The Swan

In The Press and Media

The Swan is certainly famous in Windsor and also wider in Berkshire. Known as a great local pub, a community hub and a school too. The Swan has become to the heart of our community! We are trying to record all the publicity that has surrounded The Swan, good and bad. It covers social media, newspapers and radio. These are recorded below for posterity and your enjoyment. If you do see The Swan in any media, please let us know and we will try to include it here so others both now and the future.


Traditional Press

We have been lucky to grow an excellent relationship with Phil Kennedy's afternoon show on BBC Radio Berkshire. Well worth a listen. We have scraped interviews that he has done and placed them here; they are all copyright of the BBC. Please note you may see 0.00/0.00 as the length of the interview; don't worry, just play and the audio will be downloaded (we are trying to save your data connection loading audio only when required).

For others, just click on the title and you will be taken to the appropriate page. We have listed the articles by newest to the top, oldest to the bottom. And to access press that is not onlne, click this button.


2024

Community Matters with Lizzie Jones, Royal Borough Radio - Mirella's Sponsored Walk

Presented by Lizzie Jones on Friday 3rd May, 2024.

Thanks to Royal Borough Radio for the audio clip and permission to use it on this website.

Community Matters with Lizzie Jones, Royal Borough Radio - Chatty Café

Presented by Lizzie Jones on Friday 22nd March, 2024.


2023

Bridgitte Tetteh's Saturday Morning Show, BBC Berkshire - SwanFest

Presented by Bridgitte Tetteh on Saturday 12th August, 2023.

Svenska Dagbladet Näringsliv - Så ska britternas 'andra vardagsrum' räddas

Written by Charlotta Buxton, published on Wednesday 2nd August, 2023.

Roughly translated … “This is how the British 'second living room' will be saved. Now a record number of pubs are closing - the British 'second living room' is facing a historic crisis. But there is a solution to save the pubs. The method, which has been described as 'fantastic', has now become widespread.” … Further translation to follow.


P1

Hej! Some quick background on this pretty unique story. Dave behind the bar took a call from a 'famous' Swedish newspaper. They had learned about Christmas in July and other community activities that are run at The Swan. From that, Mark a photographer, arranged to come in during one our quiz nights, people might remember seeing him. Charlotta then interviewed Micky over the phone and this is the result! You can see it online at Svenska Dagbladet. Hälsningar till våra vänner i Sverige!

p2

Phil Kennedy's Afternoon Show, BBC Berkshire - Chatty Café

Presented by Phil Kennedy on Tuesday 13th June, 2023.

Sarah Walker's Mid-Morning Show, BBC Berkshire - Renovations at The Swan

Presented by Sarah Walker on Tuesday 23rd May, 2023.

Community Pub's Swan Support.

Windsor & Express on Friday 3rd March, 2023

Swan Support is the 2023 charity supported by The Swan in Clewer

By Adrian Williams, Windsor & Eton Express (online) on Thursday 2nd March, 2023.


2022

CAMRAngle (65) - Slough, Maidenhead and Windsor

“Local Pub News” (p5) and “Swanning About” (p20)

CamrAngle Issue 65 Winter 2022.

Sunday Afternoon Show, BBC Berkshire - Rene's 100th Birthday

Presented by Andy Jones on Sunday 6th Febuary, 2022.


2021

CAMRAngle (64) - Slough, Maidenhead and Windsor

“Local Pub News” (p5)

CamrAngle Issue 64 Winter 2021.

Afternoon on BBC Radio Berkshire - SwanFest

Presented by Michelle Jordan on Friday 13th August, 2021.

Weekend of fun for family and beer-lovers at The Swan in Clewer

By Adrian Williams, Windsor Express on Friday 13th August, 2021.

CAMRAngle (62) - Slough, Maidenhead and Windsor

“Local Pub News” (p5) and “Open Sesame” (p7)

CamrAngle Issue 62 Summer 2021.

