Aug 17

Fish and Chips fund raising event aboard the Matthew in Bristol Docks

Routemaster Bus at Beaufort Arms Hawkesbury UptonFish and Chips aboard the Matthew Tuesday 4th September 2012

Our aim on this event is to raise money for LJST and the Bristol Vintage Bus Group so the fares have been set at £27.50p per person for the red Routemaster bus to take us to Bristol and return back to Hawkesbury. While aboard the Matthew we take a cruise around the docks on this great little vessel.

Matthew - Sailing Ship - BristolTo make sure we’re in good time it will be 6pm at the Beaufort Arms with a return by about 10pm.

For those going straight from the Arnolfini (where the Matthew is moored at the moment) the cost will be £22.50p and departure time (time the Matthew sets off) is 7pm.

The event is open to everyone interested …… please come along to join us if you can.

We must know names in advance. This is one of our major fund raisers of the year so once again, please spread the word.

Please fill out this form to book your seats:
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We will send you an email to confirm your booking. We may also telephone you to confirm a genuine booking. Many thanks for your interest.

Mark and Fiona

Aug 14

Cotswold Way National Trail – Bed and Breakfast – Camping

cotswoldway-churchThe Cotswold Way is just a few metres away from the Beaufort Arms as it winds its way through the Cotswolds and the valleys local to Hawkesbury Upton. Many walkers call in to quench their thirsts and for a meal or snack on their journey. We see many people from all over this country, as well as the world, and really enjoy them visiting our little village and talking to us.

We do not have facilities for bed and breakfast or camping at the Beaufort, but we do know some brilliant places that do have these facilities that we can recommend. The following recommended places are not connected to the Beaufort in a business form in any way. The owners are good friends though and are to be seen often in the pub:

Please don’t hesitate to call in to the Beaufort and ask about any of the following, we will be only too glad to help.

Bed and Breakfast:
Coombe Farm
Hawkesbury Upton
South Glos.
Tel.: 01454 238202

Bed and Breakfast:
Poplar Cottage
Poplar Lane
GL12 8NS
Tel: 01454 299313

Oakfield Farm
King Lane
South Glos.
BS37 6PF
Tel.: 01453 311283

Aug 14

Hawkesbury Horticultural Society Show

Hawkesbury Show 2006Saturday 25th August 2012 – the 127th Hawkesbury Horticultural Society Show – the Hawkesbury Show takes place on the last Saturday in August every year.

For the Beaufort it is one of the busiest days of the year – and a day always to be remembered – the village is usually bursting to the seams. The carnival procession goes right past our front door and lots of people make this their cue to drink up and walk across the road to the show ground and the start of their afternoon of entertainment.

Hawkesbury Show 2006

Why not come along and pay us a visit this year, there is lots and lots to do and see, travel back to your childhood and have a go on the dodgems perhaps!

The Hawkesbury Show web page is here.

Hope to see you there.

Mark and Fiona

Aug 13

‘The Hogweed Trotters Kilcott Experience’

‘The Hogweed Trotters Kilcott Experience’ – Sunday September 23rd –

A real challenge for the following week’s Bristol Half Marathon, different levels of severity make this an event to remember.

Starting and Finishing at the Beaufort, you can walk or run around the Kilcott Valley, the 5 mile walk starts at 10.30am and the 7 mile run starts at 10.45am.

PROPS LogoDave and Vera’s famous BBQ will be available from noon in the Beaufort garden along with a soft drinks bar and raffle. All proceeds will go to PROPS (Providing Opportunity and Support) – a Fishponds based special needs charity that does excellent work in the field of further education for 16 – 25 year olds with varying disabilities.

It’ll be great to have a bit of fun while supporting some very worthy causes. All are welcome.

Best wishes,

Mark (your Local Landlord)

Aug 13

18th Beaufort ‘Harvest Home Auction’

Tony Wilkins - Harvest Home Auction at the Beaufort18th Beaufort ‘Harvest Home Auction’ – Saturday September 8th

We’re hoping for a special appearance from our Legendary Auctioneer Tony ‘Wilky’ Wilkins who’s been a bit poorly of late. Taking on his role (follow that if you can!) will be the great Terry Tripp, Auctioneer to the stars and a real character from Active Turmoil (Acton Turville).

All proceeds once again will go to Hawkesbury’s Senior Citizens Fund – as usual, any spare produce you may have  will be gratefully accepted. Start time 8pm.

Aug 13

‘Along the Edge’ with Chipping Sodbury Rotary Club

 Rotary International‘Along the Edge’ with Chipping Sodbury Rotary Club – Sunday September 2nd

Our 16th Along the Edge sponsored walk.  No new route variations, we are staying with the two 4 mile circular routes of last year, one out to Bodkin Wood and back along the Cotswold Way, and the other heading for the Kilcott Valley also returning by the Cotswold Way. Joining the two sections together gives a more stretching walk for the “early birds” who need more exercise.  

Sponsor forms are now on our web site; Friends and family  and everyone who wants to combine an enjoyable country walk with raising funds for worthy causes should  book the date.      

The Beaufort, Hawkesbury Upton is again our start point to sign in and later to join publican Mark Steeds for a BBQ in the garden from mid-day. Our named charities this year are the Jessie May Trust, a Kingswood based charity who provide a hospice at home service for terminally ill children who are not expected to reach adulthood, and Rotary’s End Polio Now fund. In addition each walker’s own charity can benefit from half the sponsorship raised. Do book the date for an enjoyable morning in the country.