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The 2021 Ale House Christmas Concert With Appleby Stone
Saturday 11th December 2021
8 p.m. (door: 7:30 p.m.)
Appleby Stone
The Ale House, Mill Lane Colwall WR13 6HJ
This event is sold out.
Sorry, there will not be any tickets available at the door. However, we often get cancellations at short notice before the event. If you would like to be on the waiting list for these tickets as they become available please contact us.

Ale House Christmas Concerts have been hugely popular and greatly enjoyed events held each year since 2014 (except of course 2020.)

Once again Appleby Stone perform an evening of new original songs in their inimical style.

It will be a special and memorable evening.

The Artists

Three-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.

There is no other band that play such a wide variety of genres while being wholly original. Their music is sophisticated and engaging, with songs concerning love, the loss of love, attraction, cynicism, existentialism and the glory of the aurora borealis!

“A great sound ... a class act” Julie July

“Beautiful” Mo Foster


The Venue

The Ale House



Mill Lane Colwall WR13 6HJ

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.

Disabled Access

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.