Jul 15

Peter Lord Drops In To See Us

One of the founders of Aardman Animation, Peter Lord, dropped by the Beaufort on Saturday afternoon and gave us the following message: – “I’m very happy Gromit’s got such a good home. Let’s hope the amazing weather keeps up, eh?”

Peter is seen here with landlord Mark and his album of Gromit clippings, he kindly stayed awake while Mark showed him pictures of the brilliant Gromit Unleashed launch that Peter had attended and spoke at.

Mark was also able to thank him and his brilliant team at Aardman (especially Gromit creator Nick) for so kindly allowing us in the West to enjoy their creation.
Jul 15

Annual Treasure Island Cruise 2013

July 11th – The Matthew’s Gromit, New Found Land, was joined by Beaufort regulars (and Long John Silver Trust members) for the annual Treasure Island Cruise aboard the Matthew, with special needs charity PROPS.
P1020912P1020890 (Above) The Beaufort Gromit is wishing the gang of cut-throats well before their journey onto the high seas of Bristol’s Floating Harbour.

Matthew - PROPS cruise (1)This year was extra special because the LJST was handing over a ‘Jolly Green Roger’ to the Matthew to help celebrate Bristol’s new status as Green Capital for 2015.

More pic’s from the day can be seen here.

Jul 10

Huge Success for “Morris and Gromit”

The Beaufort’s “Morris and Gromit” night on Monday 8th July 2013 was a huge success, more people than ever came along to see Winterbourne Down Border Morris do their thing and a great night was had by one and all.

Huge thanks must go to Roger and ‘Squire Sarah’ for organising things and being there with Gromit.



Jul 04

Gromit Is Unveiled

After just a few days, our Beaufort Gromit has settled into his new home in the country. We’ve had lots of visitors, one keen aficionado arrived at half past midnight to take their piccie.


Gromit was unveiled by Hawkesbury Primary School on launch day of the Gromit Unleashed Trail (Monday 1st July 2013)  and we’re looking forward to his 10 week stay here.

A quick round of thank-you’s: – artist Marie Simpson for her fantastic design, Angie from Boundary magazine for her enthusiasm and the pupils from Hawkesbury.

Thanks to Dilly, our Gromit has his own drinking bowl for donations – “make a wish, and put money in the dish” or “if you don’t come in the pub, put some money in the tub”.

All donations will go directly to Gromits Grand Appeal.

We have a Gromit-o-Meter here to tell you how much money has been raised at the Beaufort since Gromit has been with us.