BBQs at The Swan

Overview

Our Kitchen is open for special events such as Kitchen Takeovers, BBQs, weddings, conferences, meetings Christmas and on Quiz Nights. The Kitchen is open on specific days so please check below and with our Events Calendar too. And every week we still have our fantastic takeaway service from Dublicious, see our Friday Feast page for their mouthwatering menus. If you do have any questions or suggestions, please contact the team via email at pub.manager@theswanwindsor.co.uk or by calling  07458 300026 - they will be able to answer your questions quickly.


Kitchen Takeovers

We do not employ a permanent chef here. Rather we have a philosophy of Kitchen Takeovers by professional and volunteer chefs either on a regular basis or pop-up for a special event. This allows us to offer a wide range of different cuisines to suit all tastes.

The Kitchen Diary

Here's a quick summary of what's coming up in the coming weeks. For details and menus, please keep scrolling down or simply click on the Ico:Info image to be jump straight to it.

TakeoverWhenTimeMore Info
Thai NightOn holiday until June 20thIco:Info
Ian's Saturday KitchenEvery Saturday Noon - 6pmIco:Info
Lou's Sunday RoastsEvery SundayNoon - 6pmIco:Info
Quiz Night NibblesEvery 2nd & 4th Wed6.30 - 9.30pmIco:Info
Epic ThursdayEvery Thursday (term time)11am - 2pmIco:Info
Green CanteenMay 28th5 - 9pmIco:Info
Kebab & GrillMay 31st
June 14th
5 - 9pm
12 - 8pm
Ico:Info

To book, please contact pub.manager@theswanwindsor.co.uk or 07458 300026.


Regular Takeovers

Thai Nights

The team are taking their annual holiday to Thailand to see friends & family. They will return on Thursday 20th June. Until then, watch out for special events from the team and their friends.

Ian's Saturday Kitchen

A favourite with the Cycling Club and the locals alike, Ian's Saturday Kitchen is fast becoming the go-to place for some good pub grub at a reasonable price. Why not check it out?

Ian's Saturday Kitchen

Lou's Sunday Roasts

Louise has a new menu which includes the best of roasts and some real summer specials.

Sunday Roast Menu

Quiz Nights

You asked, we listened! At our Quiz Nights we will have a food menu chosen by you. This is available from 6.30 to 9.30pm before and during the Quiz. There is a range of nibbles and sharing platters for you to choose from. Just ask one of the volunteers for information and to order. This is being offered by volunteers and profits will go to the refurbishment of The Swan. The menu varies slightly each time depending upon the availability of local produce. This is now a regular feature of our quiz nights and is popular with the regular quizzers.

Click on this link to learn more about our amazing Quiz Night with Quiz Lord Martin. Quiz nights occur every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month.

Quiz Night Menu

Special Events

Kebab & Grill

Whilst the Janny & her team are in Thailand, we will be having a number of special Kitchen Takeovers. The first to be announced is the Kebab & Grill on both Friday 31st May and on Friday 14th June too.

Kebab and Grill

School Takeovers

During our school term time, the students of our sixth form school also provide an excellent food offering on a Thursday lunch time called “Epic Thursdays” They also take over The Kitchen once a month on a Tuesday evening to provide themed foods such as “Worldwide Wings” from The Green Canteen team.

Epic Thursday

On Thursday 23rd May it's our weekly Epic Thursday brunch service from 11am – 2pm. Our School are taking over The Pub and The Kitchen to provide you with some tasty lunchtime options. Please note the 30th May is half-term so this is the last one until June.

Epic Thursday

Fulfilling the role of pub staff, students help chef to prepare and cook food; make coffees from behind the bar; and be front of house taking orders and serving customers. It's a great menu and the opportunity to help students develop their skills in the hospitality and catering industries, helping them to get a foot on the ladder to future employment in the process – what's not to love!

Epic Thursday - in The Kitchen
Epic Thursday - an epic brunch
Epic Thursday - learning barrista skills

Students interact with real customers, greeting them as they arrive, serving food and drinks, taking payments, clearing tables and all the other jobs that are vital to the running of a successful enterprise. As skills and confidence builds, students take more of a role in the planning and organisation ocreating themes, producing the marketing materials, managing communications and analysing trends. To see them in action, come along during term time at:

See more at our Epic Thursdays page.

Green Canteen

On Tuesday 28th May, students will be working alongside pub staff at our monthly Green Canteen. Presenting a really tasty evening menu, students simultaneously learn about working in a busy evening hospitality environment, honing their skills and gaining a deeper understanding of what it takes to work in the industry. The Green Canteen is open and serving from 5 - 8.30pm.

Green Canteen Menu

Summary

The Green Canteen5pm - 9pmLast Tuesday of the month
Epic Thursday11am - 1pmThursday lunchtimes

Friday Feast

Friday Feast

The Friday Feast is a weekly takeaway service provided by our chums at Dublicious. Each week there is a different theme from Vietnamese to Brazilian, from curry to posh pies, all sure to please. Each week there are options for meat lovers, vegetarians and for fish lovers. To find out more information about the meals available and the ordering process, see our dedicated Friday Feast page.

Dublicious Food was opened in 2013 to enable chef patron, Chris Davies, to follow his passion for cooking. With a focus on big flavours and quality ingredients, the dishes and menus are nurtured to deliver a taste explosion. Working closely with local suppliers, they are able to find the best ingredients and focus on a sustainable future by recycling cooking oil and using biodegradable food containers or 100% recycled materials.

As well as providing the Friday Feast, they also cater for weddings, private dining experiences and BBQs.


Event Catering

Bespoke event catering is a possibility from The Kitchen and our partners. Please do get in contact with us to discuss your specific requirements, email pub.manager@theswanwindsor.co.uk.

Meat platter
Mixed plates
Salmon
Mixed plates

Food Hygiene Rating


Food Hygiene Rating 5

We received our Food Hygiene Rating of the maximum of FIVE on the 15th of May 2022. This is a testament to the work of the team to get The Kitchen and internal halls into a tiptop state for serving food. Our internal procedures and processes, with our trained team, aim to keep The Kitchen and all our food at this level now and in the future. Excellent hygiene, excellent grub!


Booking A Table

We are pleased to offer a number of tables for booking but please note walk-in is very much still possible. The bookable tables are under the covering in The Courtyard (with heaters), in The Coach House, and also in The Bar. Bookings can be requested by emailing pub.manager@theswanwindsor.co.uk.

Outside tables

Please note that there is only a 15-minute grace on your time of arrival. We do recommend booking early to get the table you want and also to avoid disappointment. This is especially true of our major events or around major holidays.


The Kitchen Refurbishment

The refurbishment of The Kitchen was only completed at the beginning of May 2022. This was an extensive piece of work which has required a complete strip down and rebuild from the ground up. Funding has come from ploughing back profits, from events held including those online during Lockdown, and from Coca-Cola for winning a Great Britsh Pub Award.

The Kitchen

The Kitchen is used by both The Pub and for Epic Thursdays, training and also special events by The School. Our students will be able to gain skills - such as front of house, barrista, money processing and kitchen skills - that are in real demand throughout Windsor.

To learn more about what we are doing, and to see what the team had to do to The Kitchen, please see our weekly diary.