Quiz Nights

Throughout the recent history of The Swan, quiz nights have always been popular. So in September 2019 the quiz was re-launched and was extremely popular. So much so, we decided to make it a regular event. The rogues gallery directly below records the winners history for posterity and for bragging rights too. There can be no argument on who has won when, and how many times. No stories, no fairy tales, no disputes. There are also some photos of the face-to-face quizzes that can be found further down this page.

This would have been a nice and simple page if it was not for that little bug Covid. The Quiz has jumped from face-to-face, to online, to a mixture of both BUT still we play on. In the diary below, we have tried to section it off into the various covid periods to help understanding. Fingers crossed, we achieved that.



Lockdown 3.0 (19/Dec/20 - current)

Within 72 hours we went from Tier 2 to Tier 4 - stay at home. The pub shut again at COP Friday 18th and we went back online. Although frustrating as hell, we appreciate that we need to support the NHS and keyworkers.


Online Quiz #13 - 10th February 2021

Thanks to Paul Drake (of The Drake's) for setting another challenging and unique quiz this week. Well done to the 10th February winners:

  • Individual - Anne Tebbatt & Ann Payne
  • Household - Sid and Sheila Allen
  • Team - The Snowy Swans

Online Quiz #12 - 27th January 2021

Thanks to Colin Armfield and Sue Rigby (of Hettie's Heroes) for setting a challenging and quite different quiz this week. Congratulations to our winners on the 27th January who were:

  • Individual - Anne Tebbatt
  • Household - The Cliffords
  • Team - The Snowy Swans and Willie Wests

Online Quiz #11 - 13th January 2021

Thanks to Anne Tebbatt for another challenging quiz and congratulations to our worthy winners. Unfortunately no photos from this week - will try harder!

  • Individual - Ann Payne
  • Household - Sheila & Sid Allen
  • Team - Hettie's Heroes

Online Quiz #10 - 30th December 2020

As part of Our Swan Song to 2020, we also had a Quiz. This was well attended and by the time we started, we had also tasted three different Brewery beers. Anne was quizmaster. Our winners were:

  • Best Individual: Richard Douglas
  • Best Household: Smike
  • Best Team: The Snowy Swans


Tier 2 (4/Dec/20 - 18/Dec/20)

So we came out of Lockdown 2.0 and straight into Tier 2 which allowed us to open but having to provide a 'substantial meal' for our customers. No mixed tables inside and the 'rule of 6' outside. So quizzes became a mixture of on-site at The Pub and also online via Zoom. This allowed people who would normally be in a mixed team inside actually to participate.


Online Quiz #9 - 16th December 2020

This was a mixture of online and also actually in The Pub. The Tier 2 restrictions meant it was difficult for regular players to be there physically, so we went for both media. Our winners on the 16th December were:

  1. Hettie's Heroes
  2. The Willie Wests
  3. Santa's Sexy Swans


Lockdown 2.0 (5/Nov/20 - 3/Dec/20)

And here we go again with a four week lockdown. So we restarted the Online Bingo and Quiz again as people seemed to really enjoy it. Usual format, etc. and hopefully only until December third. Fingers crossed.

Online Quiz #8 - 2nd December 2020

Hopefully the last online quiz saw regulars attend to try out their little grey cells. Our winners on the 2nd December were:

  • Best Team: Hettie's Heroes
  • Best Individual: Anne Tebbatt
  • Best Household: Matt & Bev

Online Quiz #7 - 18th November 2020

Another tricky set of questions didn't deter our quizzers on the 18th November. Congratulations to all those who took part and especially our winners:

  • Best Team: Shivering Swans
  • Best Individual: Anne Tebbatt
  • Best Household: Yoghurt Pots


Post-Lockdown 1.0 and Social Distancing (4/Jul/20 - 04/Nov/20)

We're back!. The quiz is now back at The Swan and is a socially distanced, face-to-face meeting of minds. Tables of six were allowed but social distancing required between tables and whilst wandering around.

