Future Events

Matt, our general manager, is pleased to present the folowing diary of events. These can also be found on social media and in our regular emails. Please contact him should you have any ideas for future events or have any feedback.

  • Winter Fayre and Christmas Market

    WINTER FAYRE

    Our annual Winter Fayre and Christmas Market has been running for 4 years now, and has grown to become one of the highlights of our school calendar. This year we’re taking over the Swan’s courtyard and outbuildings to create what will be our biggest and best fayre ever.

    Come along to meet us and see what we do. Grab a hot glass of something mulled, browse our stalls selling artisanal products made with love by our students, and try your hand at some of the many craft and games stall we will be running. You can even pit your wits against our Puzzling Professor in a local history treasure hunt. Oh, and if you’ve been good, you may get to meet Santa too!

    WINTER FAYRE

    Friday 6th December

    1.30pm until 11pm

    The Swan

  • Windsor Advent Calendar

    WINDSOR ADVENT CALENDAR

    In its 7th successive season, this family favourite has become a must for locals. At 6.15pm, The Swan is proud to be hosting that day's event. We will have a 15-minute performance by the GRS - we are keeping our theme a secret until then.

    This coincides with the Winter Fayre.

    WINDSOR ADVENT CALENDAR

    Friday 6th December

    6.15pm prompt

    The Swan

  • Datchet Morrise Dancers

    DATCHET MORRIS DANCERS

    The Datchet Border Morris are an all male Border Morris side with a mixed band. They perform dances in the English border Morris style. As well as his, they will be performing a traditional Mummers Play, something not to be missed!

    The Italian Street Food van will also be present with their excellent Pizza and Pasta..

    DATCHET MORRIS DANCERS

    Monday 16th December

    8pm

    The Swan

  • The Swan Quiz Night

    THE SWAN QUIZ NIGHT

    Two excellent and successful quiz nights so far. So we have arranged another for later this month. Format will be the same. Space in the bar, coach house and school room. First come, first served basis. No booking required.

    Why not come down and enjoy an evening with friends whilst testing those little old grey cells? Try and beat The Number Four Cuts and The Brass Monkeys, our previous winners.

    All quiz night winners are remembered here.

    THE SWAN QUIZ NIGHT

    Wednesday 18th December

    7.30pm for an 8pm start

    The Swan

  • Live Music: Amp Cats

    LIVE MUSIC: AMP CATS

    Acoustic electric duo playing a fun mix of covers. See their Facebook page.

    The Italian Street Food van will be present too for pizza and pasta.

    LIVE MUSIC: AMP CATS

    Thursday 19th December

    8pm

    The Swan


For a full diary of events during December, please visit our 2019 Advent Calendar.

Past Events

Did you attend these events? If you have any photos or feedback, we would appreciate if you would share on our social media sites. Thanks in advance. We really want to build a good history of The Swan going forward.

For regular events, we will record the first one here. Where appropriate we will create a separate page to maintain the history of that event. For example, all the quiz night winners are remembered on a separate page.

As you will see when you select the events below, you will find our new photo galleries. These are continually work in progress but give you a flavour of what has happened.

  • Christmas Decorations

    CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS

    Rachel Cross had baked salt dough Christmas decorations that we invited the kids to paint and hang. There was a multitude of shapes and the kids did us proud!

    It was also an afternoon for playing boardgames inside the pub. We have been donated popular board games by Swan Supporters and the kids really enjoyed trying them out. If you have unwanted games, please bring them down and we will put them to good use.

    A photo gallery is available, please send us your photos so we can add them!

    CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS

    Sunday 1st December

  • Bonfire Night

    BONFIRE NIGHT

    Well what a night for young and old! The courtyard was full of revellers enjoying the bonfire, sparklers, popcorn, toffee apples and the BBQ. We managed to clear the courtyard just in time for the fund to start. And with that good luck, the weather wasn't too bad either.

    The highlight of the night was the burning of our guy. We weren't 100% sure what was going to happen to it when it went in the brazier, but were pleasantly surprised by the outcome. See the video for yourself.

    A photo and video gallery is available, please send us your photos so we can add them!

    BONFIRE NIGHT

    Tuesday 5th November

  • Macmillan Coffee Morning

    MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING

    We had quite a few people who came down for the Macmillan Coffee Morning and had some excellent coffee and delicious cake. We made £76 from it and have donated that to Macmillan.

    The basic craic was that people bought a coffee and cake for £5, of which £2 was donated to Macmillan. Folk good also chat with friends & family in a relaxed and cosy environment.

    Thanks to all who participated! Unfortunately we only have a couple of photos, do you have any? Please send them in!

    MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING

    Monday 4th November

  • Halloween

    PUMPKINS, PIZZA & PROSECCO

    Remember we had Italian Street Food in the courtyard for our opening day? They were back for Halloween. Mny took advantage of having a Thursday half price prosecco with their pizza and pasta. And there was a number of carvers who took on the pumpkin challenge and created some fantastic art.

    A photo gallery is available, please send us your photos so we can add them!

    PUMPKINS, PIZZA & PROSECCO

    Thursday 31st October

  • Acoustic Sunday at The Swan

    ACOUSTIC SUNDAY

    TJ and friends are returning to The Swan to play a mixture of original and covers to entertain you. A perfect way to relax on a Sunday afternoon, especially when your team has won at the rugby.

    Here is a small photo gallery.

    ACOUSTIC SUNDAY

    Sunday 27th October

  • Astronought

    LIVE MUSIC - ASTRONOUGHT

    Astronought are an acoustic rock group with an excellent selection of tracks such as Budapest, Stuck in the Middle and The Walk Of Life. They filled the pub and played for almost three hours with sa few short breaks. They even got the pub singing along - a great night was had by all!

    A small photo gallery is available.

    ASTRONOUGHT

    Tuesday 22nd October

  • Radio Berkshire Drivetime

    RADIO BERKSHIRE'S DRIVETIME

    We were very excited to welcome BBC Radio Berkshire’s Drivetime show with Phil Kennedy to The Swan for a live outside broadcast! This time, the full two hour show came from the main bar and included interviews with directors, staff and volunteers.

    It was a packed afternoon that includesd Kelly, one of the newest members of our bar team, teaching Phil the presenter how to pour a pint of Guardsman – all captured on Facebook Live!

    Find photos and audio snippets here.

    DRIVETIME AT THE SWAN

    Friday 11th October

  • Windsor Fringe Brochure Cover

    WINDSOR FRINGE

    Four artists from Windsor Artists presented their excellent works.

    Original paintings and some prints adorned the coach house and under the covering in the courtyard. The event was well attended by those following The Fringe Trail and regulars coming for the Saturday BBQ and Sunda#y Brunch.

    Photos can be found in the photo gallery.

    WINDSOR FRINGE

    28th and 29th September

  • Clothes Swap
    THE SUMMER CLOTHES SWAP

    It was nearly Autumn and was time to pack away the summer clothes and accessories. Many came down to The Swan and swapped them instead. For five pounds and a bag of clothes, people swapped their summer stuff with other like minded people. The quality was exellent. There was cake too :)

    Photos can be found in the photo gallery.

    THE SUMMER CLOTHES SWAP

    Sunday 15th September

  • The First Swan Quiz Night

    THE FIRST SWAN QUIZ NIGHT

    The Quiz Night was a roaring success! Thanks to the 100+ people who participated, both inside and in the courtyard. We do hope that you enjoyed the evening. We are now planning more events like this.

    A huge thanks to our neighbours who put up with the external PA system.

    Photos can be found in the photo gallery.

    We are also remembering all our quiz night winners here.

    THE FIRST SWAN QUIZ NIGHT

    Wednesday 11th September

  • Wire Stripping Evening

    AN EVENING OF STRIPPING

    The stripping crew came down to The Swan and stripped in the courtyard. As usual lots of chat and discussion, some stripping and a a few drinkies too. The team stayed to closing time ... yes, closing time. You cant get in the way of the wire strippers!

    Some photos can be found in the photo gallery.

    AN EVENING OF STRIPPING

    Tuesday 10th September

  • Alex Loveless

    ALEX LOVELESS

    Alex successfully tool on Day 2 of The Thames Path Challenge on behalf of The Swan via The Green Room charity. This was a sponsored 50 km (31 mile!) race along the Thames tow path from Runnymede to Henley. He raised over £800. He has a Just Giving page if you are interesteded in donating.

    ALEX LOVELESS

    Sunday 8th September

  • Tony at the barbecue

    BBQs IN AUGUST

    We have held five evening BBQs and a brunch. We are still making the final calculations on funds raised, this will be published soon.

    Photos will be added shorty. If you have any, please send them in.

    Some photos can be found in the photo gallery.

    BBQs IN AUGUST

    Every Saturday in August

  • The team at the barbecue

    MONDAY BRUNCH

    The pub was open from 11am on Bank Holiday Monday. To celebrate that, and the gorgeous weather, we held a brunch cooked on the BBQ.

    Optons included pork sausage, bacon, Linda McCartney plain sausage, fried egg, mushrooms, diced potatoes, baked beans, and a baguette/roll.

