What we're about

This group is for anyone, and everyone, of any age, living in and around the Meon Valley area, who wants an opportunity to make new friends and to socialise in the beautiful setting of the Meon Valley! Our meetups will be social affairs - a great chance to chat, relax and meet new people. There are no restrictions on who can join, we just insist on a photo with your membership request so that we can find you at events.

Come to our events alone, or bring a friend or partner, everyone will be made welcome. Remember that we are all members for the same reason - to discover new adventures and to make new friends!

We aim to host a variety of different events - theatre, dinner, drinks, coffee, walks, quiz nights, live music... hopefully there will be something for everyone. If there is something in particular that you would like to do, or a venue that you would love to visit, please feel free to suggest it on the discusions page. You can also be added as an event organiser yourself if you'd like to get more involved and host events!

We look forward to meeting you at one of our next events

Terms and Conditions

Membership is currently free, will will try to recover annual site expenses by the occasional addition of a small fee for chosen events, e.g. the Theatre nights where the group has received a group discount from the event provider. It is hoped that these small contributions will enable a subscription-free group to continue.

Please note to avoid no-shows at our events (which can cause difficulties in booking tables etc.), Members who, on more than one occasion, RSVP to attend but don't show up may be supended* or removed* from the group. Last minute changes to RSVP status (e.g. less than 2 hours before the event start) will be classed as a no-show.

Members who are inactive on the website for more than 6 months may be removed* from the group.

Members who RSVP for an event and do not attend but incur the Event Host costs, may be suspended* until the Event Host has been reasonably compensated.

*All suspensions or removals are at the absolute discretion of the Organiser.

Members are responsible for their own health and safety during the events which they choose to attend. No responsibility is accepted by the Event Host, the Organiser or MeetUp.com, you attend at your own risk.

Upcoming events (4)

**FLASH EVENT** Sunday Roast followed by optional stroll

Alma Inn

Fancy a nice Sunday Roast? The Alma Inn has a nice selection of roasts each day that are great value (traditional
Carvery on Sunday is £10.20) . Please take a look at the link below to see their menus.


Weather permitting, and for those that fancy a walk, we could go for a stroll around Bishops Waltham afterwards and maybe a coffee….

Alma Inn address:


A river walk and lunch at The Bridge Shawford

The Bridge Hotel

Join us for a shortish walk along the Itchen at Shawford and for lunch afterwards at The Bridge. I have a voucher for 25% off the total bill for up the 8 people so I cannot extend the numbers. I will book the lunch for 12.15pm. If you add your name and subsequently cannot come please remove yourself to allow the opportunity for someone else to come.
If the weather is bad we will just meet for lunch instead.

Sunday lunch at the Concorde Club

Concorde Club

Let's have Sunday lunch at the Concorde Club in the Moldy Fig Bistro. I have booked a table for 8 people on Sunday 6th February. Please let me know by private message if you have any food allergies so I can let the Club know in advance.
The Sunday lunch offer at the Concorde Club includes a good bistro menu plus also a choice of delicious roasts. For the roast lunch the price is approximately £13 for one course, £17.50 for 2 courses and £20 for three courses.
Here is the link for the bistro menu at the Club.
The Concorde Club is near Junction 5 of the M27 and parking is free.

Harbour Walk and Arts Trail - Emsworth

JJ's and Johnny's Tap Room

A walk around the pretty town of Emsworth, taking in the arts trail and the harbour. The arts trail started 20 years ago with just ten artists and has now grown to 95, exhibiting oil, acrylic and watercolour paintings, photographs, hand-made jewellery, glass art, screen printing, sculptures, hand thrown ceramics, wood-turning, rag rugs, lampshades, etc.

Option to have lunch at JJ's, Emsworth's trendiest bar & restaurant, or Cream Tea at The Sussex Brewery.

For further details of the arts trail please see :



Free parking along Bridge Road and in the 24 hour car park there.

Past events (883)

Easy walk around Botley and pub refreshments

The Dolphin Pub

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