Future Events

  • Rugby World Cup

    RUGBY WOLD CUP

    We will be showing a selection of games on our new TV and audio system. Exact format to be published very soon.

    RUGBY WORLD CUP

    From Friday 20th September

    Until 2nd November

    The Swan

  • The Swan Quiz Night

    THE SWAN QUIZ NIGHT

    After the success of the quiz on Sept, 11th we are following that up with another in October. Format will be very similar but with better acoustics for the courtyard. No prior booking is required.

    THE SWAN QUIZ NIGHT

    Wednesday 16th October

    7.30pm for an 8pm start

    The Swan

  • The Swan Book Club

    THE SWAN BOOK CLUB

    Informal and relaxed, an interest in books and reading is all that is required.

    No set book to read but do bring one along. If you are happy, briefly tell us about it, why you chose it and what you liked about it. It would be appreciated if you could offer that book to lend, and once it's read, get it returned.

    No pressure even to have read a book, just a wish to share and interest and love of books and reading. Everybody welcome, no need to book a place.

    THE SWAN BOOK CLUB

    Wednesday 23rd October

    7.30pm

    The Swan

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.

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

  • 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 included 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.

    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

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    CEREMONY OF THE KEYS

    Saturday 2nd February