  • The Swanettes

    The Swanettes

    4th November, 2020

  • Enemies of the People

    Enemies of the People

    21st October, 2020

  • The Soggy Swans

    The Soggy Swans

    30th September, 2020

  • The Armitages

    The Armitages

    16th September, 2020

  • The Gibsons and Friends

    The Gibsons and Friends

    2nd September, 2020



Lockdown 1.0 (21/Mar/20 - 03/Jul/20)

During the first Covid-19 lockdown, The Swan ran a series of online events. These are aimed to bring the community together for a little bit of fun. The Quiz is a big part of it. Run online over the Internet.


Online Quiz #6 - 30th June 2020

Our quiz masters for the evening were one of our teams: Hettie's Heroes. They set the questions and also QMed proceedings. Huge thanks!

We had three winners on the 30th June, one for each of the categories:

  • Best Team: Bacon Bappers
  • Best Household: SMike and Lego Warriors
  • Best Individual: Anne Tebbatt

Online Quiz #5 - 16th June 2020

The Datchet Border Morris excluded themselves as they actual provided the guest round. Thanks lads! We had three winners on the 16th June, one for each of the categories:

  • Best Team: Hettie's Heroes
  • Best Household: The Totnes 2
  • Best Individual: Trevor Harvey

Online Quiz #4 - 2nd June 2020

We had three winners on the 2nd June, one for each of the categories:

  • Best Team: Bacon Bappers
  • Best Household: Claire and Tim Allison
  • Best Individual: Anne Tebbat

Online Quiz #3 - 19th May 2020

We had three winners on the 19th May, one for each of the categories:

  • Best Team: Bacon Bappers
  • Best Household: Hodkin
  • Best Individual: tie between Louise Winch & Anne Tebbat

Online Quiz #2 - 5th May 2020

We had three winners on the 5th May, one for each of the newly introduced categories. We believe that this is a fairer way to play the game. They were:

  • Best Team: Datchet Morris Dancers
  • Best Household: The Mad House
  • Best Individual: Anne Tebbat

Online Quiz #1 - 21st April 2020

We had joint winners on the 21st April.

  • The Armitages
  • Bacon Bappers


Normality - Remember that? Pre-Covid (20/Jul/19 - 20/Mar/20)

  • Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

    Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

    19th February, 2020

  • Up The Swanny

    Up The Swanny

    22nd January, 2020

  • The Bacon Bappers

    The Bacon Bappers

    18th December, 2019

  • The Bacon Bappers

    The Bacon Bappers

    21st November, 2019

  • The Brass Monkeys

    The Brass Monkeys

    16th October, 2019

  • The Number Four Cuts

    The Number Four Cuts

    11th September, 2019



Some Photos from the Various Quizzes

You can also find photos on our Online Events page too.

Photos from 30th September, 2020

The winners - The Soggy Swans Young couple enjoying the quiz
Six sitting in the bay window Regular quizzers who have yet to win Good to see younger folk coming down too
TSome of the quiz regulars Even using The Coach House as the pub was full

Photos from 16th September, 2020

Team enjoying the quiz and cheap lager
The pub was quite busy
The Bar Staff

Photos from 2nd September, 2020

Being presented with his prize Being presented with his prize
Happy team of five having won a prize in the raffle Being presented with his prize
Photo of the winning team Being presented with his prize

Photos from 19th February 2020

Being presented with his prize Being presented with his prize
Happy team of five having won a prize in the raffle Being presented with his prize
Photo of the winning team Being presented with his prize

Photos from 18th December 2019

The raffle jackpot winner

Being presented with his prize

Hard at it

Down in the main bar area

The raffle winners

Happy team of five having won a prize in the raffle

Lots of thinking going on

Dancing out in the rain

The Bacon Bappers win again

Photo of the winning team

Quiz teams in The School Room

Teams were upstairs too