Events Diary: GBPA

Voting is closed and we are waiting for the 24th to find out how we have got on. The team from the Great British Pub Award (GBPA) sent a camera team down to interview some of those involved in Keeping The Community Entertained and of the wider pub and school. We were led to believe that this was being done at the other pubs, this turned out to be a wee white lie.

Renee, our first customer last July when we opened and an avid online Bingo player. She was interviewed to give an overview of what the pub means to the local community and the importance of the online events during lockdown.

Renee, our first customer
Renee being interviewed Joking after the filming was complete

Anne from The The Friends of The Swan was doing all the linkage between the various interviews. During this she re-iterated the importance of the three pillars: the pub, the school and the community. This was reflected in the rest of the interviews.

Anne being interviewed Anne in The Courtyard
Discussing who is up next

Rachel Cross who was the inspiration behind 'Rachel Reads', popular stories on YouTube for our younger community members. Also charities that we have supported - Family Friends and Plastic Free Windsor - were interviewed too.

Rachel Cross who does Rachel Reads for kids
Family Friends
Plastic Free Windsor

Chris from Dublicious who produces our Friday Feast was there. Regulars Bas & Diana spoke about what had been achieved during lockdown. And young Tony from the Weekday Warriors gave an overview of what happened to the renovation work during lockdown.

Chris from Dublicious
Bas and Diana
Tony Cross from the Weekday Warriors

After being interviewed, Richard Allen went walkabout in The School House and IT Suite. This shows the uniqueness of The Swan having not only a pub, but a sixth form school too.

Richard in The Barr being interviewed
Richard being interviewed in The School House

These are some of the people waiting to be interviewed. Also the extras too! It was a large cast that came to the video session just in case they were required as we had no script to follow.

Renee and her daughter, Trudy
The Friends of The Swan
The lads waiting for the shout

A huge thanks to Doug Seeburg for taking these photos.

Have you seen the results evening on September, 24th? Those that were involved in the day got together for the Great British Pub Award programme streamed into The Coach House. Well worth a wee look.

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