It’s been six short years since Jane and Geoff Taylor took over The Swan pub on Pelsall Road, Brownhills, transforming it from a pub long closed and thought of as lost to an absolutely banging community real ale pub.
Well, I’m sad to say that this Sunday, Jane and Geoff finally retire and will hand over to new lessees Gary and Shannon. To mark the occasion there will be riotous Ukulele band Not Quite Dead Yet playing on Sunday afternoon – so why not pop in and give them your best wishes?
Laura Taylor wrote:
Hope you’re well. My parents are leaving the Swan Pub in Brownhills on Monday 24th July and they’re having a Ukulele band on the afternoon of Sunday 23rd.
The new owners are taking over and re-opening on Tuesday 25th (Shannon Roberts and Gary Wiggin). Just wondering if you could share on your blog?
Jane posted on The Swan’s Facebook page:
On SUNDAY JULY 23rd we shall be CLOSING at 10pm. This will be Geoff and myself’s last shift so please come along and say Goodbye before we leave.
The pub will RE-OPEN on TUESDAY 25th at 4pm under the new Leaseholders (Gary & Shannon) ownership.
PLEASE give them your full support while they settle in.
I wish Jane and Geoff all the best – I’ve had many a good night in that pub under their stewardship and never regretted any of them (well, only the after effects…) – they really did achieve something I thought impossible, that of turning an empty building into a living, breathing hub of the community.
I’d also like to wish Shannon and Gary all the best for the future, too. Please do give them your support.