The Swan Inn

By Emma Crawford

The Swan Inn

Website Design & Development

Full website re-design and development for local pub

Set in the heart of rural Suffolk, The Swan Inn is a beautiful 18th century thatched pub located in the village of Lawshall. Owned and operated by Laura and Lawrence Williams, The Swan Inn provides local beer and food as well as events and functions.

We were recommended to the couple when they became concerned that their website wasn’t working for them anymore. Their old site was difficult to maintain, uninspiring and did nothing to drive people to their pub.

Discovery meeting

We began with a discovery meeting where we took the time to fully understand what Laura and Lawrence wanted and needed from their new website. We took this opportunity to pitch a number of ideas and provided mock-ups of how their site could look.
Impressed with the quality and speed of work to this point, the couple we’re happy to proceed with the development of their brand new website.

WordPress Development

We provided Laura and Lawrence with access to their ‘proof site’ so they could check progress as and when they wished. This enabled them to keep an eye on things and give us feedback throughout.

WordPress was used to develop the website as it allows Laura and Lawrence to manage their content and images easily and quickly.

Now live, their new site showcases what the pub has to offer on a modern and mobile optimised platform. We added an Instagram mosaic which links directly to their Instagram account automatically. This enables them regularly add new content via Instagram while reducing their admin time.

Their food and drink menus are also now clearly displayed, as well as their opening hours. We also added the option for users to sign up to The Swan’s newsletter.


What they said

"Green Duck is genuinely the complete package. As professional as you expect, as skilled as you hoped, able to explain the technology in layman's terms, all whilst demonstrating clear enthusiasm for your project. Coupled with a very relaxed environment with just enough geek to reassure you that your in the right place.”

Lawrence & Laura Williams, owners of the Swan Inn, Lawshall

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