The Swan is Southamptonâ€™s home to great live music and entertainment. With a range of real ales, beers, lagers and wines, great value food and live music up to four nights a week, the Swan is the perfect place to come and relax. Monday evenings see the popular pub quiz with the silky tones of Richard Cartridge behind the microphone â€“ Come in and challenge the locals to win free drinks and a cash prize. 2009 brings with it the all-new Showcase Battle of the Bands event. With nineteen dates over seven months we will see bands from all over the South battling it out to get their hands on the grand prize. Those of you who have been to one of the Showcase ‘Battle of the Bands’ evenings at the Swan, will agree it’s a fantastic night – not only do you get to see live music for free from three bands, but you get to vote for the band that you think should go through to the next round. There are three Showcase nights every month, either on Thursdays, Fridays or Saturdays. To see all dates, go to our website. The format for Showcase moves away from other Battle of the Bands competitions; it covers all genres, ages, lineups, volumes and levels of experience. It is also open to those wishing to play covers, original material, or a combination. Also unlike other competitions it is completely free for the bands to enter. There are fantastic prizes for the bands that progress to the later stages of the competition. Every event, you can enter the booze draw for Â£1 and all money raised will go towards the prizes for the bands. Go to the Showcase Facebook page to see the latest info and pictures. At the Swan, we offer a large selection of drinks including real ales, beers, lagers, wines and hot drinks. A traditional homemade menu is available including some delicious meals including full meals e.g. Debâ€™s Big Breakfast and Burgers along with something smaller to nibble at with a combo and basket meals. All food is freshly prepared on the premises. With its great atmosphere and warm and friendly welcome this makes it a fantastic place for everyone one to be, young or old. Situated on the premises there is a beer garden, which is a great place to sit and relax with a refreshing drink or a tasty meal during the summer months, along with disabled facilities and a car park makes the Swan a suitable place for all. All sports fanatics will be happy to know that they have 3 TVâ€™s throughout including 1 big screen, showing all major sporting events on Sky Sports and Setanta Sports, and for those customers who donâ€™t fancy watching the sport there is a pool table, Juke box and a dart bored for your amusement. So why not come and join us for a drink today and experience this great atmosphere for yourself.