We are closed temporarily due to Lockdown 3. However we still have online events including our Race Night on March, 6th. The community have now voted for their 2021 Charity which was announced Feb, 19th.
The Swan in Clewer, Windsor
Welcome to a Very Unique Pub
A very warm welcome to The Swan and a winner of a Great British Pub Award in 2020. This enchanting 18th pub is now owned by the local community and has just recently re-opened after being refurbished. It's unique - within its walls it is home to a school and in the future will boast a B&B and dining facilities. See what we have achieved via our Annual Reviews
A Place for the Community
A Place for Education
The Green Room School's Graduate and Sixth Year programmes are a huge part of what the community are investing in. The aim is to provide students with opportunities so they can move on to further education, employment or their own business ventures. This makes The Swan unique in the UK.
A Place we have Re-created
A Place Soaked in History
The Swan always been more than just a watering hole for thirsty locals. Situated on Mill Lane within the Clewer Village area of Windsor, it's a leisurely 20 minute walk from Windsor Castle. The Swan dates from the 18th century, and during its long history has served as a coaching inn and courthouse. It's also been known variously as The Swan Inn and The Swan Hotel too.
A Place Connected with the Church ... Literally?
According to local folklore, there is a tunnel linking The Swan to the local church of St Andrews. There is a debris filled hole within the pub which is claimed to be the entrance. Whether this is true, or one of the Victorian pranks common in Windsor, is unclear. Around the 1870s, the coroner held inquests and post mortems at The Swan for those that had drowned in the nearby Thames. It is said that the last journey of those unfortunate souls was through the tunnel to the church.
A Place for Exercise and Sport
A Place That is Ours
The local community have bought this gorgeous 18th century pub and have started renovating it. So far we've completed The Bar, The School House and The Coach House. Further phases will address The Kitchen, The B&B and The Stables. Our vision is to restore The Swan as a local pub, a real community hub and as a social enterprise assisting young people with additional needs. The renovation work required is being funded by the local community and through charitable donations and awards.