Built in the late 1700's The Welcome Stranger was once a self-sufficient public house complete with its own brewery

3rd March

Paul Gibson 70s & 80's Glam Rock

This very popular and timeless show features Paul as The Spirit of Marc Bolan, dressed suitably in sequins n satin with classic songs from the 70s - Expect lots of Marc Bolan & T.rex / Slade / Sweet / David Bowie / Roxy Music / Queen / Mud / Elton / Rollers and lots more


10th March

The Consultancy

Rock, Indie, Blues with a twist of Jazz. Bob Marsh: Saxophone/Guitar Pete Marsh: Guitar/Mandolin Steve (Baz) Berry: Vocals Bob Bray: Bass Colin Watterston: Drums

24th March

Cresser's Last Stand & Punkture

Punk/New Wave covers Band

5th May

Kylie Minogue Tribute

Calling all Kylie lovers, amazing tribute to the princess of pop!


Tickets £10.00, on sale from 5th March 2018  (first come first served, sorry unable to reserve tickets)

19th May


Hooch perform a quirky mix of acoustic covers plus a few original songs. 

Influenced by Pokey Lafarge, The Pixies, Kings of Leon, Steve Earle & The Bees.


25th & 26th May

Folk 'n' Ale Weekend

Folk’n’Ale weekend 25th May The Tumbleweeds at the Folk and Ale weekend to play some of the well-known folk classics from artists like Ralph McTell, The Spinners, Ewan McColl, Mike Harding, The Dubliners, The Lumineers and many more. Come and enjoy a good, old fashioned folk sing song. 26th May Scrape the Barrel are a folk band who started playing for ceilidhs and barn dances years ago.  Since then they have added both traditional and more contemporary songs to their repertoire to complement their dance tunes. They play a mixture of Northumbrian smallpipes, melodeon,mandolin and guitar. 

2nd June

Sharon Vennall Trio

Smooth jazz trio with a 50's feel

7th July

The Irregulars


With backgrounds of rock, reggae and folk, The Irregulars are five musicians who love to play acoustic music, with an emphasis on good tunes from all genres and eras. Their current instrumental mix comprises six string and tenor guitars, mandolin and mandola, electric bass and cajon/percussion, along with a sprinkling of sweet vocal harmonies. They play their own arrangements of songs by artists as diverse as Foo Fighters, Paul Weller, Led Zeppelin, Elbow, Fairport Convention, Levellers, Johnny Cash, Ryan Adams and REM. There will be songs you know and some you won't, songs you'll want to sing along with and songs you'll just want to listen to, but this is relaxed, friendly, feel-good music – the perfect accompaniment for a few drinks on a summer's evening.

21st July

The Ray Jones Band

Rock to modern day classics

22nd September

Pete Harris Blues Band

Pete Harris (vocals, guitar) has been active on the South Coast Blues scene for over 30 years. He has performed on stage with many touring American Blues performers and with some of the leading lights of the UK Blues scene, gigging all over the UK and in France, Belgium, Switzerland and New Zealand. His band features the exciting playing of Poole-based harp ace Hugh Budden, and the rock-solid rhythm section of Bob Manley (bass) and Steve Groves (drums). Together they produce an irresistible blend of swing, funk and down-home Blues.

27th October

Halloween Party on board the Ghost Ship.

Halloween Fancy Dress Party.

Yo Ho Ho, all aboard the ‘Ghost Ship’, and join the motley crew of dead pirates. Set sail and sink down a rum or two, dance to some swashbuckling sea shanties (also known as a disco!). All stowaways not in costume will be forced to walk the plank. Prizes for the best dressed on board.

This will be an evening we guarantee you will ‘treasure’!

15th December

Jon Walsh Blues Trio

The Jon Walsh Blues Band is a real blues band! Not a blues-rock band, nor a rock band disguised as blues band although we may branch out occasionally. Saying that, don't think that we only play the "crying in your beer" kind of blues because we can boogie with the very best! The Jon Walsh Blues Band conjures up all the different colours and moods of the blues - it rocks, boogies, stomps, howls, cries, and weeps.

Kimpton Live Christmas Party 16th December 2017 - www.leannestreetphotography.co.uk

The Tumbeweeds Country Music Night 2nd December 2017

Hallloween Party Night 28th October 2017

The Treblemakers 26th August 2017

Hooch 27th May 2017

The Pete Harris Blues Band 8th April 2017

Strange Brew 14th January 2017

The Tumbleweeds 19th November 2016

Halloween Party Night 29th October 2016

Uncle Tom's Cobbley 15th October 2016

The Tumbleweeds - August Bank Holiday Monday 2016

Folk 'n' Ale Weekend 27th & 28th May 2016. The Tumbleweeds & Scrape The Barrel

The Bollards 19th March 2016

The Revival 13th February 2016

The Ray Jones Band 16th January 2016

Christmas Eve 2015

The Tumbleweeds 5th December 2015

Halloween Party Night 31st October 2015

Mostly Harmless 17th October 2015

3 Daft Monkeys 29th August 2015

Uncle Tom's Cobbleys 1st August 2015

The Pete Harris Blues Band 27th June 2015

Vintage 13th June 2015

Sylvia Barnes & Sandy Stanage 6th June 2015

Folk 'n' Ale 22nd-24th May 2015

The Dudes 16th May 2015

Echotape 9th May 2015

The Bird Dogs 11th April 2015

The Bollards 7th March 2015

Music Night - Richard Harris & Cody Rooke with Denise, Malcolm & Howard. 28th February 2015

Uncle Tom's Cobbleys 20th December 2014

Vintage 6th December 2014

Geoff Lakeman & Friends 29th November 2014

Halloween Night 2014

Andy Kennett - Elvis Night 4th October 2014

The Wid Swans - 13th September 2014

Kimpton Live 23rd August 2014

The Bollards - 2nd August 2014

Folk 'n Ale Weekend 23rd & 24th May 2014

The Ray Jones Band 8th March 2014

Common Ground 22nd February 2014

Sarah Lee 11th January 2014

New Years Eve 2013 - 80's theme

The Bollards - 17th November 2013

Uncle Tom's Cobbleys - 14th December 2013

Halloween 2013

Vintage - 60's Night, 26th October 2013