We’re in The Good Beer Guide

Owls Nest Good Beer Guide 2017The Owls Nest is listed again in CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide for 2017.  Come and try our fine real ales!

 

That means the Owls Nest has been in the guide for 6 years on the bounce!  We are also celebrating being East Dorset CAMRA’s rural pub of the year – if you enjoy fine real ale the Owls Nest is one of the best pubs around!

Click to get your copy and to find out more about CAMRA.

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July music at the Owls Nest

July music events at the Owls Nest

We look forward to welcoming you to the Owls Nest for music and fun during the heady days and nights of July. We have some very exciting gigs planned for you which are certain to be very popular – please book early if you want to guarantee a place to sit and eat.

Thursday 6th July : Acoustic Irish folk session, from 8.00pm. Our regular Irish night which is justifiably popular with our regulars.

Saturday 15th July : Freeborn Brothers, from 9.00pm. Billed as ‘gypsy, hobo, trash grass’ from Poland – what’s not to like?

‘We wanna bring you chaos! We wanna give you fun! We wanna take you for a trip to our world where gypsy heart meets american folk, where melodies and energy means more then anything else before! the FREEBORN BROTHERS are here to give you relief in hard times, to put smile on your face and sweat a lot! YO!’

Wed 26th July : Stan’s Blues Jam. From 8.30pm. Some fantastic local talent jamming the blues!

Sat 29th July : Moonshine Wagon, from 9.00pm. Another international band coming to Parley – to play ‘bluegrass acoustic punk’. More madness at the Owls Nest!

We look forward to seeing you here!

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Morris comes to the Owls Nest

Bourne River Morris Men visit the Owls Nest

In May the Bourne River Morris Men visited the Owls Nest and performed in the car park on a lovely evening in May.

Formed in 1967, the Bourne River Morris Men are members of the Morris Ring. They perform dances mainly from the Cotswold area. They take their colours and the fishes symbol from the Bournemouth coat of arms.

The Owls Nest also welcomes the Mummers over the Christmas period.

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Spring music events

Match / April music events at The Owls Nest

Come and join us for any or all of these music events in March and April.

Table booking is highly recommended because these events will inevitably be very popular.

Fri 17 March (St Patrick’s Day) : Sweetchunks. Band starts 9.00pm. An evening of musical comedy and the occasional cuss word! Plenty of Guinness and Green Ale flowing…

Fri 24 March : Jo Carley and the Old Dry Skulls. Band starts 9.00pm. Old-time country punk mixed up with some gypsy folk and reggae style tunes.

Sun 26 March (Mothering Sunday) : Brandy. Band starts 7.00pm. Bradley and Andy from The Black Water County singing their own tunes as well as a few covers you’re going to recognise.

Wed 29 March : Stan’s Blues Jam. From 8.30pm. Some fantastic local talent jamming the blues!

Thurs 6 April : Acoustic Irish folk session, from 8.00pm.

Fri 21 April (St George’s weekend) : Hawkeye and Hoe Band. Band start 9.00pm. We’re lucky enough to get these guys for one of just two UK tour dates.

Wed 26 April : Stan’s Blues Jam. From 8.30pm.

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Pie and Ale Festival 2017

Beer Festival 2017

The Owls Nest annual Pie and Ale Festival is here

Owls Nest Beer FestivalMany of our friends from all over the place are looking forward to the 2017 edition of our annual Pie and Ale Festival (aka the Beer Festival 2017.) We’ve now been running these for a good few years in an attempt to brighten up the dark days and nights after Christmas and New Year. In case you’ve missed it the dates are as follows:

Friday 27th, Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th January 2017

Owls Nest Beer FestivalWe will have live music on the Friday and Saturday nights and on the Sunday evening as usual – details to follow. What’s more we will tempt you to our range of delicious hot pies to help soak up the beer – available until 8.30pm.

In order to whet (wet?) your appetites here are some of the beers we’ve been pulling in from further afield for the festival period – there will be MANY more from more local and regional brewers. We look forward to seeing you here!

CAMRA members welcome – voted East Dorset CAMRA’s Rural Pub of the Year 2016.

Click here to download the beer tasting notes.

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Christmas and New Year opening

Owls Nest Christmas and New Year opening hours

We look forward to welcoming you to the Owls Nest over the festive period. Where better to celebrate with your family and loved ones?

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