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Events at The Elephant & Castle, Thurlaston

We host a series of regular and one off events to provide entertainment for “The Herd”. Ranging from our ever popular quiz nights, open mic nights and karaoke to live music, family fun days, beer festivals and the legendary “Pram Race” at Christmas, these events are suitable for all ages. Follow us on Facebook or pop by to this website to keep informed of the forthcoming events.

Quiz Nights plus FIND the JOKER competition

Next Quiz Nights - 20th November & 4th December

What better way to break up the week by giving your grey matter a bit of a work out. Come and join us, once a fortnight and take part in our fun and fast moving, general knowledge quiz. Even if you don't win you will still have a chance to win something by taking part in our "Find The Joker" competition.
Fun starts at 8:30pm so why not join us for a bite to eat before hand?

Open Mic Nights

2nd Sunday of the month

Play an instrument? Like to sing? We hold a "plug and play" night every 2nd Sunday from 8pm. So if you like to perform or simply listen to live music come along! PA system and light refreshment provided.

Darts Teams

Every Thursday

The Elephant and Castle Thurlaston currently has 2 mixed darts teams playing in leagues. We are always looking for new players and to develop the number of teams, so if you are interested why not pop along one evening to find out more and become part of our team.

Playing football or cricket at our local football clubs, Thurlaston Magpies or Huncote Sports and Social Club? Why not pop in to toast your victory or drown you sorrows. We can provide post-match catering to suit your needs and budget.

Live Music - DAVID LACEY

Saturday 14th December

In the run up to Christmas we look forward to welcoming DAVID LACEY to the "Home Of The Herd". This talented vocalist/acoustic guitarist performs a wide and varied set list with something for everyone's musical tastes from The Beatles to Ed Shearon, This FREE LIVE MUSIC EVENT but why not book in to dine with us beforehand and make an evening of it?

Annual Pram Race

Boxing Day

It's not quite "Wacky Races" but not far off!! Starting at the Elephant and Castle racers will follow a route along which will be several challenges for you to complete. Prizes will be awarded to the winners of the race and also best themed pram (and possibly some other "spot prizes"
What do you need to do?
Simple:- * Build a pram (or something you can push) ideally with a theme and/or fancy dress costumes. * Turn up no later than 11:30 in the pub car park. * Push at least one person around the course completing the challenges at the start and throughout the course * Get back and collect (hopefully in one piece) and get your prize and have a well earned drink!
This is a FUN event and has been a long established event held in the village. You enter at your own risk

Charity Game Show Night

Saturday 28th December (from 7:30pm)

Come and be part of our "studio audience" as we recreate game shows from past and some new ones from the present. Lots of great (and some not so) prizes to be won. A fantastically entertaining evening where YOU ARE THE STAR of the show. Our aim will be to get everyone in the "studio" involved in at least one of the games so leave your inhibitions at the door. This is the 3rd event of this type and guaranteed to brighten up that boring period between Christmas & the New Year. We will be raising money for charity at this event so please be generous in your support and donations

New Years Eve Banquet & PARTY in the BAR

Tuesday 31st December

End the year with us for our exclusive 4 course New Years Eve Banquet. "Laid Back" live music will accompany your feast before you can join the rest of "The Herd" in our main bar to party on and bring in the New Year. Please note there is limited availability and so advanced booking and pre-order will be required. For further information please give us a call.
Not dining? - No problem - Join us for fun, games and other shenanigans in the bar up to Auld Lang Sybe