Keeping Everyone Safe

We are absolutely delighted that after over 3 months closure the Swan will re-open this Saturday. We look forward to welcoming you back to the pub and our unique community hub.

Inline with government guidelines we are implementing some changes for your safety and that of our bar staff and supporting volunteers. These are not too onerus and we ask that everyone follows them.

  • Feeling Unwell

    Feeling Unwell

    Please do not come if any of you feel unwell or have a sick family member at home

  • Sanitize Your Hands

    Sanitize Your Hands

    Please use the hand sanitizer on entry and regularly throughout your stay

  • Social Distancing

    Social Distancing

    Please keep at least one metre apart at all times (including using the toilets)

  • Follow The Arrows

    Follow The Arrows

    Please use our clearly marked one-way system and be courteous to others

  • Introduce Yourself

    Introduce Yourself

    Please send an SMS to the pub with your name, the number in your party and your table number

  • Table Service Only

    Table Service Only

    A member of Staff will take your order and receive your payment by card (no cash accepted)

  • Please Remain Seated

    Please Remain Seated

    Please do not mingle with other Customers and keep children with you at all times

  • Help Our Staff

    Help Our Staff

    Please be courteous and follow their direction, they are there for your safety


To run in this way, Matt has recruited additional Bar Staff. All of our team have been trained in the new safety procedures and will have their temperature checked, use appropriate cleaning and PPE provided at the start of each shift.

Short information videos

If in doubt, please watch the TVs which will summarise these instructions or ask any of the Bar Staff or Volunteers (who will be about at busy times).

If you want to see what the pub is like, please take this quick tour of the pub which let's you see what it is like before visiting.

Information on your table

On every table there is a card giving useful information about what to expect during your stay at The Swan. This includes the number to text when you first arrive (along with th info required), the bar menu and also some what to do to remain safe. Please take a moment to read these

Front of the info card
Reverse of the info card

Any questions?

Based upon questions we have received, we would like to clarify the following points:

  1. Tables/chairs will be cleaned and sanitised prior to opening, after every use and at close down.
  2. Toilets will be cleaned hourly and a strict cleaning schedules are in place for the pub to be followed against the government guidelines and our risk assessment.
  3. Please do not rearrange the furniture all tables have been arranged specifically to adhere to social distancing guidelines.
  4. After introducing yourself to The Swan via a text message, this will only be kept for 21 days before being deleted.

Please keep your questions coming and we will try and answer them as soon as possible.

Saturday 4th July - re-opening day

We have taken some photos on the day so you can see for yourelf what the pub is actually like. You can see them in our record of events or via this link: Saturday 4th July re-opening

The pub during the Covid shutdown

The pub carried on during the Covid-19 shutdown. We kept a short diary which was intended to keep the community informed what was going on. What we did is recorded on covid-19 history page from which you can access Bingo and Quiz pages.