George says, “Here is a nice shot of the pub taken in the 1920s and showing a garden in front; it was taken before the bay windows were put in. The big 1920s Swan over the door is different from the smaller one in your previous picture, and recently the barmaid told me that the Swan over the doorway was once nicked and had to be replaced.” (What? In Rhyl? Surely not! – Ed.)
George continues, “Incidentally The Swan was, until recently at least, the only Rhyl pub in Rhyl to be featured in the UK Good Pub Guide.
In 2007 the publicans Noel and Amanda and staff won the Thwaites Brewery Best Staff Award. This year Noel and Amanda bought the tenancy from the Brewery.”
As an implacable enemy of the alcohol industry, I have to admit that The Swan building looks jolly nice. In terms of appearance it is a credit to the town centre – and there are pictures of old Rhyl inside.