2020 Past Events

Did you attend these events? If you have any photos or feedback, we would appreciate if you would share on our social media sites. Thanks in advance. We really want to build a good history of The Swan going forward.

As you will see when you select the events below, you will find our specific photo gallery for that event. These are continually work in progress but give you a flavour of what has happened.

Here are some of the events we held during 2020. We try our best to record them from photos and videos taken on the day. We hope you enjoy them.

  • The Swan Quiz Night

    THE SWAN QUIZ NIGHT

    So the Quiz moved back online during lockdown. Despite a technical hiccup that caused a few to miss it (sincere apologies), we had a good turn out. We received some donations to the pub funds. Thank you.

    Some photos, and the names of the various winners, can be found on our Online Events page.

    THE SWAN QUIZ NIGHT

    Wednesday 18th November

  • Hug in a Mug

    HUG IN A MUG

    We are holding a virtual coffee morning every Friday via Zoom. Starts at ten and people are welcome to join when they want until 11. We have recorded one of the events to show you can have fun on Friday the 13th during lockdown.

    A picture can be found on our Online Events page.

    HUG IN A MUG

    Friday 13th November

  • The Swan Bingo Night

    THE SWAN BINGO NIGHT

    We spoke too soon and we were soon in lockdown again. As soon as that happened, we decided to move online again. And again the Bingo players came out and also donated well to the pub funds. Thank you.

    Some photos, and the names of the various winners, can be found on our Online Events page.

    THE SWAN BINGO NIGHT

    Wednesday 11th November

  • British Legion Coffee Morning

    BRITISH LEGION COFFEE AM

    We raised over £600 for The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal at our coffee monring. Many thanks to all those who came along and those who donated cakes. Also thanks to Louise Birch for making the crocheted poppies which are going down a storm. Organised by Rachel Cross.

    Photos are available on our Poppies page.

    BRITISH LEGION COFFEE AM

    Friday 30th October

  • Defib Dedication

    DEFIB DEDICATION

    At long last we managed to get together as a community and dedicate the new defibrillator to the man who came up with idea - Adrian Chojnacki. A group of friends and Weekday Warriors and Sewing Bees got together for the special event. Adrian's family were there and Dawn unveiled the plaque. Richard Allen spoke kindly of Adrian's contribution.

    We have recorded it here.

    DEFIB DEDICATION

    Sunday 25th October

  • OKTOBERFEST

    OKTOBERFEST

    Oktoberfest may have been cancelled in Munich but The Swan gave it a real go. Special beers, special food and special music all with the theme of Bavaria, in deepest Germany. The locals turned out in such force that we had to do an emergency beer run!

    Photos are available on our Oktoberfest page.

    OKTOBERFEST

    Fri 16th - Sun 18th October

  • BBC Radio Berkshire

    BBC RADIO BERKSHIRE

    It's one year since we welcomed Phil Kennedy and his team from BBC Radio Berkshire to The Swan. They wanted to come back to see how we are getting on but unfortunately - due to covid restrictions - that wasn't possible. So instead, they ran a series of telephone interviews with some of the team and supporters.

    To listen to the interviews, please go to our BBC Berkshire page.

    BBC RADIO BERKSHIRE

    Friday 9th October

  • Cheese Tasting

    CHEESE & WINE

    The Cheesemunger came to The Swan again and the place was packed (in the new norm way). The Pub and The Coach House had been fully booked, some people were using The Courtyard and The School Room. Again an excellent night of cheese complemented with £3 off a bottle of wine.

    We had an excellent evening and the Cheesemunger has agreed to do this on a monthly basis for the rest of 2020 - result!

    Some photos can found on our Cheese & Wine page recording a real star in Windsor.

    CHEESE & WINE

    Wednesday 6th October

  • Macmillan Coffee Morning

    MACMILLAN COFFEE

    We are so happy how the community supported the Macmillan Coffee Morning initiative this year. Whether it was baking or actually drinking & eating, it was fantastic to support such a worthy cause. We are still adding up the numbers, but we raised £600 on the day.

    To see more, please visit our Macmillan Coffee Morning page.

    MACMILLAN COFFEE

    Friday 25th September

  • GREAT BRITISH PUB AWARDS

    GREAT BRITISH PUB AWARDS

    We were in the final and up for the Keeping The Community Entertained award. It is a new award to recognise action by pubs during the lockdown. We are down to the last six.

    During the televised ceremony, it was announced that The Swan won!!! Fantastic news for the pub, the school and the community.

    For our story please visit our Great British Pub Awards page.

    GREAT BRITISH PUB AWARDS

    Thursday 24th September

  • Market Garden in The Courtyard on September 6th

    MINI-MARKET

    The Green Room School will be back in The Courtyard selling fresh produce from their allotment just around the corner.

