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.

Dec 01

Robert Louis Stevenson’s Birthday Celebrations 2014

At lunch time on November 13th we had a birthday party for Louis with most of the staff and students from PROPS and a great turn out of four Long John Silver Trustees.

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For the past three weeks the PROPS students have been busy painting, pasting and putting together pictures, montages, model parrots and even a complete Treasure Island!

It’s hard to think that it all originated with Bristol’s participation in the Great Reading Adventure of 2003…

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Jamie Goodenough did the brilliant picture of RLS with both T.I., Jekyll and Hyde and one of Stevenson’s poems all computer painted and, despite me telling him I thought him very talented, he profoundly disagreed.

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Three huge Cap’n Flint parrots were all different and all first rate and now decorate the Beaufort dining room.

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Adam and Daniel drew pictures and then we had the piece de resistance – Long John Silver himself. Cabin boy Sam drew and painted him complete with bottle of rum, parrot and 24 buttons on his coat – imagine undoing them in a hurry. Stuart drew the shape of the island, Ryan sponge painted it, Azim found the images, cabin girl Sam drew and painted the treasure chest, cabin boy Sam sponge painted the sea (he was busy!) and Frannie helped paint the parrot.

What an effort by all the staff and students and I wonder what RLS himself would have thought of it; surely he would have been pleased.

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Many thanks one and all for making it one of the most colourful birthday parties that I can ever remember going to.

Happy birthday Robert Louis Stevenson 2014.

Oct 15

Charity Events at the Beaufort

The Beaufort Arms hosted two charity events recently on successive Sundays, the Hogweed Trotter’s annual “Kilcott Experience” and the Rotary Club of Chipping Sodbury’s walk “Along the Edge”.

Dave and Lin Morgan starred with the formers BBQ and Dave, Audrey and Marlene with the latter (one of the pics shows Dave and Marlene in action with organiser John Wells).

Thanks to the generosity of the participants and pub regulars – including our local Hash – £250 was raised for PROPS and £70 for Rotary’s ‘End Polio Now’ campaign.

Huge thanks to one and all.

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Aug 15

Crack Open The Booze – With Dave Rogers and the Beaufort Regulars

It’s here finally!!!

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The fabled music video from Radio Bristol’s Steve Yabsley (writer) and First Take Video’s Dave Rogers (singer).

Filmed last September, it’s taken until now for Steve and Dave to get it out (so to speak), a drinking song starring Beaufort regulars and Chipping Sodbury’s ‘Inner Wheel’ skittles aficionados – it’s a bit of a giggle and a great song.

“Cock-a-doodle-do”

If this doesn’t get people flocking back into pubs I don’t know what will…

Jun 05

‘Lardys in Lavender’

New lavender is being planted in the beer garden to replace previous lavender that had been ripped up in the ‘Lavender day massacre’ orchestrated by Mabel.

The lavender we had was beautiful and featured in the attached poster when one of our more esteemed customers landed in it!

Happy memories…

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Jun 01

Coming Soon .. June 2014 ….

Coming soon, “Treasure Island aboard the Matthew” – the grand finale of the Long John Silver Trust’s  Big Green Treasure Hunt on the final day of Bristol’s Big Green Week 2014 – Sunday 22nd June 2014.

If you fancy a dramatic voyage around Bristol’s historic Floating Harbour brought to you by the LJST’s cut-throat crew, here’s your big chance.

A faithful adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic, Treasure Island.

Tickets available at the Matthew box office on www.matthew.co.uk