It was a frank and open session with some searching questions posed. However, no question was dodged and all the panel provided honest answers.
The majority of questions, naturally, were directed at Tom regarding his recent internal review but Bryan was quizzed at length about the squad's prospects for 2009-10.
At a little over two hours, there was a lot of ground covered and certainly too much to transcribe in its entirety but below is a summary of the topics covered.
Initially, Tom explained that he felt that the seeds of the need for his review were sown as far back as the semi final play off defeat at home to Leicester at the end of 2007-8.
Inconsistent performances led him to talk at length to Director of Rugby Dean Ryan to identify what was going wrong.
Quickly identified was an error made in not appointing a Head Coach when Dean took on the Director of Rugby role. Given his background, it was not surprising that Dean continued to involve himself in coaching, something he enjoyed, but this created some confusion.
It also became apparent that it wasn't always possible to potentially be undertaking (possibly unsatisfactory) contractual negotiations with a player during the build up to a game and then motivate that player to perform to the best of his ability on a Saturday afternoon.
Other improvements will be made to the organisation to improve communication and working practices.
The make up of the squad for 2009-10 was also a hot topic. Bryan and Tom both declared themselves happy with the squad as it stands.
Bryan spoke at length about his belief in the club being the most important aspect of a player's career. It's a player's bread and butter and there should be real pride in playing for the shirt and the supporters. No decision has yet been made about the club captaincy but he believes that the squad does have some good leaders.
Players have left but Tom assured those gathered that the club will and are spending up to the salary cap to remain competitive. He reminded everyone that up and coming young players do start to earn larger salaries as they progress and possibly attain international status and that we can't keep everyone on board.
Bryan stated that he was already looking at the team's style of play next season. Contrary to popular belief, stats show that the team didn't kick too much last season. In certain areas of the pitch, as many as seven other teams kicked more. But he admitted that the team kicked poorly at times.
In terms of goalkicking, Carlos Spencer hadn't expected to be a front line kicker when he arrived but has been stepping up his practice whilst Nicky Robinson has been kicking for Wales recently and is felt to be an option.
Huge attention will also be given to discipline and also to defence in the squad's preseason preparations this summer which were both considered weaknesses last season. But asking the likes of Hazell and Qera not to compete at the breakdown would reduce their effectiveness as players.
Bryan admitted that he will be allowing the players to perform 'without shackles' but remind them to be conscious of the consequences of their actions on the pitch i.e. if it hasn't worked half a dozen times, try something else! But, playing winning rugby is key.
Tom was asked about his commitment to Gloucester Rugby and stated that it was his major business in the UK and that he has no plans to sell his majority shareholding.
He also confirmed that ongoing development of Kingsholm is still on the cards but nothing will happen until we are selling out the ground for 60-70% of home games. But larger capacity is required for us to compete for semi finals and finals in the future.
MD Ken Nottage fielded some ad hoc questions. Negotiations with the brewery are ongoing with regard to the price of beer. On the subject of beer, Kingsholm Ale was introduced as a real ale option as real ale occupies a lot of cellar space.
Ken also confirmed that season ticket sales are tracking well - approximately 5,250 to date against a target of 8,000 and that video screens at Kingsholm are being looked into but are very expensive and unlikely in the short term.
Overall, everyone is keen to start this next phase of Gloucester Rugby with a clean sheet of paper. The club will do everything in its power to engage with the community, both face to face and via the media, and Tom Walkinshaw and Bryan Redpath will do their level best to support that.
Thanks to everyone who attended on the night and those that made it possible.