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

16th December

Kimpton Live Christmas Party with The Bollards

Christmas Party with the Bollards performing -

AC/DC, Black Keys, Bon Jovi, Bryan Adams,Chuck Berry, Daft Punk, Dolly Parton, Feeder, Fountains of Wayne, George Michael, Greenday, Kings of Leon, Lenny Kravitz,Lynyrd Skynyrd, Mumford and Sons,Nirvana, Status Quo, Stevie Wonder,

The Beatles, The Rolling Stones,Wheatus, Wild Cherry, Guns and Rose, Jet, Nickleback, Reef, Stereophonics & ZZ Top and a lot more….

1st class buffet food and Photo Booth.

Tickets £20.00 (SOLD OUT)

Sponsored by Kimpton Live


31st December

New Year's Eve Disco Party Night

Sunday 31st December a night not to miss at the Welcome Strange.


Everyone welcome, dance the night away with our resident DJ and see in the New Year.

Dress to Impress!!!!!

13th January

The Jon Walsh Blues Band

The Jon Walsh Blues Band is a REAL blues band - not a blues-rock band, or a rock band disguised as a blues band. They play a wide variety of blues from the slide guitar of the Mississippi Delta to the boogies of Texas and the jazz blues of Chicago. They play many of their own songs, written by Jon, and also cover artists including Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Tampa Red, Freddie King, Albert King, BB King, Robert Johnson, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bobby Bland, John Lee Hooker and many more. The configuration of the band changes to fit the booking, from intimate solo sets with Jon, to the blistering blues of a trio or the full four-piece Jon Walsh Blues Band that rocks, boogies, stomps, howls, cries and weeps!

3rd February


What you are about to discover is a brand new vibe. Something you’ve never experienced before, something strong, smooth that provides good groove. Something called: GOT2FUNK. We are a cover band, based in the south of England, that plays 70s and 80s music

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

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)

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

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