    Some photos can be found in the photo gallery.

    MONDAY BRUNCH

    Monday 26th August

  • The First Swan Book Club

    THE FIRST SWAN BOOK CLUB

    About twenty people attended the inaugral book club evening. Wrapped up warmly for the courtyard, it was Informal and relaxed. Basically people sharing an interest in books.

    There was no set book to read but folk brought one along. Some shared stories about their book, why they chose it and what they liked about it.

    It was run by Theresa Rooney, one of our volunteers.

    Photos can be found in the photo gallery.

    THE FIRST SWAN BOOK CLUB

    Tuesday 20th August

  • Volunteering morning

    VOLUNTEERING MORNING

    Painting, painting and more painting.

    The team also foudn the time to do more plastering, preparing a chimney breast for pointing, taking down the roof in the hall and stock room, and of course - wire stripping.

    Preparations were also made for the BBQ and music that night.

    Photos can be found in the photo gallery for the morning.

    VOLUNTEERING MORNING

    Saturday 17th August

  • Volunteering morning

    VOLUNTEERING MORNING

    The wind and rain kept the number of volunteers down abit. Also the remedial work required to the tarpaulin and roof chewed up a lot of time. But we still acheived a lot - thanks to the volunteers!

    From pulling down another ceiling in the hall area, to making a start to the cleaning of the kitchen ceiling, actually painting the bar ceiling, more localised stripping of the bar windows to wire stripping.

    And tidying out the stables too!

    Photos can be found in the photo gallery for the morning.

    VOLUNTEERING MORNING

    Saturday 10th August

  • 27th July volunteering morning

    VOLUNTEERING MORNING

    Our first volunteers event after the pub has opened. Over twenty supporters came along to help keep the momentum going. Although we are now serving, there is still lots to do to finish the pub.

    Lots!

    The bar itself had a lot of work done, the school room too. And we had our usual contingent of strippers!

    Photos can be found in the photo gallery for the day.

    VOLUNTEERING MORNING

    27th July

  • Opening Day

    OPENING DAY

    Many hundreds attended the Opening Weekend. We had a lucky break with the weather that unexpectedly cleared up for us.

    It was a busy day. The W&E Dray delivered ceremonial beer barrels that were shared round. The town cryer read a very funny poem. Some speeches from the management team. The unveiling of the new pub sign. Singing and dancing into the night. Food from the Italian Street Food van. Oh, and some drinking was done too.

    A fuller report can be found in the photo gallery for the day.

    OPENING DAY

    20th July

  • Volunteering Day 13th July

    VOLUNTEERING DAY

    Over thirty volunteers came to help prepare The Swan for the impending opening. They took on a range of tasks from plasterboarding, to sanding, to cleaning to wire stripping. There were a lot of other tasks acheived too. A great community effort.

    See the photo gallery for the day.

    VOLUNTEERING DAY

    13th July

  • Volunteering Day 6th July

    VOLUNTEERING DAY

    Another successful vounteers day with lots achieved. Highlights must include the creation of a temporary bar, the removal of the old signage and of course wire stripping. Lots more was achieved.

    A fuller report can be found in the photo gallery for the day.

    VOLUNTEERING DAY

    6th July

  • Informal volunteering day

    INFORMAL VOLUNTEERING DAY

    We had a pop-in day from 11am to 5pm. Fifteen hardened souls came down to help with tasks such as laying insulaton to wire stripping.

    Photo gallery

    VOLUNTEERING DAY

    30th June

  • Windsor Rotary Club Summer Fayre

    W&&E Rotary Summer Fayre

    Going on for over forty years, this has become a must for Windsorians. It has a mixture of community and commercial stalls, as well as an arena for performances from local acts and schools.

    It was the hottest day of the summer and many stayed away due to the heat. However, we had a lot of interest and raised some more money for the renovation activities.

    Photo gallery

    WE ROTARY SUMMER FAYRE

    Saturday 29th June

  • Informal volunteering day

    INFORMAL VOLUNTEERING DAY

    We had a pop-in day from 9am til 5pm. Over twenty five happy volunteers got stuck in and covered a wide variety of tasks. In fact, we achieved all our goals for the day. Huge thanks to all.

    Photo gallery

    VOLUNTEERING DAY

    22nd June

  • The Swan Lifeline Open Day

    The Swan Lifeline Open Day

    The Swan Lifeline invited us to their annual event for the local community. We attended and had a stall. We spread the word about The Swan and raised some money at the same time.

