Sep 03

Successful Gromit Hash 2013

Last Wednesday’s (28th Aug) Gromit Hash was tremendous, celebrating the Kennett and Avon’s 1200th Hash, around 60 people, young and not so young, congregated at the Beaufort to do their thing.

The Fat Controller went to a lot of trouble laying the trail around our Cotswold countryside, and one of the prizes was for the person who collected the most Gromit piccies that he had laid. The winning score was 29.

Other prizes were had for the biggest Gromit ears and for those in Gromit dress, the pub provided a buffet for the ravenous runners and the cost of this was donated to the Grand Appeal along with other donations.IMG_0848The piccie shows prize winning ‘Gazza’ and ‘Public Enemy’ resplendent in their Gromit headgear and attire.

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 14

Enjoying the Entertainment

Yikes! The Gromit Open Golf Tournament was a cracker and hundreds of people enjoyed the occasion helping to make even more money for the Grand Appeal.

As usual, Vera and Dave starred on the BBQ, ably assisted by Marlene, Audrey and others – making an impressive £266.50p; the Raffle, conducted by Biggus Dickus, added a further £251. Special thanks must also go to Dick’s partner Fiona, who not only designed the poster but also helped with both the Barbie and the Raffle.

Sterling work from the Hawkesbury Open Committee consisting of Gnome, Ross and Shaun ensured that the event went without a hitch once again.

With the weekly haul in Gromit’s dish of £356.20p we had another great week for the Gromit-o-Meter
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Aug 06

Gromit Hash

gromitA ‘Gromit Hash’ is coming to the Beaufort on Wednesday 28th August 2013 at 7.30pm. It’s the 1200th run for the Kennet and Avon Hash House Harriers and they’re honouring the Beaufort with their presence.

The local Hash’s are near and dear to the Beaufort’s heart as when we were first in the pub – and struggling – they came along and helped rescue us (along with CAMRA). We’ve been great friends ever since. We did it!

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.