Breakfast on BBC Radio Berkshire - Freedom Day

Presented by Andrew Peach on Monday 19th July, 2021.

Breakfast on BBC Radio Berkshire - Update from the Pubs

Presented by Kirsten O'Brien on Monday 14th June, 2021.

Breakfast on BBC Radio Berkshire - What are you doing for the Euros?

Presented by Sarah Walker on Friday 11th June, 2021.

Breakfast on BBC Radio Berkshire - How is it Going?

Presented by Andrew Peach on Friday 4th June, 2021.

R&A Good Cheer Awards - Winners

R&A Magazine for May, 2021.

Afternoons on BBC Radio Berkshire - How Has It Been Since Re-Opening

Presented by Phil Kennedy on Friday 30th April, 2021.

Busker left disappointed as council objects to live performance at Windsor pub

By David Lee, Windsor Express on Friday 30th April, 2021.

Community Pubs - A Better Form Of Business 2020

By the Plunkett Foundation, published April 2021.

Presented by Andrew Peach on Monday 13th April, 2021.

Breakfast on BBC Radio Berkshire - We've Re-Opened

Presented by Andrew Peach on Monday 13th April, 2021.

Breakfast on BBC Radio Berkshire - We're Ready For Re-Opening

Presented by Andrew Peach on Monday 12th April, 2021.

Pubs and Shops Prepare to Open for Business

By David Lee, Windsor Express on Friday 9th April, 2021.

Breakfast on BBC Radio Berkshire - Getting Ready for Re-Opening

Presented by Andrew Peach on Tuesday 7th April, 2021.

CAMRAngle (61) - Slough, Maidenhead and Windsor

“Local Pub News” (p5)

CamrAngle Issue 61 Spring 2021.

Breakfast on BBC Radio Berkshire - Opening or Not?

Presented by Andrew Peach on Monday 15th March, 2021.


2020

Breakfast on BBC Radio Berkshire - Review of Last Months

Presented by Vernon Harwood on Wednesday 30th December 2020.

CAMRAngle (60) - Slough, Maidenhead and Windsor

“Local Pub News” (p5), “The Swan Swoops To Victory” (p6-7) and “Bavarian Berkshire” (p8-9)

CamrAngle Issue 60 Winter 2020.

Pubs strive to create 'online Christmas' in wake of tier 4

By Adrian Williams, Windsor Express on Thursday 24th December, 2020.

Clewer community pub's £1,000 gift to help families

By Francis Batt, Windsor Observer on Thursday 5th November 2020.

Community-owned Clewer pub finalist in national awards

By Kieran Bell, Windsor Express on Tuesday 25th August, 2020.

BBC Radio Berkshire presented by Phil Kennedy with Anne Tebbatt discussing the Great British Pub Awards nomination

Presented by Phil Kennedy on Monday 24th August 2020.

CAMRAngle (59) - Slough, Maidenhead and Windsor

“Local Pub News” (p5) and “Swan Scoops Award Nomination” (p16-17)

CamrAngle Issue 59 Autumn 2020.

Village pub in final for national awards

By Kieran Bell, Windsor Express on Friday 21st August, 2020.

BBC Radio Berkshire presented by Bridgitte Tetteh at The Swan re-opening

Presented by Bridgitte Tetteh on Saturday 4th July 2020.

BBC Radio Berkshire presented by Phil Kennedy with Will Calvert discussing The Swan re-opening

Presented by Phil Kennedy on Friday 3rd July 2020.

BBC Radio Berkshire presented by Phil Kennedy with Anne Tebbatt discussing the pub re-opening on July 4th

Presented by Phil Kennedy on Friday 26th June 2020.

Life saving defibrillator installed at Clewer's community pub

By Francis Batt, Windsor Observer on Monday 8th June 2020.

BBC Radio Berkshire presented by Phil Kennedy (defibrillator)

Presented by Phil Kennedy on Wednesday 4th June 2020.

