Aug 04

Long Shorn Silver Celebration BBQ – 31st July 2015

DSCF1563-croppedFriday night at the Beaufort saw a special fundraiser c/o of Dilly’s all star Barbie team, in the presence of our Long Shaun (Shorn) Silver.

A massive £425 was raised to be shared equally between Bristol’s Grand Appeal and our Trust’s imminent RLS Treasure Island Trail.

Tons of thanks are deserved and here they are in Dilly’s words: –

“Thank you to everyone who came along and enjoyed our BBQ in the Beaufort garden. Special Thanks go to:

Genna and Karen who did a really good job selling raffle tickets. They raised a staggering £200 – so a great big well done.

To our very own Zebra legged cook Nathan who did a great job cooking the burgers & sausages.

To Hannah our veggie cook.

To Pete for coming to the rescue with the cooking (it got really busy).

We raised £225 on the food!

To Harry for giving us some excellent entertainment.

To Sam for doing anything I needed.

And to everyone else who helped to make such a Brilliant Day.

Thank you, Dilly x”

In addition to Dilly’s thanks I would like to give her a special huge thanks for organising it all, a thank you to Lin and Sarah for wrapping all of the raffle prizes, also the prize donors, Adrian for some nifty early entertainment and Kim and Karen for doing a deal on the luxury food.

Best wishes, Landlord Mark’

Jul 24

Long Shorn Silver Celebration BBQ – 31st July 2015

 Come to the Beaufort on Friday 31st July for a sumptuous BBQ celebrating our very own Long Shorn Silver. Start time 4pm.

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After missing out on being in the Shaun in the City Trail in Bristol, 1st Hawkesbury Guides compensated the Beaufort by kindly presenting their very own version as part of the Shaun the Sheep Challenge. The talent we have in this village…

Quality burgers and bangers from award winning local producers, complemented by some nifty entertainment, please come along and have a good time.

All proceeds to the Grand Appeal and Long John Silver Trust – Pirate dress optional.

May 27

Wallace & Gromit Charity Money Raised – May 2015

Huge thanks to everyone who attended our recent celebratory Beer Festival and making the event such a success.

In addition to receiving a lovely gift and presentation from Dursley and District CAMRA we managed to raise over £130 for Bristol Children’s Hospital, care of Yate Supplies’ fantastic Antique Rose Gromit.

Many thanks once again,

Long John Steedsy – Landlord
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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.

RLSBirthday2014-2The model Treasure Island had everything; volcano, waterfall, compass rose, footsteps (a la Robinson Crusoe?), sparkly red ‘X’ marks the spot, palm trees, beach and even a shipwreck…

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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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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

Jan 06

Let’s Get Quizzical – Charity Quiz Night

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8pm at the Beaufort on Friday 17th January 2014

A little teasing for your brain mixed in with some fun prize rounds of
“Sit Down! Bingo”, “Name the Year” and supper.

A suitably silly start to your weekend whilst raising funds for our great charities

£5 a head, Call Dave Anderson on 238799 to book tickets or just turn up on the night

Dec 22

PROPS Annual Skittles 2013

PROPS, our friends from Fishponds made it up to the pub on Friday for their annual Christmas game of skittles and we had a real hoot.

Highlight of the lunchtime session was the handing over to PROPS of £54 from Hawkesbury Gardening Club, the money generated from THEIR Christmas skittle match earlier in the month.

The picture with Jamie, Bianca and Assim in front of our tree has our heroes with the loot in their hands, the other pics show us pulling crackers and wearing hats.

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