One of the founders of Aardman Animation, Peter Lord, dropped by the Beaufort on Saturday afternoon and gave us the following message: – “I’m very happy Gromit’s got such a good home. Let’s hope the amazing weather keeps up, eh?”
Peter is seen here with landlord Mark and his album of Gromit clippings, he kindly stayed awake while Mark showed him pictures of the brilliant Gromit Unleashed launch that Peter had attended and spoke at.
Mark was also able to thank him and his brilliant team at Aardman (especially Gromit creator Nick) for so kindly allowing us in the West to enjoy their creation.
Sorry but the kitchen will be closed on Monday 15th July and Tuesday 16th July 2013, for refurbishment. Pub opening hours are not affected.
Apologies for any inconvenience.
After just a few days, our Beaufort Gromit has settled into his new home in the country. We’ve had lots of visitors, one keen aficionado arrived at half past midnight to take their piccie.
Gromit was unveiled by Hawkesbury Primary School on launch day of the Gromit Unleashed Trail (Monday 1st July 2013) and we’re looking forward to his 10 week stay here.
A quick round of thank-you’s: – artist Marie Simpson for her fantastic design, Angie from Boundary magazine for her enthusiasm and the pupils from Hawkesbury.
Thanks to Dilly, our Gromit has his own drinking bowl for donations – “make a wish, and put money in the dish” or “if you don’t come in the pub, put some money in the tub”.
All donations will go directly to Gromits Grand Appeal.
We have a Gromit-o-Meter here to tell you how much money has been raised at the Beaufort since Gromit has been with us.
Sorry but the kitchen will be closed lunchtime and evening on Monday 1st July and Tuesday 2nd July 2013, and also Wednesday lunchtime 3rd of July 2013, for refurbishment. Apologies for any inconvenience.