Sep 04

Beaufort Arms Recommended by Fanny and Johnnie Cradock and Dilly’s BBQ Nets £250 For PROPS

Fanny and Johnnie Craddock have recommended the Beaufort on Visit Bristol’s Food Friday blog, please go to: – https://visitbristol.co.uk/blog/read/2017/09/food-friday-country-pubs-blissful-cocktails-and-blue-eggs-b608

In other pub news, Dilly’s Friday night BBQ netted a massive £250 for local charity PROPS, huge thanks to Dilly and her beautiful assistant, Pete Hurst. Pete’s pulled pork was the best!

Many thanks also to the Beaufort regulars who turned up to sample the delights.

Aug 30

Annual Harvest Home – Saturday, 2nd September 2017

Dear Beaufort regulars, hot on the heels of Dilly’s BBQ, it’s our Annual Harvest Home Auction.

Ace auctioneer Terry Tripp will be taking the rostrum again, selling our usual fayre; Prizewinning gourmet vegetables!

The hammer is going down from 8pm …

Come along and have a laugh, proceeds to Hawkesbury’s very own Senior Citizens Fund.

Aug 21

Treasure Island Story Walk Starts Today

The lead feature in today’s ’10 Things to Do in Bristol This Week’ from Bristol 24/7 … Click the link below.
https://www.bristol247.com/news-and-features/features/10-things-bristol-week-august-21-27-2017/
First shows at 2 and 4pm today, Monday 21st August … then daily 2pm and 4pm to Sunday 3rd September.

Starts by the barrel at the junction of King St. / Prince St, near Bristol Centre.

 

TREASURE ISLAND STORY WALK
Where the adventure began: in Bristol Docks

Back for the summer holidays

2pm & 4pm 21 August-3 September

TREASURE ISLAND in Bristol: the perfect holiday treat. Bristol is where Squire Trelawney found and fitted out the good ship Hispaniola, where Long John Silver ran a pub called The Spylass, and where young Jim Hawkins stepped off the coach from Devon to set sail on the biggest adventure of his life – the search for Captain Flint’s buried treasure.

Led by a professional actor in period costume and full of pirates and buccaneers; hidden spy holes; dark secrets, dirty deeds and lashings of doubloons.

Monday 21 August- Sunday 3 September, at 2pm and 4pm. Suitable for families with children aged 8+, you’ll hear the story where it all began 250 years ago: Bristol docks.

Here’s Squire Trelawney’s letter from Bristol’s Old Anchor Inn:

Dear Livesey

The ship is bought and fitted. She lies at anchor, ready for sea. You never imagined a sweeter schooner—a child might sail her—two hundred tons; name, Hispaniola.

…only the crew troubled me until the most remarkable stroke of fortune brought me the very man that I required… an old sailor who keeps a public-house, knows all the seafaring men in Bristol, and had lost his health ashore. I engaged him on the spot to be ship’s cook. Long John Silver, he is called, and has lost a leg…’

And what happens next? You’ll have to walk the walk if you want to find out.

Here’s what our audiences say:

  • The story walk is terrific”

  • Wonderful entertainment …thoroughly recommend”

  • Thrilling story-telling, enjoyed by all ages”

  • Perfect way to spend time with little pirates”

Adults £8, under 16 £5, family (2+2) £20. Cash only. Duration: 1 hour.

No booking required; meet at the start: Merchant Venturers Almshouses, junction King St/Prince St, BS1 4DT.

Photos credit Zuleika Henry.

Jan 23

Wulfstan the Hawkesbury Hare Unveiling Jan 19th 2017

St Wulfstan’s Day this year saw a very special event at Hawkesbury Primary School, the unveiling of ‘Wulfstan the Hawkesbury Hare’ – a 5’ tall fibreglass hare that is taking part in the forthcoming ‘Cotswold Hare Trail 2017’.

Sponsored by the Beaufort Arms @ Hawkesbury Upton, our Hare will be one of 80 spread throughout the Cotswolds from March to September.

The theme for the Beaufort’s Hare is the life of Wulfstan, Hawkesbury’s very own Patron Saint – of Vegetarians and Peasants. Jan 19th is his saints day.

Artist Linda Jane Smith has done a fantastic job bringing the hare to life; On his cloak, between his ears, Wulfstan’s mitre is resplendent, illustrating the fact that he was the last ever Anglo Saxon Bishop …

On one side of his foreleg is his Bishops crozier and on the other is the Domesday Book – he was responsible for the compilation of this in our area …

Around the hem of the cloak is a Bayeux type tapestry with episodes from his career – priest at Hawkesbury in the 1030’s (legend of the goose), with Edward the Confessor who appointed him Bishop of Worcester (legend of the crozier), a Bristol ship in trouble (miracle on the Irish Sea), banning the slave trade in Bristol in 1090, and finally church builder at Worcester and Westbury.

Tremendous work.

Huge thank to Hawkesbury Headmaster Ed and his staff at the school, Festival Director Florence, artist Linda, helper Leon and most of all, the pupils of Hawkesbury Primary who were brilliant. 

Look out for the hare this summer …

http://www.cirencestermarchharefestival.org.uk

Many thanks to Andy Musty for the photos …

Click an image to enlarge …

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 20

Our New Concrete Mixer Planter by PROPS

The latest flowery feature for the Beaufort Arms is this venerable Concrete Mixer Planter by PROPS.

propslogo2015-x324wWith plants kindly donated by ‘Painted Tongues’ (based on the Westerleigh Road in South Gloucestershire), our resident team of horticulturalists from PROPS did a beautiful job planting it up.

Some ten years ago the mixer was used to build the house it now resides outside of – its Lister engine still works!

Click image to enlarge …

For all of you anoraks out there, the mixer was built locally by Stothert & Pitt Ltd, Engineers – Bath – England, Established 1820, the model is a ‘3 ½ T’ (3 ½ C.F.T. Mixed Capacity Tilting Mixer).

If anyone knows when it would have been built please let us know.

Huge thanks to all involved in making it happen, especially Tim from Watts & Watts Builders for storing the mixer and getting it on site.

Landlord Mark

 

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 …

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.

Pig Racing at the Beaufort Arms

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.