Running from Friday 13th until Sunday 15th August, we were open from 10am until 11pm each of the three days of SwanFest. All were welcome and as a bonus, there was no entrance charge. We had an excellent range of activities for all ages including, but not limited to:
- Family fun including face painting, games and crafts.
- A beer festival with a wide range of excellent ales, lagers and ciders.
- Music each evening with different bands each night.
- And our famous BBQ each day.
Batemans Triple XB
A malty multiple-winner of CAMRA's Champion Premium Beer of Britain, our much loved XXXB is what you'd call an English tawny beer. Just like the first batch they crafted in 1978, it's brewed with four malts and three varieties of hops, for a deliciously spicy, fruity and biscuity flavour. (4.8% ABV)
This beautiful IPA is perfectly balanced and gently bittered using Mandarina Bavaria hops, imbuing the beer with delicate flavours of tangerine and mandarin together with a gorgeously soft citrus aroma. (4.5% ABV)
Old Dairy Brewery
Rich dark premium bitter has a delicious toffee caramel body with chocolate undertones from the Maris Otter, Crystal and Chocolate malts. Balanced with a spicy and fruity bite from the Bramling Cross and Challenger hops, this is truly an ale to savour. (4.1% ABV)
Esk Blonde is a delicious beer, golden and refreshing. Easy drinking, abundant hoppiness with a crisp citrus and floral taste. Brewed with passion by Stuart Campbell at this excellent new artisan brewery, located in Langholm, Scottish Borders. (4.5% ABV)
Summer tropical vibes. Koop Island is a generously hopped and dry hopped session pale, bursting with notes of passionfruit and pineapple. Best enjoyed in the sun on a tropical island, or, if that's not possible down at The Swan, imagination works too! (4.0% ABV)
Lemon and Lime Cider
A refreshing blend of tangy citrus fruits and crisp Somerset cider to awaken your taste buds. A real taste of Summer. (4.0% ABV)
Is a light, hoppy ale, pale ochre in colour and perfectly refreshing for the summer months. Available during July and August. (4.0% ABV)
American Pale Ale. The green dream of hyper juicy and resinous hops Columbus, Mosaic, Simcoe and Idaho 7 uniting in a super smashable pale ale. (3.7% ABV)
Half Moon Brewery
Ruby/brown ale which is packed with dark chocolate and liquorice flavours. Unfined and vegan friendly (3.6% ABV)
For the beer officiandos, this is the first time Koop Island will be available on draught. Until now it has only been available in cans.
In The Press
Afternoon on BBC Radio Berkshire - SwanFest
Presented by Michelle Jordan on Friday 13th August, 2021.
By Adrian Williams, Windsor Express on Friday 13th August, 2021.
The BBQ Menus
During SwanFest there was a raffle on behalf of our chosen local chariy, the Windsor Homeless Project. We had a number of company and private donations for this so the prizes look fantastic. You will have been contacted if you won a prize. On Sunday, the raffle was annouced by Nicky of the Windsor Homeless Project with the help of all the kids that were in The Courtyard.
The prizes available were:
- Smith & Cullen £50 voucher
- Sterling Silver ladies necklace
- £20 Swan Bar Tab voucher
- Travel More Neck Cushion
- Pocket Hotties Hand Warmer
- Bottle of Champagne
- Balmain Paris Hair Couture
- Molton Brown hand wash & hand cream set
- White Company hand wash & hand cream set
- Joules Hand Cream, Exfoliator, Body Wash & Scrub
- Liz Earle cleanser & cloth set
- Assorted nails & Rimmel nail polishes
- Laura Ashley Toiletries Set
- Body Shop Shea Essential Collection
- Swan Lights
- Google Nest Mini
- Peacock set of candles
- Anna Sui Make Up bag x 2
- Cake Boss cookie cutters
- Joules ballpoint pen and pouch set
- Oil & Vinegar glass dips tray
- Darlington Crystal Champagne Flutes x 2
- Organiser board