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The Schooner

146 Albion Street, Southwick, United Kingdom, BN424AU
Critics Review 8/10
Restaurant info
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 Sunday, 14 October 2018

Always brilliant

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Visited On Wednesday, 10 October 2018

You're guaranteed a warm welcome and excellent service, to go along with the fine range of top quality food on offer. Quiz night on a Wednesday is a must!

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Visited On Sunday, 07 October 2018

A wonderful Sunday roast with fresh ingredients and not overpriced like so many places these days!

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Visited On Saturday, 06 October 2018

Nice atmosphere and good service.

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Visited On Saturday, 29 September 2018

Sadly a complete disappointment on all levels, except the view.. Several items unavailable, and rest mostly deep fried, so not much choice there. Burgers burnt, fish and chips extremely poor and not eaten. Waitress helpful and did her best. Another couple had booked a table near us, but appeared to leave without eating. Will not be returning

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Visited On Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Great fish and chips! 😁

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Visited On Friday, 21 September 2018

Again the food and service was excellent . We both had the fish which was great and fresh. The whole dinner was perfect. Can not wait till the Christmas menu starts. Keep up the good work

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Visited On Friday, 31 August 2018

2nd themed night we have been to, this one was French. Food was excellent as always good atmosphere had a lovely evening, eagerly awaiting the next one.

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Visited On Friday, 31 August 2018

The lower deck restaurant is really lovely with fantastic views of the harbour. Service was a little on the slow side but made for a longer evening than we expected which was nice. The food was good - the starters and mains were extremely tasty it was just the desserts which let the meal down with an “eggy” creme brûlée and stale chocolate gateau. French night was a great idea and I would definitely recommend the Schooner.

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Visited On Thursday, 30 August 2018

Fab food and service thanks so much

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Visited On Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Go every week for the quiz. Food always great, service great. Fab place

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Visited On Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Love the Salt & Chilli Calamari!

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Visited On Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Excellent mid day event. Well done. We will be back.

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Visited On Saturday, 18 August 2018

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Visited On Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Lovely place, lovely food. So nice to have such a great place to eat in Southwick.

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Visited On Sunday, 12 August 2018

A very pleasant meal. Just a couple of points to help improve things. The spring onion mash was very good but it would have been even better if there had been more than about a tablespoon of it. The meal was served on cold plates which meant the food cooled very rapidly. It would have been better if it had remained hot until finished.

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Visited On Wednesday, 08 August 2018

Love this pub, go every week for the pub quiz which is great fun and compared by the lovely Chris. Also eat there a lot and am always impressed with the food, always hot. Service fab, very friendly. Fab place.

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Visited On Wednesday, 08 August 2018

I enjoyed my meal and thought the staff super efficient. Will definitely be coming back.

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Visited On Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Fab. Great pub, friendly and the food is always piping hot and tastes great. I’m pescatarian and am impressed with the options. The falafel burger is lovely.

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Visited On Friday, 29 June 2018

the Spanish night was great food was excellent great atmosphere can't wait for the next themed night

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Visited On Friday, 29 June 2018

We had an amazing meal at the Spanish themed evening. The tapas was delicious and very well presented. The paella was authentic and beautifully cooked. We finished with the yummy desserts. Looking forward to the next themed evening already! Amazing service too.

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Visited On Sunday, 24 June 2018

We were a little disappointed with the food on Sunday compared to several month's ago as the Schooner had been a favourite of ours. It was overcooked and dry - the roast potatoes were very hard and difficult to cut through. I would also really like to see something fruity/healthy on the pudding menu as the sweets on offer are all high in fat and sugar. At the moment there are lots of English soft fruits available.

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Visited On Saturday, 16 June 2018

Excellent atmosphere and service. Quality of food was excellent as always, only slight hiccup was several items were off the menu as they’d been busy.

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Visited On Saturday, 02 June 2018

Our first visit here. We sat at a table overlooking the harbour and had a lovely meal. Four of us all ate something different for both starters and mains - each dish was delicious. Friendly service too! We will definitely return.

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Visited On Monday, 28 May 2018

I had the fish and chips but left half. The chips tasted as though they had been cooked before and some were too chewy to eat and the fish was very greasy. This was such a shame because visits prior to the fire were amazing

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