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Friday 12th July 2024
3 nights

Romsey Beggars Fair

Awbridge (pronounced A-bridge) is a village in Hampshire about 3 miles west of Romsey, near the River Test.

We camp on the field behind Awbridge Village Hall. This is a lovely site in the beautiful Test Valley, with a nature reserve next door, and plenty to see and do in Romsey and the surrounding area.

The site opens at 2pm on Friday. The stewards for this meet are Simon and Anne, who can be contacted by email at before the meet, or by the Wessex mobile phone on 07340 248 577 during the meet.

What’s on


Our ceilidh will be held on Saturday evening, starting at 19:30 in the Village Hall on site.

This is an informal folk dance evening, interspersed with song, poetry or music. You can bring your own refreshments, although tea and coffee is provided in the interval.

We will be holding a raffle to raise funds for our nominated charity.

Romsey Beggars Fair

Music, dance and street entertainment will return to Romsey on Saturday 13th July, when the 30th Beggars Fair takes place. Expect to see, hear and enjoy over 70 acts spread across more than 20 venues and all for free at Romsey’s annual Summer Music Festival

Throughout the streets and in venues all around the town, the best of local musicians bring you an eclectic mix of folk, jazz, blues, soul, rock, bluegrass, classical and world music. Together with colourful dance displays and children’s entertainment there is plenty of entertainment on offer.

From big noisy bands on the Cornmarket main stage to intimate acoustic music in tranquil gardens, cheerful pub sessions and spellbinding storytelling there truly is something for everyone.

The Beggars Fair is an annual free community festival run entirely by a team of enthusiastic volunteers. It has been running since July 1993 and is living up to its aims of showcasing local talent in a friendly, welcoming environment. The day has a great atmosphere that keeps people and performers returning year after year.

In the area


Ancient market town, with lots to see and do

Romsey Abbey

One of the finest examples of Norman architecture in Southern England


National Trust. A romantic house and gallery set in beautiful gardens alongside the River Test

Paultons Park

The UK’s number 1 family theme park ,with over 70 exciting rides and attractions. Paultons is also home of Peppa Pig World


Local website for Awbridge village


Awbridge Village Hall
Romsey Rd, Awbridge, Hants, SO51 0HG
OS Ref: 185/326329

  • From Romsey head North on the A3057 (Great Bridge Street)
  • In approx 1 mile turn left at the Duke’s Head PH, signed Awbridge B3084 (Stanbridge Lane)
  • Continue for approx 2 miles to a ‘Y’ junction and turn left (Romsey Road)
  • Take the next left into the hall entrance

Local information


Romsey (3 miles from the site) has a wide range of major supermarkets and shops.

Eating out

There is a wide range pubs and restaurants in Romsey and the surrounding area close to Awbridge.

The Mill Arms at Dunbridge is a couple of miles from the site.


There is no regular public transport serving Awbridge.

The nearest train stations are Romsey (3 miles) and Mottisfont & Dunbridge (2½ miles)