What’s happening at The Bat

Here at The Bat & Ball, we’ve usually got something going on. Whether it’s an annual event like our Charity Beer Festival or a special occasion like The Queen’s Jubilee, we always try and find someway to celebrate, and have a knee’s up… any excuse to have some fun!!!.

Christmas at The Bat & Ball Freehouse

  • 3rd – 22nd December Christmas meals.

Come and celebrate Christmas with us, whether it’s work, or just mates catching up in Christmas Jumpers! See our menu here.

  • 18th December Christmas Quiz.

The Bat & Ball weekly quiz, but just bigger better and extra christmassy!. Claire & Liz (weekly Quiz masters) join forces for this festive edition of our Quiz. 8pm onwards. MAKE SURE YOU BOOK!!!

  • 23rd December Christmas Carols. 

The Bat & Ball’s famous Christmas Carol Sesh! This year we have the help of resident Open Mic Host Vic Cracknell to spread your beautiful voices around the place. From 7:30 (ish)

  • 24th December Christmas Eve.

Friends and Family unite and regroup for a few drinks and a catch up to get in the mood for Christmas Day!

  • 25th December Christmas Day.

The merriest day of the whole year! – Join us for some drinky-poos with family and friends from 12pm-2pm

  • 26th December Boxing Day.

Post Christmas blues? – Come down for some drinks and grub. Food Served 12pm-2pm, bar open 11am-8:30pm.

  • 29th December Live Music Flick.

Becoming part of the furniture here at The Bat & Ball, the very talented and witty ‘FLICK’. If you’re easily offended don’t listen too carefully, but if you’re not, you’ll hear him slip in some hilarious alternative lyrics. From 8pm. 

  • 31st December New Years Eve with The Riots.

They played here 3 years ago, and they’ve been back several times every year since. The very talented and impressive local band The Riots will be here to host a night of music and see us into 2019. Other than having a band and being open later, we’re having a normal night!. Normal Food Service, No Tickets, No Fancy Dress, just a bloody good night down your local!. Open from 11am-12:30am.

Quiz Night


Every Tuesday night at 8.30pm we have our popular Charity Jackpot General Knowledge Quiz hosted by either Quizmaster-Liz or Quizmaster-Claire. With your team, the aim is to have a fun and sometimes challenging evening with a little bit of banter with the Quizmaster and near by teams over drinks and some great food.

Entry is currently £1 with proceeds going to our in-house charity The Hedgehogs.

Open Mic

Every last Thursday of the month our friend Vic Cracknell runs an Open Mic Night at 8pm. Vic manages to find some amazing young and not so young emerging talent which always provides an entertaining mix. If you wish to take a turn on the mic, Vic can be contacted on 07917 403052 or link to his web site www.vicsbuskers.co.uk

Live Music



Bat-Fest 2019

Date: TBC

On the second weekend in June we run The Charity Bat and Ball  Music Festival ‘Bat-Fest’ with our in-house charity The Hedgehogs. It runs from Friday afternoon to Sunday night with  30 Ales and 12 Ciders and Perries to taste. The very popular gin  ‘The Gin Garden’ will return; our very own Gin Festival.  There is also a full program of music and it is accompanied throughout by our BBQ serving local produce from Michael Humphries Butchers of Rowledge. It is a must visit event with all the proceeds of the Beer Tent going to The Hedgehogs who raise funds for local Farnham charities and good causes.

Music Line-up

Friday PM – TBC

Saturday Afternoon – TBC

Saturday PM – TBC

Sunday Afternoon – TBC