Improvement Suggestions

Thank you to those people who have completed the "My idea/thought/suggestion…" slips and pop these in the box at The Swan. On this page you will find your suggestions and the responses from the team.

Please note that this page is under construction and is currently being integrated with the rest of the website. It will be regularly updated.

Suggestions have been grouped into sections to make it easier for you to find information. Within the sections, suggestions will be time ordeed with the most recent at the top. If you have any suggestions which are not covered here, please feel free to contact us at suggestions@theswanwindsor.co.uk

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When the bar is up and running please can we have soda, lemonade etc on tap, also some sugar free syrups. The pub provides bottles of coke and lemonade. Sugar free syrups are a possibility now we have a coffee machine.
More kids drinks! There are a range of soft drinks on offer and, did you know, FREE squash is available for children – just ask the bar staff.
Bottles of non-alcoholic beer. We are pleased to offer Peroni Libera.
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Football team We have football on Tuesday evenings when we have sufficient numbers – contact Matt or email football@theswanwindsor.co.uk
Cribbage league Cribbage league Some people have expressed an interest in this. If you would like to set this up then please do approach Matt to organise details.
Board Games Love this idea and we really hope to be able to provide a range of games for all to enjoy. If anyone has any good condition, complete, pre-loved games we'd happily relieve you of them.
Live music with local bands We hope you've enjoyed the music we've put on so far and yes, we look forward to planned and impromptu music sessions. There's a potential for open-mic nights and jamming sessions.
No loud music in the pub – soft background only. As a community pub it is important that we can chat to one another so, yes, by and large this will be the case. Unless there is a specific event, there should never be a case of anyone having to ask to have the music turned down!
Secret DJ There will be an app on a tablet so that people can choose their favourite track from a selection which will then cue up to play so you will be able to listen to your favourite tunes in the pub – quietly of course. When no tunes are selected it will revert to a set playlist.
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Handmade cakes and bakes As you know the pub is open from 9:30am for coffee and cake. Matt is happy to sell locally made cakes so do speak to him for requirements and offers!!
Please use recyclable/washable plates for the BBQ. Even better, compostable and put them on the allotment. We need to save our planet. Agreed. Sadly, Costco were all out of paper plates when we went – hopefully this week, they'll have some as we too want to be environmentally friendly.
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Exhibition/performance space We were thrilled to host the Windsor Festival Art Exhibition in the coach house and courtyard. We look forward to hosting more events in the future.
Host meetings for local groups We are now hosting a book club, local councillor meetings and neighbourhood meetings. We're happy to look at more such events if you speak to Matt, he'll let you know which evenings are best.
Produce sales What a great idea! We will certainly look into this with members of the various allotments we have in Windsor.
Sunday afternoon children's hour This is something we can consider next year. We would need a DBS checked adult to run this.
Film Club This sounds interesting. We’ve passed the suggestion-maker’s details to Matt who will follow up directly.
Yoga Does anyone know a yoga teacher who would be happy to run a session each week? If so, then this is a possibility although would probably be limited to twelve people due to space limitation.
TV and food for sports events The first "try" for this will be the rugby on Thursday 26th September. Once we have employed chefs on board this will become much easier but whilst relying on volunteers, we'll do what we can, when we can.
Pub quiz We really hope you enjoyed our inaugural quiz night – the next one is already planned and these will now feature as a regular event.
Charity Dog Walks With or without dogs we think this is a great idea and fits wonderfully with our ethos of a community, friendly, healthy, dog-friendly pub. We will certainly start planning some of these in due course.
Fantasy Rugby Cup League There's already a football one set up – sorry we missed this for the rugby world cup.
Table top sale? This type of thing is something we are definitely interested in once the courtyard has more space and the pub is open properly.
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Boot cleaner outside We'll all keep our eyes peeled at car boot fairs for a cheap one of these – it’s a good idea and will help keep our wood floor looking good.
Respect our neighbours sign Good idea. Will get one made for the pub door. Keep an eye out for this.
Padded seats The new bay window seats will be padded. There will be a mixture of seats with and without padding.
Pub board Now out the front of the pub. We have to have a licence from the council to put it out further and will explore this soon.
Patio heaters Sorry, these are not environmentally friendly so it's unlikely we'll be purchasing these.
Pizza oven Yum – sounds delicious and we're very tempted. Who knows what the future will bring…
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Gift Vouchers Seems like a reasonable idea – let's see if we can do something ready for Christmas!
Pest control Pest control did make a visit. With the new big bin and currently no regular food stored in the pub, this is not an issue. When we have a kitchen, of course, this will be reviewed.