Community Happenings

Out of the pub grew our annual community celebration of all things Hop, and on the first Saturday in September we will be celebrating the beginning of the end of summer with the fifth Swainswick Harvest Beer Festival. 

A chance once again to sample craft beers from at least 4 interesting local breweries, along with even craftier ales made by local home-brewers.  For non-beer drinkers there will be cider and wine and plenty of soft drinks for children and drivers.

The hay bales will be out, there’ll be live music from two bands and you can wash down your beer with a burger from Ian’s BBQ. If you can help out for a couple of hours or so to collect entrance money, run the bar, clearing up on Sunday and other useful duties that would be great.

      email your willingness  to


Next Pub Swainswick   Friday 4 October (no pub in September as it will be the Beerfest the next day)

Normally 1st Friday of the month at 6.30 – 8.30pm

A community pub with a full bar including excellent Abbey Ales. A perfect place to meet up with friends and make new ones with occasional live music from local musicians.  Sometimes it is a small gathering which means more chance to chat properly and sometimes it’s lots of people of all ages – in summer spreading out into the churchyard.


 Swainswick Beerfest

Saturday   7 September   5pm till 9 pm   

Vicarage lawn

      beers from at least 4 different local breweries  &  live music

Cafe Swainswick

Cafe Swainswick takes place twice  a month on the second and fourth Friday morning in term time,  for people who drop their (older) children  off at school and for anyone who would like a good cup of coffee and with an interest in cakes and community.

Cafe Swainswick

Fair trade tea, coffee, biscuits and cakes. Any profit made is for Swainswick School       

every other Friday morning  in term time     from 9 to 11 am- see also school website

       6 & 20 September   4 & 18 October   8 & 22 November  6 & 20 December

 Bell Ringing

We normally meet on Thursday evenings, from 7 to 8 pm. Complete beginners, novices and experienced ringers are all very welcome.

For more information please email  or call  07824861091


Swainswick Parish Council

If you are interested in finding out more about the political and planning life in Upper Swainswick have a look at the Swainswick Parish Council  website:

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