    Photo gallery

    SWAN LIFELINE OPEN DAY

    Saturday 22nd June

  • BBQ Evening

    SNEAKY BEAK 2 BBQ

    What a great evening was had by all. The weather continued to hold which brought a lot more people through the gates than we were expecting but we had emore than enough food and drink to go around for the 200+ people.

    he band – Mark and Sherridan – provided fantastic music entertainment and had people not only singing along but up on their feet dancing the evening away.

    Photo gallery

    SNEAKY BEAK 2 BBQ

    8th June

  • Sixth volunteering day

    VOLUNTEERING MORNING

    Another fabulous turn-out for our volunteer’s morning which was helped by the passing over of predicted rain clouds to be a fabulous, sunny day.

    Tasks included cleaning brickwork in the bar, prepping the school room, cleaning the cellar, sorting out the courtyard, cleaning the upper floors and of course - stripping!

    Photo gallery

    VOLUNTEERING MORNING

    8th June

  • Going to the movies

    MOVIES AT THE SWAN

    "The Widow"- a story of a woman left alone to raise her three children when her husband died of TB in Ireland, 1949. The set is was provided by several of the totally transformed bedrooms of The Swan.

    One of our local community - Ailish Castillo - has written and producing this short film.

    More information can be found at LionBear Films.

    MOVIES AT THE SWAN

    18th & 19th May

  • Plant sale by Richard and Pam Stockbridge

    PLANT SALE

    Bedding Plants - Basket Plants - Hanging Baskets - Hardy Perennials

    Richard and Pam Stockbridge had a sale for The Swan and raised over £516 which will be put towards the costs of the refurbishment.

    We cannot thank them enough for their time and efforts to help us.

    PLANT SALE

    Wednesday 15th May

  • BBQ Evening

    THE SNEAKY BEAK BBQ

    The courtyard was packed on Saturday night, over 170 people came along. The beer was popular - we ran out three times! Same with the food - that ran our twice. There was some stonking entertainment. And then there was Willie & Richard singing "My Way". Tours were popular too.

    Here is our Photo gallery

    THE SNEAKY BEAK BBQ

    Saturday 27th April

  • Fourth volunteering day

    STRIPPING DAY

    Another successful day. The main theme was stripping: paint, wallpaper and wire. We also did a lot of organising and clearing out of the garage and courtyard. And the Demolition Boys "cleared out" the toilet in the school room (hall).

    The photo gallery is here.

    STRIPPING DAY

    Saturday 27th April

  • The Skangsters

    THE SKANGSTERS

    Can be summed up as .... WOW!

    Over 150 people went to the gig. They sang. They danced. They got hoarse. The Skangsters did not disappoint playing a wide range of ska with energy and gusto. An excellent night.

    Thanks to the guys for contributing to the restoration funds.

    Photo gallery

    THE SKANGSTERS

    Saturday 30th March

  • Third volunteering day

    CLEARING & SANDING DAY

    The volunteers were out again on Saturday. They tackled a variety of tasks including sanding, sanding and more sanding. The gents toilet was also cleared along with lots of rubble from the main bar area.

    Photo gallery

    CLEARING & SANDING DAY

    Saturday 30th March

  • Second volunteering weekend

    DEMOLITION & STRIPPING DAY

    Yet another outstanding turnout by the community. Much progress was made that allowed scaffolding to go up on Monday 4th.

    The team tackled a multitude of tasks from wallpaper stripping in the B&B rooms, to lifing the lino in the kitchn, to removing the last of the plaster in the bar area.

    Some photos about the day can be found in this Photo Gallery.

    DEMOLITION & STRIPPING DAY

    Saturday 2nd March

  • First volunteers day

    SITE CLEARANCE WEEKEND

    A huge thank you to everyone who came along for our site clearance weekend. We have exceeded our orginal plans and managed to start with some major internal work.

    Our Photo Gallery for the Site Clearance Weekend has just started. We will be adding more photos very soon.

    SITE CLEARANCE WEEKEND

    9th & 10th February

  • Unlocking the gates

    CEREMONY OF THE KEYS

    Nearly two hundred people joined us to celebrate completing the deal and collecting the keys. Will Cavert and Richard Allen talked about the next steps and overall plan. We also shared some beer, squash and cakes.

    Our Photo Gallery

    Please see Instagram, Facebook and Twitter too.

    CEREMONY OF THE KEYS

    Saturday 2nd February

Regular Events

These have become weekly or monthly events at The Swan. We would love to record every single one but it is simply not possible. So, we try to have a summary of key points and give them their own page.

  • The Swan Quiz Night

    THE SWAN QUIZ NIGHT

    The Winners Hall Of Fame


Suggestions, photos and stories most welcome.