    There was other stalls too including the Cheesemunger offering a range of produce and products. Brunch was offered too. Photos coming soon.

    We have some photos of the Mini-Market on a separate page.

    MINI-MARKET

    Sunday 20th September

  • Filming for the Great British Pub Awards

    GREAT BRITISH PUB AWARDS

    As finalist of the Great British Pub Awards, the organisers sent a camera crew to film the pub and school and some of the people involved. It took place on a beautiful sunny monring just after The Coach House had been completed.

    We have some photos of the morning on our Filming for the GPBAs page.

    GREAT BRITISH PUB AWARDS

    Monday 14th September

  • Bingo night

    BINGO NIGHT

    It was the first time we had arrange in Bingo in The Pub. And we had a small online contingent too. Richard was our Caller. After an initial hiccough, it was Eyes Down and fund for all.

    We have some photos of the evening on our Bingo Events page.

    BINGO NIGHT

    Wednesday 9th September

  • Events on August Bank Holiday

    BARBECUE

    On Saturday we held one of our now famous BBQ between 5 and 8pm. There was a good turn out again with most of the seats insode and outside taken. We made some good money towards the restoration funds.

    Some of the photos taken can be found on our BBQ 5th Sept 2020 page.

    BARBECUE

    Saturday 5th September

  • Events on August Bank Holiday

    BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND

    On Saturday we held a BBQ between 5 and 8pm. Despite it being a bit cold, we had a good turnout.

    On Sunday The Courtyard was busy with a mini-market, brunch from the BBQ and also the launch of our cyclist pitstop (including a two-wheel scavanger hunt).

    Some of the photos taken can be found on our August Bank Holiday 2020 page.

    BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND

    29th and 30th August

  • Market Garden - Dig for Britain

    MARKET GARDEN

    It was a great success and everyone enjoyed. We are looking to repeat this soon. Some of the photos taken can be found on our Mini-Market page.

    MARKET GARDEN

    Sunday 16th August

  • 75th ANNIVERSARY OF VJ DAY

    75th ANNIVERSARY OF VJ DAY

    VJ75 was an excellent celebration down at The Swan. The BBQ ran from midday until 9pm without stopping. We had singers in to which went down a storm.

    Some of the photos taken can be found on our 15th August VJ75 page.

    75th ANNIVERSARY OF VJ DAY

    Saturday 15th August

  • BBQ on 8th August, 2020

    BARBECUE

    The first BBQ of 2020 due to the lockdown. This was in the new norm with table service, social distancing and a lot less people than normal. However that didn't stop the fun.

    Some of the photos taken can be found on our 8th August BBQ page.

    BARBECUE

    Saturday 8th August

  • First Anniversary

    FIRST ANNIVERSARY

    A slightly quieter affair than we would have liked to plan but it was great to be joined by friends old and new as we raised a glass (or two) to toast the first anniversary of trading. Helped by the good weather we have welcomed the opportunity to be back at the heart of the community and hope to see you soon.

    Some of the photos taken can be found on our First Anniversary page.

    FIRST ANNIVERSARY

    Monday 20th July

  • Willie presenting at the AGM

    ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

    The Annual General Meeting took place in The COurtyard in front of a selection of The Bevy. It was stream on Facebook Live so others could see too.

    The video of the AGM, along with some photos taken, can be found on our Annual General Meeting page.

    ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

    Saturday 11th July

  • Matt welcoming customers back in

    RE-OPENING AFTER COVID

    The pub re-opened it's doors for the first time in over three months of lockdown. Trade was brisk. Everybody was fine. And it went well. Fingers crossed for this to continue!

    Some photos taken just before or during the day can be found on our 4th July re-opening page as a reminder for posterity.

    RE-OPENING AFTER COVID

    Saturday 4th July

  • The Swan Quiz Night

    THE SWAN QUIZ NIGHT

    Potentially our last truly online Quiz event, our Quiz Masters were actually one of our regular teams: Hettie's Heroes who did a sterling job.

    Some photos, and the names of the various winners, can be found on our Online Events page.

    THE SWAN QUIZ NIGHT

    Tuesday 30th June

  • The Swan Bingo Night

    THE SWAN BINGO NIGHT

    Potentially our last truly online Bingo event, we had our regulars and Louise, a lady all the way from Falmouth who had found us on the Internet. We raised £65 towards the upkeep of The Swan during shutdown. We are looking into ways of continuing the Bingo in the future.

    Some photos, and the names of the various winners, can be found on our Online Events page.

    THE SWAN BINGO NIGHT

    Tuesday 23rd June

  • The Swan Quiz Night

    THE SWAN QUIZ NIGHT

    We had a lot of players between teams, housegolds and individuals. We had six rounds with covering a wide range of topics including one set by Datchet Border Morris.

