Sep 24

Gromit Cake (?)

Seen here is a Gromit cake(?) not only featuring the brilliant ceramic Gromits, but also Bert and Chef, two characters from Yate based A C Services (Southern) Ltd, who have been tracking everything connected with the Gromit Unleashed Trail and kindly keeping the Beaufort informed.

It’s nice to put names to faces and they certainly look at home amongst the Gromits – thanks for all of your support lads …



Sep 15

Radio Bristol’s Steve Yabsley and Daughter Lizzie Say Goodbye to Gromit

Harmony Gromit gets a visit, before his sad departure, from Radio Bristol’s Steve Yabsley along with ace Gromit Trail blazer, his daughter Lizzie.


On Gromit’s last Friday with us (6th Sept 2013) Steve visited us with his family, a cameraman and a singer – not to cover the meal he had just had with us but to film his latest song “Crack Open the Booze” for You Tube.

The Beaufort became chaotic as Steve led his merry band around the pub with lead singer Dave Rogers (of 1st Take Videos fame) and cameraman Chris getting assorted customers to join in the fun.

Most affected were Marilyn and her colleagues from Sodbury and District Tangent Club who hitherto were enjoying an innocent game of skittles when in burst the carousers with Dave hugging and ‘rough kissing’ all and sundry. They then made their way around the rest of the pub, just about including everyone in their merriment.

Dave did such a good job of making people happy that there wasn’t a murmur of complaint and we’re all looking forward to the video, secretly hoping that Steve will let us view the World Premier of his drinking song in the very pub where the action took place.

We’re also hoping “Crack Open the Booze” will be a huge success, the last celebrity to perform in our Skittle Alley was Jack Whitehall and look what’s happened to him…

Sep 10

Goodbye Gromit …

Monday 9th Sept’ 2013 was a sad day for the Beaufort as we said goodbye to our Gromit.

Harmony’s 10 week stay at the pub has been magical and we made lots of friends along the way, many thanks to the Unleashed Team for supporting us and allowing us to take part.

Huge, huge thanks to the Aardman Team for making their creation available to an adoring public. Goodness knows how Bristol and the rest of the West Country will follow that…


Harmony was craned away at 10am and is shown here nuzzling Eldoradog (from Westonbirt) for their journey back to a secret location in Bristol prior to their taking part in the ‘Greatest Dog Show on Earth’.”

Sep 02

Another Record Week for Gromit

Fantastic news from our Gromit-o-Meter once again, we’re now past the £4,000 mark. Each week surpasses the last and Gromit’s dish generated a massive £563.30p over the past week. Many thanks to all who have contributed.

The haul included a record Bank Holiday Monday for us and the proceeds from our ‘Gromit Hash’ (please see blog on that). Our last big push is this Sunday 8th September with ‘Along the Edge with Gromit’, it’ll be great if you can make it. Harmony will be “Gromit of the day”, especially for the occasion.

The  piccie shows landlord Mark with pal Pam giving Gromit a well-deserved drink from his donation dish.Gromit-Pam-and-Mark.jpg

Aug 30

Gromit and War Hero

War hero Gordon Prime is seen here with our Gromit Harmony yesterday (28th August) on his annual pilgrimage to Hawkesbury.

Gordon is a Normandy veteran from Tenby branch of the British Legion and has been a visitor to the Beaufort for nearly our entire 19 years here.  He lost a valuable friend and comrade from Hawkesbury, despatch rider Burt Stinchcombe, right at the end of the war and has never forgotten him.

He was here with friends and colleagues from Wales and they all loved our Gromit – a pleasant surprise to them all. If it wasn’t for the likes of Gordon and his pals, we probably wouldn’t be enjoying our summer so much with the Unleashed Trail. The Beaufort is Hawkesbury’s Legion HQ.

We shall remember them…

Aug 26

Record Week for Gromit

gromit-cutout-2This has been a record week for Harmony Gromit’s dish with £373.80p therein, including £12 from Carol Fowler’s Gromit duvet. On top of this we had a massive £500 from one of our lunchtime regulars making a running total of £3506.45p.

Many thanks once again to all who have contributed and a special thanks to Les Trinder for repairing Gromit’s plinth (which has had a hammering with all of the thousands of visitors we’ve had).

Aug 05

Gromit Open Golf Tournament 2013

The ‘Gromit Open’ is almost here, this Saturday (10th August) sees our annual Golf Tournament, the teams are fully subscribed but please come along for the evening’s entertainment and prize giving.

All raffle and BBQ proceeds are going to the Grand Appeal and this will be your opportunity to enjoy ‘Hot Gromit’s’, ‘Unleashed Burgers’ and ‘Crackin’ Cheeseburgers’. It’s sure to be a job well done.