BBC Radio Berkshire presented by Phil Kennedy (update)

Presented by Phil Kennedy on Tuesday 21st April 2020.


2019

CAMRAngle (57) - Slough, Maidenhead and Windsor

“Clewer pub nominated for two national awards” (p4) and “W&E Brewery - a right royal welcome” (p10-11)

CamrAngle Issue 57 Winter 2019.

BBC Radio Berkshire live at The Swan presented by Phil Kennedy

Presented by Phil Kennedy on Friday 11th October 2019.

CAMRAngle (56) - Slough, Maidenhead and Windsor

“Community comes together to embrace new community hub” (p8-9)

CamrAngle Issue 56 Autumn 2019.

In pictures: The Swan pub reopens its doors

By Kieran Bell, Windsor Express on Friday 26 July 2019.

The Swan pub in Clewer sets reopening date.

By Kieran Bell, Windsor Express on Thursday 20 June 2019.

CAMRAngle (55) - Slough, Maidenhead and Windsor

“Sneaky Beak at The Swan” (p4)

CamrAngle Issue 55 Summer 2019.

BBC Radio Berkshire, Phil Kennedy with Richard Allen

Presented by Phil Kennedy on Tuesday 28th May 2019.

The Swan pub in Clewer holds BBQ for supporters.

By Kieran Bell, Windsor Express on Friday 4th May, 2019.

BBC Radio Berkshire, Phil Kennedy with Anne Tebbatt

Presented by Phil Kennedy on Friday 26th April 2019.

CAMRAngle (54) - Slough, Maidenhead and Windsor

“Keys of The Swan now with Community” (p4)

CamrAngle Issue 54 Spring 2019.

Raising a glass for group who saved The Swan.

By Kieran Bell, Windsor Express on Friday 8th February, 2019.

Here's to The Swan and a group effort.

By Kieran Bell, Maiden Advertiser on Thursday 7th February, 2019.

BBC Radio Berkshire 5pm News

Presented by Tara Maxwell on Monday 4th February 2019.

BBC Radio Berkshire at The Ceremony of the Keys

With Phil Kennedy and Jo Beck on Monday 4th February 2019.

The Swan campaigners receive keys to pub.

By Florence Leslie, Windsor Express on Saturday 2nd February, 2019.

BBC Radio Berkshire, Phil Kennedy with Will Calvert (keys received)

Presented by Phil Kennedy on Thursday 30th January 2019.

Campaigners exchange contracts for The Swan pub.

By Kieran Bell, Windsor Express on Thursday 10th January, 2019.

The Swan pub is almost ours.

By Anne Tebbatt, WWRA West Wind Newsletter of January 2019 (note: PDF download).


2018

Community group has bid for The Swan pub accepted.

By Kieran Bell, Windsor Express on Friday 30th November 2018.

BBC Radio Berkshire, Phil Kennedy with Richard Allen (bid accepted)

Presented by Phil Kennedy on Monday 26th November 2018.

BBC Radio Berkshire, Phil Kennedy with Will Calvert (bid accepted)

Presented by Phil Kennedy on Monday 26th November 2018.

BBC Radio Berkshire, Phil Kennedy with Willie Calvert

Presented by Phil Kennedy on Monday 12th November 2018.

Group puts in its bid to buy pub.

By Kieran Bell , Windsor Express on Friday 9th November 2018.

Campaigners raise more than £110k to save the Swan pub.

By Kieran Bell, Windsor Express on Saturday 3rd November 2018.

Plans to reopen The Swan pub take a step closer

By Kieran Bell, Windsor Express on Friday 19 October 2018.

Stats show scale of pub closures in Slough and Windsor

By Will Taylor, Windsor Express on Friday 03 August 2018.

Fight to revive The Swan

By Francis Batt, Windsor Observer on Friday 6th April 2018.