    Some photos, and names of the various category winners, can be found on our Online Events page.

    THE SWAN QUIZ NIGHT

    Tuesday 16th June

  • The Swan Bingo Night

    THE SWAN BINGO NIGHT

    Although there were less players this week, we still raised an amazing £165 towards the upkeep of The Swan during the COVID-19 shutdown. The players still had a lot of fun and still want more!

    Some photos, and the names of the various winners, can be found on our Online Events page.

    THE SWAN BINGO NIGHT

    Tuesday 9th June

  • Mark and Sherridan

    LIVE MUSIC - DISCO

    This was Mark & Sherridan's last outing for now being live again for the members of The Swan's Facebook Group. It was boogie time with a great range of disco classics. To see the performance, please go to our YouTube channel.

    If you would like to make a donation on behalf of Mark & Sherridan, please use our PayPal page.

    LIVE MUSIC - DISCO

    Sunday 7th June

  • The Swan Quiz Night

    THE SWAN QUIZ NIGHT

    We had a lot of players between teams, housegolds and individuals. We had six rounds with covering general knowledge through to sport and one set by Family Friends (who received £165 in donations). We were also joined by the Plunkett Foundation.

    Some photos, and names of the various category winners, can be found on our Online Events page.

    THE SWAN QUIZ NIGHT

    Tuesday 2nd June

  • The Swan Book Club

    THE SWAN BOOK CLUB

    The Book Club continues to meet every fortnight online via Zoom. Patricia, Marilyn, Catherine, Austin, Emily, Rachel, Ellie, Anne, Ruth & Theresa enjoyed the evening and are looking forward to the next. Why not join them?

    We are reading a book together recommended by one of our new members, Patricia. They have given themselves 6 weeks to read “Once Upon A River” by Diane Setterfield, set in a pub on the Thames called The Swan.

    THE SWAN BOOK CLUB

    Monday 2nd June

  • Mark and Sherridan

    LIVE MUSIC

    Mark & Sherridan were live again for the members of The Swan's Facebook Group. This time it was an fab selection of 90s classics. To see the performance, please go to our YouTube channel.

    If you would like to make a donation on behalf of Mark & Sherridan, please use our PayPal page.

    LIVE MUSIC - THE 90s

    Sunday 31st May

  • The Swan Bingo Night

    THE SWAN BINGO NIGHT

    The online Bingo Night was well attended. Over 50 cards were sent out to over 20 households. Whilst playing, we raised £130 towards the upkeep of The Swan during the COVID-19 shutdown.

    Some photos, and the names of the various winners, can be found on our Online Events page.

    THE SWAN BINGO NIGHT

    Tuesday 26th May

  • Mark and Sherridan

    LIVE MUSIC

    Mark & Sherridan were live again for the members of The Swan's Facebook Group. This time it was an excellent mixture of 80s classics. To see the performance, please go to our YouTube channel.

    If you would like to make a donation on behalf of Mark & Sherridan, please use our PayPal page.

    LIVE MUSIC - THE 80s

    Sunday 24th May

  • The Swan Quiz Night

    THE SWAN QUIZ NIGHT

    We held our third online quiz night over the Internet. We had a lot of players between teams, housegolds and individuals. We had six rounds with covering general knowledge through to sport and one set by Plastic Free Windsor. It was great fun and will be repeated in a fortnight.

    Some photos, and names of the various category winners, can be found on our Online Events page.

    THE SWAN QUIZ NIGHT

    Tuesday 19th May

  • Mark and Sherridan

    LIVE MUSIC

    Mark & Sherridan were live again for the members of The Swan's Facebook Group. Their Motown mix went down an absolute storm with those watching. To see the performance, please go to our YouTube channel.

    If you would like to make a donation on behalf of Mark & Sherridan, please use our PayPal page.

    LIVE MUSIC

    Sunday 17th May

  • The Swan Bingo Night

    THE SWAN BINGO NIGHT

    The online Bingo Night was well attended. Over 50 cards were sent out to nearly 30 households. Whilst enjoying the bingo, we raised £173 for The Swan's funds.

    Some photos, and the names of the various winners, can be found on our Online Events page.

    THE SWAN BINGO NIGHT

    Tuesday 12th May

  • Mark and Sherridan

    LIVE MUSIC

    Mark & Sherridan were live again for the members of The Swan's Facebook Group. They played an excellent mixture of music some reflecting VE75. To see the performance, please go to our YouTube channel.

    If you would like to make a donation on behalf of Mark & Sherridan, please use our PayPal page.

    LIVE MUSIC - VE75

    Sunday 10th May

  • The Swan Quiz Night

    THE SWAN QUIZ NIGHT

    We held our second online quiz night over the Internet. Over 40 households joined with over 50 players. We had five rounds with covering general knowledge through to sport and VE Day. It was great fun and will be repeated in a fortnight. We also raised £167 for The Swan to cover running costs during the lockdown.

