Jun 11

Gromit Unleashed Trail Promotion

To make the most of the Gromit Unleashed trail set to hit the streets of Bristol this summer, Destination Bristol has commissioned a series of films to promote the city.

Gromit-Group shot 1

The films use one of the giant Gromit sculptures which will form part of the trail to showcase some of the best of what we have to offer and encourage visitors from far and wide to come to Bristol.

In total there are five films being released over the next few weeks:

·        An initial trailer for the main video

·        Three teasers

·        A two-minute main feature – A Grand Tail  

As part of our marketing campaign, we’re promoting the films through our social media channels and it would be great if you could help spread the word, so we can reach as wide an audience as possible!

https://www.facebook.com/VisitBristol

Jun 08

Looking back to Fannie and Johnnie

A first for the Beaufort, professional theatre in our Function Room! ‘Fanny and Johnnie Craddock Cook the Great American Songbook’ played for two nights back in May 2013. Brought to us by the Show of Strength Theatre Company from Bristol, this was their first appearance in a country pub.

Photos from the night - Click image to enlarge:

Preview night on the Thursday was followed by a sell out on the Friday. Local celebrity Richard Lewis (of Radio Bristol) attended the preview and said the performance was sublime. The two stars were Kate McNab and John Telfer and they truly lived up to all of their accolades, hilariously preparing a prawn cocktail for starters (prepared and served by us in the interval) and then followed by a chicken dish which again we served in the interval.

For the main course Lin and her team from the Beaufort prepared Coq-au-vin and it was superb (if I say so myself), this was then rounded off with Black Forest Gateaux which surprised the actors – when they came back on for their encore, muggins was taking their plaudits by mistake when he was only trying to shepherd in the desserts… (We only did two courses on the preview night).

Anyhoo, the whole thing was a huge success, with some of our customers saying that they’re going to see it all over again at the Hen and Chicken in Bedminster.

Brilliantly well done Sheila and Co. – roll on the next one.