14 pub regulars turned ‘accidental landlords’ take over Luton’s Black Swan

Fourteen ‘accidental landlords’ of a Luton pub are celebrating after its relaunch on Saturday.

The group, all drinkers at the Black Swan on Black Swan Lane, decided to take action earlier this year over fears of the ancient hostelry’s future.

There has been a pub on the site since the 1800s. The most recent building is from the early 1900s. But the friends felt the pub had been going downhill in the past couple of years, with little investment.

Twelve of the 14 ‘accidental landlords’ of the Black Swan

They approached owners Stonegate Group and have now taken out a