Oct 03

Gromit Auction Latest

Hawkesbury’s Rainbows have been busy doing their Guiding Gromit badge by doing various events and activities centred around our own Harmony Gromit.

Last week they did a Jumble Sale in aid of the Grand Appeal for Bristol’s Children’s Hospital and last night they made biscuits, designed their own Gromit and did a ‘find and seek Gromit’ – pictures of Harmony were spread around their meeting place and they had to find two each (they were allowed to keep one of them).

They kindly sent me one of the Gromit biscuits (please see below) and gave my wife Fiona, ‘Badger’ to the Rainbows, a special little envelope containing assorted good luck tokens for when we go to bid for Harmony tonight at the ‘Gromit Unleashed Auction’ at the Mall in Cribbs Causeway.

Girls, we’ll do our best and many thanks for everything.Good luck Gromit biscuit 001

Oct 02

Christmas 2013 Menus

The Beaufort is proud to present its Christmas menus for 2013.

Following on from last year’s success, few changes have been made and we’ve tried to keep the cost as keen as ever.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us (in advance) if you have special dietary requirements and we’ll do our best to accommodate you. Please note, our mince pies are not gluten free and are only available on our full evening menu.


 BEAUFORT ARMS
Hawkesbury Upton

Tel: 01454 238217
Luncheon Menu Christmas 2013

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 “Boeuf Beaufort” – prime diced beef steak cooked to a traditional French recipe with red wine, mushrooms and baby onions

 

Roast Turkey with Chipolata, Bacon, Seasonal Stuffing  and Cranberry Sauce

 

 Pan Fried Salmon topped with Caramelised Leeks

 

 Vegetarian ‘Brandied’ Chestnut and mushroom Terrine

 

 All main courses served with fresh seasonal vegetables,  roast potatoes,
parsnips and cauliflower cheese

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 Rich individual Baileys Cheesecake

Christmas Pudding

Profiteroles with Hot Chocolate Sauce

Cheese & Biscuits

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 Coffee & Mints

£13.75p per head
Please may we have your choices at least two weeks before your booking


  BEAUFORT ARMS
Hawkesbury Upton
Tel: 01454 238217
Evening Menu Christmas 2013
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Minestrone Soup with Parmesan Crouton

 

Deep Fried Brie with Redcurrant Jelly

 

Liver and Cognac Pate
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 “Boeuf Beaufort” – prime diced beef steak cooked to a traditional French recipe with red wine, mushrooms and baby onions

 

Roast Turkey with Chipolata, Bacon, Seasonal Stuffing  and Cranberry Sauce

 

Pan Fried Salmon with Caramelised Leeks

 

Vegetarian ‘Brandied’ Chestnut and mushroom Terrine

All main courses served with fresh seasonal vegetables,  roast potatoes,
parsnips and cauliflower cheese

 *******

 Rich individual Baileys Cheesecake

Christmas Pudding

Profiteroles with Hot Chocolate Sauce

Cheese & Biscuits

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 Mince Pies

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 Coffee & Mints

£18.75 per head

Please may we have your choices at least two weeks before your booking


 BEAUFORT ARMS
Hawkesbury Upton
Tel: 01454 238217

Traditional Christmas Menu 2013 for the smaller appetite
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 Scotch Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding

Roast Turkey with Chipolata, Bacon, Seasonal Stuffing and Cranberry Sauce

Vegetarian Lasagne

All main courses served with fresh seasonal vegetables,  roast potatoes,
parsnips and cauliflower cheese

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 Christmas Pudding

Eaton Mess

Choice of Ice Cream
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 Tea or Coffee

£11.25 per head

Please may we have your choices at least two weeks before your booking

Sep 27

Harvest Home Auction 2013

Saturday, 14th September saw our annual Harvest Home and even though numbers were down, we still managed to raise £560 for the Senior Citizens Fund in the village.

Terry Trip was our ace auctioneer and he did such a good job we had to slow him down! As ever, produce and generosity from the village and Beaufort regulars was amazing and we had plenty of goodies to go around.

I can’t begin to thank everyone who contributed and bid enough, but I will single out Lady Hyacinth once again who despite being poorly did a fantastic job again with her ploughmans and puddings.

Lots of others contributed as well, including Dave and Ann, Biggus Dickus and Fiona, Chris and Sal, Josie and Keith, Brian Noble, Derek Watts, Lizzie’s luscious plumsand a host of others (but please forgive me if I missed you out – my memory’s not what it was).

Terry was helped by Fiona selecting the goods and Big Dave collecting the money and Sam and Liz kindly did the raffle (thanks team).

I was determined to win the Wallace and Gromit lunchbox but if it wasn’t for Julie Blackwell letting me buy it at the end it wouldn’t be resplendent on our top shelf where it is now.

Huge thanks to everyone who came along, bid, and had a bit of fun. Another memorable night.

‘Ace Auctioneer Terry Tripp in action’

‘Ace Auctioneer Terry Tripp in action’

“Marvellous Martin from Badminton walks off with his goodies”

“Marvellous Martin from Badminton walks off with his goodies”

“Top shelf Wallace and Gromit Lunchbox (thanks Julie)”

“Top shelf Wallace and Gromit Lunchbox (thanks Julie)”

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 …

gromitcake

 

Sep 05

Along The Edge With Gromit

Sunday 8th September 2013 sees our final fundraiser for the Grand Appeal. The Beaufort Gromit Harmony will be at the centre of two walks organised by Chipping Sodbury Rotary Club.

Along the Edge poster

All participants and visitors will then be allowed to enjoy our lunchtime BBQ, for the last time you’ll be able to enjoy ‘Hot Gromits’, ‘Unleashed Burgers’ and ‘Crackin’ Cheeseburgers. All at an amazingly low price and cooked to perfection by our A Team (Lady Hyacinth et al).

Overflow parking has kindly been provided by the Cricket Club and all Barbie proceeds will go to the Grand Appeal, this will be bolstered by some of the sponsored walk money as well.

Hop to it everyone…
Along the Edge mapClick image for larger size.

Aug 05

Huge Hit With Ukelele Gromit

Our Ukulele Gromit event on 20th July 2013 was a huge hit with Hawkesbury’s own group of strummers playing for us. Many thanks to Tara and her team and also Pete’s unsuspecting father-in-law who ended up doing the Barbie – £142.80p was raised from the BBQ and Gromit had £91.50p in his dish. Well done old chums!
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