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The Schooner

146 Albion Street, Southwick, United Kingdom, BN424AU
Critics Review 8/10
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Opening Information

Our kitchen is open everyday from 12 - 9.30pm

Facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • Families and Children Welcome

About The Schooner

Located 4 miles west of Brighton and Hove, the Schooner is pleased to offer a gastro pub experience in a relaxed & inviting environment. With a grand view of Lady Bee Marina we offer craft ales on constant rotation and a modest but lovingly created wine menu. The bar also has a selection of spirits to entice the most discerning drinker.

Our kitchen is open daily offering a selection of classics as well as seafood and game. With panoramic views from one of our popular bay windows The Schooner is the ideal place to spend a Sunday afternoon enjoying a roast with good company. Only seconds from the bus (Stagecoach 700) or Southwick Station there is barely a need to use our onsite parking.

When placing a reservation please inform us if you have any access requirements, need a highchair or plan on bringing a dog.

Cuisine: Sunday Lunch, British, Fish, Gastro Pub, Locally Sourced, Set Menu
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Critics Review
Dinner with a View at The Schooner
8/10
Located four miles west of Brighton and Hove, on the Southwick section of the coast road, is The Schooner Inn, a laid-back gastro pub serving good value pub classics. The overwhelming impression, as we settled in, was one of peacefulness, just what we needed at the end of a long hectic week and quite remarkable given the pub’s position next to such a busy road. Frosted glass at the front of the pub cleverly blocks the view of passing cars and if you’re lucky enough to sit at the back of the pub you will be treated to a view of pretty little boats bobbing about on the glittering sea in Lady Bee Marina. There is even a novel little narrow gallery secreted away at the side of the pub where you can sit on a bar stool nursing a pint and ponder the meaning of life while gazing out over the water. The serene atmosphere was rounded off with a selection of chilled Motown classics playing quietly in the background. The kitchen is open 7 days a week from noon to 9.30pm and alongside pub staples, like fish and chips and bangers and mash, there are a couple of more unusual options like loaded nachos and baked thyme-infused camembert. There are a few vegetarian and gluten-free options and a dedicated kids’ menu. You can get 2 courses for £11.95 Monday to Friday and Wednesday is 2-4-1 burger night, bargain! The Sunday roasts are very popular (booking advised) and they also serve a selection of sandwiches between noon and 6pm Mondays to Saturdays. They have craft ales on constant rotation and a modest but lovingly created wine menu as well as a good selection of spirits. Coffee is provided by Brighton’s own Small Batch Coffee Roasters. We took our two dogs and were given a large table with plenty of space, which was really handy. The mutts were immediately offered treats and brought a huge, gratefully received, bowl of water. Once we had wrangled the dogs and relaxed into our seats we ordered drinks. I chose a glass of the Vignabaldo Umbria Pinot Grigio, a refreshing dry but fruity little number and Andrew went for a pint of 1066 a cool, light, golden ale. Then it was time to order food, and we were hungry!
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Visited On Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Excellent friendly service with delicious food. Thanks for another good evening out. Love being able to eat looking out over the harbour.

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Visited On Friday, 12 April 2019

Lovely fish and chip night

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Visited On Sunday, 07 April 2019

Great food at an affordable price

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Visited On Sunday, 07 April 2019

As usual, a lovely meal and the service was excellent.

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Visited On Sunday, 31 March 2019

We always enjoy the lovely atmosphere and great views at the Schooner, plus the staff are always really lovely and friendly and very attentive. I had a delicious gin cocktail for around $6 for a double, which I though was an ok price. We love the variety of games available and our 8 year old loves it here plus you can bring your dog! The food is fine standard pub grub!

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Visited On Sunday, 24 March 2019

Very enjoyable way to spend an afternoon. Roast was delicious, good size portions and served promptly too. We appreciated the background music that wasn't too loud so we could talk within our group and a nice ambience whilst we were eating.

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Visited On Saturday, 23 March 2019

Great food, friendly and quick service. Thanks!

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Visited On Saturday, 23 March 2019

Great food and service - good selection of beers , gin and wine

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Visited On Saturday, 23 March 2019

Love the new menu

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Visited On Monday, 18 March 2019

Lovely evening thanks

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Visited On Monday, 11 March 2019

This was our first visit to the Schooner. We had a very warm welcome. The service was prompt and efficient. The food was good and we would not hesitate to go again.

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Visited On Friday, 08 March 2019

The fish was excellently cooked, big and fresh,and the 241 offer made even more appealing.

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Visited On Sunday, 03 March 2019

Good Roast, but not enough veg and the sauces are served in very small pots, ask for extra gravy and it comes out in the very small pot they use for custard which barely covers 1 potato. The custard serving is ridiculous, in that there is virtually no custard. So good quality but lacks the little touches.

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Visited On Saturday, 02 March 2019

Everything was good especially the friendly service. My only negative comment is about the scampi monkfish I ordered which was too dry, and could benefit from more salad too. But we love it there and are becoming regulars.

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Visited On Friday, 01 March 2019

Tasty well presented food

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Visited On Friday, 01 March 2019

Excellent service. Staff members are very polite and friendly. Great new menus with a wide choice of dishes. The food was very tasty and I’m certainly going back! Thank you.

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Visited On Sunday, 17 February 2019

Just a great place to have a family Lunch

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Visited On Saturday, 16 February 2019

Run out of 2 mains. Hot dog meal was little more than a cumbetland sausage in a roll for a tenner. We won't be back.

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Visited On Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Come here every Wednesday for the quiz night. The quiz master is fantastic, the atmosphere is great, the food is good. All in all a fab day to spend a weds eve x

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Visited On Friday, 08 February 2019

Although the fish pie was very tasty it was most definitely lacking in fish, out of three fish pies only one piece of salmon could be found with very little evidence of any monk fish or cod! Such a shame as it looked delicious with such a lovely topping of cheese, but was that a disguise? When mentioned to the chef we were told that the fish used was very flaky and would have blended into the sauce!

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Visited On Sunday, 03 February 2019

Lovely friendly staff & tasty food. The only criticism was that I asked for a little extra gravy & was told I may have to pay for it!! However, the young man obviously forgot, as it never arrived....

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Visited On Sunday, 03 February 2019

Lovely Sunday lunch my family of ten where well impressed very friendly definitely do it again

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Visited On Sunday, 13 January 2019

Really lovely local pub. Fab Sunday roasts and great beer.

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Visited On Sunday, 13 January 2019

We enjoyed a delicious Sunday lunch! There was a very relaxed atmosphere with great music playing and we were able to have a nice family catch up over very tasty food. There were clean plates all round! The service, as always, was excellent. We shall be back very soon!

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Visited On Tuesday, 25 December 2018

Lovely setting looking over the harbour, good range of drinks, good food, good service.

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