Friends Virtual Coffee Morning July 17th, 2020

We held a virtual “drop-in” Coffee Morning on  July 17th in the South Garth. The weather was just right – sunny but not too hot. Over 50 people attended and were able to chat to other Friends they hadn’t seen during the lockdown months.

We hope to repeat in August – Weather and Coronavirus permitting.

Pictures from Geoff Gibbs and me.

Roger Rowe.

Virtual Coffee Morning

2019 Annual Dinner Postponed

Regrettably we had to postpone the dinner as the White Horse went out of business and was closed just before the dinner was due to be held. Most disappointing. We will try to decide what steps to take to reacitivate the dinner when the Committee meets in mid November.

Romsey Abbey Friends Dinner October 8th

Our Annual FRA Dinner will be held once more at the White Horse on Tuesday 8th October.  All members and guests are invited to attend.  The cost is £35, and there are plenty of places still available.

Our speaker this year is Simon Hughes, whose background includes the Air Ambulance service.  There will be some musical entertainment from Tim Rogerson and Dick Hewett once again to send everyone home in a light-hearted mood!

Payments can be made:

– On-line direct to the FRA account: Sort Code 30-97-14, account 31345360.

– By cheque, payable to “Friends of Romsey Abbey”, to 42 Botley Road, Romsey, SO51 5AP.

Friends of Romsey Abbey Dinner Menu

October 8th 2019 (7.00 for 7.30)

Welcome Drink


Celeriac & apple soup, toasted almonds (gf) (v)


Smoked chicken, baby gem, bacon crisp, quail egg, old Winchester, truffle mayonnaise (gf)


Hot smoked trout crostini, pickled fennel, micro herb


Pork cutlet, herb roasted new potatoes, cider pickled onions (gf)


Pan fried sea bream, roasted tomato & olive sauce, lemon herb oil (gf)


Wild mushroom “cottage pie” grain mustard mash potato, roots (gf) (v)

Panache of Vegetables for the table 


Blackberry Eton Mess, chantilly cream, meringue (gf) 


Apple & pear crumble, crème anglaise


Chocolate mousse, candied orange, honeycomb