Aug 04

Long Shorn Silver Celebration BBQ – 31st July 2015

DSCF1563-croppedFriday night at the Beaufort saw a special fundraiser c/o of Dilly’s all star Barbie team, in the presence of our Long Shaun (Shorn) Silver.

A massive £425 was raised to be shared equally between Bristol’s Grand Appeal and our Trust’s imminent RLS Treasure Island Trail.

Tons of thanks are deserved and here they are in Dilly’s words: –

“Thank you to everyone who came along and enjoyed our BBQ in the Beaufort garden. Special Thanks go to:

Genna and Karen who did a really good job selling raffle tickets. They raised a staggering £200 – so a great big well done.

To our very own Zebra legged cook Nathan who did a great job cooking the burgers & sausages.

To Hannah our veggie cook.

To Pete for coming to the rescue with the cooking (it got really busy).

We raised £225 on the food!

To Harry for giving us some excellent entertainment.

To Sam for doing anything I needed.

And to everyone else who helped to make such a Brilliant Day.

Thank you, Dilly x”

In addition to Dilly’s thanks I would like to give her a special huge thanks for organising it all, a thank you to Lin and Sarah for wrapping all of the raffle prizes, also the prize donors, Adrian for some nifty early entertainment and Kim and Karen for doing a deal on the luxury food.

Best wishes, Landlord Mark’

Jul 24

Long Shorn Silver Celebration BBQ – 31st July 2015

 Come to the Beaufort on Friday 31st July for a sumptuous BBQ celebrating our very own Long Shorn Silver. Start time 4pm.

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After missing out on being in the Shaun in the City Trail in Bristol, 1st Hawkesbury Guides compensated the Beaufort by kindly presenting their very own version as part of the Shaun the Sheep Challenge. The talent we have in this village…

Quality burgers and bangers from award winning local producers, complemented by some nifty entertainment, please come along and have a good time.

All proceeds to the Grand Appeal and Long John Silver Trust – Pirate dress optional.

May 27

Wallace & Gromit Charity Money Raised – May 2015

Huge thanks to everyone who attended our recent celebratory Beer Festival and making the event such a success.

In addition to receiving a lovely gift and presentation from Dursley and District CAMRA we managed to raise over £130 for Bristol Children’s Hospital, care of Yate Supplies’ fantastic Antique Rose Gromit.

Many thanks once again,

Long John Steedsy – Landlord
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May 04

Join Landlord Mark at Bristol’s Walking Festival 2015

Calling all literary/history fans who like a bit of a walk.

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Long John Silver Trust historian Mark Steeds is a signed up member of Bristol’s exciting Walking Festival and is conducting two tours around Bristol’s historic heart on Thursday 7th and Thursday 28th May.

The walks are entitled “Bristol’s Treasure Island Influences” and are numbers 32 and 156 in the festival programme.

Starting at Bristol’s bombed out Temple Church just off of Victoria Street, we’ll start off with brewer’s tales, from the Knights Templar to Sir John Hawkins, lead sponsor of Woodes Rogers’ great 1708 circumnavigation that rescued the prototype of Robinson Crusoe and originated a host of other key episodes of Britain’s history.

We’ll wander past the Cornubia and Seven Stars (the pub that helped change the world), the Exploration statue, the former Talbot Hotel and Bristol Bridge, the site of St Peter’s Hospital to talk about Dr Thomas Dover, the ruins of the old castle keep where Defoe met maroon Alexander Selkirk, Southey’s birthplace in Wine Street and then the Rummer, home of Coleridge’s first publication.

Back to Bristol Bridge and on to Welsh Back and the Llandoger Trow, talk about Smollett and Swift of Humphrey Clinker and Gulliver’s Travels fame respectively, and on up King Street to the Merchant Venturers Alsmhouses that gave birth to William Williams’ Journal of Llewellin Penrose – seaman, the origins of the pirate treasure map in literature, cross Queen’s Square, past Rogers’ house to the Hole-in-the-Wall to finish on Blackbeard and Robert Louis Stevenson’s immortal Treasure Island – phew!

The walk starts at 11.30am on the 7th and 2.30pm on the 28th – duration 2 to 3 hours, cost free. Please email mark@beaufortarms.com to book a place, although it’s not essential.

 

Apr 09

Beaufort Beer Festival – May 1st 2nd 3rd 2015

Our Beer Festival is shaping up and will consist of mostly local beers from the following breweries: –

Arbor, Bath Ales, Bristol Beer Factory, Butcombe Brewery, Cotswold Spring, Moor Beer Company, Severn Vale Brewing, Tiny Rebel and Wickwar Brewery.

We’re also hoping to put on ciders from Orchard Pig, Thatchers and Westons.

More details as and when, please keep May 1st, 2nd and 3rd free.

Mar 17

Beaufort Arms Mini Beer Festival – 1st, 2nd and 3rd May 2015

This May, the Beaufort Arms will be celebrating an amazing 20 years in CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide – without a break.

Perhaps uniquely, this has been achieved within two different CAMRA branches and along the way the pub has received several CAMRA awards, culminating in the Gloucestershire CAMRA Pub of the Year accolade in 2004.

After all of these years we’re now going to mount our first mini-Beer Festival. To help commemorate this achievement all card carrying Bristol and Glos CAMRA members will be entitled to a discount of 50p a pint during the fest period.

To all of our friends past and present, please come along on May 1st, 2nd and 3rd and help make it go with a swing.

Feb 07

Valentine’s Day Menu 2015

redroseJoin us for Valentine’s 2015 …..

For bookings, please ring our usual number on 01454 238217

 

 

 

Valentine’s Night at the Beaufort
Saturday 14thFeb 2015

Starters
King Prawns in Tempura Batter with sweet Chilli Sauce
White Bait
Deep Fried Camembert

Main Courses
5oz Fillet Steak with Sauté Potatoes
Pan Fried Sea Bass with Spinach & Buttered New Potatoes
Vegetarian Cheese and Broccoli Bake

Desserts
Heart Shaped Ice Cream Dessert
Strawberry Fluff White Chocolate Cheesecake
Cheese and Biscuits

2 Courses £17.50p or 3 Courses £22.50p

Free 175ml glass of Prosecco when either 2 or 3 Courses Ordered

Dec 02

Bristol Local History Bookfair 2014

Looking for a unique book to give this Christmas? Want some background on the books available? Then please come along to Bristol Record Office this Saturday – you won’t be disappointed ….

Bristol Local History Bookfair 2014
Saturday 6 December 2014 at Bristol Records Office.

‘B’ Bond Warehouse (via Create Centre)
Smeaton Road
Bristol
BS1 6XN

Free entry.

10am-1pm
Family history advice from the Bristol & Avon Family History Society

1.30pm – Bristol: the City at War, 1914-1918 (Eugene Byrne, co-author of ‘Bravo Bristol!’)
As a major British city and port, Bristol played a key role in the First World War. Join Eugene for stories of Bristolians on the battlefield, on the Home Front and in the war at sea.

2.30pm – Unmarked Graves: the Eastville Workhouse Project (Dr Di Parkin, Bristol Radical History Group)
Between 1855 and 1895, over 3,000 paupers were buried in unmarked graves near Eastville Workhouse on Fishponds Road. Di Parkin will present a project to uncover the names of the people buried there.

3.30pm – Bristol’s Treasure Island Influences (Mark Steeds, Long John Silver Trust)
Hear from Mark about the pirates and privateers that inspired Robert Louis Stevenson to set parts of his classic book in the city.