See Richard Allen interviewed live on BBC Breakfast about Community Pubs and The Swan. We're a Finalist in the Best Community Pub category of the Great British Pub Awards 2024, the Oscars of the Pub World. And it was our Fifth Birthday Party on Friday 19th.

SwanFest 2023


The Swan has changed in the three centuries it has been open for business. It has seen many owners, customers and landlords with their own stories. Now it is owned by the community for the community offering an exciting range of drinks, food and events for all tastes.

Great beers and wines from The Bar


We are thrilled to offer a range of award-winning beers together with a wide range of draft lagers, ciders & fine wines.

Regular and special events every week to entertain the community


We run regular and special events throughout the year for all tastes and for all ages. And you can organise your own too!.

Great Pub Food from our new Kitchen


We offer a range of special Kitchen Takeovers, excellent pub grub during quizzes, and fantastic BBQs too.

A very warm welcome to The Swan in Clewer Village, Windsor. We won a Great British Pub Award in 2020 and in the CAMRA "Good Beer Guide" every year since 2021. We are free of ties, so regularly have guest beers from around the country augmenting our excellent range of regular and award-winning beers from the local Windsor & Eton Brewery.

With over 200 local investors, The Swan is being painstakingly renovated to be the centre of our community. Our kitchen has re-opened and offers great pub food at a reasonable price. Other facilities include places for events and even an IT Suite. In the future, we will have B&B facilities and workshops too. We are home uniquely to a sixth-form college and also the exciting Windsor Cycle Hub.

The Swan is unique not only in Windsor, but in the UK. But don't just take our word for it, please dive in and learn more about us. We look forward to seeing you in the future.

Come Visit Us

The Swan is an 18th century village local pub that can be found in the heart of Clewer Village. This is just a short walk from the beautiful town centre of Windsor. We are close to the Church of St Andrew, Clewer and the River Thames serving the local community of all ages, including families. We are also a rest stop for strollers, ramblers, hikers, dog walkers, and cyclists alike. We have indoor, outdoor, and covered seating to suit all needs. And we are known for events such as live music, quizzes, and Oktoberfest.

To find out more about our exact location, and our amenities, please visit our dedicated page via the following link. Also you can contact us via email or phone using the details at the foot of the page.

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The Swan in Clewer, Windsor - a great pub owned by the community and close to the centre of historic Windsor.
The Swan
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The pub is being loving restored by our Weekday Warriors and through special volunteering events.
Renovation Work
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Opening Day in July 2019 was a very special one for the whole community - we got our pub back.
Opening Day
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Cyclists criendly with bike racks and a dedicated club too.
Cyclists Welcome
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Our unique onsite sixth form school - the Green Room School.
Our Sixth Form School
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The Swan offers exellent beers, great pub food and a very warm welcome.
The Swan

Friends of The Swan

Created in 2018 when the community were trying to buy the pub, the Friends of The Swan (FoTS) has been absolutely core to the success of the pub and its people.

A Friend of The Swan is anyone who is a customer, a contributor, a volunteer, a stakeholder, a student, an event organizer or helper, a participant, a staff member, or from the management. We also include as a Friend anyone who has subscribed to our regular newsletter or follows us for our social media posts on our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter channels. And for sure includes our cake-bakers, stall holders, quiz and bingo masters, our gamesmasters, our BBQ chefs, our kids entertainers, et al who help us have such a good time.

Just look for the FoTS logo.

Logo for the Friends of The Swan

There is no subscription or payment for being a Friend, nor any formal sign-up process. Friends simply like to go to The Swan, enjoy themselves, and tell others about it. They promote our key goals, our code of conduct and our 4 principal values: community, sustainability, inclusivity and responsibility.

There is a small, volunteer-based, committee for the FoTS who promote and foster the community aspects of The Swan, one of acknowledged three pillars making up the heart of The Swan (i.e. pub, school, & community). The committee are responsible for communications to the wider FoTS including this website, social media and other channels. They help coordinate events, volunteers, raising of money, and ultimately serve the FoTS. Want to become a committee member?, then please email us at:

Chatter and Natter Table

Chatty Cafe at The Swan every Friday

Our regular, hosted 'Chatter and Natter' Table is currently held on Fridays between Noon and 1.30pm. It is part of the nationwide Chatty Café Scheme, one of the UK's leading non-profit organisations designed to tackle loneliness and social isolation.

By offering a dedicated table, hosted by one of our volunteers, we aim to provide a safe and non-intimidating space for local people to pop along and get together with others for a light hearted chat over a cuppa. Whether you live alone, are a mum with young children in need of adult conversation, recently retired and wondering what to do with your time, working from home and missing the social interaction at the office coffee break or would simply value the opportunity to meet new people, our table aims to brighten your day!

Pop in for 5 minutes, an hour, or even longer - the choice is completely yours.

Did you hear one of the Friends of the Swan - Mirella Paul - on BBC Radio Berkshire talking about this on the Phil Kennedy Afternoon Show? We have uploaded the audio segment on to our press and media page. Go on, have a wee listen to it!. And from the interview and our social media, we now have people coming along.

Hear one of our co-hosts - Trudy Lowe - discuss Chatty Café on the Royal Bourough Radio.

Community Matters with Lizzie Jones, Royal Borough Radio - Chatty Café

Presented by Lizzie Jones on Friday 22nd March, 2024.

Thanks to Royal Borough Radio for permission to use it on this website.

For more information contact us by contacting the pub or emailing us on: Please note this will be kept confidential.

Weekly Newsletters

You can subscribe and receive regular newsletters from us. It's simply, just click on this button and add some basic details. You will receive a confirmation email within a few seconds so please look out for it.

You can also view our recent newsletters too. If you can't find it there, then please send us an email and we'll happily delve into our archive and pull it out for you.


We plan to start a community project into the history of The Swan, where it sits in the Clewer Corridor and of the wider Clewer area. The area is steeped in history from the last thousand years if not longer.

The pub itself was established some time before 1711. It probably started life as an alehouse and then became a staging inn. At one time it was called the 'Bear'. It was part of the famous Windsor Brewery in Thames Street for many years. For over 300 years The Swan has entertained the locals of Clewer Village and the wider West Windsor area.

The Swan during the 1947 floods

The Swan during the 1947 floods.

Each week we are producing a little history snippet which is included in our weekly email. We are gathering them all together in what we are calling our history blog and have published it to Facebook. Why not have a wee peek?

Our Code of Conduct

Inclusivity is a key value of The Swan. We aim to be open and welcoming to all. In return we ask that customers respect the right of their fellow customers and staff to enjoy their time at the pub. Behaviour that risks the health, safety and enjoyment of customers and staff will not be tolerated.

Staff and Directors of The Swan reserve the right to invite customers to moderate their behaviour and, if necessary, to ask them to leave. This applies equally to adults and to parents in the event that their child/children is/are causing a disturbance. Staff and customers should expect to have free movement around the premises without concern for adults or children who are behaving in a potentially dangerous manner.

More About Us

Simply click on the poster to be taken to a full review for that year.