7th April 2024 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm
Old Beams Inn
New Forest National park
Salisbury Rd, Ibsley, Ringwood BH24 3PP
Mal Rowland


Dear All,

Sadly, as detailed in the Solent Area Programme for the Sunday Drive, on 7th April 2024, our original venue, Japfest 2024@Silverstone, could not accomodate us due to incredible demand and also the unseasonably wet weather possibly preventing the Overflow Car Parking Field being used for parking, so ticket sales are currently suspended, until much later in the week – too late to inform you all of tickets being available to purchase

So, a new venue has been found and we will visit “Old Beams Inn, Ibsley, which is a Thatched Country Pub located in the New Forest

Start Point Details: Meet at 10:30am at Sutton Scotney Services (A34 Northbound) what3words: disbanded.hops.such, for a prompt departure at 11:15am.

Finish Point Details: Old Beams Inn, New Forest National park, Salisbury Rd, Ibsley, Ringwood BH24 3PP – Table(s) booked for 12:30.

As stated, the table is booked for 12:30 to 12:45 for approx 20 people, as a starting point, so please respond to this Forum Post soonest, to confirm your attendance and I will keep the venue updated as to our numbers.Talking to Alex (Asst Manager), at Old Beams, they usually do a “3 Roast Carvery” on a Sunday – which consists of Gammon/Beef/Turkey or Lamb. Hopefully, Lamb will to be on the menu for 7th April

Other menu choices are on the website for the Old Barn Inn, so if you dont fancy a roast other optons are also available, see the Lunch menu here: New-Winter-2024.pdf (oldbeamsibsley.co.uk) NB: You will need to scroll down to Page 4 of 4 to view the Lunch Menu!

Alex has asked that I ring Old Beams tomorrow morning to speak to Simon (The Manager) – who I dealt with last year when we visited in April 2022 and I will post any updates post talking to Simon on the forum for you all  to view.

Best Regards

The Solent Team

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