August 2023

Here is a round-up of the events at The Swan during August, 2023.

2nd August: Chatter and Natter

August started with a bang with our biggest chatty café yet. We were so chuffed to see so many people turn out to come and have a wee natter over a coffee or other drink. It's a great excuse to catch up on the gossip, or have a little chit-chat, or just sit and listen. Those that attended varied how long they were staying, there was no rule! Come and join in!!!

A very popular chatty cafe with extra tables being joined in

9th August: Quiz Night

Congratulations to our quiz winners, The Wine Swillers, who triumphed after a challenging set of questions to win a £25 bar tab. Roger Ellerker was the holder of the winning raffle ticket and won a packet of crisps. This means that the cash jackpot at the next quiz (24 Aug) will be £90. Book your table now as more and more happy quizzers are joining the fun - many thanks to quiz master Martin for devising and running the show.

The Wine Swillers
Sid of The Wine Swillers
Some of the regulars.

11-13th August: SwanFest

Beer festival and family fun. With live music, lots of guest beers, entertainment, food, world record attempts, et al. SwanFest is our annual bit of fun for the local community. See more in our dedicated SwanFest 2023 page. It has lots more photos and information about the whole weekend. It was a hoot!

The Courtyard
The young drummer of Riot Monkeys on their debute performance.
The Windsor Ukuelele Group with frontman - The Windsor Town Cryer - singing.

16th August: Chatty Café

It was great to see new and old faces at our regular chatter and natter session on Wednesday afternoon. A wide range of topics were discussed, some jokes made, and a thoroughly good time seem to be had by all. Why not pop down and see us?

Chatty Cafe remains popular with the local community.

19th August: The Stitch Gang

New to The Swan was a new group called 'The Stitch Gang'. If you look closely in the photos, you will see cross-stitch, knitting, patch work, crochet and others too. This bunch of mixed skills and ages is relatively new and seems to be a hit. We beleive that their next visit to The Swan is September 12th. Watch out social media and weekly email for more information.

The Stitch Gang at The Swan.
All types of stitching is on view.

19th August: The Wedding

The Swan hosted its first full wedding when Rachael and David tied the knot on this very special Saturday. The weather held out and they had a magnificent affair out in The Courtyard and in The Coach House. Kieran had provided food which was very well presented. And with tradition, there was an excellent three layer cake and of course, dancing. We wish the happy couple all the very best for their lives together. As you can see, the bride was absolutely gorgeous!

Rachel and David showing off their new rings.
Rachel and David looking at each other passionately.
Photo opportunity of the newly married couple.

There was of course dancing with music being provided by the DJ, Simon Leigh. He had a fine selection of tunes for all ages to get the guests up and dancing. Photos of 'Dad Dancing' and the likes have been with held to protect the guilty.

Watching the first dance.
Guests were invited to join in the dancing.
All ages took to the dance floor.
It appears everyone got up to dance!

A cold buffet had been provided housed in The Coach House. With the help of Luke, Kieran had really shown us his presentation skills with a fine display of meats, quiches, salmon and a lot more that had the taste buds salivating.

Mixed platters of food.
Mixed platter of meats.
An array of quiches.
Salmon fillet tastefully seasoned and presented.

Micky and the team had transformed The Pub, The Coach House and The Courtyard for the wedding. In The Cow Shed a dance area had been created. The place looked terrific!

The Courtyard was looking great in the sun.
The wedding party had the area to themselves.
Decorated tables and chairs ready for the wedding party.
The dance floor under The Cow Shed.

Rachael and her family are true Friends of The Swan. As well as being regulars, her Mum and Dad have been volunteers from getting the keys. Unfortunately her Dad - Adrian - is not with us now but he would definitely have been there in spirit.

20th August: The Lionesses

Early Sunday morning saw the Wonem's Football World Cup Final when England, the European Champions, took on Spain, the surprise of the tournament given their game had been in such disarray less than a year ago. In a tense final, it only took a single goal to win it - unfortunately that was for Spain. The Lionesses didn't manage to make a come back this time. It wasn' to be this time but given the squad, there is real promise for years to come.

Inside the pub tensions were running high.
Outside in The Courtyard tensions were running high.
The pub was busy for the Final.
Event during the game people continued to arrive.
The bar was decorated with England flags.
Inide the pub was decorated with England flags.

23rd August: Quiz Night

Congratulations to Hettie Heroes, worthy winners of the Swan quiz this week. They shared a £25 Bar Card enabling them to celebrate their win in style.

Hettie's Heroes
Winner of the lucky dip.

Do you know this man? The gentleman on the left of this photo was the lucky holder of the winning raffle ticket at the Swan Quiz this week. He scooped the wonderful prize of a glass of wine. Unfortunately the team of volunteers forgot to get his name! Can you help us find him? We need to congratulate him and thank him for not winning the cash jackpot which means at the next quiz, Wed 13 Sep, the jackpot will be a massive £100.

They also enjoyed food served for the first time at the quiz. Sincere thanks to Friends of The Swan Louise, Ian and Ben for making this happen. Same again next time!

The volunteer kitchen team after tidy up
Friend of The Swan: Louise
Freind of The Swan: Ben

25th August: Charity Coffee Morning

Another successful coffee morning was held in aid of Swan Support. We would like to thank the regular volunteers and bakers for helping out to make this a success and raise valuable funds for our chosen local charity.

27th August: Courtyard Market

It was a bank holiday weekend, nice weather, and a Kitchen Takeover too. So we had a good turnout for our monthly Courtyard Market. There was a great variety of stalls, with their very knowledgeable owners, on stand for the afternoon. It's a great way to get some local produce or a fab birthday gift.

Fresh vegetable stall from The Eton Pantry
Fresh cheese from The Windsor Cheesemunger.
Knitted soft toys
Bric-a-=brac from Dave Cannon.

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