    Some photos, and names of the various category winners, can be found on our Online Events page.

    THE SWAN QUIZ NIGHT

    Tuesday 5th May

  • Mark and Sherridan

    LIVE MUSIC

    Mark & Sherridan were live last night singing an excellent mixture of well-known tracks. It was an excellent evening which we hope they will do again.

    If you missed it, you can see the full 45 mins on our YouTube channel.

    They raised £65 through donations made by those viewing the gig. A huge thanks to them. It was a bit unclear how to do make a donation and that it was towards the running costs of The Swan during the lockdown.

    LIVE MUSIC

    Sunday 3rd May

  • The Swan Bingo Night

    THE SWAN BINGO NIGHT

    The second Bingo Night was well attended. We listened and let housholds have multiple cards so families could play together. Over 60 cards were sent out to nearly 40 households. We raised £305 for The Swan's funds.

    Some photos, and notification of the winners, can be found on our Online Events page.

    THE SWAN BINGO NIGHT

    Tuesday 28th April

  • The Swan Quiz Night

    THE SWAN QUIZ NIGHT

    We held our first quiz night but due to the lockdown it was online with both audio and video over the Internet. Approximately 40 households joined with over 50 players. We had five rounds with covering general knowledge through to sport to diloids. Yes, ditloids (you need to look it up, honest). It was great fun and will be repeated in a fortnight. We also raised £112 for Family Friends.

    Some photos can be found on our Online Events page.

    THE SWAN QUIZ NIGHT

    Tuesday 21st April

  • The Swan Bingo Night

    THE SWAN BINGO NIGHT

    We held our first bingo night but due to the lockdown it was online with both audio and video over the Internet. Approximately 40 households joined with over 50 players. We had three games with each person having a unique bingo card. It was great fun and will be repeated in a fortnight.

    We also raised £320 for our chosen local chartiy, Family Friends.

    Some photos can be found on our Online Events page.

    THE SWAN BINGO NIGHT

    Tuesday 14th April

  • Careers Coffee Morning

    COVID-19 SHUTDOWN

    On this day, the UK Government decided to act decisively and shutdown meeting places such as pubs. This was an unprecedented action that was required to protect the NHS and keep people safe. The Swan closed its's doors in support.

    More and updated info can found on our Covid-19 page.

    COVID-19 SHUTDOWN

    Friday 20th March

  • Cheese Tasting

    CHEESE TASTING

    The Cheese Munger came to The Swan and provided an excellent selection of soft and hard cheeses mainly from the UK. It was real hit especially when married up with some of the nice wines we had on offer for the night.

    We had an excellent evening and will definitely be doing this again!.

    Some photos can found on our Cheese Munger page recording a real star in Windsor.

    CHEESE TASTING

    Wednesday 11th March

  • Careers Coffee Morning

    CAREERS COFFEE MORNING

    A very successful morning and a huge thanks to all that attended.

    More info can found on theCareers Coffee Morning post from The Green room themselves.

    CAREERS COFFEE MORNING

    Friday 6th March

  • ST DAVID'S DAY CRAFTS

    ST DAVID'S DAY CRAFTS

    More info and photos can found in our St David's Day gallery.

    ST DAVID'S DAY CRAFTS

    Sunday 1st March

  • Pancake Party Day

    PANCAKE DAY PARTY

    More info and photos can found in our Pancake Day Party gallery.

    PANCAKE DAY PARTY

    Tuesday 25th February

  • THE JAM FACTORY BAND

    THE JAM FACTORY FACTORY

    We welcomed The Jam Factory Band for their first appearance at The Swan. They are a six-piece with an extensive repertoire of classic rock, blues and soul music from the 1960's to the present day – that's 6 decades to fit into 2 hours!

    Photos to follow shortly.

    THE JAM FACTORY BAND

    Saturday 22nd February

  • Live Music at The Swan - Astronought

    ASTRONOUGHT

    Another great night of music from Astronought.

    ASTRONOUGHT

    St Valentine's Day

  • Brew Monday

    BREW MONDAY

    Sharing a cuppa (or a pint) with some companionship and chat is really important. The Samaritans took Blue Monday - the most depressing day of the year - and turned it into a reason for getting together and not being alone. If you came down specially or simply spoke to someone new - thank you!

    For more information please visit The Samaritans.

    BREW MONDAY

    Monday 20th January

  • Plastic Free Windsor

    PLASTIC FREE WINDSOR

    The team shared their planned 2020 activities for river cleans, mass unwraps and more.

    More information can be found on their Facebook page.

    The Plastic People published some photos via Twitter.

    PLASTIC FREE WINDSOR

    Sunday 12th January