House
The Ale House is a delightful and intimate concert venue, with warm acoustics.
Despite its name, there are no bar facilities at The Ale House and events there do not normally make alcoholic drinks available for sale. Most events, however, are bring-your-own. Wine glasses are made available.
The absence of a bar also has the highly desirable effect of ensuring the ‘pindrop’ atmosphere is maintained, with audiences intent only on the music.
In the 16th Century The Ale House was a place to serve ale to the parishioners of Colwall after church services. Nowadays, while having all modern facilities, it retains its ancient charm, with oak beams and leaded windows.
It is situated adjacent to St James the Great Church in Colwall. From the main B4218 going through the main part of Colwall, turn down Mill Lane, which is just north of the railway bridge. Go past Colwall Village Hall and the church is about half a mile further down the lane.
Park in the large car park next to the church and walk through the churchyard to the Ale House.
For reasons of safety parking is not allowed immediately adjacent to the building.
The Ale House is fully equipped for wheelchair access.
There is a pull-in space by the main door at the south end of the building (shown in the picture) for drop-off.