The Swan, Thornbury
The exhibition runs from Saturdays 29th June to 13th July, Sundays excluded, 10am to 7pm daily.
This year's Thornbury Art Club Exhibition will be "Serendipity VIII".
Following last year's successful event, we shall again be at The Swan in Thornbury High Street, in the Skittle Alley Gallery at the rear of the building.
With over 50 local artists exhibiting diverse styles, media and subject matter, our affordable art suits many tastes.
What a great opportunity to happen upon a unique painting; and don't forget to vote for your favourite artwork!
We are delighted that again members of Thornbury and District Stroke Support Group will be exhibiting with us.
We always enjoy viewing the lovely pictures of these special local artists.
A new treat is the cream teas that our Swan host, Sandra, is selling this summer and we shall be supporting her chosen charity which is our local Citizen's Advice Bureau.
Access is through the Swan or the wide gates at the rear in Quaker Lane.
The Swan, Thornbury
10am-3pm - entrance is free.
The Christmas fair is held to raise funds for the Meningitis Research Foundation and will showcase 30 local crafters.
Thornbury Craft Fairs feature only crafts made and sold by their makers, no mass produced stock, just specialist items made with thought and care.
Contact details and further information can be found on our website or by email below.
17 High Street, Thornbury, BS35 2AE
Tel: 01454 413062 or Mobile 07977 463674
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New Menus for Spring
Celebrate the arrival of Spring with a delicious new selection of dishes at the Swan.
New basket meals at £4.95 are now available from midday to 10.30pm every day.
And for an indulgent treat, The Swan now offers cream teas between 3 and 5pm, served with with bone china cups. Booking is advisable.
See below to view and download the new Spring menus.
Join the CAB Raffle
The Swan is running a monthly raffle to support Thornbury Citizens Advice Bureau - the charity for your community.
Typical prizes include theatre tickets, a wine hamper, a book, a meal for two, a case of beer.
The March raffle raised £160.
See the events diary for details of monthly draw dates.
Proper Pub Grub...
Our traditional pub menu is served 7 days a week, Sunday to Friday 10am-8.30pm & Saturday 9am-8.30pm.
Tuck into a full English breakfast at £5.95, or coffee and a bacon roll for just £2.95.
Coffee and snacks are available from 10am every day.
On Sundays we have a Carvery, accompanied by a variety of fresh vegetables. Prices start at £6.95 for one course, with an option to add dessert for an extra £1.50. Bookings are recommended but walk-ins are always catered for.
Due to demand we are now offering our normal menu on Sunday in addition to traditional Sunday lunch.
Click here to download the main menu (new for April 2013)
Click here to download the basket meals menu (new for April 2013)
Click here to download the afternoon tea menu (booking advised)
Click here to download the children's menu
We take pre-bookable lunch orders (handy for a speedy working lunch), and have daily special offers.
Our meat is bought daily from Traditional Meats of Thornbury, and our menu is seasonal.
We cater for everyone’s needs, including any special dietary requirements.
We have an ever-increasing range of drinks, including two cask ales (our regular is Sharpes Doombar) and a weekly guest ale, three ciders, and a wine list.
Guest Cask Ales from £3.00 a pint.
What you'll find inside...
Come and enjoy:
- The Swan's warm and friendly atmosphere, with a cosy log burner
- speciality cask ales, local ciders and wine
- food served every day
- a traditional bar area with a dart board and a 50” wide screen television showing key sporting events
- an upstairs function room licensed for up to 100 people, with catering available
- outside catering
- a skittle alley
- our beer garden and BBQ area with landscaped family-friendly garden
- parking available within 50 yards
Weekly events at The Swan
Monday Night: Curry Night - choose from our selection of curries for £5.50.
Tuesday: Belly dancing classes with Anna and a special offer - buy a drink and receive a raffle ticket, buy a bottle of Carling Zest and receive two tickets. There's a weekly prize, and after 12 weeks we have a grand prize draw for the 12 Tuesday winners.
Tuesday & Thursday: Steak Night is back: 2 Steaks - Rib eye or Sirloin and a bottle of wine for £25.00.
Wednesday: Pie & Mash Night - choose from our speciality Pie & Mash menu £5.50.
Wednesday: Charity Quiz Night, starting around 8.30pm. Everyone is welcome to enter, with a maximum of 5 people in a team. You don't have to have a team - you can always join one of the existing teams at The Swan. Entry £1.
In March we raised £200 for the Meningitis Research Foundation, £925 for the Malawi Butterfly Appeal, and £160 for the Citizens Advice Bureau through a race night, charity skittles match and also a pub quiz.
Every Friday and Saturday night from 9pm til late: Music Night playing anything from Jazz, Mowtown, 60s and 70s, through to present day. See the events calendar for details.
Saturday: Table Top Sale 10am to 2pm, £5 per table.
Functions and Events at The Swan
Our upstairs function room is available to hire for almost any private or business event, day and night, seven days a week.
It is licensed for up to 100 people with its own dance floor and is ideal for weddings, christenings, birthdays, anniversaries, and sadly wakes, as well as meetings and training sessions.
The room is extremely versatile and can be laid out for parties, or formally in boardroom style or theatre style. Seating is available for up to 60 people.
There's free Wi-Fi, a projector and screen, and copying facilities.
The room is self-contained, with its own bar, overlooking the beer garden.
Your event can be wholly or partly organised by us, including discos, decorations and celebration cakes.
For children's parties, we offer a small bouncy castle, and can organise an entertainer or traditional party games. We'll even organise tea and party bags!
In-house, we can provide all food and drink required for your event: tea and coffee, breakfasts, lunches and evening meals.
Do you need catering in your place of work? We can prepare and deliver buffets to the local area, at a time that suits you.
We have prices to suit all budgets, from £5 per head for a basic buffet, and £10 for a fork buffet. Just tell us what you'd like!
For children's parties, choose from a traditional party tea or burger and chips.
As well as keeping six skittle teams busy, the skittle alley is available to host events such as fairs and fetes.
Landlady Sandra is considering organising a table top sale at weekends and local charities could benefit from the proceeds. Please contact Sandra to discuss your ideas!
A sense of history...
The Swan in Thornbury is a beautiful listed building, which was the first original coach house in the town.
It was fully refurbished in September 2011, but still retains many of its original features and is definitely a ‘traditional local’.
Towards the back of the building we have the original flagstones where the horses were tied to the coach house. This area is Grade I listed, as is the front of the building, including the old windows where the coachmen were served. Come and have a look!
Recommended by Tastecard
The Swan has been recommended by users of Tastecard, the dining club that encourages people to eat out more often by making it more affordable.
Click the logo above to visit the Swan's page on the Tastecard website.