Jan 23

Wulfstan the Hawkesbury Hare Unveiling Jan 19th 2017

St Wulfstan’s Day this year saw a very special event at Hawkesbury Primary School, the unveiling of ‘Wulfstan the Hawkesbury Hare’ – a 5’ tall fibreglass hare that is taking part in the forthcoming ‘Cotswold Hare Trail 2017’.

Sponsored by the Beaufort Arms @ Hawkesbury Upton, our Hare will be one of 80 spread throughout the Cotswolds from March to September.

The theme for the Beaufort’s Hare is the life of Wulfstan, Hawkesbury’s very own Patron Saint – of Vegetarians and Peasants. Jan 19th is his saints day.

Artist Linda Jane Smith has done a fantastic job bringing the hare to life; On his cloak, between his ears, Wulfstan’s mitre is resplendent, illustrating the fact that he was the last ever Anglo Saxon Bishop …

On one side of his foreleg is his Bishops crozier and on the other is the Domesday Book – he was responsible for the compilation of this in our area …

Around the hem of the cloak is a Bayeux type tapestry with episodes from his career – priest at Hawkesbury in the 1030’s (legend of the goose), with Edward the Confessor who appointed him Bishop of Worcester (legend of the crozier), a Bristol ship in trouble (miracle on the Irish Sea), banning the slave trade in Bristol in 1090, and finally church builder at Worcester and Westbury.

Tremendous work.

Huge thank to Hawkesbury Headmaster Ed and his staff at the school, Festival Director Florence, artist Linda, helper Leon and most of all, the pupils of Hawkesbury Primary who were brilliant. 

Look out for the hare this summer …

http://www.cirencestermarchharefestival.org.uk

Many thanks to Andy Musty for the photos …

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Dec 09

New Range of Pictures just in Time for Christmas 2016

The Beaufort Art Gallery  has some really great new offerings from the following: –

Quentin Blake (Big Friendly Giant, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory etc)

Paul Apps, Debbie Boon, Malcolm Coward & John Tricket (Traditional Country Scenes)

Sam Toft (with her Humorous Studies) and the ever popular Beaufort favourites Linda Jane Smith & Leon Wilson.

 Come along quickly for that unique present.

Oct 28

Blue Notes @ the Beaufort

Blue Notes @ the Beaufort on Bonfire Night

Featuring unique jazz songbird

Hannah Wedlock

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 Fundraiser for the Long John Silver Trust

Heads & Tails Game, Raffle

Dinner bookings being taken for ‘Ronnie Scott’ style tables

In the Function Room or just come along for the Jazz

Free Entry, Start Time 8.30pm, 5th November 2016

Fiducia Jazz Books £10

Sep 30

Christmas Menu 2016

If you fancy a traditional Christmas dinner in a traditional English pub then please consider us.

Three great menu’s to choose from …

3 course Evening £19.50

2 course Luncheon £14.50

2 course Traditional (for the smaller appetite) £12.25

Up to 25 capacity in our Dining Room and 70 in our Function Room.

Please ring 01454 238217 to check available dates.

Kind regards,

Mark the Landlord

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Aug 29

Annual Harvest Home 2016 and PROPS Prize

Saturday 3rd September sees our annual Harvest Home Auction upon us once again, and, as last year, we’ve got tip-top auctioneer Terry Tripp to do the officiating. Lucky old us.

Starting at 8pm, all proceeds will be going to Hawkesbury’s Senior Citizens Fund. Any surplus horticultural items we can sell at the event will be gratefully received.

And talking of horticultural items, I’m delighted to announce that our PROPS Market Garden is now supplying prize winning produce!

At last Saturday’s 131st Hawkesbury Horticultural Show, PROPS came third with their potatoes, many thanks to Keith and Josie for preparing and entering them – roll on next year…

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Aug 22

Hawkesbury Open Golf Championship August 2016

The recent Hawkesbury Open Golf Championship, held annually on the first Saturday in August,  went down a treat and a good time was had by one and all.

A superb £450 was raised for PROPS with a roughly equal amount raised by the BBQ and raffle teams, topped up with a generous £100 from the HOGS committee of Gnome, Ross, Shaun and Biggus Dickus (who also kindly supplied the charcoal).

Huge thanks to Vera’s boy Simon, Mr Brightness and his bevvie of beauties on the BBQ, and ‘Miss Parish News’ Fiona on the raffle.

This was on top of the £170 already raised for PROPS by Dilly and team on her BBQ a few weeks earlier.

The money will be invested in the new PROPS Market Garden at the rear of the Beaufort – feel free to check it out – another great effort by some really kind, generous, and talented people in the village.

Talking of which, tip top auctioneer Terry Tripp will be on hand again to oversee proceedings at our Annual Harvest Home Auction, this year on Saturday 3rd September, donations of produce not quite ready in time for the Hawkesbury Village Show will be gratefully received. Hammer start time 8pm.

At the Beaufort on Tuesday 13th September (at 8pm) is the Launch Night for the “Wulfstan Village Walk 2017” – a great chance to get fit and raise some money for your favourite local good cause – come along for details, all welcome.

Sunday September 18th we’re proud to be a ‘pit stop’ once again on this year’s  Bristol 100 Bike Ride on behalf of the Stroke Association.

Finally, at the end of the month we hope to be hosting the Hogweeds’ annual Kilcott Experience

Aug 18

Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

James Blackwell, son of Beaufort regulars Paul and Julie, is representing Great Britain at football in the forthcoming Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

What an honour!

james_blackwell_paralympicsHere’s wishing him and all the other British team the best of luck from everyone at the Beaufort – we’re rooting for you James …