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

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 …

Aug 03

Winterbourne Down Border Morris at the Beaufort

morris_banner_cutoutWhat better way to celebrate a typical English summer but with Morris Dancing.

Huge thanks once again to Winterbourne Down Border Morris for brightening up a breezy night with some nifty moves. 

Many of the dances were of their own creation and I must say quite brilliant, having (finally) had chance to sit down and enjoy them.

Roll on next year.

Many thanks to Rick for the pic’s.

Jul 12

Busy Times Approaching at the Beaufort this July

Busy times are approaching at the Beaufort this July: –

On Friday 15th we have Pig Racing presented by Hawkesbury Buffs (1st race 7.30pm).

Pig Racing at the Beaufort Arms

On Friday 22nd we have Dilly’s Prize Giving BBQ from 4pm onwards.

And on Monday 25th we have Winterbourne Down Border Morris doing their thing once again (starting 8pm Morris Time).

All events are family friendly so come along and spoil yourselves …

Jul 05

Annual Treasure Island Cruise with PROPS

This year’s annual Treasure Island Cruise with PROPS is scheduled for Thursday 21st July, 11am – 12.30pm.propslogo2015-x324w

The cruise once again is kindly being sponsored by Rich and Mo and many thanks to them.

Anyone wishing to come with us and tackle the high seas of the Floating Harbour is more than welcome to come along and enjoy the fun, please book your places with me Mark (email below) – there’s strictly limited availability.

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Jun 17

Forthcoming Events – July 2016

Forthcoming Events for July 2016

Saturday 15th July – Hawkesbury R.A.O.B. (the Buffs) hold their Pig Race again in our Function Room – fun for ALL the family so please come along, 8pm start.

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Beaufort Arms BarbecueFriday 22nd July – Dilly’s annual prize winning Barbie – get it while its hot and raise funds for charity …

Monday 27th July – Winterbourne Down Border Morris Dancers performing again in the Beaufort Car Park at roughly 8pm Morris time. Again, fun for all the family, come and see an age old English tradition first-hand.

May 10

The Cradock’s Menu

We only have a few vacancies for our two Cradock’s events – Saturday 21st May is now full but we still have a few left for Friday 20th May.

For those who don’t know, the dinner intersperses the performance – the first act sees Fanny and Johnnie prepare the Prawn Cocktail, the second sees them struggling with the chicken and then the third …

Starter

Prawn Cocktail or Baked Stuffed Tomato

Mains

Coq-au-Vin or Mushroom Stroganoff

Dessert

Black Forest Gateaux

Their last performance review was by Sheila Dillon (she presents Radio 4’s Food Programme & is generally deemed a bit iconic). She saw the Cradocks in the marquee at Food Connections on 29 April, loved it and Tweeted about it.  I’ve just pulled out her comments and here they are:-

“Brill theatre”

“What a great evening”

“What an experience”

“Scary Fanny.  As in life …”