Beatons Petersfield - The Vinyl Revival Book Launch

Love music? Author Graham Jones will be visiting Beatons Petersfield on Monday 24th September to launch his latest book 'The Vinyl Revival and The Shops That Made It Happen'. 

Following on from his previous books 'Last Shops Standing: Whatever Happened to Record Shops?' and 'Strange Requests and Comic Tales from Record Shops', Graham will be sharing with us anecdotes from the crazy world that is the music industry and record retail; one that he knows all to well. Along with a fun music based pop quiz, drinks (Beatons Petersfield is a licenced bar), nibbles and more, why not come along and spend the evening with fellow music lovers and enjoy Graham's latest book? 

You'll be able to buy his book on the evening at a discounted price and for a charitable donation, you'll also receive a free CD. All donations made given will be given to local Petersfield charity, Fitzroy. 

Tickets cost £6, which are available to buy in the tearoom or at Vinyl Matters Record shop now - though there are limited numbers! 

Guaranteed to be an evening of fun, enjoyment and lots of laughing out loud, the launch starts at 7:30pm. We look forward to seeing you then! 

Boredom Busting Beatons

Rachel with her latest book
'Milo Goes To The Seaside'and Milo himself
In last month’s bulletin you may have seen that we aimed to bust boredom this summer holidays by hosting several children’s story-telling events across our tearooms.

With authors Rachel Jane visiting us with her book ‘Milo Goes to the Seaside’ in Beatons Petersfield, Crowthorne and Tisbury (where she even brought Milo himself!), Tony Flannagan coming to Petersfield with ‘Runaway Tales with Mozzarella Bella and Spoon’ and Beatons Book Ambassador Liz Darcy Jones reading ‘Wizzy and the Seaside Adventure’ by local author and artist Anthony Ridgway and Suzan Houching at Beatons New Milton (you'll have to wait a little longer to meet them but it’s definitely worth it), we can safely say we did it!

Each event saw children captivated by Rachel, Tony and Anthony’s stories, taking them to another world where VW Campervans are talking, spoons are running away and how a boy named Dan and his highly opinionated and automated wheelchair Wizzy go on various thrilling adventures! With the little help of our new Children’s activity sheets and some tea and cake, each child that entered left with a great big smile on their face – especially when they realised they would get to meet Milo the Campervan himself – many thanks to Rachel for bringing him and allowing the children to go inside!

Though we’d love to share all the glorious details with you about our children’s events, we think it’s best to keep it a special surprise for you all. We’d very much like to thank Rachel and Tony for coming to visit our tearooms as it was such a pleasure to work with you both on these events and look forward to working with you both in the future.

The wonderful thing about books and story-telling is that they are universal; whether you are eight or eighty, creativity translates itself and lights a spark in everyone’s mind.

For more information about events we host in our tearooms, please see our events section in the Bulletin or visit our blog for full details. And if you are a local author and would like to have a book event in one of our tearooms, please do not hesitate to get in touch – we’d very much like to hear from you!

                                                                                      Emily Hoskins Jones, Engagement Quartermaster

Tea of The Month: Fruit and Blossom Rooibos

September's Tea of the Month is a personal favourite of mine and one that I don't think gets enough praise. Luxury Rooibos combined with a medley of fruit and herbs creates a tea that's full of floral character and wonderfully mellow. The light perfume of fresh Lavender mingles with the sweet Rooibos and fruits to provide lingering moments of pleasure with every cup.

This caffeine free tea is a must to try, it will help you to detox and feel relaxed and well rested.

It has been described as bringing contentment and inspiration, so all of you who are in need of being inspired and feeling content, why not taste this beautiful blend.Perfect to enjoy whilst relaxing in our elegant Tearooms, pair it with our carrot cake for an extra treat!

           Emily, Engagement Quartermaster

Y is for YOU!

Who? You. Irrespective of your title age, gender, status or anything else, to us you are ‘Distinguished Guests’. Over the next few months in particular you’ll see us rolling out some new initiatives to honour you in our unique ‘Beatons Way’.

That means every one has to add to you having a restorative experience, enjoying generous value and, of course, being on the receiving end of our gracious hospitality.

What’s new for September?

For Distinguished Guests -- Recognising Patronage Properly!

Our old loyalty cards are being replaced by beautiful ‘Distinguished Guest Cards’ so you feel special no matter how many ‘stamps’ you have on them. We also want them to represent real ‘treasure in your wallet’. And they do and here’s why. Because once they’re filled, you’ll receive an invitation to introduce a friend to Beatons for a Complimentary Patron’s Cream Tea for two on us. To take advantage of this – you’re still welcome to have a free drink instead if you prefer – we’ll present you with a pretty invitation card to give to a friend. When you come in with him or her, hand in your card and we’ll treat you both to our Patron’s Cream Tea.

For Distinguished Book-Lovers 

We believe books are worthy of their value which is why we don’t normally discount. However, we wanted to find a way to thank all our loyal book-lovers who support buying books offline from the high street. Our stylish new loyalty bookmarks which you’ll find at the till mean you get a huge 30% off your seventh book purchase as well as know what page you’re up to!

As newly appointed Book Ambassador for Beatons I’m looking forward to sharing some great ‘Book of the Month’ titles and we’ll also be flagging up our Past Books of the Months in case you missed them, with some snazzy new book categories to make buying easier and more fun.

In this fast-paced world which constantly makes demands on our time, it’s easy to put yourself second. I know when I do, I often end up giving second-best.  When I’ve given myself enough time, and feel well nourished its much easier to give of my best.

What one small thing might you give to yourself on a regular basis which would make you feel ‘on top of the world’? For me, it’s a cup of the finest coffee every morning – and as often as possible from ‘You Can Guess Where’!

Liz Darcy Jones - Beatons Book Ambassador

P.S. There is another little initiative you might occasionally be positively surprised to discover. However, if I divulge it you won’t be surprised and that would deprive you of all the pleasure!